Efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Tennessee have gotten some unexpected support from state House Speaker Beth Harwell. On Feb. 27, 2018, Harwell voted to break a tie in the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee in favor of HB 1749 / SB 1710, also known as the Medical Cannabis Act. Under the proposed measure, medical cannabis…
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Monday: Board of Physicians Holds Public Hearing to Consider New Medical Marijuana Conditions
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – On Monday, February 26th at 8:30am, the Board of Physicians will hold a public hearing to discuss the addition of four conditions to the Medical Marijuana Program.
Illinois Judge: Add Chronic Pain as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana
Illinois patients suffering from chronic pain may soon have a new way to treat their medical condition. On Jan. 16, 2018, Cook County Judge Raymond Mitchell ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to add chronic pain as a qualifying condition for the state’s medical marijuana program.
Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Mandating Review of New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Policy
TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 23, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order directing the New Jersey Department of Health and the Board of Medical Examiners to review the state’s existing medical marijuana program. The goal of the review is to eliminate barriers to access for patients who suffer from illnesses that could be treated with medical marijuana.
Poll: Record Number Want Georgia Medical Marijuana Program Expanded
Support for expanding the Georgia medical marijuana program is at an all-time, according to a new poll released by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Arizona Dispensaries Sold Over 43 Tons of Medical Marijuana in 2017
While the Grand Canyon State may have failed to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016, Arizona dispensaries ran full steam ahead with medical marijuana sales in 2017, selling more than 43 tons by the end of the year, according to an end-of-year report from the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Voters to Decide on Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Legalization This Summer
This past summer voters in the Sooner State learned that they’d have an opportunity to vote on Oklahoma medical cannabis legalization in 2018, but the exact election date wasn’t clear until now.
West Virginia Medical Cannabis Interests 82 Percent of Doctors in State
Medical cannabis cards in the Mountain State won’t see the light of day until July 1, 2019, but it appears prospective patients might have an easier time finding a West Virginia medical cannabis doctor.
New York Governor Approves Medical Cannabis to Treat PTSD
Patients in the state of New York suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will now be able to use medical cannabis to treat PTSD.
West Virginia Medical Marijuana Regulators Want Resident Input Right Now
West Virginia medical marijuana may not be a reality for another two years, but state regulators are ready to start calculating the supply and demand needs of Mountain State patients.
State Medical Board of Ohio Approves Dates for Initial Petition to Add a Qualifying Condition Submission Period
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Medical board members established Nov. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018 as the first submission period for petitions to add a qualifying medical condition to the Medical Marijuana Control Program. NO PETITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE NOV. 1, 2018.
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 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
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.
You Can Now Apply to be Fifth Dispensary in Vermont Medical Marijuana Program
While recreational legalization failed recently in the Green Mountain State, the Vermont medical marijuana program is still making progress.
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 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
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.
New Jersey Medical Marijuana Panel Suggests Expanding Conditions
New Jersey might get an influx of new medical marijuana patients. On May 11, 2017, the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel suggested that the state health commissioner add chronic pain as a qualifying condition.
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.
Georgia Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill
On May 9, 2017, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 16, a medical cannabis expansion bill that adds six new conditions to the list of conditions that qualify for low-thc oil in the state.
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.
West Virginia Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill
Medical marijuana may soon be coming to the Mountain State. On March 29, 2017, the West Virginia Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 386, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
Georgia House Approves Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill
On March 1, 2017, the Georgia House of Representatives voted to approve House Bill 65, which would expand the number of qualifying conditions covered by the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
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.
Florida’s Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules Receive Heavy Opposition
On Feb. 7, 2017, Florida state officials hosted a public workshop in Fort Lauderdale on the state Department of Health’s proposed rules for Florida’s medical marijuana system.
Guam’s Medical Cannabis License Applications Now Available
On Jan. 18, 2017, Guam’s medical cannabis license applications were made available at the Department of Public Health and Social Services’ main office in Mangilao.
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.
Survey: Ohio Doctors Unlikely to Recommend Medical Marijuana
According to a survey released by the Ohio State Medical Board, only 30% of doctors in the state would be likely to recommend medical marijuana to patients with qualifying conditions.
Minnesota Adds PTSD as Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana
Minnesota residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will soon be able to use medical marijuana to treat their condition.
New York Adding Chronic Pain as Qualifying Condition for MMJ
On Dec. 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it will be adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.
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.
Medical Marijuana Emerges as Dark Horse in North Dakota
On Nov. 8, 2016, a majority of voters in North Dakota approved Measure 5, legalizing medical marijuana in the state and signaling a watershed victory in the legalization movement.
Florida Approves Medical Marijuana in Landslide Victory
On Nov. 8, 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly voted to approve Amendment 2, a ballot amendment that will legalize medical marijuana in the state.
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.
Medical Marijuana in Ohio: A Look at What’s Legal, What’s Not
A law making medical marijuana legal in Ohio is now in effect.
Delaware Gov. Signs Bill to Allow Marijuana for Terminally Ill
Family members remember Robert Jester as a big man with a big presence, and on Wednesday, his story made a big difference to many terminally ill Delawareans.
New York to Expand Medical Marijuana Program
On Aug. 30, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it is going to expand its medical marijuana program.
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.
Illinois Patients Spent $2.9 Million on Medical Marijuana in July
On August 3, 2016, state officials announced that Illinois patients spent $2,947,223 on medical marijuana in the month of July, beating out the previous month’s record high of $2.57 million.
Christie to Decide If Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat PTSD
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie will decide whether New Jersey residents with post-traumatic stress disorder can be treated with medical marijuana after lawmakers approved a measure Monday.
Nearly 500 Minn. Pain Patients are Ready to Buy Medical Marijuana
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Nearly 500 patients suffering intractable pain have registered to buy medical marijuana starting Monday.
Arizona Rising: State Now Accepting Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications
The Arizona Department of Health Services is accepting medical marijuana dispensary applications from July 18 – July 29, 2016.
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 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.
Medical Marijuana Sales Inching Up in Illinois
On July 7, 2016, the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced that the state banked $2.57 million in retail sales for the month of June, which is a slight increase from the $2.3 million in retails sales for May.
New Jersey Seeks Public Input on Medical Marijuana
If you have a medical condition that could possibly be treated with medical marijuana, the state of New Jersey wants to hear from you.
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
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.
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.