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Advocates take steps towards legalizing medical cannabis in South Carolina

Advocates take steps towards legalizing medical cannabis in South Carolina

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 7, 2020

On Wednesday January 22, cannabis advocates in South Carolina stood in unison inside the State House, as they encouraged legislators to approve a medical cannabis program during this year's legislative session. The legislature convened on January 14 and will remain in session until May 14, 2020.  ...

New Hampshire lawmakers ponder over medical and recreational cannabis measures

New Hampshire lawmakers ponder over medical and recreational cannabis measures

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 6, 2020

Around two dozen bills related to cannabis have been submitted for New Hampshire's 2020 legislative session. On January 22, a group of lawmakers that form the Senate Health and Human Services Committee filed bills to permit home cannabis cultivation among state-registered medical cannabis patients, in addi...

New Jersey company ordered by court to repay medical cannabis costs

New Jersey company ordered by court to repay medical cannabis costs

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

A medical cannabis consumer in New Jersey who was unfairly treated by his former employers could be on the receiving end of compensation any day now. This is according to a ruling announced on January 13, when Vincent Hagar was told by Superior Court Judge Heidi Willis Currier that he had won his cas...

Pro-cannabis Governor of Kansas says she must prioritize medical cannabis over recreational legalization

Pro-cannabis Governor of Kansas says she must prioritize medical cannabis over recreational legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

The Governor of Kansas has confirmed that she is supportive of legalizing recreational cannabis across the state. However, on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Gov. Laura Kelly (D) announced that – in spite of her support – she is obliged to deal with the medical aspect of legalization before dabbling in...

Alabama’s draft medical cannabis bill: What does it entail?

Alabama’s draft medical cannabis bill: What does it entail?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 9, 2020

The vast majority of members who form Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission support a bill to legalize the plant for pharmaceutical purposes.  In an attempt to sway lawmakers' decisions on the regulation of cannabis-based products and plant cultivation, 12 members of the 18-strong Commission voted in...

The competition is heating up as more than 130 apply to operate 14 of Utah’s medical cannabis ‘pharmacies’

The competition is heating up as more than 130 apply to operate 14 of Utah’s medical cannabis ‘pharmacies’

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 30, 2019

It looks as though hundreds of budding “cannapreneurs” in Utah will soon be going head-to-head in an attempt to score one of just 14 available dispensary licenses. According to data released by the state, over 130 hopefuls have submitted applications to the Utah Department of Health. At the c...

Interest in medical cannabis use surpasses Missouri estimates

Interest in medical cannabis use surpasses Missouri estimates

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 20, 2019

Data has revealed that more people are interested in Missouri’s medical cannabis program than analysts previously anticipated. As of July 4, 2019, almost 22,000 medical cannabis cards were issued among patients statewide; initially reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A group of analysts and researchers at the U...

State job opportunities limited for medical cannabis patients in New Mexico

State job opportunities limited for medical cannabis patients in New Mexico

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 19, 2019

Since New Mexico's medical cannabis program – the "Lynn and Erin Compassionate Use Act” – went into effect following legalization in 2007, thousands of patients have enrolled in the program. As of February 28, 2019, 70,109 patients were registered. Patient figures have steadily climbed in recent mo...

Minnesota approves medical cannabis for chronic pain, eye condition

Minnesota approves medical cannabis for chronic pain, eye condition

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 16, 2019

Broad expansion of Minnesota’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis has been authorized by State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm. As per the expansion, two new conditions have been added to the list – chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration.  Of all the qualifying conditions for medical...

Medical cannabis consumption doubles in Florida within a year

Medical cannabis consumption doubles in Florida within a year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 12, 2019

Since March 2018, the number of patients enrolled in Florida’s medical cannabis program has soared 50 percent. Floridians have had access to medical cannabis since it became legal in November 2016. To-date, around 400,000 patients have swapped their usual prescription for medical cannabis. Due to...

Federal funding for addiction treatment cannot be spent on medical cannabis

Federal funding for addiction treatment cannot be spent on medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Federal dollars designated for opioid addiction treatments cannot be used on medical cannabis; as per orders from the U.S. government. The government's motive for this is to shield patients from the potential risks of quitting their prescribed opioid medication for medical cannabis.  State officials ...

Medical cannabis too expensive for patients in Louisiana

Medical cannabis too expensive for patients in Louisiana

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2019

Louisiana made history in August, when it emerged as the first ever state in the Deep South to start dispensing medical cannabis. Sales commenced four years after a law was passed by state officials legalizing the plant for patient use.  Recent reports claim that the market is too pricey for patients....

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