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Survey suggests that 81 percent of Mississippians back medical cannabis legalization

Survey suggests that 81 percent of Mississippians back medical cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2020

A survey recently carried out by FM3 Research – a strategic cannabis industry insight company headquartered in California – has shone some interesting insights on Mississippians' views about legalization. Based on the results of the survey, approximately 81 percent of state voters are in favor...

Oklahoma rakes in 1.5 times more medical cannabis taxes than all of 2019

https://hightimes.com/news/oklahoma-medical-marijuana-moving-toward-november-ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 15, 2020

Excise taxes gleaned through Oklahoma's medical cannabis program this past August have demonstrated a major increase in revenue from the month prior. This is according to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) which claims that tax revenue for 2020 has already surpassed figures from the entire...

A $50 million medical cannabis program is set to launch in Virginia

https://marketrealist.com/2019/12/marijuana-legalization-can-virginia-expect-it-in-2020/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 10, 2020

Within the next few weeks, Virginia's medical cannabis program could be reaping a healthy amount of revenue for the state. According to analysts, the market could be worth $50 million by 2024 — a projected figure motivated by the possible introduction of flower sales within the next year or so. ...

Leading Nebraska official confirms medical cannabis for ballot; anticipates court fight

Leading Nebraska official confirms medical cannabis for ballot; anticipates court fight

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 31, 2020

This November, Nebraska voters will have the opportunity to decide whether or not the commercial cultivation and sale of medical cannabis should be legalized. An announcement from Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen confirmed this. However, Nebraska's top election official made a point of noting that the...

Caregivers could support more patients under Massachusetts’ refreshed medical cannabis regulations

http://marijuana.heraldtribune.com/2014/11/24/massachusetts-push-grows-full-cannabis-legalization/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 27, 2020

Massachusetts has refreshed its medical cannabis regulations to provide patients with greater access to their medicine. However, the decision didn't come without it's hurdles. Opposing opinions meant that patients hit loggerheads with a patient advocacy group in regards to what the right approach woul...

Virginia’s medical cannabis industry is finally commencing

https://marketrealist.com/2019/12/marijuana-legalization-can-virginia-expect-it-in-2020/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 25, 2020

Virginia is on a mission to capitalize on the medical cannabis movement, with four new dispensaries expected to open for business later this year. A recent report by Virginia NORML revealed that four medical cannabis dispensaries are set to launch in the state: Bristol-based Dharma, Richmond-based Green Le...

New medical cannabis expansion laws roll-out in Louisiana

New medical cannabis expansion laws roll-out in Louisiana

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2020

On Saturday, July 25, a new medical cannabis expansion law in Louisiana was enacted. This law will bolster the state's already-flourishing medical cannabis program, which launched in 2016. The news of Louisiana's medical cannabis law passing has emerged two months since the legislature gave the bill...

Producers, manufacturers and patients put pressure on New Mexico state department to amend medical cannabis rules

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/04/new-mexico-medical-marijuana-program-tops-50k-patients/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2020

The New Mexico Department of Health is experiencing some backlash from petitioners who are unhappy about the recently updated medical cannabis rules.  Ultra Health – the largest vertically-integrated medical cannabis provider in the United States – kicked things off last month when it filed a pe...

New Mexico’s number one cannabis company initiates lawsuit against health department regarding newly-imposed rules

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/04/new-mexico-medical-marijuana-program-tops-50k-patients/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 31, 2020

The largest medical cannabis supplier in New Mexico is engaging in a battle with the state regarding newly-imposed regulations. Ultra Health – a vertically-integrated company that operates 20 dispensaries statewide and will launch another 10 before the year is up – has described the state's regu...

New reciprocity legislation enables out-of-staters to buy medical cannabis in New Mexico without patient card

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/04/new-mexico-medical-marijuana-program-tops-50k-patients/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 14, 2020

Sweeping changes have been introduced for New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program. The newly-implemented reciprocity rules will make it possible for out-of-staters to buy and possess medical cannabis from the state's licensed dispensaries. Non-residents have been informed of the changes following an announcem...

Iowa Governor signs bill expanding THC allowance for medical cannabis patients

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 13, 2020

Patients who are qualified to receive medical cannabis in Iowa are now able to purchase medicine that contains 4.5 grams of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) within a 90-day period. This is a 1.5 gram increase from the three percent cap that was previously imposed on THC-containing...

Idaho medical cannabis initiative is given second thought after federal judge ruling

Idaho medical cannabis initiative is given second thought after federal judge ruling

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 13, 2020

A group of cannabis activists in Idaho are hopeful that their medical cannabis legalization initiative will be reconsidered for a separate ballot campaign. The news comes after a federal judge rules that the state is obligated to accommodate activists at Reclaim Idaho in their efforts, due to COVID-19-related delays in signature-gatherin...

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