On July 24, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce and State Board of Pharmacy formally requested that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program receive a substantial budget increase. With the Ohio Controlling Board approving the request, the program will receive a budget increase of $6 million over the next two years.
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WALTHAM, Mass., July 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Medical Society, together with Dr. Stephen B. Corn and Dr. Meredith Fisher-Corn from medical education website TheAnswerPage.com, has developed a Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum intended to equip doctors and healthcare providers with a robust training on the medical, legal and social issues regarding marijuana use.
You don’t have to be Nostradamus to successfully predict that more states will legalize marijuana — whether for medicinal use only or for recreational use.
With the upcoming implementation of Proposition 64 on Jan. 1, 2018, the California State Association of Counties, the Rural County Representatives of California and the Urban Counties of California joined forces to co-sponsor the California Counties Cannabis Summit on July 19, 2017, in Sacramento, to get on the same page.
The Southern University medical cannabis program is one step closer to becoming an operational reality. On July 19, 2017, Southern University announced that it had received seven medical cannabis cultivator applications.
Medical marijuana may be legal in Ohio and 28 other states, but the plant’s presence on the federal government’s list of most dangerous drugs has created numerous legal problems for doctors, researchers, businesses and patients.
After blowing past several self-imposed deadlines, the Massachusetts legislature has finally reached a consensus on how to regulate recreational marijuana.
VICE News traveled to Portland, Oregon, to meet Ethan Ernest, creator of marijuana microdose pills called Mirth Control, which contain a fraction of the THC found in a typical joint or batch of edibles. Earnest compares Mirth Control to “open-source Xanax. Other products in the new weed microdosing category push the envelope even further with suggestions about purported medical uses.
On July 18, 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to create the Office of Cannabis. Consisting of three employees, the new department will be responsible for approving permits for recreational cannabis dispensaries in the city.
On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient could sue her employer for handicap discrimination after she was fired for being a registered medical marijuana patient.
According to Emily Wilson, some medical patients across the valley can’t afford the price gouge on Nevada marijuana and are turning to the streets for cheaper prices.
While the Aloha State has yet to approve any labs to test medical marijuana, demand is growing as the Hawaii medical marijuana registry continues to add patients.
The Delaware medical marijuana program is making safe access easier for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. On July 13, 2017, Delaware Gov. John Carney signed Senate Bill 24, removing the original law’s requirement that PTSD patients be authorized specifically by a psychiatrist.
An often held assumption about medical marijuana dispensaries is that they are a magnet for drugs, violence and crime; however, a new study in the Journal of Urban Economics turns that assumption on its head.
There are three different general types of marijuana stocks on the market. Some are marijuana growers. Others provide supplies to marijuana growers. Then there’s the third type: the biotechs. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals belongs to the last kind of marijuana stock.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With a desire to see the Jamaican medical ganja industry up and running, some aspirants have sought product approvals and registrations from the Ministry of Health.
WILMINGTON, Del., July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor John Carney this week signed into law Senate Bill 24, which will expand access to medical marijuana treatment for Delaware veterans, and other Delawareans, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
On July 11, 2017, state health officials revealed a tentative timeline for the roll out of the North Dakota medical marijuana program.
Wisconsin marijuana legalization has been given new life. On July 13, 2017, Wisconsin Rep. Melissa Sargent held a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill aimed at legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana in the state, marking the third time a marijuana legalization bill has been introduced in the Wisconsin State Legislature.
MADISON, Wisc., July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) hosted a press conference at the Wisconsin State Capitol to announce LRB-2457, legislation to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin.
On June 27, Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA), a clinical-stage biotech company with a focus on treating chronic pain and pruritus, surged to an all-time intraday high of $28.50 a share. Cara was just $73 million away from joining the $1 billon market cap ranks.
A recent Arizona medical marijuana merger has enabled a national marijuana company to become the largest operator in the Grand Canyon State. On July 11, 2017, Harvest merged with Modern Flower, a local cultivator, making Harvest the greatest license-holder for medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the state.
TEMPE, Ariz., July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harvest, a national medical marijuana operator based in Arizona, has merged with Modern Flower, a local marijuana cultivator and leading wholesale cannabis supplier. The merger allows Harvest to become the largest medical marijuana operator in Arizona, with more dispensary licenses and cultivation facilities than any other medical marijuana operator in the state.
