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New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate


The measure permits registered patients (or their designated caregivers) to cultivate up to three mature plants in a private location that it not subject to public view. An estimated 6,500 patients are authorized with the state to access medical cannabis via one of the state’s four operational dispensaries. In 2018, lawmakers passed legislation to raise the cap on the total number of dispensaries statewide.

New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana

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The state will begin issuing separate licenses for growers, processors, and retailers, and is seeking approximately 24 cultivators, 30 manufacturers, and 54 dispensaries. It is worth noting, however, potential complications to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program may arise with another expansion pending under Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act. The post New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana appeared first on Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law.

First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens In North Dakota This Week


After two years of waiting, medical marijuana patients in North Dakota’s largest city will finally have safe, reliable access to medication. The very first medical cannabis dispensary in the Roughrider State is opening in Fargo on February 28, 2019. Pure Dakota Cannabis.

FDA Says CBD Products Remain Illegal Post-Farm Bill, Arkansas Releases Medical Marijuana Dispensary Scores: Week in Review


Elsewhere, in Arkansas, the scores of medical marijuana dispensary applicants were announced. Tax Court has ruled that Harborside, a California dispensary, is not liable for accuracy-related 280E penalties. Ohio: Ohio’s first testing lab for medical marijuana got the green light from the state to open, which means sales can move forward as cultivators harvest their product and dispensaries decide to open.

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Arkansas: Licensed Medical Cannabis Sales Begin


Qualified patients now have limited access to medical cannabis products, after the state’s first licensed dispensaries began making sales this week. Voters initially approved medical cannabis access by passing a statewide initiative in November 2016. Under the law , qualified patients may obtain both herbal preparations of cannabis and infused cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries.

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Vireo Health Now In Puerto Rico, 6 Dispensaries On The Way

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“This expansion will give us access to the island’s deep pool of talented professionals, create a wide variety of jobs, and allow us to help many more patients.” Here’s the PR.

Legalization Is Paving the Way to a Greener Society: 5 Things You Need to Know Before Opening a Dispensary

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A few decades ago, you couldn’t open a cannabis dispensary in any state without facing the wrath of the state laws. This is now a thing of the past in most states, thanks to the legalization of the sale and use of cannabis in these states. Your Dispensary Budget.

Why Dr. Sue Sisley Sued the DEA for Stonewalling Cannabis Research


But at the Vegas event, she brought good news: She announced that other universities would host her research, and she recently applied for a third-party cultivation license from the DEA, the only federal agency that can legally provide cannabis for clinical study in the US.

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Alabama Senate Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Legislation

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The legislation would allow patients 19 and older who are suffering from one of 33 conditions to qualify for medical marijuana and obtain it at licensed dispensaries. Conditions that qualify patients for legal marijuana access include addiction, epilepsy, chronic pain, cancer and depression.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available


The first medical cannabis product manufacturing license was just awarded in Ohio, giving patients in the program a reason to celebrate. In the same facility, a 25,000 square foot space is dedicated to cultivating cannabis plants. Ohio Medical Cannabis Program Update.

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana


The Prairie State is the first state to legislatively regulate cannabis sales. ” Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois residents who are 21 or older may legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis, while those visiting from out-of-state may legally possess half that amount.

Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South


Virginia has been one of the most reluctant states to consider marijuana law reform, though it recently began allowing some forms of cannabis oil for approved patients. SB 1027 authorized the Board of Pharmacy to issue permits for marijuana cultivation and processing.

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Publishes The Cannabis Licensing They’ll Allow

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The top-scoring 60 cultivation facilities, 192 dispensary facilities and 86 medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facilities will be initially licensed for business in Missouri. Moving forward, we will continually reassess to ensure access for patients is adequate.”

Wake Up California Cannabis Growers It’s 2019

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CPA’s “ PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Wake Up California Cannabis Growers Its 2019 and the world you may have grown up and worked in since the late 1990’s was changed forever on January 1, 2018 due to the passage of SB 94 [Proposition 64].

LeafWorks, Botanical Genomics Company, Launches its Gender ID Test for Both Cannabis and Hemp Industries

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cannabis industry. April 8, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Today LeafWorks, a female scientist-led plant genetics company specializing in botanical identification for cannabis and hemp, launched its proprietary Gender ID Test to solve a pervasive problem among cannabis cultivators – male plants.

Why Governors Veto Medical Cannabis Legislation


While we have seen a sharp rise in cannabis access across the U.S., Today, a number of Governors continue to veto medical cannabis legislation as well as other marijuana measures. The vetoed proposed bills cover a range of topics in the cannabis space.

Forget About the Courts, What About My Personal Cannabis Rights?

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PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Although cannabis remains federally illegal, as a medical or recreational user of cannabis, you still have rights when it comes to your personal healthcare, law enforcement encounters, your employment, your housing, transportation, and your individual privacy.

The History of Cannabis in Medicine

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This portrait of cannabis use can be ascribed to a feature of its culture. However, cannabis has been used as medicine in different fields for many years. Cannabis contains three species: Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Hybrid.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29


Governor Gary Herbert (R) of Utah signed legislation into law that strengthens protections for medical cannabis patients and further improves upon the state’s new medical cannabis access program. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 59, to expand medical cannabis access.

