WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 28, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Today the medical cannabis advocacy organization, Americans for Safe Access, released its annual report entitled “Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.”
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Oklahoma Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Regulations
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering regulations on the medical marijuana industry before a statewide vote in June on whether to approve its use.
Judge Overturns Detroit Medical Cannabis Initiative
In the city of Detroit, the group Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform is weighing its legal options after Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Colombo, Jr., overturned Measure B, a Detroit medical cannabis initiative aimed at relaxing local control on the city’s medical cannabis industry, on Feb. 16, 2018.
Connecticut Lawmakers Vote on Starting Recreational Marijuana Discussions
Connecticut lawmakers have put recreational marijuana back on the table — sort of. According to the CT Post, lawmakers are curious as to how they would successfully regulate the drug if it were ever to be legalized in the New England state.
Nevada Irrigation District Fears Pot Grows Could Make Water Conservation Harder
The Nevada Irrigation District on Tuesday said it may have to re-work its master plan to account for water usage associated with legal marijuana grows.
Study: Medical Cannabis May Not Be Panacea to Prevent Opioid-Related Deaths
It has often been touted by medical cannabis advocates that states with medical cannabis laws see a statistical reduction in opioid-related deaths, and there is some evidence to support this claim; however, a recent study conducted by the RAND Corporation and the University of California, Irvine, calls into question this assumption and paints a more complex picture.
Montana Cannabis Conference Coming to State Capitol
A cannabis conference at the state Capitol on Friday will help patients and providers navigate Montana’s medical marijuana laws.
Tabled in Parliament the Draft Law: Provisions for Finished Products Production Cannabis Pharmacy
ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 7, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Tabled today in Parliament the Draft Law “Provisions for the Production of Finished Products Pharmacy Hemp” which regulates the field of production, control and distribution of formulations containing pharmaceutical cannabis in order to promote productive investment in this sector and generate development benefits to the economy and the State.
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Seeking Input From Counties
In an effort to hear what the public thinks about the proposed recreational cannabis regulations, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is traveling from county to county to gather feedback.
Maine Governor Agrees to Delay Implementation of Controversial Medical Cannabis Rules
Controversial rules regulating Maine’s medical cannabis program will not go into effect as scheduled. On Jan. 31, 2018, Gov. Paul LePage agreed to delay implementation of the medical cannabis rules, which would have gone into effect on Feb. 1, 2018, until May 2018.
Nebraska Senator Introduces Cannabis Amendment Resolution
On Jan. 18, 2018, Sen. Anna Wishart introduced an amendment resolution that would call for Nebraska residents to vote on the legal status of medical cannabis in the November election.
Curbelo: Attorney General’s Marijuana Witch Hunt Favors Those Operating Illegally, Hurts Legal Businesses’ Ability to Compete
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Last night, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the sponsor of legislation to provide tax parity to legally operating marijuana businesses, joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues on the House Floor to discuss Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent decision to crack down on legally operating marijuana businesses.
Nevada Marijuana Growers Fear Going Out of Business
Nevada marijuana growers are fearful of going out of business as the state moves forward with a set of permanent regulations that some cultivators say give dispensaries an economic advantage.
Senator Nicholas Scutari Introduces New Jersey Marijuana Legislation
During his campaign, governor-elect Phil Murphy voiced his support for marijuana legalization in his state of New Jersey. Though Murphy is not officially in office until next week, Sen. Nicholas Scutari has already made moves to fulfill Murphy’s campaign promise.
North Dakota Medical Marijuana Rules Poised for Approval
North Dakota’s State Health Council is poised to sign off on administrative rules for medical marijuana amid uncertainty over whether the federal government might crack down on state marijuana operations.
Why Aurora Cannabis Inc. Will Outperform Canopy Growth Corp. in 2018
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) and Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) are the two frontrunners in the rapidly emerging Canadian cannabis scene, but will these two powerhouses play leapfrog as legalization day comes and goes?
CDFA Now Accepting Applications for Annual Cannabis Cultivation Licenses
SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program has begun accepting applications for annual commercial licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors.
Some California Recreational Cannabis Shops Won’t Open on New Year’s Day
On Jan. 1, 2018, California recreational cannabis shops will be allowed to sell recreational cannabis legally, but only if they’ve been issued their state-required licenses.
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Votes Yes on Drafted Rules
On Dec. 21, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted yes on drafted regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana businesses.
CDFA Now Accepting Temporary Cannabis Licensing Applications
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis program has officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for temporary commercial cannabis licenses for cultivators, nurseries and processors.
MA Cannabis Control Commission Drafting Marijuana Regulations
The Cannabis Control Commission plans to grant priority review to license applicants who have lived in areas with high rates of marijuana-related arrests.
North Dakota Health Officials Gather Public Input on Medical Pot
North Dakota health officials will begin gathering public input Monday about proposed medical marijuana rules as the state prepares to launch its program.
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.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Launches Online Licensing Application System
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories and cannabis events. The new online licensing system allows applicants to easily apply for a temporary and annual commercial cannabis license, submit payments and track the status of an existing application.
