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Study Finds Up to One-Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Marijuana

ATLANTA, GA, Sept. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms.

Vermont Public Safety Announces Conditional Approval of Fifth Marijuana Dispensary

WATERBURY, Vt., Sept. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has conditionally approved PhytoScience Institute, LLC as the fifth marijuana dispensary. This past legislative session, the General Assembly increased the number of authorized marijuana dispensaries from four to five with the passage of Act 65 (2017).

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American Pain Society Supports Passage of Marijuana Effective Studies Act

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.

Florida Medical Cannabis Supply Safe in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Florida Medical Cannabis Supply Safe in Wake of Hurricane Irma

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.

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

Gardner Backs Effort to Advance Medical Marijuana Research

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).

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

Michigan Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Have Until Mid-December to Shut Down

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.

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

History of Marijuana in Minnesota

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.

LSU Health Shreveport Could Lead Louisiana Medical Marijuana Research

LSU Health Shreveport Could Lead Louisiana Medical Marijuana Research

Louisiana State University has selected its medical marijuana vendor and now LSU Health Shreveport is ready to prepare for Louisiana medical marijuana research.

The History of Marijuana in North Carolina

The History of Marijuana in North Carolina

Marijuana has thousands of years of history all across the world and in the United States. In the United States, marijuana has a history of prohibition and legalization both at the state and federal levels. Many southern states are actually taking action to join the fight for legalization. North Carolina is among one of these southern states that is moving forward with marijuana legalization.

Aurora Cannabis operational update

Operational Update: Aurora Cannabis Surpasses 19,000 Patients; Record Monthly Revenue, Shipments, Grams Sold

VANCOUVER, Aug. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. (“Aurora” or the “Company”) (TSX: ACB) (OTCQX: ACBFF) (Frankfurt: 21P; WKN: A1C4WM) is pleased to provide the following operational update.

Nearly 800 Arkansans Approved for Medical Marijuana IDs, No Growing Applications

Nearly 800 Approved for Medical Marijuana IDs, No Growing Applications

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has not yet received applications for pot-growing and cultivation facilities as of Wednesday, and there have only been two submissions to locate a cannabis dispensary within the state less than three weeks before the state’s legislature-approved deadline.

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Utah Patients Coalition to Launch 2018 Signature Drive for Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The campaign to place a medical cannabis initiative on the November 2018 ballot will hold a news conference on Thursday to announce the official launch of signature gathering efforts.

Lab Delays Force Maui Grown Therapies to Suspend Sales

KAHULUI, Hawaii, Aug. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hawaiʻi’s first medical cannabis dispensary awaits action by the Hawaiʻi State Labs Division to help unclog a backlog of products so Maui patients can have access to quality assured medicinal cannabis products.

New York State Health Department Issues Improved Medical Marijuana Regulations

New York State Health Department Issues Improved Medical Marijuana Regulations

On Aug. 10, 2017, the New York State Department of Health revealed new regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program. The improved regulations were made in an effort to expand the program, aiming to create a more positive experience for all parties involved.

Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from four hours to two, and allow additional types of medical marijuana products to be sold.

Hawaii Greenlights Maui Grown Therapies to Open Dispensary Doors

Hawaii Greenlights Maui Grown Therapies to Open Dispensary Doors

After 17 years, Hawaii’s medical cannabis patients no longer have to wait to legally purchase their medication. On Aug. 8, 2017, the Department of Health approved Maui Grown Therapies as the first licensed medical cannabis dispensary to open for business in Hawaii.

This Is the First Long-Term Study on Cannabis and Opioids for Chronic Pain

This Is the First Long-Term Study on Cannabis and Opioids for Chronic Pain

On Aug. 8, 2017, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System announced that they had received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a long-term study on how medical cannabis affects opioid use in adults with chronic pain.

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First Dispensary Receives Approval From Department of Health to Begin Sales of Medical Cannabis for Hawai‘i Patients

Maui Wellness Group, LLC dba Maui Grown Therapies is the first licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the state to receive the green light from the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) to begin selling medical cannabis to registered patients and their caregivers.

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AltMed Enterprises to Join Plants of Ruskin Creating Medical Cannabis Dream Team in Florida

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Two Florida-based companies will form AltMed Florida to leverage AltMed Enterprises’ award-winning medical cannabis products and Plants of Ruskin’s multi-generational agricultural experience in Florida.

Fiorello Pharmaceuticals

Fiorello Pharmaceuticals Awarded Registered Organization Status for New York State Medical Marijuana Program

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on aiding patients with significant, painful and life-threatening conditions, is proud to announce that it has been selected as a Registered Organization in the expansion of New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program.

Harmony Foundation

Harmony Foundation Issued Permit to Grow Medicinal Marijuana

TRENTON, N.J., July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to Harmony Foundation in Secaucus, Hudson County to begin growing medicinal marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility.

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Senate Committee Stands Up for Medical Cannabis Patients

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to include an amendment introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy (R-VT) in the FY2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

GOP Leadership Blocks Blumenauer Amendment to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, condemned the House Rules Committee decision to block his amendment to make it easier for qualified veterans to access state-legal medical marijuana.

New Eligible Conditions Recommended By New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Panel

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Panel Recommends New Qualifying Conditions

On July 25, 2017, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel revealed an initial recommendation to add migraines, Tourette’s Syndrome, chronic pain and anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions for those seeking medical marijuana treatment in the Garden State.

Harris Introduces Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On July 25, Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017.

Is Microdosing the Future of Marijuana?

Is Microdosing the Future of 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.

Delaware Medical Marijuana Program Eases Requirements for PTSD Patients

Delaware Medical Marijuana Program Eases Requirements for PTSD 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.

5 Things You Need to Know About Marijuana Stock Zynerba Pharmaceuticals

5 Things You Need to Know About Marijuana Stock Zynerba Pharmaceuticals

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.

Cara Therapeutics Stock Has Lost More Than Half Its Value in 2 Weeks

Cara Therapeutics Stock Has Lost More Than Half Its Value in 2 Weeks

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.

Governor Rosselló Nevares Signs the Medicinal Law for the Use of Medical Cannabis

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.

Greece CMD Was Published for the Introduction of Approved Medications and Cannabis Products

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.


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