Virginia: Governor Youngkin Signs Legislation to Improve Medical Cannabis Program

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Texas’ Expanded Medical Cannabis Program: what you need to know

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The state of Texas has one of the most restrictive medical cannabis programs in the country, but on September 1 legislators voted to expand its limited medical program to include cancer patients and PTSD sufferers.

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Cannabis class action suit over insurance moves to federal court

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A class action lawsuit challenging health insurance companies’ refusal to cover the costs of medical cannabis has been moved to federal court, for now. Continue reading Cannabis class action suit over insurance moves to federal court at The NM Political Report.

House Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment to Protect Legal State Marijuana Programs

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The House Committee on Appropriations voted today to approve an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with legal adult-use marijuana programs as part of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2023.

Bill grows medical cannabis program

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

More New Mexicans would qualify for medical marijuana, and the 70,000-plus patients already in the state’s medical cannabis program would have to deal with less paperwork under legislation approved by the state Legislature and sent to Gov. Continue reading Bill grows medical cannabis program at The NM Political Report. Quick Reads 2019 Legislative Session Bill O'Neill Jerry Ortiz y Pino medical cannabis Medical Cannabis Program Nate Gentry

BC announces new cannabis sales programs to benefit cannabis producers, Indigenous businesses

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On Sunday, September 20, 2020, A day before calling for an early election, the BC Government announced a new cannabis sales program in favour of BC Craft Cannabis.

NM cannabis regulators temporarily increase production limits in an attempt to avoid shortages

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With a little more than two months before recreational-use cannabis sales are expected to start, the New Mexico Cannabis Control Division issued an emergency rule change that doubles plant limits for cultivators.

Higher Education: Cannabis courses and post-secondary programs in Canada?

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Are you looking to start a career in cannabis? These Canadian colleges and universities are offering unique and compelling post-secondary programs. The post Higher Education: Cannabis courses and post-secondary programs in Canada?

NM cannabis company, medical cannabis patients sue health care providers

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Now, a class action lawsuit filed last week is challenging New Mexico medical insurance providers for not covering medical cannabis expenses. Continue reading NM cannabis company, medical cannabis patients sue health care providers at The NM Political Report.

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Approves New Cannabis Tax Compliance Program

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Cannabis Business Times Cannabis businesses operating in unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County, Calif., will soon have to adhere to a new tax compliance program. The county’s Board of Supervisors approved changes to the program Sept. Cannabis Tax Intel

NM adds opioid use disorder, other conditions to medical cannabis program

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

As expected, the head of New Mexico’s Department of Health approved opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition to use medical cannabis. In an announcement on Thursday, DOH Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel said she accepted a recommendation from the state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to include opioid use disorder and five other conditions as reasons to grant a medical card for medical cannabis use.

NM judge calls for increased purchase limit for medical cannabis patients

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

As New Mexico’s Regulation and Licensing Department works toward finalizing rules for non-medical cannabis sales, some unfinished business remains when it comes to the state’s medical cannabis program.

Board to look at possible big changes to medical cannabis program

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A series of possible changes to the Medical Cannabis Program could take place in New Mexico, pending a signature from the governor and decisions from the state Department of Health. Michelle Lujan Grisham to decide whether or not to sign a key medical cannabis bill and to hear recommendations from the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board regarding what conditions qualify for medical cannabis use.

Researchers To Investigate Arkansas’ Medical Cannabis Program

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For the first time ever, researchers will conduct a comprehensive state population health analysis to understand the impact of medical cannabis on consumers’ healthcare —and it’s all happening in Arkansas. A Deep Dive Into Cannabis Consumer Data.

NM judge rules patient cannabis purchase limits consistent with state law

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A New Mexico state judge ruled on Thursday that medical cannabis patients cannot purchase the same amount as non-patients when recreational-use sales begin. Prior to the Cannabis Regulation Act, the only way to legally possess cannabis in New Mexico was to be a medical cannabis patient.

NM expected to pay an estimated $15 million in tax refunds to medical cannabis companies

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New Mexico cannabis businesses are expected to pay cannabis excise and gross receipts taxes by the end of this month. million the state is expected to collect from non-medical cannabis sales.

Maine: Bi-Partisan Efforts to Improve State’s Medical Program and Protect Patients Continue to Advance

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Representative Lynn Williams (D- HD 135) says, "Support for the issues around Maine's medical marijuana program crosses many lines: Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Libertarians and Greens; Downeast, Southern and Northern Maine; rural and urban; twenty-somethings, retirees and all in-between.