State Applications for Cannabis Manufacturing are Now Available
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis manufacturing. Interested parties can submit their temporary license application by email or mail to the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB), with a copy of their local authorization. Reviews of these applications will begin immediately.
First Directions Set on Cannabis Regulation
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The provincial government today outlined three significant directions related to implementing the federal government’s objective of legalizing cannabis.
Improving Medical Cannabis Programs Will Combat Opioid Crisis
Today, Americans for Safe Access released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” The blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Approves Recreational Pot Rules
San Francisco could have recreational weed for sale the first week of January under legislation signed by San Francisco’s mayor.
Recreational Pot Rules in San Francisco Reach Last Hurdle
San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday.
Emergency Rules Released for Michigan Medical Marijuana Program
The revamped Michigan medical marijuana market is beginning to take shape. On Dec. 4, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs officially released the rules that govern the state’s medical marijuana program.
MA Commission Requesting $7.5M to Fund Marijuana Control Operations
Here is why some Massachusetts marijuana reform advocates are insisting that additional funding is necessary for marijuana control operations.
This Is Why Wisconsin Farmers Can Now Add Hemp to Their Crop Rotation
Wisconsin farmers will soon be able to add hemp to their crop rotation. On Nov. 30, 2017, Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 119 allowing Wisconsin farmers to cultivate industrial hemp.
Regulation Questions Swirl as Sacramento Draws Closer to Recreational Marijuana
For months, Joe Devlin and his team have been working to create the rules and regulations for each aspect of Sacramento’s cannabis industry, including cultivation, delivery, dispensary, testing, and transportation.
Federal Marijuana Legislation Clears House of Commons, Headed for Senate
MPs passed the Liberal government’s bill to legalize cannabis Monday evening, sending the marijuana legislation down the hall to the Senate for further study and debate.
Tetra Bio-Pharma’s Business Model and Commercialization Strategy In Line with the Canadian Government’s Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis
OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, today announced that the Canadian Government’s Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis further confirms the strategic direction of its business model, and that the company is in an excellent position to commercialize natural health products and drugs post-legalization for both the pet and human markets.
Matier in the Morning: Regulating Recreational Marijuana in California
Phil Matier talks with state senator Scott Wiener (D-S.F.) about the competing city and state politics around recreational pot use on Matier in the Morning.
California Legal Marijuana Q&A
California just released new rules for legal marijuana that will take effect January 1, 2018.
Montana Health Department Drafts Dozens of New Medical Marijuana Rules
The state health department released a pack of proposed rules for the medical marijuana industry, which will be the subject of a public hearing this month.
Licensing Authorities Release Emergency Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations
SACRAMENTO, Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities announced today that proposed emergency licensing regulations for commercial medicinal and adult-use cannabis have been posted online and are available to the public for review.
World Hemp Oil Announces New CBD Harvest and Plans to Grow in America
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – World Hemp Oil, LLC, a leading supplier and manufacturers of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) oil since 2014, announces the availability of refined, distillate oil from the 2017 grow season at competitive prices.
Delay Makes It Unlikely San Francisco Will Sell Pot Jan. 1
San Francisco supervisors delayed voting Tuesday on proposed pot regulations, making it more unlikely that people in this weed-friendly city will be able to buy recreational pot when adult use becomes legal Jan. 1 in California.
Sacramento City May Ease Rules for Who Can Own Marijuana Businesses
Who can operate a marijuana business may include felons if an equity program is approved by the Sacramento City Council.
San Francisco Struggles to Craft Recreational Marijuana Regulations
Some San Francisco residents are all for the new recreational cannabis industry, but others are saying ‘not in my backyard’.
Tech Company Looks to Make Marijuana Dispensaries Safer
A new tech company has set it sight on making the growing marijuana industry safer. The main goal is to reduce the amount of cash transactions.
How to Tell Whether Your State Is Ripe for Legalizing Medical Marijuana
For decades, the federal government has imposed strict regulations and sanctions on the use of marijuana. It is curious that a plurality of state governments and voters have created policies with disregard for federal policy.
Organic Farming Expert: Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws and Sustainable Options
Oregon’s laws regarding cannabis testing for pesticides and insecticides are a double-edged sword. Just like many things in life, there is a trade-off to progress.
Shares of Canada’s Aphria Slump as Marijuana Faces Regulatory Risk
Shares of Canadian marijuana company Aphria Inc sank on Tuesday, after the operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange said cannabis companies with U.S. interests would come under heightened scrutiny and could be delisted.
Why Recreational Weed in California Could Cost More
Folks in the cannabis industry fear that cultivation, production and retail regulations could drive up the price of weed just when consumers are able to buy in stores without a doctor’s recommendation.
First Look at the First Draft of Alberta Cannabis Regulations
When the province of Alberta announced that it was surveying the public on Alberta cannabis regulations, it didn’t know that more than 45,000 residents would submit their opinions on the matter.
Proposed Alberta Cannabis Framework Released
EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Alberta Cannabis Framework proposes who will be able to buy and use cannabis once it is legal, where they will be able to buy it and where they will be allowed to use it.