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New poll shows Georgia Republicans strongly support medical cannabis

New poll shows Georgia Republicans strongly support medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 12, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis

A solid majority of Republican voters in Georgia support the use of cannabis oil to treat medical conditions, according to a new poll released Monday by Rep. Allen Peake, the state Legislature’s strongest backer of medical cannabis. The survey’s 511 respondents, who identified themselves as likely...

Michigan to release emergency medical cannabis regulations before application deadline

Michigan to release emergency medical cannabis regulations before application deadline

Sara Tiradossi

December 7, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis

Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has released a set of emergency regulations for the state's medical cannabis program, right before the state begins accepting licensing applications on Dec. 15. The rules are immediately active and will remain in effect for six months,...

Minnesota medical cannabis shortage impacts patients

Minnesota medical cannabis shortage impacts patients

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis

Several medical cannabis patients in Minnesota are struggling to get their prescribed medicine that they consider life-changing. Kellie Germann is one of these patients who uses medical cannabis to treat her post traumatic stress disorder. “As hard as it is for me to go without it, you know,...

Maryland dispensaries run out of medical cannabis in opening week

Maryland dispensaries run out of medical cannabis in opening week

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Soon after opening this week, Maryland’s medical cannabis dispensaries ran out of product, as limited supply is struggling to keep up with high demand. Dispensary owners did not receive as much product as they hoped and had to limit customers to smaller quantities than they were legally allowed...

Italy’s army-grown medical cannabis does not meet the country’s needs

Italy’s army-grown medical cannabis does not meet the country’s needs

Sara Tiradossi

December 5, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Italy’s approach to medical cannabis is different from other western European countries. The cultivation of the plant can in fact only be grown at a heavily guarded military facility in Florence, where two greenhouses produced a yield of about 220 pounds this year. “We do everything in-house,”...

CBD oil containing THC must be pulled from Indiana stores, Governor says

CBD oil containing THC must be pulled from Indiana stores, Governor says

Sara Tiradossi

November 30, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis

Indiana governor Eric Holcomb has ordered all stores in the state remove any CBD products containing THC within the next 60 days, after Attorney General Curtis Hill issued an opinion declaring them illegal in Indiana. In a statement, Holcomb said, “Excise police will perform normal, periodic regulatory...

Former NHL player advocates for medical cannabis use among athletes

Former NHL player advocates for medical cannabis use among athletes

Sara Tiradossi

November 29, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Former Philadelphia Flyers enforcer Riley Cote said at least half of all hockey players consume cannabis and encourages the league to embrace the plant as part of a healthy training and recovery regimen. In a recent interview with Canadian outlet Sportsnet, Cote talked about the prevalence of cannabis...

The DEA is choosing not to go after those selling CBD

The DEA is choosing not to go after those selling CBD

November 20, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Indiana made it legal for some people to possess CBD oil when it passed a cannabis-focused bill in April. The law claims, among many other things, that citizens with treatment-resistant epilepsy can have and take CBD. However, Indiana’s State Excise Police ...

Medical cannabis patients in California should keep their cards in 2018

Medical cannabis patients in California should keep their cards in 2018

Sara Tiradossi

November 19, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis

When California legalizes social cannabis use on Jan. 1, medical cannabis patients are highly advised to hold on to their cards in 2018. A medical cannabis card will allow patients to have access to reduced prices, a greater number of dispensaries, and purchase cannabis starting at age 18, rather...

California’s new ordinance limits cannabis farms to one acre per person

California’s new ordinance limits cannabis farms to one acre per person

Sara Tiradossi

November 16, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis

California growers will not be allowed to grow more than 1 acre of cannabis until 2023, according to an environmental review of proposed state regulations released this week. Some in the industry claimed this proposal would protect small farmers over larger corporate mega-grows. “I know this...

NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns sees medical cannabis as an option for NBA players

NBA star Karl-Anthony Towns sees medical cannabis as an option for NBA players

Sara Tiradossi

November 16, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase

Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns recently said the NBA should remove cannabis from the league’s banned substance list. In an in-depth interview with ESPN Nick Friedell on Wednesday, Towns and former NBA Commissioner David Stern talked about medical cannabis in sports and mainstream...

Maryland to draft a bill that awards 10 new medical licenses for African-American growers

Maryland to draft a bill that awards 10 new medical licenses for African-American growers

Sara Tiradossi

November 15, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis

Medical cannabis in Maryland could be available to patients as early as this month, according to industry stakeholders. “I think we could see product in November, with increase in December and a steady flow from all operators in the new year,” Wendy Bronfein, the marketing director for Curio Wellness,...

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