LANSING, Mich., Aug. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — LARA’s Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation (BMMR) is facilitating five stakeholder work groups to discuss and provide suggestions on regulatory topics related to the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA).
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The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association on Monday named Dr. Regina Thurman of Fayetteville chairman of its board of directors.
DENVER, Aug. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Dixie Brands, Inc. (Dixie), the owner of Dixie Elixirs and Edibles, makers of cannabis-infused consumable and topical products, today announced that its Colorado manufacturer, Left Bank LLC, has issued a recall for six of its products.
Nevada recreational cannabis sales have declined by approximately 20-30% since first launching in July of this year, according to a report published by the Nevada Department of Taxation and obtained by the Reno Gazette-Journal.
On Aug. 17, 2017, the San Diego Police Department narcotics unit raided two illegal cannabis dispensaries, bringing the number of raids on illegal dispensaries to more than 60 since March 2016.
On Aug. 17, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell lifted a temporary restraining order against the Nevada Department of Taxation that prevented the department from issuing recreational marijuana distribution licenses to businesses other than licensed alcohol distributors.
Utah medical cannabis legalization has taken a critical step forward. After earning the approval of state election officials last week, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition started gathering signatures to get medical cannabis on Utah’s ballot in 2018.
Future medical marijuana growers and sellers in the Natural State can’t take their money to the bank, for now, that is. After doing his homework, the state lawmaker who crafted the new cannabis laws has learned more money, more problems when it comes to doing business without banking assistance.
CHARLESTON, W.V., Aug. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health will hold the first meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Charleston’s Erma Byrd Gallery.
A political storm is brewing in the City of Brotherly Love over the location of a medical marijuana dispensary. A cadre of state and local politicians have rallied together in an attempt to stop the opening of TerraVida Holistic Centers, a Philadelphia medical marijuana dispensary.
On Aug. 14, 2017, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission greenlit eight final cultivation licenses, meaning the newly licensed can finally start cultivating medical cannabis.
The first Hawaiian medical cannabis dispensary has already hit a roadblock after its first few days in business. On Aug. 13, 2017, Maui Grown Therapies announced that it would have to close temporarily because of lab certification delays.
In the state of Nevada, the issue of recreational marijuana distribution licenses is once again back in court. On Aug. 11, 2017, Nevada District Judge James Todd Russell issued an injunction against the Department of Taxation to prevent the issuance of distribution licenses to businesses other than alcohol distributors.
On Aug. 11, 2017, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced that it had issued a clarification on prohibited cannabis strain names in the state. The rules are intended to prevent strain names from appealing to minors and from misleading consumers.
Maryland’s beleaguered medical marijuana industry faces a critical deadline Monday, when companies the state has selected to grow the plant are required to be operational.
KAHULUI, Hawaii, Aug. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hawaiʻi’s first medical cannabis dispensary awaits action by the Hawaiʻi State Labs Division to help unclog a backlog of products so Maui patients can have access to quality assured medicinal cannabis products.
On Aug. 10, 2017, the Nevada Department of Taxation determined that there is an insufficient number of alcohol distributors applying for recreational marijuana distribution licenses, paving the way for other players within the marijuana industry to participate.
On Aug. 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Health revealed new regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program. The improved regulations were made in an effort to expand the program, aiming to create a more positive experience for all parties involved.
The Arizona Supreme Court is set to hear arguments for a case challenging the legality of a 2012 law that enacted a medical marijuana ban on college campuses.
With cultivation and dispensary applicants navigating the application process for the Natural State’s medical marijuana program, a new association has formed to act as the voice for the Arkansas medical marijuana industry.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A coalition of leaders in health care, agricultural and legal sectors has come together to form the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, the primary industry group for corporations and individuals involved in the state’s new medical marijuana economy.
After 17 years, Hawaii’s medical cannabis patients no longer have to wait to legally purchase their medication. On Aug. 8, 2017, the Department of Health approved Maui Grown Therapies as the first licensed medical cannabis dispensary to open for business in Hawaii.
On Aug. 4, 2017, CCV Research, an Ohio-based medical marijuana testing company, announced that it had reached an agreement with a state college to test medical marijuana.
On Aug. 8, 2017, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System announced that they had received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a long-term study on how medical cannabis affects opioid use in adults with chronic pain.