The Colossal Cannabis Fiasco

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CPA’s “ PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. What is really happening in California’s cannabis industry? Is California’s cannabis industry booming or busting? Millions of dollars are flowing into California’s cannabis industry from outside the State.

UK: Isle Of Man Government Announcements On Medicinal Cannabis & Industrial Production of Hemp

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There was very strong support (95%) for allowing cannabis to be cultivated and processed on the Island, subject to suitable regulation. Strongest support (55% of respondents) was shown for the option to offer quality-assured medicinal cannabis products direct to the public through accredited dispensaries. Medicinal cannabis. Click Image to access full report on industrial hemp. Click image to access full report for medicinal cannabis.

Video: Cops Search For Marijuana in Hospital Room of Missouri Man Suffering from Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer


A Missouri man suffering from stage-four (IV) pancreatic cancer endured a police raid on his hospital room Thursday, as officers searched his belongings for cannabis. Sousley admits that he was up front with all of his doctors and hospital staff about his use of cannabis.

Illinois Cannabis Legislation

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CPA’s “ PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. The bill gives those applicants access to funding from a newly-created $20 million low-interest state loan program, according to Pritzker’s release, and allows for reduced licensing fees in certain circumstances.

General Cannabis Announces Entry into Term Sheet For Acquisition of Denver Cannabis Retailer

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The seller of the Business operates a retail cannabis dispensary in Denver. This potential transaction follows the Company’s recent announcement of its entry into non-binding term sheets to acquire other licensed cannabis entities in Colorado. About General Cannabis Corp.

In Congress, a Changed House Finally Looks at Cannabis Banking


Six years after introducing the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a cannabis banking reform measure, co-author Denny Heck finally saw it enjoy its first committee hearing in Congress on Wednesday. Here’s How Cannabis Companies Are Banking Legally on the Down Low.

U.S. Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana


D), signed the “ Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act ” into law on Saturday, January 12, 2019. “I Any patient suffering from one of the qualifying medical conditions will be eligible to receive a recommendation for medical cannabis from a licensed physician.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19


Governor of Pennsylvania, is beginning a state-wide listening tour to find out where PA residents stand on cannabis legalization. Manor Township, Pennsylvania is considering a proposal that would decriminalize cannabis possession.

New Jersey Greatly Expands Medical Marijuana Law

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New Jersey recently responded to public demand to revise and expand its medical marijuana program to address issues such as supply scarcity, employment and hiring concerns, and geographic access problems. In total, permits/endorsements will be accepted for up to five cultivation facilities, 15 dispensaries and four vertically integrated operators (including one cultivation endorsement, one manufacturing endorsement, and one dispensary endorsement).

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Claim & Counterclaim In British Columbia Supreme Court Over Cannabis Company Loan Repayments

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Saying…… Liht Cannabis Corporation (CNW Group/Liht Cannabis Corporation). ABOUT LIHT CANNABIS CORP. Liht Cannabis Corp. is a publicly traded company investing in the medical and recreational cannabis space since 2014. Cannabis Law News

Nevada may be forced to reveal marijuana-license criteria

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They complain the state releases no information about who seeks and receives permission to sell cannabis to adults, many of them tourists, in the nearly 2-year-old market. He has an advisory panel studying the formation of a Cannabis Compliance Board.

Wisconsin Governor Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana And Decriminalize Recreational This Year


Newly sworn-in Democratic Governor Tony Evers announced Monday that he is taking Wisconsin cannabis policy reform into his own hands by attaching proposals to his spending budget this year. Medical Cannabis in Wisconsin.

Marijuana company Curaleaf fined $250,000 for not asking permission for change of ownership

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The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission has fined Curaleaf $250,000 for failing to disclose a change of ownership and ask permission from state regulators before completing the transaction. It has medical marijuana dispensaries open in Hanover and Oxford. Cannabis Law News

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/11/19


HR 420 (yes, you read that right): The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act would deschedule cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act, thus permitting state governments to regulate these activities as they see fit. Also, the rollout of the new leadership team of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus was announced. At a more local level, the commonwealth attorney of Norfolk, Virginia will stop prosecuting all misdemeanor cannabis possession cases.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/8/19


Activists in Nebraska, along with two pro-legalization Senators, qualified a 2020 medical cannabis ballot initiative petition to begin collecting signatures from registered voters in the state. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 24, to expand access to medical cannabis in the state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19


Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed multiple cannabis reform bills into law that regulate cannabis delivery services and social consumption spaces, and reduce criminal penalties for the possession of large quantities of cannabis.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19


House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on cannabis business banking issues next week. Activists in Mississippi have already collected thousands of signatures in hopes of qualifying a medical cannabis ballot initiative for the 2020 ballot.

To Lobby or Not to Lobby, Part 2

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Part 2: To Lobby or Not to Lobby: That is the Cannabis Question. “ The cannabis business is booming in Florida. ‘Which means a company that cultivates the medical marijuana, processes it, also has to sell it,’ explained Burhans.