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.

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.

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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Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

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In Senate testimony today, nominee for Attorney General William Barr committed to not use the limited resources of the Department of Justice to prosecute state-regulated and compliant marijuana businesses.

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.

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.

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.

New Jersey Just Expanded Its Medical Cannabis Program

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The post New Jersey Just Expanded Its Medical Cannabis Program appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics medical marijuana new jersey qualifying conditions

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.

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.

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

The Fresh Toast

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!

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”.

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.

Washington State Officials Consider Massive Overhaul of Legal Marijuana Program

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Washington State legalized marijuana in 2012, and now, nearly seven years later, state officials are proposing laws that would overhaul the legal marijuana system, including legalizing home delivery for patients and boosting minority ownership of marijuana businesses.

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

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.

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!)

ILLINOIS ROUNDUP: AN EXPANDED (AND PERMANENT) MEDICAL PROGRAM AND ONGOING TWEAKS TO THE RECREATIONAL PROGRAM

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Illinois remains the epicenter of marijuana legalization in 2019. During August alone, Illinois has passed new legislation expanding and cementing its medical marijuana program, and shown necessary flexibility as it attempts to get its recreational market off the ground by January 1, 2020.

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.

Arkansas Moves Toward Launch of Medical Cannabis Program

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Arkansas voters in 2016 approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana, but the rollout has faced legal and bureaucratic delays. The post Arkansas Moves Toward Launch of Medical Cannabis Program appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics arkansas legalization medical marijuana

Tilray Joins Phase 2 of the Shoppers Drug Mart and TruTrace Technologies Pilot Program for Validation of Medical Cannabis

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NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, has joined the Shoppers Drug Mart ("Shoppers") medical cannabis verification pilot program (the "Pilot Program"). TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - TruTrace Technologies Inc.

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program: The Patient-Doctor Disconnect

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Introduced in July 2014, New York’s medical marijuana program has been a work in progress from the get-go. The state recently announced an expansion to its program that is beginning to open the door to improved patient access. Marijuana News

Will Arkansas’s Medical Marijuana Program Finally Go Into Effect This Year?

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New Jersey Continues to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

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New Jersey’s Department of Health announced on Monday that it’s expanding the state’s medical-marijuana program. It’s part of an ongoing effort by Murphy to dramatically expand access to medical marijuana in the state. What there’s a huge demand for is marijuana.

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

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Pritzker signed two measure that expands the state’s medical-marijuana program while cementing it into law. Effective immediately, nurse practitioners and physicians’ assistants will be able to certify patients for inclusion in the program.”

Cannabis Legal Group: Michigan Social Equity Program Details Announced

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Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced the details of its Michigan Social Equity Program. Compile educational resources relevant to the marijuana industry and help coordinate applicants’ use of the resources. Social Equity Program Resources.

PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF THE RULES GOVERNING MAINE’S ADULT USE MARIJUANA PROGRAM: PDF

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Given the significant public interest in the adult use rules being developed by the Office of Marijuana Policy, a draft copy is being made publicly available to interested parties. Preliminary Draft of the Rules Governing Maines Adult Use Marijuana Program.

Havas ECS Launches Medical Education Program Focused On Cannabis Science, Law

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The program will be called “Medical Cannabis; The science.The research. We wanted to start first with New York, specially given the jeopardy that many doctors feel they are in, now that marijuana is decriminalized.

New Mexico Medical Marijuana Program Totals $106 Million in 2018

The Fresh Toast

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.

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

The Fresh Toast

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!)

NEWS Ruling Opens New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program To Out Of State Patients

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MRR report reports…A judge has ruled that New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is open to people from outside the state who qualify based on a medical condition. Ruling Opens New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program To Out Of State Patients.

Pennsylvania could cap prices on medical marijuana

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Are you paying too much for medical marijuana? All of the state programs are independent and in various stages of maturity. Pennsylvania’s closed-loop system of limited marijuana permit holders is not a competitive free market.

Radio: Florida Cannabis Director Talks New Rules For Hemp Program

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They say the new hemp law has made their job harder when it comes to identifying if a person has a hemp or marijuana flower. Listen to podcast / report by clicking the image. The State Hemp Advisory Committee is trying to kick start Florida’s Hemp industry.

Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

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Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. The second hearing is to be held on Thursday, June 20th, in the Veterans Affairs Committee to discuss various bills that are pending regarding medical cannabis programs and veterans access.

PA: Health Secretary to Add Anxiety Disorders and Tourette Syndrome to Medical Marijuana Program Serious Medical Conditions

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Patients should consult with their health care provider to see if medical marijuana will be beneficial for them. She said that research indicates medical marijuana with low THC and high CBD content are more effective for treatment of anxiety disorders and is recommended for short-term use. “In

Lawmaker predicts legislative hearings on state’s troubled medical marijuana program

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Fred Mills, R-New Iberia, says it’s frustrating that nearly four years after lawmakers legalized medical marijuana there’s still no product on the shelves of the 10 pharmacies licensed to provide relief to patients around the state suffering from chronic illness.