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Medical Marihuana Regulation Workgroups

LARA Seeks Participants for Medical Marihuana Stakeholder Workgroups

LARA Seeks Participants for Medical Marihuana Stakeholder Workgroups

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).

Dixie Brands: Dixie Elixirs and Edibles

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles Voluntarily Recalls Six Products Produced by Colorado Manufacturing Affiliate

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 Judge Lifts Restraining Order on Recreational Marijuana Distribution Licenses

Nevada Judge Lifts Restraining Order on Recreational Marijuana Distribution Licenses

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.

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

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.

Lawmaker Calls Arkansas Medical Marijuana Business "Wild, Wild West"

Lawmaker Calls Arkansas Medical Marijuana Business “Wild, Wild West”

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.

West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board

West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Meeting

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.

State and Local Politicians Oppose Opening of Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Dispensary

State and Local Politicians Oppose Opening of Philadelphia Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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.

These Are the 8 Newly Licensed Maryland Medical Cannabis Cultivators

These Are the 8 Newly Licensed Maryland Medical Cannabis Cultivators

On Aug. 14, 2017, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission greenlit eight final cultivation licenses, meaning the newly licensed can finally start cultivating medical cannabis.

Nevada Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Issuance of Marijuana Distribution Licenses

Nevada Judge Issues Injunction to Halt Issuance of Marijuana Distribution Licenses

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.

The 11 Cannabis Strain Names Now Prohibited in Oregon

The 11 Cannabis Strain Names Now Prohibited in Oregon

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.

Ready or Not, Maryland Marijuana Firms Face Big Deadline

Ready or Not, Maryland Marijuana Firms Face Big Deadline

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.

Lab Delays Force Maui Grown Therapies to Suspend Sales

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.

Nevada Tax Department Opens Up Distribution Rights for Recreational Marijuana

Nevada Tax Department Opens Up Distribution Rights for Recreational Marijuana

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.

New York State Health Department Issues Improved Medical Marijuana Regulations

New York State Health Department Issues Improved Medical Marijuana Regulations

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.

First Look at a New Association for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Industry

First Look at a New Association for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Industry

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.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association Launches

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.

Hawaii Greenlights Maui Grown Therapies to Open Dispensary Doors

Hawaii Greenlights Maui Grown Therapies to Open Dispensary Doors

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.

This Is the First Long-Term Study on Cannabis and Opioids for Chronic Pain

This Is the First Long-Term Study on Cannabis and Opioids for Chronic Pain

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.

Hawaii DOH

First Dispensary Receives Approval From Department of Health to Begin Sales of Medical Cannabis for Hawai‘i Patients

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.

First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana's Impact on Opioid Use for Pain

First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana’s Impact on Opioid Use for Pain

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

Oregon Tax Data and Cannabis Business

State Legislators Across Country Call on Congress to Solve Cannabis Business Banking Problem

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.

Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions

Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions

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.

CSE Cannabis Listings

CSE Confirms Position on US Cannabis Listings

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.

American Green Buys Town of Nipton in California

It’s All Going to Pot: American Green Buys Town of Nipton in California

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.

Maryland Marijuana Officials Investigate Conflict of Interest Application Matter

Maryland Marijuana Officials Investigate Licensees With Potential Conflicts of Interest

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.

Operation Terminus

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.

Casino Lobby Wants Clarification on Marijuana Banking Guidance

Casino Lobby Wants Clarification on Marijuana Banking Guidance

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.

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

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.

Senator Demands Release of Federal Marijuana Policy Recommendations

Senator Demands Release of Federal Marijuana Policy Recommendations

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.

Here Are the 5 New Licensees for the New York Medical Marijuana Program

Here Are the 5 New Licensees for the New York Medical Marijuana Program

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.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Adds Five New Registered Organizations to Medical Marijuana Program

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.

Aloha Testing: Hawaii Certifies First Medical Cannabis Laboratory

Aloha Testing: Hawaii Certifies First Medical Cannabis Laboratory

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.

Hawaii Medical Marijuana Program and Steep Hill Hawaii and Kauai

Hawaii Department of Health Certifies Steep Hill Hawaii to Begin Testing Medical Cannabis

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.

Study: Colorado Springs Retail Cannabis Would Give City Tax Boon

Study: Colorado Springs Retail Cannabis Would Give City Tax Boon

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.


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