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New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed Into Law

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed Into Law

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed Into Law

On July 18, 2017, Gov. Chris Sununu signed House Bill 640, a New Hampshire marijuana decriminalization bill, reducing the penalty for those who possess small amounts of marijuana.

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.

Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs

MADISON, Wis., July 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Scott Walker has always been a politician willing to do or say anything to advance his own political ambitions. But newly uncovered information that Walker, as head of the Republican Governor’s Association, accepted a major contribution from a marijuana industry trade group this year at the same time he was lobbying for authority to require drug testing as a condition of receiving public assistance benefits reaches new heights of political hypocrisy.

This Is Why a Court Ruled in Favor of a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient

This Is Why a Court Ruled in Favor of a Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient

On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Massachusetts medical marijuana patient could sue her employer for handicap discrimination after she was fired for being a registered medical marijuana patient.

Colorado Court: Drug Dog Alert Not Enough Cause for Car Search as Cannabis Is Legal

Colorado Court: Drug Dog Alert Not Enough Cause for Car Search as Cannabis Is Legal

If a drug dog detects the scent of a controlled substance on a vehicle, it isn’t enough probable cause for police in Colorado to search the vehicle, according to a ruling issued by the Colorado Court of Appeals on July 13, 2017.

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.

Governor Carney, Lawmakers Expand Access to Medical Marijuana for Delawareans with PTSD

WILMINGTON, Del., July 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor John Carney this week signed into law Senate Bill 24, which will expand access to medical marijuana treatment for Delaware veterans, and other Delawareans, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Utah Agriculture Department May Let Anyone With Certification Grow Hemp

Utah Agriculture Department May Let Anyone With Certification Grow Hemp

Growing marijuana is illegal in Utah and so is growing hemp — which is a close relative of pot. But, that could change. This week, the Utah agriculture department proposed allowing anyone to grow it with proper certification.

First Look at Wisconsin Marijuana Legalization Bill Aimed at Jumpstarting Economy

First Look at Wisconsin Marijuana Legalization Bill Aimed at Jumpstarting Economy

Wisconsin marijuana legalization has been given new life. On July 13, 2017, Wisconsin Rep. Melissa Sargent held a press conference to announce the introduction of a bill aimed at legalizing both medical and recreational marijuana in the state, marking the third time a marijuana legalization bill has been introduced in the Wisconsin State Legislature.

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State's Largest Operator

Arizona Medical Marijuana Merger Creates State’s Largest Operator

A recent Arizona medical marijuana merger has enabled a national marijuana company to become the largest operator in the Grand Canyon State. On July 11, 2017, Harvest merged with Modern Flower, a local cultivator, making Harvest the greatest license-holder for medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the state.

Harvest Merges with Modern Flower to Become Largest Medical Marijuana Operator in Arizona

Harvest Merges with Modern Flower to Become Largest Medical Marijuana Operator in Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz., July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harvest, a national medical marijuana operator based in Arizona, has merged with Modern Flower, a local marijuana cultivator and leading wholesale cannabis supplier. The merger allows Harvest to become the largest medical marijuana operator in Arizona, with more dispensary licenses and cultivation facilities than any other medical marijuana operator in the state.

Michigan Marijuana Campaign Reaches Significant Milestone

Michigan Marijuana Campaign Reaches Significant Milestone

A Michigan marijuana campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state has reached a significant milestone. On July 10, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that its petition to put legalization on the 2018 ballot had earned more than 100,000 signatures.

Nevada Dispensaries on the Verge of Running Out of Marijuana

Nevada Dispensaries on the Verge of Running Out of Marijuana

After nearly a week of sales, Nevada dispensaries are on the verge of running out of marijuana. On July 7, 2017, it was announced that Gov. Brian Sandoval had endorsed a “statement of emergency” issued by the state Department of Taxation, giving the department the latitude to adopt emergency regulations aimed at fixing the marijuana shortage.

