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Former Arizona Medical Marijuana Ban May Return to College Campuses

Former Arizona Medical Marijuana Ban May Return to College Campuses

Former Arizona Medical Marijuana Ban May Return to College Campuses

Arizona medical marijuana users may have to use caution if they are looking to light up on college campuses. On June 8, 2017, Attorney General Mark Brnovich requested that the Arizona Supreme Court reevaluate a ruling made by the Arizona Court of Appeals this past April, which rejected a 2012 decision by the legislature to make possession of medical marijuana on college campuses a crime.

MD’s Highest Court Stops Case That Would Halt Medical Marijuana Licenses

MD’s Highest Court Stops Case That Would Halt Medical Marijuana Licenses

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued an order on Friday that halted a hearing in Baltimore Circuit Court, where Judge Barry Williams had been scheduled to review his decision last week to temporarily stop the commission from issuing any more licenses. Williams’ order expires Sunday.

Battle Born State: Reno Medical Marijuana Event Helps Veterans

Battle Born State: Reno Medical Marijuana Event Helps Veterans

On May 27, 2017, the Canna Community Connection brought together stakeholders for a Reno medical marijuana event to give back to veterans in Nevada by offering them access to free physician evaluations and medical marijuana cards.

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Hawaii Receives a Grade of “B” for its Medical Marijuana Program

HONOLULU, May 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Hawaii Department of Health has received a “B” and ranked the fifth highest in the nation for its medical marijuana program, based on a recent report card of new, regulated medical marijuana distribution programs issued by Americans for Safe Access (ASA).

Maryland's medical marijuana program takes big step forward

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program Takes Big Step Forward

Maryland’s medical marijuana program took a big step forward this week with the awarding of the state’s first grower’s license. ForwardGro, based in Anne Arundel County, could make medicine available to patients this fall, but a number of outside forces might put the brakes on the process.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Users Denied Reduced Program Fees

Arizona Medical Marijuana Users Denied Reduced Program Fees

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has denied attempts by Arizona medical marijuana users to lower mandatory patient and caregiver fees. Though Judge Jo Lynn Gentry did not challenge patients’ claims that the Department of Health Services collects more money than is needed to keep the program running, she maintained that the courts are unable to alter the fees for Arizona medical marijuana users.

ED Talk: A doctor's case for medical marijuana

TED Talk: Dr. David Casarett’s Case for Medical Marijuana

Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes back with a fascinating report on what we know and what we don’t — and what mainstream medicine could learn from the modern medical marijuana dispensary.

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Majority of Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patients Saw Benefit During the Program’s First Year

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A majority of Minnesota patients using medical cannabis reported benefits during the first year of the program, according to early data from a first-of-its-kind study by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

New York Senate Health Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Bill for PTSD

New York Senate Health Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Bill for PTSD

On May 9, 2017, the New York Senate Health Committee passed Senate Bill 5629, which would consider post-traumatic stress disorder an eligible condition for the state’s medical marijuana program.

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Group Gathers at Texas State Capitol to Push for MMJ Legislation

Patients, caregivers and advocates are hoping to keep HB 2107 alive by gathering at the Texas State Capitol. They are urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on the bill, which would patients suffering from more than 22 conditions including cancer, HIV, Crohn’s Disease and PTSD to use medicinal marijuana.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Adds Thousands of New Patients to Medical Marijuana Program Following the Addition of Chronic Pain

ALBANY, New York, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several milestones in the state’s Medical Marijuana program, including the certification of more than 3,350 patients since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition in late March.

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Proposal to Fix Texas Medical Marijuana Program Advances With Committee Approval in House of Representatives

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health approved a bill Friday afternoon (7-2) that would fix the state’s currently unworkable medical marijuana program and make the unnecessarily restrictive law more inclusive.

Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Rise Slightly in April

Illinois Medical Marijuana Sales Rise Slightly in April

On May 3, 2017, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program reported that it raked in just over $6.6 million in retail medical marijuana sales for the month of April, a slight increase of $300,000 from the $6.3 million in sales for the month of March.

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Justice Department Will Continue to Be Prohibited From Interfering in State Medical Marijuana Laws Under New Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Justice Department will continue to be prohibited from interfering in state medical marijuana laws under the federal spending bill passed Thursday in the Senate.

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Vireo to Expand Home Delivery of Medical Marijuana to Bronx, State Island and Westchester

NEW YORK, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, will expand its groundbreaking medical marijuana home delivery program to the Bronx, Staten Island and Westchester County beginning on Saturday, May 6.

New York Medical Marijuana Providers File Suit Against Health Department

New York Medical Marijuana Providers File Suit Against Health Department

On April 28, 2017, four out of five licensed New York medical marijuana providers filed suit against the state Department of Health for attempting to expand the number of licensed providers from five to 10.

Georgia State Congressman Skirts Law to Help Medical Marijuana Patients

Georgia State Congressman Skirts Law to Help Medical Marijuana Patients

Rep. Allen Peake, a state congressman in Georgia, has begun distributing medical marijuana oil to qualifying patients within the state. Although Georgia legalized low-THC medical marijuana in 2015, there is no legal method for patients to obtain it, which prompted Peake to take action.

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Vireo Launches New York City & Long Island’s First-Ever Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Program

NEW YORK, April 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, will launch New York City and Long Island’s first-ever medical marijuana home delivery program.

Department of Health Selects Vendor for Medical Marijuana ‘Seed-to-Sale’ Tracking System

HARRISBURG, Penn., April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Secretary of Health Karen Murphy announced that the Department of Health has selected MJ Freeway to implement the seed-to-sale electronic tracking system for Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program.

Mountain State Medicine: West Virginia Governor Legalizes Medical Cannabis

Mountain State Medicine: West Virginia Governor Legalizes Medical Cannabis

On April 19, 2017, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed Senate Bill 386, also known as the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, legalizing medical cannabis as a treatment option for patients suffering from one of several qualifying conditions.

University of Utah Hospital Denied Teen Transplant Due to Marijuana Use

University of Utah Hospital Denied Teen Transplant Due to Marijuana Use

A teenager in Utah was denied a life-saving organ transplant by the University of Utah Hospital after it was discovered that the teen had traces of THC in his blood stream.

New York Reminds Insurers to Cover Visits Resulting in MMJ Certification

New York Reminds Insurers to Cover Visits Resulting in MMJ Certification

On April 12, 2017, the NYSDFS announced that it has reminded state-authorized health insurers that they must provide coverage for office visits that fall under the insured’s policy of covered services, including those resulting in patients receiving medical marijuana certifications.

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DFS Reminds Health Insurers of Their Obligation to Cover Office Visits That Also Include Medical Marijuana Certification Among Other Healthcare Services

ALBANY, N.Y., April 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Financial Services is reminding all insurers authorized to write insurance in New York State that they must provide coverage for office visits for covered services, including those that may result in a medical marijuana certification, as long as the visit was not solely for the purpose of the certification.

Massachusetts Banked $7.2M in Medical Marijuana Revenue in 2016

Massachusetts Banked $7.2M in Medical Marijuana Revenue in 2016

According to the Medical Marijuana Trust Fund Annual Report, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for fiscal year 2016, the state collected approximately $7.2 million in revenue from its medical marijuana program.

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Decision Pending on Adding Opioid Use Disorder for Medical Marijuana in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M., April 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On Friday, April 7, New Mexico could become the first state in the nation to specifically list opioid use disorder as medical condition that qualifies for access to the state medical marijuana program.


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