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.
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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.
According to state officials, the Arkansas medical marijuana program expects 20,000 to 40,000 patients to request medical marijuana registration cards.
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.
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.
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.
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).
On May 16, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that a recent study shows a majority of patients enrolled in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program have reported medical cannabis benefitting their conditions.
On May 15, 2017, the Florida Department of Health sent a cease-and desist-letter to Trulieve, one of Florida’s seven licensed medical marijuana companies, ordering them to stop selling whole flower medical marijuana to their patients.
HARRISBURG, Penn., May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications are now available online for laboratories to become an approved laboratory for the testing of medical marijuana for the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program.
While the the Pennsylvania Department of Health has already processed hundreds of applications for cultivators, processors and dispensaries, laboratory hopefuls can now get in on the action. On May 11, 2017, the PADOH released the application to become an approved Pennsylvania medical marijuana laboratory.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Medical Cannabis Program’s patient enrollment reached 40,432 patients as of April 30, 2017, an increase of more than 5,500 patients since March according to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH).
If Florida lawmakers are to have any say in how the state regulates its medical marijuana program, it will have to wait until next year. On May 5, 2017, the Florida state legislature failed to pass HB 1397, a bill that would regulate the state’s medical marijuana program, before the end of the legislative session.
On April 28, 2017, four out of five licensed New York medical marijuana providers filed suit against the state Department of Health for attempting to expand the number of licensed providers from five to 10.
SANTA FE, N.M., April 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Based upon historical data, estimates show total single-day revenue for New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program reached $800,000 on April 20, 2017, three times the revenue over the same period last year. More than 12,400 patients purchased 124 pounds of cannabis each spending an average of $65.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Florida Department of Health is urging Florida residents to use caution to avoid medical marijuana scams.
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 17, 2017 – Today, Governor Wolf was joined by families, advocates, members of his administration, and a group of lawmakers to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the signing of Senate Bill 3, legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG, Penn., April 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today urged the medical community to provide feedback on proposed temporary regulations for physicians interested in participating in the Medical Marijuana Program under Act 16.
On March 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it has launched an online survey to gather input from state-licensed physicians who plan to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.
HARRISBURG, Penn., March 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged health care providers to participate in an online survey as the agency moves forward in the implementation of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — BioTrackTHC has partnered with the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) to be the first in the history of the cannabis industry to deploy a live seed-to-sale cannabis Traceability System in a FedRAMP authorized environment.
Hawaii has been given the green light to open up dispensaries for medical marijuana patients, but when will that happen?
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has approved applications for approximately 16,990 qualifying patients (including 139 persons under 18 years of age), since it began accepting applications for the Medical Cannabis Registry Program on September 2, 2014.
On Feb. 22, 2017, Australia’s Department of Health announced that providers approved by the Office of Drug Control will be allowed to import medical marijuana from approved international sources.
CANBERRA, Australia, Feb. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Turnbull Government will facilitate faster access by qualified doctors to medicinal cannabis for patients with the necessary approvals.
The Hawaii State Department of Health is on roll with its approvals for licensees to start growing medical marijuana. On Feb. 14, 2017, the DOH announced that Pono Life Sciences Maui had been approved to commence its marijuana cultivation operation, making it the second dispensary in Maui and the fourth dispensary in the state to be approved.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today issued a Notice to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC for their production center on Maui.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health today issued a Notice to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Manoa Botanicals LLC for their production center on Oahu.
On Feb. 7, 2017, Florida state officials hosted a public workshop in Fort Lauderdale on the state Department of Health’s proposed rules for Florida’s medical marijuana system.
In Florida, state Sen. Jeff Brandes, has introduced a bill that would update several key components of the state’s medical marijuana system.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gerry Greenspoon, a prominent Florida attorney who has been involved in efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, today announces the launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR), a nonprofit Florida corporation formed to ensure that the mandate of the voters under Amendment 2 is carried out by the Florida Legislature and Department of Health.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, Feb. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two medical marijuana dispensaries are the first to receive approvals to acquire and grow marijuana for medical products in Hawaii. The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program today issued Notices to Proceed to Acquire and Cultivate Marijuana to Maui Wellness Group, dba Maui Grown Therapies for a production site on Maui, and Aloha Green Holdings, Inc. for a production site on Oahu.
On Jan. 23, 2017, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed two medical marijuana bills, House Bill 1026 and House Bill 1058, to amend the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016.
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.
On Jan. 17, 2017, the Florida Department of Health unveiled a set of proposed regulations for Florida’s medical marijuana system. Under the proposal, rules and regulations guiding Florida’s low-THC medical marijuana program would be applied to the state’s wider system.
On Jan. 17, 2017, the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program announced the release of applications for state cultivator, processor and dispensary permits.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Jan. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available on the department’s Medical Marijuana Program website. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 to March 20, 2017.
On Dec. 8, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced several updates to its medical marijuana program, most notably the approval of medical marijuana wholesaling and lifting the cap on the number of available products for patients.
ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several enhancements to the state’s Medical Marijuana Program that will improve access for patients, streamline production, increase choice and help lead to reduced costs.
On Dec. 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it will be adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a new qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabis program.
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced that chronic pain will be added as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana.
The Minnesota’s Department of Health was expected to announce Thursday whether it would expand the program to people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, arthritis and others.
On Nov. 23, 2016, South Africa’s Medicines Control Council announced to members of parliament that it had progressed in its study of medical cannabis and that the Department of Health could have a regulatory framework ready to publish by February 2017.
On Nov. 28, 2016, the North Dakota Department of Health announced that it has been holding regular meetings to develop a plan of action for the implementation of Measure 5, the medical marijuana initiative recently approved by state residents.
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.
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Hawaii State Department of Health has signed a contract with BioTrackTHC™, formally authorizing the company to begin work on the development and deployment of the BioTrackTHC™ integrated tracking and traceability software system for the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licensing Program.
The change comes as the number of patients using medical marijuana and doctors prescribing it continues to grow.
On Nov. 14, 2016, the Orlando City Council voted to extend a temporary ban on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.