Puerto Rico medical cannabis legalization has become a legislative reality. On July 9, 2017, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed the Law to Improve the Study, Development and Research of Cannabis for Innovation, Applicable Norms and Limits, also known as MEDICINAL Law, to regulate medical cannabis on the Caribbean island.
LA FORTALEZA, P.R., July 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares today signed the Law to Improve the Study, Development and Research of Cannabis for Innovation, Applicable Norms and Limits (MEDICINAL Law), which regulates the use of medicinal cannabis in Puerto Rico, in order to comply with one of the commitments contained in the Plan for Puerto Rico.
BISMARCK, N.D., July 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH), Division of Medical Marijuana requests that any entity interested in submitting a proposal to become a registered compassion center submit a letter of intent.
Individuals hoping to break into Maryland’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry will be able to get special training thanks to the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
Change is the only constant. Reflecting on the past seven years in the cannabis industry, I marvel at how much has changed and how quickly it has happened.
LANSING, Mich., July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State Rep. Jeff Yaroch has introduced a resolution calling for clarity from the federal government on enforcement of laws involving marijuana.
Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state’s ban on medical cannabis smoking. As the chief financier of the push to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Morgan has long threatened to sue the state if the legislature banned medical cannabis smoking.
With Ohio’s cultivation application period having closed at the end of June, the state has made quick turnaround time to release information on cultivation applicants.
Regulators approved Maryland’s first medical marijuana dispensary on Wednesday, authorizing a Frederick company to open its doors immediately even though the drug will not be available for months.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Commerce has finished accepting applications for Level I and Level II Cultivator licenses. Level I cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000 square feet. Level II cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area of 3,000 square feet. Licensees may submit an expansion request pursuant to the cultivator rules.
The Auscann Group Holdings Ltd share price has continued its strong run and is up a further 6% to 46 cents today. Why has it jumped? Let’s look to find out.
The Washington D.C. city council has advanced emergency legislation that would grant licensing preference to local and minority owned cannabis businesses applying for a medical marijuana license.
Last summer, medical marijuana legalization in Greece was being studied by the country’s Ministry of Health, but that study lead to action and now legalization has become a reality for the Hellenic Republic.
In California, Sonoma County workers have been busy preparing for the expected rush of business owners waiting at the county’s door on July 5, 2017. Starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Sonoma County medical marijuana business applications will be accepted at departments throughout the county.
Canadian marijuana players have been rushing to invest and take strategic positions in the new Germany medical cannabis market since late 2016, and this trend is set to continue going forward.
While recreational legalization failed recently in the Green Mountain State, the Vermont medical marijuana program is still making progress.
ATHENS, Greece, June 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Published today in the Official Gazette, Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) Ministers of Health and Justice, which opens the way for the introduction of approved medications and hemp products. These formulations are indicated for cases that have proven clinical benefit for a variety of diseases such as chronic pain, neuropathic pain, nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, cachexia / anorexia. etc.
The grass may be greener, or at least more lucrative, in Cincinnati than in some of the suburbs. Cincinnati city council is poised to approve cultivation and processing of medical marijuana within city limits.
Pennsylvania medical marijuana program has taken a critical step forward by granting its first-ever medical marijuana dispensary permits.
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.
Hawaii’s burgeoning medical marijuana was dealt a serious blow as news came out that the state’s largest workers’ compensation insurer would be dropping its clients in the medical marijuana industry.
SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The County of Sonoma will begin accepting permit applications for commercial and medical cannabis businesses on Wednesday July 5, 2017. In anticipation of an increase in customers on July 5, the Permit Center will have additional staffing and processes in place to serve the cannabis customers and to limit the impact on existing Permit Sonoma (Permit and Resource Management Department) customers. The Permit Center will also extend public hours on July 5, operating from 8am to 4pm (previously 10:30 to 4).
As June comes to a close, employees of the Montana medical marijuana program are busy preparing for the changes that will go into effect by the end of the week.
Utah medical marijuana legalization is gaining traction. On June 27, 2017, the Utah Patients Coalition announced that a majority of voters support medical marijuana legalization via a state ballot initiative.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.
Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah’s conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law.
A former steel town in Pennsylvania has turned to medical marijuana for an economic boost, taking direction from a Canadian town that made a similar move.