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

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.

MCK Announces Moratorium on Cannabis Distribution in Kahnawake

MCK Announces Moratorium on Cannabis Distribution in Kahnawake

In response to the upcoming legalization of marijuana in Canada in 2018, the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) announced today that, effective immediately, it has declared a Moratorium on the production, distribution and sale of cannabis within the Territory until such time as the community adopts its own regulations on the matter.

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can’t Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State

Drones and Self-Driving Cars Can’t Legally Deliver Marijuana in This State

When retail outlets in California finally get permission to start selling recreational marijuana at the start of 2018, thanks to a vote last year, there’s one notable way they won’t be able to deliver the drug—by drone.

Governor Phil Scott Announces Marijuana Advisory Commission

Governor Phil Scott today issued Executive Order 15-17, establishing the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission, charged with recommending a comprehensive approach to addressing health, safety, regulatory and infrastructure needs when considering legalized marijuana use.

Las Vegas Airport Banning Possession and Advertisement of Cannabis

Las Vegas Airport Banning Possession and Advertisement of Cannabis

It looks like cannabis travelers and advertisers will have to be more conscientious when using the Las Vegas airport. On Sept. 5, 2017, Clark County commissioners approved a measure to ban both possession and advertisement of cannabis at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

Charlie Baker's Pot Board Pick Opposed Legalization

Charlie Baker’s Pot Board Pick Opposed Legalization

Gov. Charlie Baker has started shaping the powerful state commission charged with overseeing the pot industry, tapping a longtime Beacon Hill pol who opposed legalizing weed to fill the panel’s public health-centered post.

Michigan Medical Cannabis Program Needs Participants for Workgroups

Michigan Medical Cannabis Program Needs Participants for Workgroups

On Aug. 22, 2017, the Michigan Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation announced that it has created five workgroups for the Michigan medical cannabis program and is in need of stakeholders to participate in them to provide input on the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.

Canadian Mental Health Association Wants Restraints on Recreational Marijuana

Canadian Mental Health Association Wants Restraints on Recreational Marijuana

On Aug. 14, 2017, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association released a report that calls for wide ranging rules and restrictions to be placed on the province’s recreational marijuana market once it becomes legal in 2018.

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.

Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions

Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions

On Aug. 4, 2017, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson responded to a letter sent by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions that criticized the efficacy of Washington marijuana regulations designed to prevent illegal diversion and public health issues.

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Gov. Baker Signs Marijuana Compromise Bill

BOSTON, July 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Charlie Baker today signed the marijuana compromise bill sent to him last week by the Legislature, setting the stage for creation of the regulatory structure to oversee legal marijuana sales in Massachusetts.

U.S. Reps Comer, Goodlatte, Massie, and Polis Introduce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congressmen James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation to end unnecessary and outdated regulations on industrial hemp.

Nevada Judge Denies Request to Block Emergency Marijuana Regulations

Nevada Judge Denies Request to Block Emergency Marijuana Regulations

A Nevada judge has denied a request by the Independent Alcohol Distributors of Nevada to block emergency regulations allowing the state to temporarily issue recreational marijuana distribution licenses.

Things to Know About the California Counties Cannabis Summit

Things to Know About the California Counties Cannabis Summit

With the upcoming implementation of Proposition 64 on Jan. 1, 2018, the California State Association of Counties, the Rural County Representatives of California and the Urban Counties of California joined forces to co-sponsor the California Counties Cannabis Summit on July 19, 2017, in Sacramento, to get on the same page.

Alaska Marijuana Control Board Moves Ahead With Onsite Marijuana Consumption

Alaska Marijuana Control Board Moves Ahead With Onsite Marijuana Consumption

From July 12-14, 2017, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board met to address several agenda items, including onsite marijuana consumption. While the MCB previously tabled the issue this past February, the board voted 3-2 last week to approve the creation of regulations for onsite marijuana consumption at recreational marijuana stores.

What We Know About the Future of Los Angeles County Cannabis Regulations

What We Know About the Future of Los Angeles County Cannabis Regulations

While Los Angeles County cannabis regulations have yet to be developed, the county is ready to gain insight from its residents on a range of issues that need to be addressed to regulate cannabis in its unincorporated areas.

Ontario Seeking Public Input on Federal Plan to Legalize Cannabis

TORONTO, Ontario, July 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The province is asking for your thoughts on how Ontario should approach cannabis legalization in a way that protects youth, prevents harm and ensures that Ontario’s roads continue to be among the safest in North America.

Assembly Wants Alaska Marijuana Control Board to Allow Onsite Consumption

Assembly Wants Alaska Marijuana Control Board to Allow Onsite Consumption

On July 11, 2017, members of the Anchorage Assembly voted and approved a resolution to ask the Alaska Marijuana Control Board to support onsite consumption for locals and visiting tourists.

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Cannabis Growers Brace for Proposed Limits on Chemicals in Crop Sprays

The laid-back days when marijuana growers could spray crops with chemicals without fear of consequences are just about over as California prepares to deploy a strict new testing regimen, but the proposed regulations have sparked debate over claims they’ll force many pot merchants out of business.

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Gets Green Light for Sales on July 1

Nevada Recreational Marijuana Greenlit for Sales on July 1

The partygoers of Sin City will soon be given the opportunity to indulge in recreational marijuana this Saturday. On July 1, 2017, Nevada recreational marijuana sales will commence as dispensaries will have the green light to sell to adults.

Arkansas Subcommittee Approves Rules for State Medical Marijuana Program

Arkansas Subcommittee Approves Rules for State Medical Marijuana Program

On June 13, 2017, the Arkansas Administrative Rules and Regulations Subcommittee approved the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s proposed rules for the state medical marijuana program.

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Libertarians Object to Proposed Marijuana Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Libertarian Party of California strongly supports legal marijuana, for either medical or recreational use. However, we oppose the increase in new laws and regulations that has accompanied this trend.

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

Los Angeles Issues Dispensary Map, Draft Business Regs and Zoning Ordinance

In the span of two days, the City of Los Angeles has taken three important steps toward regulating its legal cannabis market—issuing a cannabis dispensary map, draft commercial cannabis regulations and a proposed zoning ordinance.

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.

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

On June 6, 2017, a Los Angeles County cannabis ban was extended after a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The regulations call for a ban on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas and also include new rules for personal cultivation.

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LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas issued the following statement regarding an ordinance prohibiting all cannabis businesses and activities in the unincorporated areas of the County. The ordinance also imposes reasonable regulations on personal cannabis cultivation while businesses are further studied for potential regulation.

California Medical Cannabis Regulation Meeting in Los Angeles

California Medical Cannabis Regulation Meeting in Los Angeles

The California Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is holding a public regulation hearing on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. The event, the second of four scheduled hearings, gives stakeholders the opportunity to comment on the proposed California medical cannabis regulations.

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Department of Health Finalizes Temporary Regulations for Physicians to Participate in Medical Marijuana Program

HARRISBURG, Penn., June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that regulations for physicians to participate in the medical marijuana program will be published in the June 3 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

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Statement from Health Canada on Improving the Licensing of Production of Cannabis for Medical Purposes

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Health Canada is introducing several improvements to its medical cannabis program that aim to streamline the application process for issuing production licenses and enable increased production under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).


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