New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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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.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced in March that in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is taking steps to assist those who require access to medical marijuana. Marijuana News

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MICHIGAN EXPANDS SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAM

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Yesterday, the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced plans to expand the state’s social equity program. The changes impact both eligibility for the program and … Read More.

Bill grows medical cannabis program

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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.

Two Weeks In, Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Program Is Thriving

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The post Two Weeks In, Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Program Is Thriving appeared first on Leafly. Politics louisiana medical marijuanaMore than 5,000 patients are now being served by the state's nine dispensaries.

Why is New York’s medical marijuana program insanely expensive?

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The post Why is New York’s medical marijuana program insanely expensive? Industry medical marijuana New YorkIn a state of 20 million people, you'd think there'd be plenty of cannabis around. But shops are limited and prices exorbitant—why?

Main Street Marijuana joins voluntary industry testing program

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Recent customers at Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver’s Uptown Village neighborhood have likely noticed a new set of signs prominently displayed in some of the store’s display cases. The OK Cannabis program is still in its infancy, with only four merchants participating so far.

Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

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John Fetterman called the changes “a truly powerful expansion” of the state’s program. An estimated 110,000 patients and over 1,600 physicians currently participate in the state-sponsored access program. Medical Marijuana anxiety Pennsylvania tourettes

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NJ Announces Medical Marijuana Program Rule Changes

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On May 13th New Jersey’s Department of Health (“DOH”) amended it Medicinal Marijuana Program Rules, N.J.A.C. Seq , establishing standards by which the DOH implements New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, N.J.S.A.

Montana proposes absurd restrictions to its erratic medical program

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Despite passing a bill that promises to stabilize Montana’s haphazard medical marijuana program, a series of recently proposed changes to that bill may, paradoxically, bring the program to a screeching halt. Politics medical marijuana Montana Senate Bill 265

McMaster University launches Science of Cannabis program

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HAMILTON, ON, March 25, 2019 /CNW/ – McMaster University Continuing Education opened enrolment today for its new Science of Cannabis program – one of the first post-secondary programs in the country focused on the scientific study of cannabis and its therapeutic applications, risks and harms.

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

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Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. The prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year. 2020 Virginia General Assembly.

Director hired to run Georgia’s new medical marijuana program

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The Atlanta Jnl Constitution reports Georgia’s medical marijuana board has hired its first executive director, Andrew Turnage, a government administrator with experience in licensing.

Cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank

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In an interview with The Canadian Press, Michael Denham said the program from the Business […]. The post Cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Washington Cannabis Finally Adopts a Social Equity Program

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On March 31, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 2870 , which “creates a new social equity program that provides business opportunities to people from disproportionately-harmed communities so they can benefit economically from the cannabis industry and become a cannabis retailer.”

New Jersey Just Expanded Its Medical Cannabis Program

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Georgia medical cannabis program starts

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports… Georgia’s top elected leaders moved forward Tuesday with a program to provide medical marijuana to the state’s 15,000 registered patients, nearly seven months after Gov.

61 Tons of Medical Marijuana Consumed in Arizona Last Year

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The Arizona medical marijuana program reached a record breaking high in 2018 with patients consuming nearly 61 tons of cannabis products, according to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Report released by the state Department of Health Services on Monday, January 14.

Utah Medical Marijuana Program “On Track”

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According to state health officials, Utah’s medical marijuana program will launch on time in just a few weeks. Those letters are good through the end of 2020, but they don’t allow patients to buy medical marijuana products in Utah.

Texas Expands Medical Marijuana Program, but Some Limitations Still Exist

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In May, Texas failed to enact a policy to decriminalize marijuana and at least patch one hole in the sinking ship that is prohibition. This may spell bad news for illegal users, but medical marijuana just received some better news. WeedAdvisor’s Hope for Medical Marijuana Progress.

Michigan’s Social Equity Program, Details Published

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The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) have announced the details of the state’s Social Equity Program. Compile educational resources relevant to the marijuana industry and help coordinate applicants’ use of the resources. Social Equity Program Resources.

Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait

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AJC reports… Georgia’s top elected leaders moved forward Tuesday with a program to provide medical marijuana to the state’s 15,000 registered patients, nearly seven months after Gov.

Peru Kicks Off Medical Cannabis Program

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Ganjapreneur report…… Peruvian authorities have published long-awaited guidelines governing the nation’s medical marijuana program, allowing companies to start applying for different types of business licenses spelled out under a 2017 law.

McMaster University Launches “Science of Cannabis” Program

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In an unprecedented step forward, McMaster University launched its new marijuana education program in Canada, CBC News reveals. Referred to as their “science of cannabis” program, its goal is to provide a verifiable, facts-based approach to the risks and benefits of marijuana. The program consists of three different courses, open to: “…health, education, public service, and social and community services sectors across the country”.

Surprise! Florida’s Bungling Its Medical Marijuana Program Once Again

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Florida’s Bungling Its Medical Marijuana Program Once Again This week the House pushed a bill that would place a THC cap on smokable marijuana for patients, which led to “fiery exchanges with veterans and patient advocates who accused a legislative leader of relying on faulty research." Florida’s Bungling Its Medical Marijuana Program Once Again appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Surprise!

New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program Totals $106 Million in 2018

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New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program Totals $106 Million in 2018 The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program racked up $106 million in sales in 2018 for a 23% increase over 2017.

Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019?

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In 2019 Texans will find out whether lawmakers are ready to build a viable medical cannabis program or whether old-fashioned politics will limit access to effective medicine. The post Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019? Health Politics decriminalization laws legalization medical marijuana qualifying conditions texas

Social Equity Programs in Cannabis – Worth their Weight?

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In an attempt to counter this history of disparity, many states and cities have implemented social equity programs in connection to the legalization of medical or adult cannabis use. of marijuana businesses in the state are owned by minorities.

BevCanna acquires Carmanah Craft Corp., expanding its genetics program

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expanding its genetics program appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks. Blog Business Cannabis Canada Cannabis Legalization Marijuana News Press Releases BevCanna Enterprises Inc.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program

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“OMMA(Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority) has reinstituted a project management structure to ensure compliance and timely implementation of the changes,” said Tom Bates, Interim Commissioner of Health. Testing requirements are expanded to encompass all medical marijuana.

Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

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Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. The prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year.

Texas (Yes, Texas!) Will Have A Medical Marijuana Program — Sort Of

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Will Have A Medical Marijuana Program — Sort Of In a stunning turn of events, the Texas Senate unanimously approved the expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program to include more qualifying conditions and make the process easier for patients. Texas (Yes, Texas!)

Article & Program Report: Perfecting Cannabis Policy

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The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy continued to place a spotlight on issues of equality, inequality, equity, and inequity with its most recent program, “Pot and Parity.”.

MassCIP Migration Update: Law Enforcement Temporarily Unable to Confirm Medical Use of Marijuana Program Registration Status

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MassCIP Migration Update: Law Enforcement Temporarily Unable to Confirm Medical Use of Marijuana Program Registration Status. The Cannabis Control Commission has recommended that law enforcement agencies accept Program ID cards as sufficient proof of Program registration.

Pennsylvania: Temporary changes to medical marijuana program for cardholders in Pa. during COVID-19

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The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced Friday that in light of the COVID-19 outbreak in Pennsylvania, the department is taking steps to assist those who need medical marijuana. Medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries are considered life-sustaining businesses under Gov.

Medical Cannabis Oil Distribution On The Horizon In Georgia

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As a beacon of hope for patients in Georgia, an executive director has finally been appointed by the Access to Medical Cannabis Commission to oversee the next stages of development for the state’s medical marijuana program. Program Expansion.

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Arizona Department of Health Services Medical Marijuana Program – Performance Audit June 2019 Report 19-107

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Some Department medical marijuana regulatory activities not completed timely or consistently, nor adequately performed. Department should establish and implement process for setting Program fees. Department misallocated some Medical Marijuana Fund monies.