Revamping Texas’ Medical Cannabis Program Is the Key to Ending the State’s Opioid Crisis

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As the crisis rages on, modern experts are calling for a serious intervention—an intervention like legal cannabis. Halting the state’s opioid crisis with the help of medical cannabis can be done, and here’s how. Vital Changes to Texas’ Medical Cannabis Program.

NM judge rules medical cannabis use allowed while on house arrest

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A New Mexico state district judge ruled this week that detainees in Bernalillo County’s house arrest program are allowed to use medical cannabis while serving out their sentence.

Promising Pot before an election – A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs

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Tribe is Expanding Cannabis Cultivation, Overgrowing the State Program

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South Dakota isn’t exactly legendary for cannabis. South Dakota still has harsh penalties surrounding cannabis consumption, and its newly instated medical cannabis program remains heavily restricted. Before this, cannabis in all forms was criminalized in the state.

NM judge invalidates medical cannabis rules

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A New Mexico state district court judge ruled on Thursday that rules adopted by the state’s Medical Cannabis Program last year are effectively invalid. Continue reading NM judge invalidates medical cannabis rules at The NM Political Report.

NM cannabis industry group gives priorities for a legalization bill

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It is likely that the general public will not see drafts of recreational-use cannabis legalization proposals from the legislature until next month, but one group is already suggesting language and looking for a legislative sponsor.

Multiple cannabis legalization bills expected during the NM Legislative session

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But the Legislature is also set to weigh the pros and cons of recreational-use cannabis. Continue reading Multiple cannabis legalization bills expected during the NM Legislative session at The NM Political Report.

Mystery surrounds the last cannabis production license DOH granted

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Recreational-use cannabis dispensaries in New Mexico are slated to open their doors in about five months, if not sooner. Continue reading Mystery surrounds the last cannabis production license DOH granted at The NM Political Report.

Canada: Ottawa has lost control of veterans’ medical cannabis program, audit finds

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Ottawa has lost control of veterans’ medical marijuana program, audit finds. Audit of Health Care Benefits – Cannabis For Medical Purposes. Medical Cannabis News

Virginia’s Adult-Use Cannabis Program Takes a Hit

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Northam (D) signed the Cannabis Control Act (CCA) into law. In preparation, the CCA established a framework for cannabis business licensing, cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, and adult-use retail sales that would be regulated by a newly formed Cannabis Control Authority.

Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

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Pennsylvania health officials have expanded the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis access. The State Health Department Secretary publicly announced on Thursday that patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and/or Tourette’s syndrome will be eligible to receive recommendations to legally access medical cannabis products. John Fetterman called the changes “a truly powerful expansion” of the state’s program.

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NM Cannabis Control Division employees sue agency over assigned work location

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As the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department prepares to issue licenses to cannabis businesses, court records show they are also facing a lawsuit by some of the employees tasked with daily operations.

Louisiana Expands State Medical Marijuana Program

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New laws expanding the medical marijuana program in Louisiana went into effect on August 1. Only two facilities are allowed to cultivate medical cannabis for the entire state, and only nine pharmacies are licensed to distribute it to patients.

Employees seek to add whistleblower complaint to existing suit against NM cannabis regulators

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The four plaintiffs filed a motion last week to amend their suit to include allegations that RLD and its Cannabis Control Division violated the state’s Whistleblower Protection Act.

State agencies confirm medical cannabis purchase limits will not increase anytime soon

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Two New Mexico state agencies confirmed on Wednesday in a letter that medical cannabis purchase limits will not increase, as it was previously suggested last month by a group of medical cannabis producers.

Medical cannabis producers call for increased plant limits

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a recreational-use cannabis bill into law and less than 90 days before the law goes into effect, some in the existing medical cannabis industry want state officials to immediately increase the amount of cannabis they can grow.

Virginia’s Medical Cannabis Program Launches Soon

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MRR reports… Virginia’s limited commercial medical cannabis program will be met with modest expectations when it launches, possibly within weeks. Medical Cannabis News

Cannabis or marijuana, medicinal plant or medical program?

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One of these terms was marijuana used to criminalize cannabis. Thankfully, the plant (cannabis or marijuana) regained some medical traction several decades later, but is cannabis not medicinal? The post Cannabis or marijuana, medicinal plant or medical program?

Limitations on medical cannabis reciprocity heads to House floor

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

While two efforts to legalize and regulate recreational-use cannabis are coming down to the wire, legislation aimed at limiting medical cannabis reciprocity appears to be on a fast track to the governor’s desk.

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced HR 493 : The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act essentially would give peace of mind to lawmakers, regulators, 149,000+ workers, and the millions of patients and consumers who are dependent on the normalization of lawful marijuana markets.