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LARA Advises Medical Marihuana Caregivers and Patients on Transition to Licensees and Employees

LARA Advises Medical Marihuana Caregivers and Patients on Transition to Licensees and Employees

LANSING, Mich., Nov. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released two advisory bulletins today to inform and advise potential licensees of the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intention regarding (1) the transition from medical marihuana caregivers and patients to facility license holders and employees and (2) local and state license fees.

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Medical Cannabis Program Continues Growth in Third Quarter

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The 35 licensed commercial producers in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program brought in a record $22.1 million for the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 4 percent from the second quarter.

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AusCann Welcomes The Passing of Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment

CARABOODA, Western Australia, Oct. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8 or ‘the Company’) welcomes the passing of the Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Securing Patient Access) Bill 2017 (the Bill) in the Senate yesterday.

VA Hospital is Denying Veteran PTSD Treatment Due to Cannabis Use When He Has a Florida Medical Card

MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After transferring to the Miami VA Healthcare System and during a medical intake, the VA was adamant about Jonathan Fruchter being referred to drug counseling regardless of the fact that he is patient #P0032257 with the Compassionate Use Registry in the state of Florida.

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Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted by voice vote to approve an amendment that would block the Department of Justice from spending any funds to undermine state medical marijuana laws.

This Is Why a Court Ruled in Favor of a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient

This Is Why a Court Ruled in Favor of a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient

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.

Rhode Island Woman Wins Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case

Rhode Island Woman Wins Medical Marijuana Discrimination Case

On April 23, 2017, a Rhode Island Superior Court judge ruled that Darlington Fabrics Corp. broke the law when it rescinded an employment offer to Christine Callaghan, a University of Rhode Island graduate student, based solely on her status as a medical marijuana patient.

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Aclara Research Leads Medical Cannabis Industry with Release of Largest Illinois Patient Study

CHICAGO, Ill., May 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the medical cannabis industry, today released the results of The Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Experience Study – the first of Illinois patients since the inception of the pilot program in 2012.

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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).

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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.

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CBIS Ramps Up Production and Releases More New Products to Meet the Substantial Requests From Self-Medicating Patients Across the Country as it Highlights Moonlight Cannabis as its Newest Spotlight Dispensary for the Month of April 2017

IRVINE, Calif., March 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, is pleased to announce that it has substantially increased its production for its self-medicating patient product line distributed through cannabis dispensaries in California.

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IMPACT Network Announces Clinical Research Focus on Cannabis for Women

DENVER, March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — IMPACT Network, a nonprofit dedicated to Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabinoid Therapeutics, announced their new focus on cannabis for women’s health, as well as several new executive team appointments that will support Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Michele Ross, and newly promoted Deputy Executive Director Susan Parker.

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United Cannabis Corporation Enters Licensing Agreement With Vessel Life Science LLC

DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — United Cannabis Corporation (OTCQB: CNAB) (the “Company” or “United Cannabis”) today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Vessel Life Sciences (“VLS”) to produce and distribute its products, including the award-winning Prana Bio Nutrient Medicinals, throughout Pennsylvania.

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The Nevada Dispensary Association Releases Informative Patient Update Following the Passage of Question 2 in Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The recent passage of Question 2 in Nevada, which makes recreational marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age and older as well as seeks to establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol, raises questions for medical marijuana patients, including about whether they should renew their patient card.

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Department of Health Asks for Patient Input on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged Pennsylvanians who will be eligible for the Medical Marijuana Program to participate in a short survey to help ensure the program will meet their needs.

Germany Allowing MS Patient to Cultivate Medical Cannabis at Home

Germany Allowing MS Patient to Cultivate Medical Cannabis at Home

On Oct. 2, 2016, Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, the country’s medical regulatory authority, confirmed that a patient suffering from multiple sclerosis in Mannheim, Germany, will be granted permission to cultivate up to 130 medical cannabis plants for personal use per year in his home.

DC Mayor Wants to Double Amount of MMJ a Patient Can Purchase

DC Mayor Wants to Double Amount of MMJ a Patient Can Purchase

On Sept. 21, 2016, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced changes to the city’s medical marijuana program. Included in the changes is a proposal to increase the amount of medical marijuana a patient can purchase within a 30-day period from two ounces to four.

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Nevada Dispensary Association Announces Closure of Las Vegas Application Office to Coincide with Online Application Processing in Nevada

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Nevada Dispensary Association (NDA) is excited to announce the availability of online medical marijuana application processing in Nevada.

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Patient Community Calls on Congress to Move Forward on Medical Cannabis Legislation

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) delivered a letter on behalf of 13 patient-based organizations to Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representatives Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Gene Green (D-TX) urging them to give the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act (S.683, H.R. 1583) a vote in the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and House Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health, respectively.

New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Add PTSD to List of Accepted Health Conditions

New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Add PTSD to List of Accepted Health Conditions

Lawmakers in the New Jersey Assembly voted 55 to 14 in favor of a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of accepted health conditions that qualify a patient to obtain medical marijuana in the state.

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Weekly CannaBit: Top 5 Medical Marijuana Market Growth Projections

Weekly CannaBit for the week of March 28, 2016: According to the 4th Edition State of Legal Marijuana Markets report, published by ArcView Market Research and produced by New Frontier, California is the largest medical marijuana program in the country.

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Patient Advocates Bring Medical Cannabis Issues to United Nations

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Steph Sherer, and Michael Krawitz, Executive Director, Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access will join organizations and patient advocates from across the globe at at the UN Headquarters to continue preparations for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2016) on drug policy to be held April 19th-21st.

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Revolution Cannabis Analytics Launches First-of-its-Kind Statewide Study

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Dec. 7, 2015 /WeedWire/ — Revolution Cannabis Analytics will document the choices, attitudes, and experience of medical cannabis patients in Illinois in a first-of-its-kind study.

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Larry Harvey, Marijuana Patient Who Challenged DEA, Dies of Cancer

Larry Harvey, the Washington state medical patient who helped advocacy groups personify the draconian and misplaced impact of federal drug policy, died on Aug. 20, 2015. Harvey suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

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Legislative Issues to Watch

At the Marijuana Investor Summit on April 22, 2015, attorneys Marc Ross, partner at Sichensia Ross Friedman Ference LLP, and Michael McGrory, partner at SmithAmundsen LLC, explored the history of marijuana laws and the factors that will shape future marijuana legislation.

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Patient Advocacy and Community Outreach Drive Successful Dispensaries

One of the most important components of the marijuana industry is the dispensary. Since marijuana can’t ship (legally) through the post office, and since laws in most states are at best vague about delivery services, the best way to sell legal marijuana is in a building, usually called a dispensary.

Massachusetts Messes Up MMJ Rollout

How long should it take for a state to roll out its medical marijuana plan? Three months? A year? What about two years? If you live in Massachusetts, you have probably been asking yourself that question for a long time.


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