FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The North Dakota Department of Health, the government agency responsible for implementing the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana program, has awarded the contract to BioTrackTHC to develop and implement the state’s medical marijuana seed-to-sale traceability system.
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Wolf Administration Approves Third Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Begin Serving Patients
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 24, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved Ilera Healthcare’s medical marijuana dispensary in Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County.
Wolf Administration Approves Medical Marijuana Dispensary and Grower/Processor to Operate
HARRISBURG, Jan. 19, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved a Butler County medical marijuana dispensary and a Lawrence County grower/processor to begin operations.
North Dakota Department of Health Division of Medical Marijuana Establishes Dispensary Regions
BISMARK, ND, Jan. 11, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has established eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries within the Medical Marijuana Program.
Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program
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.
NDDoH Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed Rules for Medical Marijuana Program
BISMARCK, N.D., Dec. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Division of Medical Marijuana has completed six scheduled public hearings to obtain oral comments regarding the proposed administrative rules for the Medical Marijuana Program. Written comments will be accepted through December 26, 2017.
Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana Production
HARRISBURG, Penn., Dec. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced GTI Pennsylvania, LLC, Montour County; and Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, LLC, Lackawanna County, have been approved to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at their facilities.
New Mexico Medical Cannabis Enrollment Sees Record 77 Percent Increase
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Patient enrollment in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program reached 45,347 as of November 30, 2017, a 77 percent increase and a 19,650 net patient gain over the same period last year.
New York State Department of Health Announces New Medical Marijuana Regulations
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.
Wolf Administration Approves Fulton County Facility to Begin Medical Marijuana Production
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.
Medical Cannabis Program to Add autism and Obstructive Sleep Apnea as Qualifying Conditions
SAINT PAUL, Minn., Nov. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as new qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program.
More Than 6,000 Patients Register for Medical Marijuana Program Since Launch Two Weeks Ago
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.
Governor Wolf Announces Medical Marijuana Program Patient Registry Reaches 3,800 in First Week
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.
Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces Update On New Cultivation And Manufacturing Facility In San Juan, Puerto Rico
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active real estate investor for the cannabis sector and consultant for multiple cannabis brands, today announced that the Company has received approvals from the State Department of Health to transfer its manufacturing and cultivation licenses for its operating partner 1919 Clinic to its new state-of-the-art, San Juan-based facility.
New Mexico Medical Pot Program Making Changes to Keep Up With Growth
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.
First Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Grower Greenlit to Begin Cultivation
While the Pennsylvania medical cannabis program has been under the microscope for its application scoring practices, it has now taken a critical step forward in becoming fully operational.
Governor Wolf Announces First Medical Marijuana Grower/Processor to Begin Production
HARRISBURG, Penn., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Cresco Yeltrah to begin growing and processing medical marijuana at its Jefferson County location, making it the first facility to be deemed fully operational in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.
Selection of BioTrackTHC for Arkansas’ Seed-to-Sale Tracking Software Anticipated by Arkansas Cannabis Industry Assocation
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association anticipates the adoption of BioTrackTHC’s seed-to-sale tracking software for Arkansas’ legal cannabis industry to be announced within 11 days.
This Is the Second Dispensary Greenlit for Hawaiian Cannabis Sales on Oahu
While Hawaiian cannabis sales on Oahu started with Aloha Green in Honolulu on Aug. 9, 2017, the island of Oahu is now ready to welcome the opening of its second dispensary.
Hawai‘i Department of Health Approves Fourth Dispensary to Begin Retail Sales of Medical Cannabis
HONOLULU, Oct. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Mānoa Botanicals LLC dba Noa Botanicals after the dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed its final onsite inspection.
Medical Cannabis Provider Sets New Single Month Record
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Ultra Health, New Mexico’s #1 Cannabis Company, achieved $1.1 million in sales for the month of September 2017, the highest single month revenue ever recorded by a New Mexico cannabis provider.
Florida Medical Marijuana Provider Wants to Kick Start Rules for Edibles
In the state of Florida, one medical marijuana provider hopes to kick start the rule making process for edible marijuana. On Sept. 29, 2017, Surterra Wellness filed a petition with the state Department of Health, demanding that the department begin crafting rules and regulations for edible medical marijuana.
Florida Missing Deadline to Distribute New Medical Marijuana Licenses
The state of Florida will miss its deadline to distribute new medical marijuana licenses. According to Sunshine State News, Christian Bax, the executive director of the Office of Medical Marijuana Use, sent a letter on Sept. 29, 2017, informing lawmakers that the office would not be able to distribute the five new medical marijuana licenses.
