The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission says the highest-scoring bids to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state will be announced Feb. 27.
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New Hampshire legalization will have to wait for at least one more year. On Nov. 14, 2017, the state House Criminal Justice Committee voted to reject House Bill 656, a bill that aimed to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
KAHNAWAKE, QUEBEC, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Kahnawàke Legislative Coordinating Commission would like to inform the community that it has received an additional request for legislation regarding Cannabis.
A special legislative commission is looking into the potential effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island as the state’s northern neighbor readies to allow recreational marijuana sales.
WASHINGTON, July 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A meeting scheduled by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis for this afternoon has been postponed until July 31, 2017.
CONCORD, N.H., July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, advocates for legalizing and regulating marijuana in New Hampshire sent a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu asking him to veto HB 215, a bill that would create a study commission to consider marijuana legalization and regulation.
he Massachusetts House and Senate continue to be at odds over how to regulate recreational marijuana. On June 30, 2017, a six-member conference committee comprised of both House and Senate leadership announced that although it had missed its self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement, it would continue negotiations after the Fourth of July holiday.
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, June 16th, Governor Chris Christie (NJ) will chair the first meeting of the President’s commision on Drug Addiction and Combating Opioid abuse. Americans for Safe Access has submitted comments to the Commission detailing how medical cannabis can be used as a tool in fighting the opioid epidemic.
MONTPELIER, V.T., May 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont has received final approval from state legislators and is headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued a staff report on a recent workshop exploring the energy impacts of cannabis cultivation.
On Dec. 20, 2016, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission voted to initially grant five cannabis cultivation licenses, awarding one license for each of the state’s public health regions.
The trends toward legalized marijuana have been full of controversy. One aspect of “the other marijuana industry” is that around industrial hemp.
On July 25, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission announced that it will live stream its vote on Stage One pre-approvals for 15 growers and 15 processors on Aug. 5, with entity names initially remaining anonymous.
PORTLAND, Ore., April 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) has approved eight Recreational Marijuana producer licenses, the first licenses issued under Oregon’s legalized recreational marijuana system.
On April 26, 2016, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 107-1 to approve a measure that would create a legislative commission aimed at setting a legal limit for drivers under the influence of marijuana.
On April 13, 2016, members of the Ohio House of Representatives held a press conference to outline the details of a medical marijuana bill that will be introduced into the legislature later this week.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 25, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) today announced the breakdown by senatorial district of all dispensary applications received by the November 6 stage one submission deadline.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 12, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — The Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) today announced it received 882 applications seeking grower, processor and dispenser licenses by the November 6 submission deadline.
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Today, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law HB 1, a bill aimed at legalizing marijuana oil for patients suffering from debilitating conditions.
Medical marijuana advocates scored a small victory in Atlanta on Friday as the Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved an amended version of House Bill 1, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in Georgia.
A bill has been introduced into the Massachusetts legislature that, if passed, would legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana.
The specifics vary by state, but most reform legislation has followed one of three formulas: decriminalization of marijuana possession, legalization of marijuana for medical use, or legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use.
Inside Oregon’s Finest, a medical marijuana dispensary in Portland’s Pearl District, a young woman carefully fills rolling papers with Rose City Cinex, a strain of cannabis.
The Illinois State Bar Association has issued a Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion concluding that Illinois lawyers who counsel medical cannabis industry businesses can do so without running afoul of ethics rules.
When discussing the cannabis industry, we usually like to discuss the large amounts of money that dispensaries make. Often overlooked, however, are the extremely high fees that many dispensaries pay the state to stay open, such as licensing and permit fees. It is actually very expensive to start a marijuana dispensary; and in Maryland, it stands to be even more expensive.