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NYSDOH Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements

New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program

New York State Department of Health Announces Enhancements to Medical Marijuana Program

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.

Arkansas Subcommittee Approves Rules for State Medical Marijuana Program

Arkansas Subcommittee Approves Rules for State Medical Marijuana Program

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.

Florida May Get Second Chance on Medical Marijuana Rules in Special Session

Florida May Get Second Chance on Medical Marijuana Rules in Special Session

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.

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Department of Health Finalizes Temporary Regulations for Physicians to Participate in Medical Marijuana Program

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.

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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).

Florida Department of Health Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to Trulieve

Florida Department of Health Sends Cease-and-Desist Letter to Trulieve

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.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Releases Application to Become an Approved Laboratory for Medical Marijuana Testing

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.

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laboratory Application Now Available

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Laboratory Application Now Available

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.

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New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Surpasses 40,000 Patients

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).

Florida Legislature Fails to Regulate Medical Marijuana Before Session Ends

Florida Legislature Fails to Regulate Medical Marijuana Before Session Ends

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.

New York Medical Marijuana Providers File Suit Against Health Department

New York Medical Marijuana Providers File Suit Against Health Department

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.

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program Sees Record Sales Day

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.

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Governor Wolf, Families, Advocates Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Legalizing Medical Marijuana

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.

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Department of Health Asking for Input on Medical Marijuana Temporary Regulations for Physicians

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.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Asks Health Care Providers for Input on 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.

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BioTrackTHC Launches First Live Seed-to-Sale Cannabis Traceability System in a FedRAMP Authorized Environment for Hawaii Department of Health

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.

NYSDOH Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements

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.

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Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Medical Marijuana Program Update

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.

Aloha Spirit Spreads: Fourth Dispensary Greenlit to Grow in Hawaii

Aloha Spirit Spreads: Fourth Dispensary Greenlit to Grow in Hawaii

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.

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Hawaii Department of Health Approves Pono Life Sciences Maui LLC to Acquire and Cultivate Medical Marijuana

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.

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Hawaii Department of Health Approves Manoa Botanicals LLC to Acquire and Cultivate Medical Marijuana

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.

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Gerry Greenspoon Announces Launch of the Organization for Safe Cannabis Regulation (OSCR) in Florida

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.

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Hawaii Department of Health Approves Two Medical Marijuana Dispensaries to Acquire and Grow Marijuana for Medical Purposes

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.

Medical marijuana tax revenue comes in lower than expected

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.

Florida Department of Health Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

Florida Department of Health Releases Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules

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.

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Department of Health Releases Medical Marijuana Program Permit Applications for Growers/Processors and Dispensaries

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.

NYSDOH Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements

NYSDOH Announces Ability for Wholesaling of Medical Marijuana Products and Removes Cap On Number of Products Available to 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.

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State Medical Cannabis Program to Add PTSD as Qualifying Condition

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.

South Africa Making Moves to Legalize Medical Cannabis in 2017

South Africa Moves to Legalize Medical Cannabis in 2017

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.

North Dakota Developing Plan of Action for Medical Marijuana

North Dakota Developing Plan of Action for Medical Marijuana

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.

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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Hawaii Department of Health Contracts with BioTrackTHC™ to Implement Medical Marijuana Seed-to-Sale Tracking and Traceability System

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.


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