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Tomorrow: Board of Physicians Holds Public Hearing to Discuss New Medical Marijuana Conditions

Tomorrow: Board of Physicians Holds Public Hearing to Discuss New Medical Marijuana Conditions

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tomorrow, on Friday, August 18th at 8:30am the Board of Physicians will hold a public hearing to discuss the addition of two conditions to the Medical Marijuana Program.

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.

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain, Migraine, Anxiety and Tourette's Syndrome to List of Qualifying Conditions

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain, Migraine, Anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome to List of Qualifying Conditions

Today, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain, migraine, anxiety and Tourette’s Syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program.

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.

Florida

Florida Medical Marijuana Legislation Signed by Governor

Florida medical marijuana legislation has finally expanded the state’s medical marijuana program. On June 26, 2017, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law SB 8-A, a bill that expands the state’s program by adding cultivators and qualifying conditions.

Florida Legislature Reaches Agreement on Rules Regulating Medical Marijuana

Florida Legislature Reaches Agreement on Rules Regulating Medical Marijuana

On June 7, 2017, the Florida legislature reached an agreement on rules regulating medical marijuana in the state. House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues said that the two chambers of government had reached a “conceptual agreement” and that the House was currently reviewing the Senate’s proposed measure.

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New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain and other Conditions to List of Qualifying Conditions

TRENTON, N.J., May 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, migraines, anxiety, chronic fatigue related to ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, Tourrette syndrome as qualifying conditions for the 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.

New Mexico Bill Would Allow Veterans to Purchase Medical Marijuana

New Mexico Bill Would Allow Veterans to Purchase Medical Marijuana

On Feb. 8, 2017, the New Mexico Senate Judiciary Committee voted to endorse Senate Bill 8, a bill that would, among many other changes, allow United States military veterans residing in New Mexico to use medical marijuana, regardless of diagnosis.

Medical Marijuana Bills Pre-Filed in South Carolina

Medical Marijuana Bills Pre-Filed in South Carolina

In South Carolina, Rep. Todd Rutherford has pre-filed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Dubbed the Put Patients First Act, the bill would allow qualified patients to possess up to two ounces of medical marijuana as well grow up to six plants.

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State Medical Cannabis Program to Add PTSD as Qualifying Condition

ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger today announced the decision to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a new qualifying condition for the state’s medical cannabis program.

Experts in New Mexico Support MMJ as Tool to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Experts in New Mexico Support MMJ as Tool to Tackle Opioid Crisis

On Nov. 4, 2016, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program voted in favor of adding “opiate use disorder” to the state’s list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment option.

Breaking News: New York Releases Two-Year Medical Marijuana Program Report

Breaking News: New York Releases Two-Year MMJ Program Report

The transparency of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program has been questioned by many New Yorkers, but on Aug. 19, 2016, the New York State Department of Health released a two-year report on the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act, as confirmed by a staff member with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program.

Maine Rejects Petition to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Maine Rejects Petition to Add Opioid Addiction as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

According to a letter dated July 8, 2016, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services has denied a petition by Dawson Julia, a medical marijuana caregiver, to add “Addiction to Opiates and drugs derived from chemical synthesis” to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

Montanans to Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion in Big Sky Country

Montanans to Vote on Medical Marijuana Expansion for Big Sky Country

On July 13, 2016, Montana Sec. of State Linda McCulloch certified that Initiative 182, an initiative that would expand the availability of medical marijuana in the state, had received enough valid signatures to qualify for the state’s ballot in November.

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.

Report: Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program Benefitting Patients

Report: Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program Benefitting Patients

On June 6, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a report on survey results collected from patients in the state’s medical cannabis program, revealing that a majority of patients have benefited substantially from using legal medical cannabis.

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Illinois Logs Slight Increase in Medical Marijuana Sales

On June 1, 2016, Joseph Wright, program coordinator for the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, announced that registered dispensaries logged nearly $2.3 million in sales for the month of May, which is a slightly increase from April’s sales total of $2.2 million.

Louisiana

Louisiana Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill into Law

On May 19, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 271, expanding the number of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical marijuana program and regulatory improvements to expedite access, as well as adding language to protect physicians, according to WAFB News.

Conditions

Illinois Advisory Board Recommends Expanding Qualifying Conditions

On May 2, 2016, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board met to review a request to expand the state’s number of qualifying conditions. According to the Associated Press, the board voted to recommend diabetes and panic disorder as qualifying conditions.

Qualifying Conditions

Illinois to Consider Adding Conditions to Medical Cannabis Program

On Monday, May 2, 2016, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board will meet to discuss the possibility of approving additional conditions for the state’s list of conditions that can qualify a patient to use medical cannabis.

Pennsylvania

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Medical Marijuana Legalized in Pennsylvania

On April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed SB3, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state, and then sent the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf to sign. Wolf officially signed SB3 into law on April 17.


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