On Jan. 18, 2018, Sen. Anna Wishart introduced an amendment resolution that would call for Nebraska residents to vote on the legal status of medical cannabis in the November election.
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In an effort to halt implementation of new regulations governing Maine medical marijuana caregivers, two medical marijuana shop owners, along with two unnamed patients in their care, have filed a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the state medical marijuana program.
After years of successive failures, backers of medical cannabis in Tennessee are taking a new tack — keeping the ban on smoking it.
The Keystone State’s first cultivator was greenlit this past October and while Gov. Tom Wolf announced that the first Pennsylvania medical marijuana dispensary had been approved to start serving patients on Jan. 4, 2018, the dispensary wasn’t quite ready to open its doors until recently.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Ultra Health distributed 230,415 copies of an informational printed media insert to 19 newspapers across New Mexico from January 10, 2018 to January 14, 2018, reaching nearly one third of New Mexican households.
Can Arizona universities and colleges ban medical marijuana on their campuses? Can the state legislature ban it for them? These are the questions that the Arizona Supreme Court is set to decide.
NEW YORK, Jan 5., 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Cultural Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in New York which helps marginalized and underrepresented communities engage in the legal cannabis industry, emphasizing criminal justice reform, access to medical cannabis, and adult use legalization issued the following statement on Jeff Sessions decision to rescind the long-standing Cole Memorandum.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement regarding news reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind current policy and allow federal prosecutors to decide how aggressively to enforce marijuana laws.
The state Department of Consumer Protection is seeking applications to open at least three new medical marijuana dispensaries in Connecticut, bringing the total to 12 or more, the department announced Wednesday.
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is advising residents who are interested in obtaining a medical marijuana card to register with the state rather than third-party providers.
Since its launch on Nov. 1, 2017, the Keystone State’s patient registry continues to grow with the addition of more Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients.
HARRISBURG, PA, Dec. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that 10,135 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 1,188 certified by a physician to participate.
The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released information today to inform and advise patients regarding the registration process for acquiring a registry identification card for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program.
Senior citizens are the fastest growing demographic of marijuana users in the country, and they’re finding more ways to use it than ever before.
Medical marijuana company Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Monday its acquisition-target CanniMed Therapeutics Inc’s plan to buy smaller rival Newstrike Resources Ltd was a “terrible deal” for CanniMed shareholders.
Medical cannabis cards in the Mountain State won’t see the light of day until July 1, 2019, but it appears prospective patients might have an easier time finding a West Virginia medical cannabis doctor.
Marijuana may help patients suffering from HIV maintain their mental stamina, according to a new study published in the journal AIDS.
An overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.
A new medical marijuana center opened its doors to patients in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday morning.
ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of regulations for adoption that will improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations.
On Dec. 6, 2017, Chief Susan Ballard of the Honolulu Police Department acknowledged that the department’s policy demanding medical marijuana patients surrender their guns was faulty.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence for the cannabis industry, has been tracking the key indicators and disruptors to the cannabis market and monitoring how the market will be affected if Congress fails to re-up Rohrabacher-Blumenauer.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth facility to be operational.
Patients in the Old Line State have been waiting for more than four years for the ability to purchase medical cannabis legally and now the wait is finally over. On Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, the first batch of Maryland medical cannabis dispensaries opened their doors to serve the state’s patients.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has launched a comprehensive cannabis curriculum for physicians recommending medical cannabis for patients.
SEATTLE, Nov. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — About 1 in 7 adult primary care patients visiting medical offices reported having used marijuana at least once in the past year, according to a study conducted by Kaiser Permanente researchers since Washington state legalized nonmedical cannabis use in 2014.
Medical marijuana may help reduce opioid addiction in patients suffering from chronic pain, according to a new study published in the open access journal PLOS ONE.
NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, announced New York’s first-ever “Cyber Monday” sale of medical marijuana products purchased online at vireohealthny.com.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is disappointed that the federal government’s proposed regulatory approach to cannabis continues to miss the mark on several key issues, displaying an ongoing lack of concern for medical cannabis patients.
On Nov. 18, 2017, the group Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine held an educational forum to discuss a set of new rules for medical marijuana caregivers.
DENVER, Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — MJ Freeway, the leading provider of business management solutions and consulting services for the cannabis industry, announced a donation to support the CannAbility Foundation, an organization founded by disability rights activist Stacey Linn to provide resources, education and access to cannabis for parents of children living with an illness or disability.
With the state set to make medical marijuana available within weeks, two Maryland companies have formed a partnership to study how well vapor-inhalation devices work for patients.
The number of Pennsylvania medical cannabis patients has been growing steadily since the patient registry launched on Nov. 1, 2017.
A large marijuana producer is hopeful that Canadian physicians will use a new test to help patients determine whether medical marijuana treatment would be effective for them.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that more than 6,000 patients and more than 300 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program since the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry launched November 1.
Patients in the state of New York suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will now be able to use medical cannabis to treat PTSD.
The state of Maine is looking to crack down on its medical marijuana caregivers. On Nov. 8, 2017, the state Department of Health and Human Services issued new rules governing medical marijuana caregivers and their patients.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Tom Wolf announced today that just over 3,800 patients and more than 200 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program since the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry launched last week.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning Senator Farmer filed SB 726, a bill to legalize the smoking of marijuana for medical use.
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana registry is now live, bringing patients in the Keystone State closer to medical marijuana access.
In the state of Florida, Orange County Commissioners heard emotional testimony from patients and parents as they held the first of two public hearings aimed at deciding whether to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within unincorporated Orange County on Oct. 31, 2017.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the cannabis industry, today released the preliminary results of their latest study examining patient usage of medical cannabis and the impact on prescription opioid usage.
All Greens Dispensary on 99th Avenue and Bell Road will activate the first marijuana drive-thru window in Arizona on Friday now that it has approval from the state.
Medical cannabis may help children suffering from chemotherapy induced nausea as well as seizures, according to a new study published in the October edition of the medical journal Pediatrics.
While some data has been collected on how marijuana affects HIV symptoms, there has yet to be a large-scale study on the topic; however, researchers at the University of Florida are getting ready to change that.
On Oct. 19, 2017, the Congress of Peru voted overwhelmingly to approve a law that legalizes the import, production and sale of medical cannabis oil in the country.
New Mexico’s booming medical pot program is undergoing changes that are intended to help alleviate growing pains, a state Department of Health official told lawmakers this week.
West Virginia medical marijuana may not be a reality for another two years, but state regulators are ready to start calculating the supply and demand needs of Mountain State patients.
CHARLESTON, W.V., Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health (BPH) today announced a medical cannabis public online survey to gather information from patients who may be interested in obtaining medical cannabis.
FREDERICK, Maryland — It’s been years in the making but cultivators and dispensaries for medical marijuana are now in the final stages of preparing for the start of business later this year.