Ohio doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.
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In the state of Illinois, the parents of an 11-year-old girl are suing their school district for their child to have the right to use medical marijuana on school grounds.
Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are using excess state revenue from medical marijuana patient and caregiver fees to boost enforcement efforts as the state prepares to license dispensaries and pot businesses in certain communities under a new regulatory system.
ALBUQUERQUE, Jan 5., 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Patient enrollment in New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program hit 46,645 as of December 31, 2017, finishing the year with a 61 percent increase over the January 1, 2017 cardholder numbers. The New Mexico medical program appears to be growing at nearly twice the pace of neighboring Arizona.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An 11-year-old girl from Rowlett, Texas is taking on the United States federal government by suing them over medicinal 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
There has been a cannabis shipment in Australia, as Canada legally imported medicinal cannabis to Melbourne and Perth.
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.
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.
The Arkansas Senate passed a number of bills Thursday regulating medical marijuana.
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.
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters that “I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much.”
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.
A Sacramento woman is in need of a new heart, but her medical marijuana use is keeping her from receiving that life saving procedure.
More Arizonans are using medical marijuana than ever before. This is according to a year-end report on the state’s medical marijuana program, which was released on Jan. 24, 2017, by the Arizona Department of Health Services.
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.
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.
The report released Thursday by Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler found that 22 other physicians certified a combined 46,854 medical marijuana patients, or 56% of the total for the 2015
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.
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.
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.
On July 23, 2016, Trulieve, a medical marijuana dispensary licensed by the state of Florida, announced that it had made the first authorized home delivery of low-THC medical cannabis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Under a plan proposed by the Oregon Health Authority, medical marijuana growers would have to pay a $200 annual fee for every medical marijuana patient for whom they grow. The fee under existing law is currently $50 per patient.
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.
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.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of July 21, 2015: New Frontier analysts predict that in the next five years that the number of medical marijuana patients in the United States is going to double.
It’s no secret that the on-demand cannabis marketplace is helping dispensaries expand their clientele, fueling competition among legal cannabis delivery providers eager to dominate the market.
With a vote of 40-7, the Pennsylvania Senate voted to approve SB 3, a bill which would legalize medical marijuana in the state. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives where it is expected to meet much more resistance than it did in the Senate.
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.
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.
On February 13, 2015, the Washington state Senate adopted Bill 5052, introduced by Republican Sen. Ann Rivers in an attempt to combine the state’s recreational and medical marijuana industries.
When it comes to medical marijuana, one of the toughest challenges facing state regulatory agencies is how to crack down on perceived abuses in the system.
In legal terms, reciprocity refers to one state’s recognition of the effect of another state’s law, and the illustration usually given is driver’s licenses.
It was years ago now, but I will never forget the day I learned that cannabis is medicine. I was speaking with a beekeeper friend of mine who began to talk about the medicinal qualities of cannabis, which he called a truly amazing plant.
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.