As more states legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use, anti-drug education programs struggle to stay relevant. Particularly, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)—a popular school program—isn’t sure how to adapt to new, sensible drug policies across the United States.
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OLCC at Cannabis Collaborative Conference – Oregon and Washington Top Regulators Focus on Future
PORTLAND, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The top regulators from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board will kick off the Cannabis Collaborative Conference with a discussion on the regulated cannabis system.
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.
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.
Dallas County Puts Marijuana Cite-and-Release Program Into Effect
After being delayed in the beginning of October, the Dallas cite-and-release program was finally approved in Dallas County on Oct. 17, 2017.
Tax Deadline Approaching for Montana Medical Cannabis Providers
Montana medical cannabis providers have until Oct. 15, 2017, to file and pay their taxes for sales made in July, August and September. This represents the first time the state’s Department of Revenue has collected taxes on medical cannabis sales.
Top California Cannabis Cultivator Expands Veterans Internship Program, Offering ‘Boot Camp’ Experience to Succeed in Multibillion-Dollar Emerging Sector
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — THC Design Launches 12-Week Cannabis Cultivation Internship Program to Teach Veterans Advanced Cultivation Skills and Groom New Talent for Company and Industry
Northern Michigan University Begins Nation’s First MMJ Degree Program
Northern Michigan University began the country’s first college program designed to train undergraduate students for the medical marijuana industry this month.
Cannabis Penalty Relief Program Extended
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on September 12, 2017, to modify and extend the Temporary Code Enforcement Penalty Relief Program for Cannabis businesses.
New Billboard in Arkansas Offers to Help Patients Get Medical Marijuana
A new billboard in Arkansas popped up for drivers to see on Interstate 30 Eastbound in Bryant. The message is clear; patients who are qualified for Arkansas’s new medical marijuana program can get their approvals through a new website.
Marijuana Training Course Developed for Massachusetts Doctors
The Massachusetts Medical Society has developed a marijuana training program for doctors so they can openly talk with their patients about it.
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.
Education Opportunities Open For Medicinal Cannabis
SYDNEY, May 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Victorian tertiary students will now be able to study the supply chain of medicinal cannabis, following the launch of Australia’s first ever full-scale cannabis education program.
Expanded Medical Marijuana Law Grows Georgia Program
More than 100 new patients have received permission to use access the medical marijuana law in Georgia this month, bringing the statewide total of people using the product to more than 1,800 less than three years after the state began the 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).
Aclara Research Leads Medical Cannabis Industry with Release of Largest Illinois Patient Study
CHICAGO, Ill., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the medical cannabis industry, today released the results of The Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Experience Study – the first of Illinois patients since the inception of the pilot program in 2012.
Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Providers Have Lost a Combined $11 Million
Minnesota’s two licensed medical marijuana manufacturers have lost a combined $11 million in just two years of sales, according to financial documents obtained by the Associated Press
Vireo Launches New York City & Long Island’s First-Ever Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Program
NEW YORK, April 21, 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, will launch New York City and Long Island’s first-ever medical marijuana home delivery program.
New York State Department of Health Announces Latest Enhancements to Improve Patient Access to Medical Marijuana Program
ALBANY, N.Y., March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program that will improve patient access. These measures include authorizing physician assistants to certify patients and adding chronic pain as a qualifying condition.
NY Medical Marijuana Tax Revenue Comes in Lower Than Expected
The low projection in tax revenue signals an administration belief that little will change in the coming months even as the state Department of Health works to expand access for patients, which should, in theory, bring in new revenue.
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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Early Access Medical Marijuana Bills
On Nov. 11, 2015, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a pair of bills that will expedite the distribution of medical marijuana to the critically ill.
Dispensaries in Illinois Open on Monday
On Nov. 9, 2015, medical marijuana patients in Illinois will be able to buy medical marijuana from one of eight state-approved dispensaries.
The 900th Episode of MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon, 10/16
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyTV’s 900th show, cannabis extraction science, mobile payments, vaping, torrent revenue, rentrack; this week on MoneyTV with Donald Baillargeon.
CannaScore Launches Real-Time Compliance Software for the Cannabis Industry
DENVER, Oct. 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — CannaScore (www.canna-score.com), the developers of the world’s first real-time compliance software for the marijuana industry, announced that its patented cannabis compliance auditing system is now available.
Key State Official to Become CEO of Medical Cannabis Company
A Minnesota health official instrumental in getting the state’s medical marijuana program off the ground is leaving to become chief executive of one of the two marijuana producers in the state.
California Assembly Votes On Medical Marijuana Reform
After nearly 20 years of neglect, the California State Assembly has finally taken steps to reign in the state’s medical marijuana system by voting 50-5 to approve a bill, AB 266, aimed at provided more structure to the loosely regulated program.
House Bill Gives Illinois Hope for Medical Marijuana
While litigation slows down the implementation process, state legislators are working on a bill that would extend the life of the struggling medical marijuana program.
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.
Illinois Medical Marijuana Moves Forward
On February 2, 2015, Gov. Rauner announced that his administration would issue licenses to dozens of applicants. Many people were simultaneously confused and elated to see such a development.
Illinois Medical Marijuana in Limbo
Back to square one. That’s how many Illinois medical marijuana patients feel upon receiving the news that outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn would do nothing to address the mountain of medical marijuana licenses that have yet to be approved.
The Slow Road to MMJ in Massachusetts
Massachusetts had put up the caution sign regarding medical marijuana dispensary rollouts, but seems to be lowering it for 2015.
Legislative Loophole Lets Welfare Recipients Buy Cannabis
If you have been reading the news, then you have probably heard about a growing controversy regarding food stamp recipients and cannabis in Colorado. According to CBS News, recipients of welfare and food stamps can use their EBT cards to withdraw money in marijuana dispensaries and buy marijuana.
Landlord Workshop Tackles Marijuana Issues
Marijuana legalization has left Clark County landlords with many questions regarding their rights as property owners.
New Mexico Proposes New Marijuana Policy
New Mexico’s Department of Health would like to charge an annual $50 for patients to renew their registry ID cards. However, the proposal to triple annual licensing fees to a maximum of $90,000 for each producer seems high, even though the new regulations would allow each producer to have 300 seedlings in addition to 150 mature plants.