Ohio doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.
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First-of-Its-Kind Medical Marijuana Certification Center Opens in Pittsburgh
A new medical marijuana center opened its doors to patients in Downtown Pittsburgh on Friday morning.
Ottawa Vaad Certifies First Kosher Medical Marijuana in Canada
A Quebec company has received the first kosher certification granted to medical marijuana products in Canada.
Niagara College to Offer Canada’s First Postsecondary Credential in Commercial Cannabis Production
NIAGRA FALLS, Ontario, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Responding to a need for skilled graduates who are knowledgeable in the complex regulations and requirements of an emerging industry, Niagara College will launch a Graduate Certificate program in Commercial Cannabis Production in 2018.
University of Maryland Suspends Plans for Medical Marijuana Certification Course
The University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy has suspended its plans to launch an online medical marijuana certification course.
Alaskan Marijuana Businesses Can Now Apply for ‘Made in Alaska’ Program
Alaskan marijuana businesses can now apply for the state-run “Made in Alaska” program, which is designed to help promote products made and manufactured in the state.
Cannabis Trainers Develops the World’s First State-Approved Responsible Cannabis Vendor Training Program, Launches California Expansion
ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Trainers, the company behind the first responsible cannabis vendor training program approved by state regulators anywhere in the world, today announced its expansion into the promising California cannabis market ahead of full legalization in 2018.
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.
Nearly 225 Arkansans Approved to Receive Medical Marijuana
As the state of Arkansas prepares to dispense medical marijuana, 222 Arkansans already have their certification to get the drug.
Utah Agriculture Department May Let Anyone With Certification Grow Hemp
Growing marijuana is illegal in Utah and so is growing hemp — which is a close relative of pot. But, that could change. This week, the Utah agriculture department proposed allowing anyone to grow it with proper certification.
In Hawaii, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Faced With Mounting Delays
Medical marijuana dispensaries are beginning to open in Hawaii, but they’re not allowed to sell their products.
State of Washington Law Paves Way for Organic Marijuana Market
Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday signed a bill that paves the way for the state to create what is believed to be the first system in the United States to certify marijuana as organic.
Standards Go Global: ASTM Forming Cannabis Committee
On April 25, 2017, ASTM International, an international voluntary consensus standards organization, announced that its board of directors had approved the formation of a cannabis committee, signaling the professional development of global standards for the legal cannabis industry.
Wisconsin Governor Approves CBD Oil to Treat Medical Conditions
On April 17, 2017, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 10, legalizing possession of cannabidiol oil for those patients who have been certified by their physicians to use it.
New York Reminds Insurers to Cover Visits Resulting in MMJ Certification
On April 12, 2017, the NYSDFS announced that it has reminded state-authorized health insurers that they must provide coverage for office visits that fall under the insured’s policy of covered services, including those resulting in patients receiving medical marijuana certifications.
DFS Reminds Health Insurers of Their Obligation to Cover Office Visits That Also Include Medical Marijuana Certification Among Other Healthcare Services
ALBANY, N.Y., April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Financial Services is reminding all insurers authorized to write insurance in New York State that they must provide coverage for office visits for covered services, including those that may result in a medical marijuana certification, as long as the visit was not solely for the purpose of the certification.
Standards Could Get Professional Treatment with ASTM’s Cannabis Committee
You’ve found a strain that you love and it’s available at your local dispensary, but do you know under what conditions it was grown or how it was handled when infused into your favorite edible? Maybe the budtender guarantees you’ve selected a quality product, but you may soon be empowered beyond blind trust as the next level of universal standards are on the horizon.
Florida Doctors Ready to Prescribe Medical Marijuana
A large group of Florida doctors are going through the certification process to prescribe medical marijuana to patients, just days before legalization goes through.
ASA and TheAnswerPage Launch New Program to Educate Doctors and Patients on Medical Cannabis – Americans for Safe Access
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis for therapeutic use and research, and TheAnswerPage, an international resource for providing accredited continuing medical education since 1998, launched the Cannabis Care Certification (CCC) program.
L’Eagle Becomes First Cannabis Retail Shop to be Certified by Certifiably Green Denver
DENVER, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — L’Eagle, a retail cannabis dispensary specializing in clean cannabis, has earned recognition as a Certified Green Business from the City and County of Denver Department of Environmental Health.
Study: Only 55% of Dispensary Staff Members Receive Formal Training
On Dec. 9, 2016, the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research announced the results of a recent study of dispensary staff, with only 55% of dispensary staff reporting that they had received formal training to dispense cannabis to consumers.
Michigan Doctor Approved 11,800 Patients for Medical Marijuana
The report released Thursday by Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler found that 22 other physicians certified a combined 46,854 medical marijuana patients, or 56% of the total for the 2015
Pennsylvania Hires Director for Medical Marijuana Program
On Aug. 4, 2016, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Health announced that John J. Collins had been named the director of the state’s Office of Medical Marijuana.
Nurses in Hawaii Now Allowed to Certify Medical Marijuana Patients
On July 11, 2016, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed House Bill 2707, clarifying and amending statutes for the state’s medical marijuana dispensary system.
Washington Approves Two Programs for Medical Marijuana Consultant Training
On May 6, 2016, the Washington State Department of Health announced that it had reviewed and approved two programs for medical marijuana consultant training, with both programs ready to register students.
Arizona Supreme Court Rules Medical Marijuana Immunity is Limited
On May 6, 2016, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the legal protection afforded to physicians under the state’s medical marijuana laws only applies to the recommendation itself.
New Registration Guidance for Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program
On March 28, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health posted new guidance for patients registering for the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program.
Medical Marijuana Products Declared Kosher by Orthodox Union
Some New Yorkers will soon be able to partake in medical marijuana without having to worry about it clashing with their religious beliefs.
Wit, Trust and Certification: Product Labels in the Cannabis Industry
The novelty of buying a cannabis product has worn off, and in order for companies to eventually gain equity in the industry, they must create and maintain a brand identity that will gain the attention and trust of consumers.
BioTrackTHC University Provides Comprehensive Training for Legal Seed-to-Sale Marijuana Tracking
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., February 24, 2015 / Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC™, the leading provider of seed-to-sale software solutions for medical and retail marijuana businesses, launched BioTrackTHC University, an intensive certification training program for the company’s marijuana tracking systems.
Schools for the Pursuit of Cannabis Careers
The cannabis business has created a demand that trade schools hope to fill as they train workers for positions in this emerging field.
NCIA to Offer Cannabis Food Safety Class
If you have been following the cannabis industry for the last few months, you have probably heard time and time again about the issues facing the edible marijuana market. According to critics, the edible marijuana packages are poorly labeled, have little standardization and get users too high from small doses.
AHPA Unveils Medical Marijuana Guidelines
A common complaint made by opponents of medical marijuana is that the industry lacks standardization. They say dosage is imprecise, quality varies from plant to plant, safety regulations are insufficient and measurements are ineffective.
Growing Your Business as a B Corp
Benefit Corporations may be an attractive alternative for marijuana entrepreneurs who want to make a profit, but also believe in business as an engine for social change. What’s not to love about that combination?