Alabama: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Measure

NORML

Senate lawmakers approved legislation yesterday that seeks to regulate patients’ access to select medical cannabis products. Last year, members of Senate similarly approved medical cannabis access legislation, but that effort was opposed by the House.

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Kentucky: House Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

Members of the Kentucky House of Representatives voted by a margin of more than two to one in favor of legislation, House Bill 136 , facilitating medical cannabis access.

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Missouri: Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licenses Awarded

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Under the law, which voters approved in 2018, regulators must license a minimum of 24 dispensaries in each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. Regulators have already registered 27,000 patients to participate in the cannabis access program.

NORML’s Statement Regarding the Designation of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries as “Essential Services”

NORML

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is issuing the following statements regarding the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID crisis. 2020 Medical Marijuana COVID-19 dispensaries home cultivation smoking social distancing

Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Designating Cannabis Dispensaries as “Essential Services”

NORML

Nationwide polling data compiled by YouGov.com reported that 53 percent of respondents believe that medical marijuana dispensaries “should be considered essential services.” 2020 Polling dispensaries essential services poll yougov

New Legislation Would Permit Marijuana Businesses to Access COVID-19 Relief

NORML

In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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Over 40 Members of Congress Request SBA Access For Small Marijuana Businesses

NORML

“Many of these establishments are small-to-medium size operators, with their employees keeping their doors open without access to the support systems in place for other businesses, thus depriving them of potentially lifesaving protections.”

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Updated: More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

NORML

In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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Marijuana Dispensaries in New York City, New York

Miss Marijuana

If you’re searching “marijuana dispensary near me,” and you live in New York City, here are the top cannabis dispensaries near you. Cannabis dispensaries in New York, NY . About Columbia Care Dispensary in Brooklyn, NY . Citiva Dispensary Products.

Huge Cement Blocks Bar Access to Illicit Toronto Dispensaries

Leafly

The post Huge Cement Blocks Bar Access to Illicit Toronto Dispensaries appeared first on Leafly. As illegal cannabis stores attempt to continue operation, city agents have escalated their tactics.

Updated: More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

NORML

In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Access Associated with Decreased Sales of OTC Sleep Aids

NORML

Adult-use retail cannabis access is associated with a decline in the sales of over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aid medications, according to data published in the journal Complimentary Therapies in Medicine.

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Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

NORML

Those suffering from chronic pain report significant improvements in health following the passage of medical cannabis access laws, according to data published in the journal Forum for Health Economics & Policy.

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Are Dispensaries Doing Home Delivery During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

MMJ Recs

MMJ patients in various parts of the country have been keen to find out: are dispensaries doing home delivery during the coronavirus pandemic? Can Patients Access Their MMJ During The Coronavirus Lockdown? Are Dispensaries Doing Home Delivery During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Are MMJ Dispensaries Considered An Essential Service During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

MMJ Recs

So are MMJ dispensaries considered an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic? In some states, only medical marijuana dispensaries are considered essential, but in others, the essential status extends to recreational marijuana too.

Maelstrom of Morality – Medical Dispensaries return to B.C. court with an Appeal

Cannabis Life Network

Vancouver‘s unlicensed medical dispensaries returned to court this week, appealing a December 2018 B.C. The post Maelstrom of Morality – Medical Dispensaries return to B.C.

More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

NORML

In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery. ” Below is a summary of the policies currently in place governing retail cannabis access during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

NORML

Allowing patients to grow their own cannabis at home could dramatically increase access. For some patients, proximity to a dispensary can often be a challenge as they must drive long distances to access medical cannabis. In addition, home cultivation would allow access to parts of the cannabis plant, such as leaves, roots, stalks and seeds, that are usually trimmed away by our current medical dispensaries before being sold.

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Are Dispensaries Prioritizing MMJ Card Holders During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

MMJ Recs

If you’re wondering, “Can I still get my MMJ from a dispensary because of COV-19?” Are dispensaries prioritizing MMJ patients during the pandemic? One of the main worries MMJ patients are having is whether they will have access to enough product to suit their needs during this pandemic.

Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

CannaMD

As Florida’s leading medical cannabis physicians , CannaMD is committed to working closely with licensed dispensaries to ensure medical cannabis patients stay safe while continuing uninterrupted treatment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Trulieve to Open Titusville Dispensary

Cannabis Life Network

The new dispensary broadens access to Florida’s widest-ranging medicalcannabis inventory for patients in the Titusville area TITUSVILLE, FL, April 17, 2020 /CNW/ – Trulieve Cannabis Corp.

COVID-19 and Dispensary Operations

Peninsula Alternative Health

This will continue to be an updated blog post which will provide our patients and viewers with the most up to date information regarding our processes and procedures for our dispensary. Until further notice, no more than 10 patients will be allowed inside the dispensary at any given time.

