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New Hampshire: Home Cultivation Legislation Advances

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Senate lawmakers have passed legislation, SB 420 , permitting state-authorized patients to home cultivate cannabis for their own personal use. Currently, qualified patients are only permitted to obtain medical cannabis from a limited number of state-licensed dispensaries.

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

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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.

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Delaware cannabis advocates rally for increased medical access with home grow!

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Delaware cannabis patients and advocates will gather in Dover on Wednesday to rally support for The Delaware Patient Right to Grow Act, House Bill 243. This change would allow registered patients and registered caregivers to grow medical cannabis at home. Patients are legally permitted to cultivate medical cannabis in about half of the states that regulate its use and distribution. Allowing patients to grow their own cannabis at home could dramatically increase access.

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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

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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Running a Cannabis Dispensary in Nevada

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The cannabis industry is growing rapidly – literally! Across the country, retail stores and medical dispensaries are seeing large revenues, despite the even larger burden of regulations and the persistent federal prohibition of the practice. How do I start a dispensary?

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

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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

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

Otherside Farms

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.

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.

California: aBIZinaBOX Inc Publish Open Letter Addressing , “Second discussion paper on proposed amendments to Regulation 3700, Cannabis Excise and Cultivation Taxes”

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PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. Our next area of concern is that even though CDTFA undertook a very well publicized effort to explain the proper procedure for the calculation of cannabis, state sales, and local taxes, this educational effort does not appear to have been successful.

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.

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

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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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Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

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The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” Legislation is pending, House Bill 1089, to protect cannabis consumers from employment discrimination.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available

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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

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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.

Illinois No Different From Any Other State On Launch Of Regulated Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

We enjoy watching each state launch their regulated cannabis program and then remember back fondly to the days of CO, WA, CA etc launching. dispensaries make lots of money and politicians salivate at tax revenues. Illinois Warns Shops Against Stockpiling Cannabis Amid Shortages.

Former State Rep. Diane Russell on Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Woes

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At the time, the state’s legalization bill was one of the most progressive, which included protections for home growers, preservation of one of the nation’s best medical marijuana programs, and a social consumption clause that would’ve made Maine one of the first states to host licensed cannabis bars and lounges. To find out, we spoke with one of the state’s most ardent cannabis backers, Diane Russell, who currently resides in Portland, Maine.

Article: A Comprehensive Cannabis Program for New York State: The Second Act

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On January 21, 2020, as part of his 2021 Executive Budget, New York State Governor Cuomo released his proposed Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA)—his vision of a regulated cannabis market in New York State and second bite at the apple. Source: JD Supra.

A Comprehensive Cannabis Program for New York State: The Second Act

Cannabis Law Report

On January 21, 2020, as part of his 2021 Executive Budget, New York State Governor Cuomo released his proposed Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA)—his vision of a regulated cannabis market in New York State and second bite at the apple. Source; JD Supra: [link].

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

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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.

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.”

Why Governors Veto Medical Cannabis Legislation

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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.

2019: A High-storic Year for Nevada NORML Chapters

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Over the course of twelve months, the proud fighters of the Las Vegas chapter have taken cannabis advocacy, education and community to otherworldly levels through a variety of far-reaching ways. Visited Sandy Valley, NV in support of a cultivation facility.

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

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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.

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

Canna Newswire

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19

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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.

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].

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/20

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Senate Bill 2543 would prohibit an employer from discriminating against a person in hiring, termination, or condition of employment based on the person’s status as a medical cannabis cardholder or a positive drug test for THC. Legislation is pending, House Bill 136, to permit physicians to authorize access to medical cannabis for any patient whom they believe would benefit from its therapeutic use. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of medical cannabis access.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20

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This week, officials with the Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board issued their first-ever permits to retailers who wish to allow customers to consume cannabis on the premises. Missouri state regulators began issuing the first of nearly 200 licenses to medical cannabis providers. Licensed dispensaries are expected to be operational in Missouri by this spring. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of edible medical cannabis products.

Article: A Major Cannabis Stock Merger Is Now Complete, but Few Shareholders Are Cheering

Cannabis Law Report

One such cannabis stock merger that began with a ton of promise, but seemed to limp to the finish line, was that of vertically integrated multistate operator Cresco Labs ( OTC:CRLBF ) and Origin House ( OTC:ORHOF ). Without access to traditional forms of financing, U.S.,

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 3/8/19

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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.

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

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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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19

NORML

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.