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Medical cannabis in New Mexico deemed “essential business” amid COVID-19 crisis

Medical cannabis in New Mexico deemed “essential business” amid COVID-19 crisis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2020

Medical cannabis patients in New Mexico can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that they will be able to obtain their medicine as normal, despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This news has been confirmed by the State Department of Health, which informed patients that interruptions wil...

Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Patients who require plant-based medicines in Alabama could soon be getting prescribed medical cannabis. Well, that's if the Alabama House votes to enact a bill that was recently approved by the Alabama State Senate.  Alabama's medical cannabis bill was approved by the state Senate on March 11 with a vote of 22-10. The votes we...

Iowa House approves Governor-backed medical cannabis bill, as public support rises

Iowa House approves Governor-backed medical cannabis bill, as public support rises

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, Republican lawmakers approved amendments made to Iowa's medical cannabis program that would replace the existing percentage-based limit on medical cannabis products. The changes were supported by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Previously, a maximum of three percent THC (tetrahydrocannabin...

Medical cannabis legalization bill approved by Tennessee Senate committee

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11, a Tennessee Senate committee decided to give a restrictive medical cannabis legalization bill the green light. The measure, which is focused on launching a patient program, has replaced a previous chunk of legislation that would have prompted a state Health Department study. ...

Medical cannabis sales in Arkansas have soared amid Coronavirus health crisis

Medical cannabis sales in Arkansas have soared amid Coronavirus health crisis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has halted the operation of global businesses, schools and the cannabis industry. Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in all 50 U.S. states. Health scares – combined with the fact that supply is running short, due to China's factories closing temporarily – has caused po...

Patients complain about Ohio medical cannabis purchase limits, prompting change

Patients complain about Ohio medical cannabis purchase limits, prompting change

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 16, 2020

Complaints regarding cannabis patient purchase limits in Ohio have been arising for quite some time. However, restrictions could soon be lifted, with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy preparing to review its “90-day supply” rule. Being on the receiving end of more than 50 public comments has prompte...

Edible medical cannabis sales approved by Hawaii Senate committee

Edible medical cannabis sales approved by Hawaii Senate committee

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2020

A Hawaii state senate committee has given preliminary approval to a medical cannabis bill that would legalize the sale of edible products. However, even if the Legislature approves the bill, patients shouldn't expect to get their hands on edible cannabis in Hawaii for quite some time afterwards. ...

Patient count for Montana’s medical cannabis program is continuously climbing

Patient count for Montana’s medical cannabis program is continuously climbing

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2020

Montana's medical cannabis program is going from strength-to-strength. In January, year-over-year patient count growth was revealed by program officials. Acknowledged as one of the biggest per-capita markets in the nation, the state's program is experiencing a surge of registration applications from pat...

Opponents fight against Kentucky’s recently approved medical cannabis bill

Opponents fight against Kentucky’s recently approved medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

As cannabis advocates eagerly await the Senate's decision on whether or not Kentucky's medical cannabis bill will be approved, opponents are raising their concerns. The legislation in question is House Bill 136, which flew through Kentucky's House on February 20, 2020. Reports have surfaced claiming that numerous professionals are fighting...

Utah House of Representatives approves “hijacked” medical cannabis bill

Utah House of Representatives approves “hijacked” medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

A ballot measure titled "Utah Proposition Number 2" – A.K.A. the "Utah Medical Cannabis Act" – passed in 2018. This ultimately led to the rollout of Utah's medical cannabis market. However, the rollout was not without its speed bumps; it has taken over a year for the first dispensary to open its do...

Alabama Senate Committee passes medical cannabis bill

Alabama Senate Committee passes medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 2, 2020

Alabama residents could soon be obtaining medical cannabis prescriptions. On Wednesday, February 19, the Alabama Senate committee approved a bill to legalize the plant for medical use. Senate members passed the bill in an 8-1 vote with one abstention. It will now progress to the Senate floor. Sponsor...

Medical cannabis bill approved by Kentucky House of Representatives

Medical cannabis bill approved by Kentucky House of Representatives

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

On February 20, the Kentucky House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize medical cannabis; 65 representatives voted in favor of the bill, while 30 voted in opposition. Never before has a medical cannabis bill progressed this far in the state of Kentucky, where it is still illegal to consume...

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