On Sept. 20, 2017, Florida health officials unveiled an emergency rule that outlines new standards for the Florida medical marijuana application process.
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Residents of the Bluegrass State won’t be smoking grass anytime soon. On Sept. 20, 2017, a judge dismissed a lawsuit fighting for the legalization of medical cannabis in Kentucky.
A Quebec company has received the first kosher certification granted to medical marijuana products in Canada.
“This is going to be bigger than bingo,” James Billie told CNN over the summer. A former chief of the Seminole, whose company MCW gives financing and legal counsel to American Indian tribes to help them grow and sell marijuana on their land, Billie could barely contain his excitement.
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cannabis Compliance Inc., (CCI) of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership with 3|Sixty Secure Corp. of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to provide the ultimate in security, transport and compliance for Canadian medical marijuana.
On Sept. 19, 2017, the Buckeye State took a critical step forward for its Medical Marijuana Control Program by releasing the application for Ohio medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
National medical marijuana legal expert Brian Vicente, who is working with Arkansas Medicinal Source, highlights what to expect next in Arkansas medical marijuana.
The University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy has suspended its plans to launch an online medical marijuana certification course.
Landmark legislation has led to the first serious deal in terms of shipping cannabis globally, with an initial consignment of dried medical cannabis already on its way to Germany for distribution. Now that Aurora are the proud recipients of a Health Canada issued Export Permit, they can legally send medical cannabis to Germany.
On Sept. 18, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. CT, the Natural State closed the application window for cultivators and distributors seeking Arkansas medical cannabis licenses. The Department of Finance and Administration received a total of 322 applications, with roughly 200 coming in on the last day to apply.
CHICAGO, Sept.18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A bipartisan group of senators led by Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) has reintroduced the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016 (MEDS Act), which will remove excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants to conduct studies assessing the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.
On Sept. 18, 2017, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center announced that it had finalized its LSU medical marijuana contract with GB Sciences Louisiana, a subsidiary of GB Sciences (OTCQB:GBLX).
BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The LSU AgCenter has finalized its agreement with GB Sciences Louisiana LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of GB Sciences, Inc., to produce medical cannabis products for qualifying patients in Louisiana.
On Sept. 12, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal to a case challenging state medical cannabis laws.
On the night of Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, bringing 140-mile-per-hour winds with it. After forcing residents in certain areas to evacuate, it seems as though Hurricane Irma let one thing off the hook —
Florida medical cannabis supply.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Arkansas Cannabis Mixer will take place on Thursday, September 21st from 6-8pm at the Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential in Little Rock, AR.
CBD—a purified weed extract that won’t get you stoned—is used to treat everything from breast cancer to stress relief, epilepsy to aching joints. VICE met up with David Bonvillain, who runs the CBD company Elite Botanicals, for an inside scoop on the extract’s “limitless future.”
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study (MEDS) Act of 2017 to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. The legislation’s lead sponsor was Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT).
A new Indiana law that allows people with certain types of epilepsy to use a marijuana-derived oil for treatment has spurred a statewide crackdown, making it more difficult for those seeking the product to obtain it.
While Maine marijuana regulation has faced delays, the Pine Tree State finally has a regulatory draft to show for itself.
On Sept. 13, 2017, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced legislation to cut the bureaucratic red tape thwarting medical cannabis research so health care professionals can harness the medicinal properties of the plant to reduce the suffering of patients in need.
Olivia Newton-John opens up about her second bout with cancer in a new interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes,” saying that at one point she couldn’t walk. The singer even admits that she used medical marijuana as treatment to ease the pain.
On Sept 12, 2017, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs announced that existing medical cannabis dispensaries have until Dec. 15 to shut down or they risk losing the opportunity to become licensed under the state’s new medical cannabis laws.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a member and former Chairman of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will speak on the Senate floor today about medical marijuana research and the possible benefits of medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids. The speech will take place at 3:30 on the Senate floor.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017, or MEDS Act, to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. In introducing this legislation, Senator Hatch was joined by Senator Schatz (D-HI) and cosponsors Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC).
When it comes to edibles, ovens and crock pots cook cannabis pretty inconsistently, wasting weed and lowering the quality. With this in mind, entrepreneur Shanel Lindsay created her own science-savvy device that perfectly cooks pot every time you use it, leaving you ready to sprinkle it on your favorite foods in just one hour.
The Iowa Attorney General’s Office advised the Iowa Department of Public Health this month that it should not implement a small section in Iowa’s new medical marijuana law.
Minnesota is the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, so it isn’t particularly known for its marijuana, but the plant has a history with the state dating back when hemp production was common. Hemp became a cash crop in the state but by 1957, the federal government banned hemp production completely. Many marijuana supporters are fighting to make the law more inclusive and hopefully, to legalize recreational marijuana in Minnesota.
OTTAWA, Ont., Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licenced producers of medical cannabis that it represents, share the Province’s commitment to ensuring adult Ontarians have access to safe, regulated cannabis products and support the Government’s decision to make clear its intentions regarding the distribution and retail of recreational cannabis.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ –Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a health information and education campaign about what’s legal in California and potential health impacts of cannabis use.
Canadian cannabis producer Tilray says it will invest 20 million euros in a medical cannabis operation in Portugal after winning federal licences there.
On Sept. 6, 2017, the House Rules Committee decided to block the House of Representatives from voting on an amendment to protect medical marijuana in states that have legalized it.
The first medical marijuana license issued by the state of Texas will be going to a company called Cansortium Texas. The company, with administrative offices in Schulenberg, Texas, says they are humbled and honored to have earned a license as a low-THC dispensing organization.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today condemned the decision by House Rules Committee leadership to block their amendment that prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) executive director Aaron Smith issued the statement below in response to a late-night vote by the House Rules Committee to block the full House from voting on medical marijuana protections and several other cannabis-related amendments during its upcoming consideration of the omnibus Appropriations bill.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. House Rules Committee moved on Wednesday evening to block floor consideration of an amendment to continue an existing rider preventing the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Bureau of Cannabis Control released its California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Proposed Program study to the public today.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a letter to Congress, Governor Tom Wolf today again expressed his concern over any interference by the federal government in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program implementation.
Louisiana State University has selected its medical marijuana vendor and now LSU Health Shreveport is ready to prepare for Louisiana medical marijuana research.
On Sept. 5, 2017, Hocking College announced that it would be the first public college to step forward and apply for an Ohio medical marijuana testing license.
At long last, Maryland’s first legal marijuana crop is growing. With 19 companies cleared to grow, process and sell the plant, the seeds of the medical marijuana program have literally been planted, four years after the state legalized cannabis for medical use.
On Aug. 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records ordered the state health department to reveal the names of members belonging to a secret medical marijuana panel that scored the applications of prospective medical marijuana licensees.
From WEEDIQUETTE’s “Chronic Trauma” episode: Krishna accompanies rapper JohnboyCOOL to learn about medicinally treating his trauma with cannabis.
Oregon cannabis pesticide testing has undergone a rollercoaster of changes in response to the market, stakeholders and regulators, but permanent pesticide rules are now finally in place.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.
On Aug. 6, 2017, Sue Sisley, M.D., sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to request that he stop a Phoenix hospital’s obstruction of the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical cannabis in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.
A wing of the Trump Administration’s anti-drug office has reached out to Massachusetts state health officials to request medical information on Massachusetts medical marijuana patients.
The possibility of Tennessee medical marijuana legalization has been given new hope with a recent announcement from state lawmakers.
In a 6-1 vote, council members approved an ordinance regulating dispensaries and processing facilities within Tampa city limits.