Maui Wellness Group, LLC dba Maui Grown Therapies is the first licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the state to receive the green light from the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) to begin selling medical cannabis to registered patients and their caregivers.
BRONX, N.Y., Aug. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether me
On Aug. 7, 2017, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced that he would soon convene a blue ribbon panel to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana.
BOSTON, Aug. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – State legislators from across the United States renewed a resolution today to help legal cannabis businesses access banking services – to protect those entrepreneurs’ personal and financial safety – and let states determine their own paths forward on cannabis regulation.
On Aug. 4, 2017, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson responded to a letter sent by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions that criticized the efficacy of Washington marijuana regulations designed to prevent illegal diversion and public health issues.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A highly anticipated meeting of California’s 17-member Cannabis Banking Working Group has been set for August 10 in Los Angeles on the controversial subject of public banking.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Following their statements earlier today, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Governor Jay Inslee offer two examples of misleading information in U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ letter dated July 24.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding Washington’s marijuana regulations, Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement.
TORONTO, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CNSX Markets Inc. (“Canadian Securities Exchange”, “CSE” or the “Exchange”) has today released guidance pertaining to listings of cannabis companies with assets or operations in the United States. There is significant uncertainty in Canada surrounding these listings, and the CSE wishes to confirm its position.
In the Golden State, some local and state regulatory agencies are conducting California cannabis raids to eradicate illegal operations before additional legal operations are brought into the fold.
SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On 8/3/17 Calaveras County Sheriff’s investigators continued to serve search warrants related to the ongoing operation.
The great Willie Nelson once said that it’s all going to pot, but what he may not have realized is that it would start in Nipton, California. On Aug. 4, 2017, the company American Green (OTCPK:ERBB) announced that it had purchased Nipton with the intention of turning it into the first marijuana-friendly tourist destination.
After news of possible connections between experts hired to evaluate marijuana business applications and the applicants, Maryland marijuana officials are investigating potential conflicts of interest.
SAN ANDREAS, Calif., Aug. 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning on 7/31/17 the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the California National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, California State Water Board, Central Valley Regional Water Board, Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office, California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire began the service of 23+ search warrants throughout Calaveras County relating to multiple ongoing criminal investigations regarding the illegal cultivation of marijuana and directly related environmental crimes.
With recreational marijuana now legal in Nevada, home of America’s gambling capital, the casino lobby wants federal marijuana banking guidance on how to deal with money connected to state-legal marijuana markets.
In the state of Maine, a proposal set forth by the legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation aims to limit the amount of personal marijuana that can be grown on an individual’s property.
On August 2, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued two more medical marijuana licenses. The highly coveted licenses went to Tornello Landscape, better known as “3 Boys Farm,” and Plants of Ruskin.
South Dakota marijuana advocates can attest to the importance of checking your work for errors before submitting for final review. After months of collecting signatures to support a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure, the marijuana advocacy organization New Approach South Dakota might fall victim to a typo.
On Aug. 1, 2017, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, demanding the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety release the recommendations Sessions had assigned it to develop, including its federal marijuana policy recommendations.
On Aug. 1, 2017, the NYSDOH announced that it had approved five more registered organizations for the New York Medical Marijuana Program, with each registered organization permitted to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana in the state.
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health today announced that it has authorized five additional registered organizations (ROs) to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York State, an initiative aimed at improving patient access and the geographic distribution of dispensing facilities across the state.
Despite claims of discrimination, Maryland lawmakers have rejected calls to hold a special session on medical marijuana.
On July 31, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that it had certified Steep Hill Hawaii to commence medical cannabis testing operations, making it the first medical cannabis laboratory to be greenlit by the state.
HONOLULU, July 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Steep Hill Hawaii, a private independent laboratory on Oahu, can now begin testing medical cannabis from Hawaii’s licensed medical cannabis dispensaries and registered patients and caregivers.
With the divide between state and federal marijuana laws growing more untenable, one United States Congresswoman hopes to bridge the gap between the two.
Colorado’s legal recreational cannabis sales commenced in 2014, but not every municipality chose to embrace the retail market, so a Colorado Springs retail cannabis market has yet to materialize; however, some citizens are looking to change that.