Beyond The Marijuana Index: MJIC Inc CEO Talks Company's Desire To Be 'Amazon Of Weed'

Beyond The Marijuana Index: MJIC CEO Talks Company’s Desire To Be ‘Amazon Of Weed’

MJIC Inc., the company behind the much-discussed Marijuana Index*, tracks U.S. and Canada-traded weed stocks and has been used as the base for the main cannabis ETFs out there. However, the media seems to have emphasized only one of the company’s multiple business segments.

These Are the First Two Recipients of Colorado Cannabis Transporter Licenses

These Are the First Two Recipients of Colorado Cannabis Transporter Licenses

On June 10, 2016, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1211 into law, creating Colorado cannabis transporter licenses for medical and recreational cannabis transporters. With the new law requiring transporters to be licensed by July 1, 2017, the state has already issued one medical transporter license and two recreational cannabis transporter licenses.

John Morgan Suing the State of Florida Over Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban

John Morgan Suing the State of Florida Over Medical Cannabis Smoking Ban

Orlando trial attorney John Morgan has filed a lawsuit against Florida over the state’s ban on medical cannabis smoking. As the chief financier of the push to legalize medical cannabis in Florida, Morgan has long threatened to sue the state if the legislature banned medical cannabis smoking.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Cultivator Application Period Closed

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Commerce has finished accepting applications for Level I and Level II Cultivator licenses. Level I cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000 square feet. Level II cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area of 3,000 square feet. Licensees may submit an expansion request pursuant to the cultivator rules.

Legislative Conference Committee Stalls on Massachusetts Marijuana Bill

Legislative Conference Committee Stalls on Massachusetts Marijuana Bill

he Massachusetts House and Senate continue to be at odds over how to regulate recreational marijuana. On June 30, 2017, a six-member conference committee comprised of both House and Senate leadership announced that although it had missed its self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement, it would continue negotiations after the Fourth of July holiday.

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.

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Grants Medical Marijuana Permits for Dispensaries

HARRISBURG, Penn., June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Pennsylvania Department of Health today granted 27 dispensary permits for medical marijuana dispensaries. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational, before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana.

Massachusetts Lawmakers May Compromise on Recreational Cannabis Taxes

Massachusetts Lawmakers May Compromise on Recreational Cannabis Taxes

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg are confident that the House and Senate can come to an agreement on recreational cannabis taxes before their self-imposed deadline of June 30, 2017.

Poll of Likely Utah Voters Shows 73% Support for a Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative Next Year

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.

Vermont Legalization Bill Blocked by House of Representatives

Vermont Legalization Bill Blocked by House of Representatives

Vermont will have to wait another year until recreational marijuana is legalized. During a special veto session, which took place on June 21, 2017, the Vermont House of Representatives voted to block consideration of a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana.

Senate Passes Senator Savino’s Bill Adding PTSD as Treatable by Medical Marijuana

ALBANY, NY, June 20, 2017 / — The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Savino (D-SI/Brooklyn) to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of qualifying conditions treatable with medical marijuana in New York State.

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Cresco Yeltrah Awarded Marijuana Grow Facility in Jefferson County, PA

BROOKEVILLE, Penn., June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — After proposing a very detailed community support program and outlining plans to manage the highest level of regulatory compliance, Cresco Yeltrah (CY) was awarded a cultivation license today as part of the Pennsylvania Compassionate Medical Cannabis program. The awardees of the state’s very stringent application process were announced today by the Department of Public Health.

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Bill Gets Committee Hearing

New Jersey Recreational Marijuana Bill Gets Committee Hearing

Democratic lawmakers in the Garden State are making moves on a New Jersey recreational marijuana bill. On June 19, 2017, the state Senate Judiciary Committee held a formal hearing on S-3195, a bill that would legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in the state.

Vermont Governor Thinks Legalization Deal Still Achievable Before Veto Session

Vermont Governor Thinks Legalization Deal Still Achievable Before Veto Session

Vermont just might get another chance at legalizing recreational marijuana. According to the Associated Press, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has said that he still thinks it’s possible to reach a legalization deal before the legislature meets for a special two-day veto session.


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