TORONTO, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario Division offers the provincial government wide-ranging recommendations to reduce the health risks and harms associated with the legalization and regulation of cannabis.
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Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization is planned for a rollout in July 2018, but provinces and territories are in charge of drafting and establishing jurisdiction-specific rules, so they’ve been working hard to create rules that fall within the country’s legalization framework.
FREDERICTON, N.B., June 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – A proposed provincial model for the legalization of recreational cannabis was outlined today in an interim report released by a government working group.
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris informed the Board of Physicians of his decision regarding which conditions DCP will seek to add to the list of debilitating conditions through the regulation making process.
On Dec. 21, 2016, Pennsylvania Sec. of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced during a briefing that license applications for medical marijuana cultivators and processors will be made available on Jan. 17, 2017, with the application window running from Feb. 20 until March 20, 2017.
OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In March 2016, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Kent Hehr, announced a review of VAC’s role in reimbursing Veterans for cannabis for medical purposes.
On Aug. 30, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it is going to expand its medical marijuana program.
NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his office will sign off on all 12 recommendations made by the Department of Health in its recent two-year report evaluating the rollout and current status of New York’s medical marijuana program.
On July 27, 2016, the County of Sonoma in California will hold the first of three medical marijuana town hall meetings to receive input on marijuana regulations in Districts 3-5 of unincorporated Sonoma County.
In Massachusetts, very few doctors are making medical marijuana recommendations for patients. According to Boston Globe, 13 doctors have issued medical marijuana recommendations for approximately three quarters of the 31,818 patients in the state.
On September 28, 2015, a bipartisan House panel issued its recommendations regarding the topic of medical marijuana, bringing it one step closer to going before the House for a vote.
VENICE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Founded by a doctor and a patient, MMJRecs.com is a brand-new app that enables California medical-cannabis patients to apply for and receive doctor recommendations via their mobile devices.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — HelloMD (www.hellomd.com) today announces surprising user demographic of those that use their service.
All things considered, states have done fairly well with cannabis legalization, though challenges still persist. In Colorado, lawmakers are still grappling with how to harmonize recreational and medicinal cannabis markets.
The success of Washington’s legal marijuana market can be considered iffy at best. Between high prices, low supply and licenses handed out by lottery, Washington is having a hard time getting into the swing of things.