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Maine Medical Marijuana Caregivers Begin to Warm Up to New Rules

Maine Medical Marijuana Caregivers Begin to Warm Up to New Rules

Maine Medical Marijuana Caregivers Begin to Warm Up to New Rules

On Nov. 18, 2017, the group Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine held an educational forum to discuss a set of new rules for medical marijuana caregivers.

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.

Pharmlab Hawaii and Hawai'i Unveils First Cashless Payment System for Medical Cannabis and Pono Life Sciences Maui and Fourth Dispensary

Hawai‘i Department of Health Issues Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC Notice to Begin Sales of Medical Cannabis to Registered Patients

HONOLULU, Sept. 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has issued a formal notice to proceed to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC today after the dispensary completed laboratory testing requirements and passed its final onsite inspection.

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Department of Health Seeks Patient and Caregiver Input on Medical Marijuana Regulations

HARRISBURG, Penn., Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Acting Health Secretary and Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine today encouraged patients and their caregivers to provide comments on the proposed regulations for their participation in the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.

Vermont Public Safety Announces Conditional Approval of Fifth Marijuana Dispensary

WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has conditionally approved PhytoScience Institute, LLC as the fifth marijuana dispensary. This past legislative session, the General Assembly increased the number of authorized marijuana dispensaries from four to five with the passage of Act 65 (2017).

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.

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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.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Users Denied Reduced Program Fees

Arizona Medical Marijuana Users Denied Reduced Program Fees

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has denied attempts by Arizona medical marijuana users to lower mandatory patient and caregiver fees. Though Judge Jo Lynn Gentry did not challenge patients’ claims that the Department of Health Services collects more money than is needed to keep the program running, she maintained that the courts are unable to alter the fees for Arizona medical marijuana users.

Maine's Caregivers Surged as Dispensary Sales Dropped in 2016

Maine’s Caregivers Surged as Dispensary Sales Dropped in 2016

On April 21, 2017, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services issued its 2016 annual report on the state’s medical marijuana program, noting that the number of caregivers rose from 2,258 in 2015 to 3,258 in 2016, an increase of 44%.

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Patients, caregivers and advocates are hoping to keep HB 2107 alive by gathering at the Texas State Capitol. They are urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on the bill, which would patients suffering from more than 22 conditions including cancer, HIV, Crohn’s Disease and PTSD to use medicinal marijuana.

Massachusetts Banked $7.2M in Medical Marijuana Revenue in 2016

Massachusetts Banked $7.2M in Medical Marijuana Revenue in 2016

According to the Medical Marijuana Trust Fund Annual Report, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for fiscal year 2016, the state collected approximately $7.2 million in revenue from its medical marijuana program.

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Workplace Protections for MMJ Patients

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Workplace Protections for MMJ Patients

Should businesses be able to fire workers for using medical marijuana, even if it’s legal under state law? That’s a question that the Massachusetts Legislature is currently considering as it debates a pair of bills that would extend legal protections to medical marijuana patients in the workplace.

World of Cannabis - Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

World of Cannabis: Medical Marijuana State Initiatives

Watch the World of Cannabis in Las Vegas tackle the details of medical marijuana state initiatives. Matthew Abel, attorney and director of Michigan NORML, covers recent medical marijuana developments in Michigan. Ari Gerstin, an attorney in Miami, and Michael C. Minardi, Senior Partner at Minardi Law, provide an update on medical marijuana in Florida.

Ohio Proposes Rules for MMJ Processors, Patients and Caregivers

Ohio Proposes Rules for MMJ Processors, Patients and Caregivers

On Jan. 27, 2017, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and the Ohio Department of Commerce announced another round of proposed rules for the state’s medical marijuana program. In this round, regulators tackled rules for medical marijuana processors, patients and caregivers.

Michigan Marijuana Seminar Educates Caregivers and Patients

Michigan Marijuana Seminar Educates Caregivers and Patients

Both state and local legislation is ever-changing in the medical marijuana industry. A seminar was held yesterday focused on educating caregivers, patients, and dispensary owners. FOX 47’s Scott Wolchek spoke with those attending to find out how this education will affect them and those in need of medical marijuana.

North Dakota Department of Health Takes Steps Toward Implementing Medical Marijuana

BISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been meeting regularly to take steps towards implementation of Measure 5, otherwise known as the Compassionate Care Act, which was recently approved by North Dakota residents.

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Department of Health Asks for Patient Input on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged Pennsylvanians who will be eligible for the Medical Marijuana Program to participate in a short survey to help ensure the program will meet their needs.

Health Canada Granting Patients Right to Grow Medical Cannabis at Home

Health Canada Granting Patients Right to Grow Medical Cannabis at Home

On Aug. 11, 2016, Health Canada announced that it had replaced the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations with the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, as prompted by the Federal Court of Canada’s decision in Allard v. Canada.

Montanans to Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion in Big Sky Country

Montanans to Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion for Big Sky Country

On July 13, 2016, Montana Sec. of State Linda McCulloch certified that Initiative 182, an initiative that would expand the availability of medical marijuana in the state, had received enough valid signatures to qualify for the state’s ballot in November.

Temescal in Dover and Sanctuary ATC

NH DHHS Issues Registration Certificate to Temescal Wellness to Begin Operations at Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensary in Dover

CONCORD, N.H., May 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces that Temescal Wellness, Inc., has received a registration certificate to begin operations at its Dover, NH, Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) dispensary.

Temescal in Dover and Sanctuary ATC

NH DHHS Issues Certificate to Sanctuary ATC to Open Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensary in Plymouth

CONCORD, N.H., April 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced that Sanctuary ATC has received a registration certificate to begin operations at its Plymouth dispensary location.

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Cannabis Training Institute Offers Online Education

The Cannabis Training Institute helps educate and guide dispensaries, caregivers and professionals in the marijuana business through online education. Started by a former Citibank executive, the company was established with the goal of becoming the industry’s go-to place for online education.

new york regulations

New York’s MMJ Regulations Severely Limited

When it was signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in July 2014, New York’s Compassionate Care Act became one of the most restrictive medical marijuana laws in the country. Regulations proposed in December and expected to be final by this spring appear to limit patient access even further.

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Denver Cracks Down on Unlicensed Grows

Last week, on March 23, 2015, the Denver City Council approved a measure that limits the number of marijuana plants an unlicensed grow operation can have. The measure’s goal is to rein in the medical marijuana caregiver market, which officials contend has gotten out of hand.


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