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens On Hawai‘i Island

MassRoots

Big Island Grown opened in Hilo , and is the first medical marijuana dispensary operating on the largest island in the United States. This may be the first retailer on the biggest of the Hawaiian Islands, but dispensaries have already been serving patients on Maui since August of 2018.

Pennsylvania Dispensaries & Discounts

Canna Care Docs

Pennsylvania is having a burgeoning dispensary market, with new dispensaries opening constantly across the state, increasing access for medical cannabis patients. And with these new dispensaries, Canna Care Docs wants to ensure you know about the discounts that you may qualify for at each dispensary. Dispensaries may offer discounts for veterans, seniors, those on social assistance and industry workers.

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21%

Leafly

It's not just legalization, say researchers—it's access to legal cannabis dispensaries that helps the most. The post Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21% appeared first on Leafly. Health Science & Tech opioids

Marijuana Dispensaries – Are They Essential Services?

The Blunt Truth

The question many have is whether marijuana dispensaries will fall into this “essential” category. This would allow such dispensaries to remain open if nonessential businesses are ordered to close because of COVID-19.

When Two Friendly Foes Find Common Ground – A Lift & Co. Conference Conversation

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Do you risk your personal freedom so that others can access the medicine they need or do you stay safe while those […]. Blog Business Cannabis 101 Cannabis Canada Cannabis Legalization Cannabis News Culture Featured Health Law Marijuana News Politics cannabis access cannabis canada compassion club dispensaries effect legal cannabis store legal retail cannabis Licensed Producer Lift & Co. Like many, I started my career in the cannabis industry illegally.

Dispensaries Plan To Open Soon Despite Medical Marijuana Mess In Missouri

MedicalJane

Although medical cannabis has technically been legal in Missouri for over a year and cards have been issued, patients are still waiting desperately for dispensaries to open across the state. Coronavirus lockdowns have caused further delays in dispensary openings.

First Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens In North Dakota This Week

MassRoots

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.

How to Use a Dispensary to Get Great Advice on MMJ

MMJ Recs

Now that marijuana is legal for recreational use in California, marijuana dispensaries are always opening, and the use of medical marijuana is becoming more and more common. MMJ dispensaries are a great place to seek tips and advice about using your product.

HansonBridgett: Shelter-in-Place Implications for Cannabis Dispensaries

Cannabis Law Report

On March 16, seven Bay Area counties issued “shelter-in-place” restrictions, which create compliance issues for cannabis operations licensed as dispensaries or as delivery services. March 18, 2020. Article PDF.

Canada Needs Way More Dispensaries, Analysts Say

WeedAdvisor

The rollout of brick and mortar marijuana dispensaries had varying degrees of success. But The Globe and Mail reveals that Canada needs more dispensaries. The Importance of Easy Access. . There are many reasons why users need easy access to legal cannabis. The post Canada Needs Way More Dispensaries, Analysts Say appeared first on WeedAdvisor. e-news Canada cannabis dispensaries Ontario

Addiction Specialists Advocate for Easier Access to Legal Cannabis

WeedAdvisor

Unfortunately, access is an issue for some people, such as those in parts of Vancouver, where the cannabis shops are spread unrealistically thin. Access is Crucial. . In Vancouver’s case, the created an “exclusion zone” in the Downtown Eastside region, greatly limiting cannabis dispensaries compared to other places. Vancouver created the exclusion zone in 2015 when medical cannabis dispensaries were starting to appear.

New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

The state will begin issuing separate licenses for growers, processors, and retailers, and is seeking approximately 24 cultivators, 30 manufacturers, and 54 dispensaries. The post New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana appeared first on Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law. By: Nabil Rodriguez, Esq. and Victor Fox*. New Jersey has expanded their medical marijuana program due to increases in patient demand coupled with shortages in supply.

Australia: Medicinal cannabis clinic and dispensary to open in Melbourne

Cannabis Law Report

She is talking to newsGP about the establishment of Melbourne’s first stand-alone medical cannabis clinic and dispensary, the Releaf Clinic, which is due to open the doors to its retail component on 8 February. . ‘This kind of set-up is potentially unethical.’. .

U.S. Banks Pushing for Access to Legal Marijuana Industry

WeedAdvisor

Banks Pushing for Access to Legal Marijuana Industry. Obviously, when a business – especially one as popular as a dispensary – does not have a way to manage its finances, it can lead to a world of inconvenience and trouble. Dispensaries More Vulnerable to Crime. Thanks to banks not wanting any part in the marijuana industry, dispensaries have to operate in the financial dark ages. But without that service, every dollar a dispensary makes gets stored in a safe.

Ignite Launches its Twitch Channel Today, Offering VIP Access to the Ignite House

Canna Newswire

LOS ANGELES – January 18, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Today, Ignite announced the launch of its new Twitch channel, which shares VIP access to life inside the premium cannabis company along with an inside look at Dan Bilzerian’s unique lifestyle at the Ignite house.