Liberty Health Sciences Inc.’s License Transfer Application Approved by the Florida Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana Use
TORONTO, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Liberty Health Sciences Inc. (CSE:LHS) (OTCBB:LHSIF) (“Liberty” or the “Company”) today announced that the Florida Department of Health, Office of Medical Marijuana Use, approved the transfer of the license to cultivate, process and dispense medical marijuana in the State from Chestnut Hill Tree Farm LLC (“Chestnut”) to Liberty, effective September 28, 2017.
Pennsylvania Ordered to Reveal Members of Secret Medical Marijuana Panel
On Aug. 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ordered the state health department to reveal the names of members belonging to a secret medical marijuana panel that scored the applications of prospective medical marijuana licensees.
Ultra Health Opens Eighth Location, Now in Six N.M. Counties
ALAMOGORDO,N.M., Aug. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Ultra Health, New Mexico’s #1 medical cannabis company, will officially open its eighth location in Alamogordo, N.M., on Tuesday, August 29. The eighth location will also make Ultra Health the nation’s largest vertically integrated, seed-to-sale medical cannabis network in the country.
Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program
The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from four hours to two, and allow additional types of medical marijuana products to be sold.
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.
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.
New Mexico Medical Cannabis Providers Pay $2.93 Million for 14,550 Plants
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The 35 Licensed Non-Profit Producers (LNPPs) licensed a total of 14,550 plants through July 31, 2018, an increase of 750 plants or 5 percent since August 1, 2016, while the program’s enrollment is expected to grow by more than 42,000 patients or 150 percent for the same period.
Florida Department of Health Issues 2 More Medical Marijuana Licenses
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.
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 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.
Washington Takes Down Controversial Anti-pot Billboard Aimed at Hispanics
In Washington, a billboard aimed at dissuading teenagers and young adults from using marijuana has caused controversy over what some critics characterize as a racially insensitive move.
Harmony Foundation Issued Permit to Grow Medicinal Marijuana
TRENTON, N.J., July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to Harmony Foundation in Secaucus, Hudson County to begin growing medicinal marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility.
Pennsylvania Launches Medical Marijuana Practitioner Registry
On July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the launch of the state’s medical marijuana practitioner registry for medical professionals wishing to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program.
Hawaii Medical Marijuana Registry Gaining Patients in Oahu
While the Aloha State has yet to approve any labs to test medical marijuana, demand is growing as the Hawaii medical marijuana registry continues to add patients.
North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program Gets Tentative Timeline for Roll Out
On July 11, 2017, state health officials revealed a tentative timeline for the roll out of the North Dakota medical marijuana program.
North Dakota Department of Health Requests Letters of Intent for Proposed Medical Marijuana Compassion Centers
BISMARCK, N.D., July 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), Division of Medical Marijuana requests that any entity interested in submitting a proposal to become a registered compassion center submit a letter of intent.
Medical Cannabis Registration for PTSD Underway
SAINT PAUL, Minn., July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As of July 1, Minnesota patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can register to receive medical cannabis through the state’s medical cannabis program.
Pennsylvania Awards Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permits for the First Time
Pennsylvania medical marijuana program has taken a critical step forward by granting its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permits.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Grants Medical Marijuana Permits for Dispensaries
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.
New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program
ALBANY, N.Y., June 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) today announced several new enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program as the number of certified patients continues to rise since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition.
Hawaii Department of Health Approves Production Centers for Medical Marijuana Licensees on Kauai and Oahu
HONOLULU, June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today issued Notices to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Manoa Botanicals LLC for their second production center on Oahu and to Green Aloha Ltd. for their first production center on Kauai. The licensees have met all requirements to begin growing marijuana at their approved facilities.
Arkansas Subcommittee Approves Rules for State Medical Marijuana Program
On June 13, 2017, the Arkansas Administrative Rules and Regulations Subcommittee approved the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s proposed rules for the state medical marijuana program.
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Program Expects 20K-40K Patients
According to state officials, the Arkansas medical marijuana program expects 20,000 to 40,000 patients to request medical marijuana registration cards.
Florida May Get Second Chance on Medical Marijuana Rules in Special Session
Florida lawmakers may get a second chance at establishing the state’s medical marijuana rules. On June 2, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a proclamation calling for the state legislature to reconvene for a special legislative session.
Department of Health Finalizes Temporary Regulations for Physicians to Participate in Medical Marijuana Program
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that regulations for physicians to participate in the medical marijuana program will be published in the June 3 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Florida Medical Marijuana Regulations Proceed Under Department of Health
On May 25, 2017, the Florida Department of Health issued a Notice of Regulation Development Procedure, laying the groundwork for how the department will regulate the state’s medical marijuana program.
Hawaii Receives a Grade of “B” for its Medical Marijuana Program
HONOLULU, May 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hawaii Department of Health has received a “B” and ranked the fifth highest in the nation for its medical marijuana program, based on a recent report card of new, regulated medical marijuana distribution programs issued by Americans for Safe Access (ASA).