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Medical cannabis business options expanded under Maine’s new cannabis laws

Medical cannabis business options expanded under Maine’s new cannabis laws

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 18, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

Cannabis companies in Maine are hopeful that a new law will aid the state's cannabis industry by bolstering job opportunities statewide. Maine's new cannabis law permits medical cannabis firms to sell medicinal-grade products to one another. The updated law will allow businesses to sell a maxim...

Missouri starts accepting medical cannabis business application fees

Missouri starts accepting medical cannabis business application fees

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

From January 5th, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has opened applications for medical cannabis businesses, inclusive of cultivation, dispensaries and product infusion manufacturers. The DHSS aims to become a pioneer in protecting people's health and safety. “We are tha...

Oregon regulators announce changes to the state’s medical cannabis program

Oregon regulators announce changes to the state’s medical cannabis program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

It’s a new year and for medical cannabis patients in Oregon, it’s an entirely new opportunity to medicate naturally. How? Because on December 28, rules approved by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission went into full effect. Those rules, of which were drafted by state regulators, permit patient...

Cannabis report indicates rise in number of Floridians using plant for medical use

Cannabis report indicates rise in number of Floridians using plant for medical use

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 14, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

A new report has shed some light on Florida’s medical cannabis consumption rates. The data – issued by the Physician Certification Pattern Review panel – revealed how medical cannabis use is on the rise in the “Sunshine State” and its progression is steady. The approximate number of Flo...

Potential for Florida’s growing medical cannabis industry has no boundaries

Potential for Florida’s growing medical cannabis industry has no boundaries

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 11, 2019


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Florida's cannabis market thrived in 2018 and the success of legal weed looks set to continue in “The Sunshine State” throughout 2019. Based on the results of a Dec. 21 state report, eight cannabis companies were operating 83 in-state dispensaries. That's triple the amount of dispensaries that were approved a year prior, which was 25. Five businesses manage 73 of the total 83 dispens...

Nebraska state senators try to get medical cannabis on 2020 ballot

Nebraska state senators try to get medical cannabis on 2020 ballot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 2, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

The conservative state of Nebraska could soon be turning a verdant shade of green, what with two lawmakers planning to include a measure on the 2020 ballot for legal medical cannabis in Nebraska. Two Lincoln-based Democrats, Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, revealed the "Nebraskans for Sensible M...

Ohio regulators want $2.1M to cover the cost of medical cannabis

Ohio regulators want $2.1M to cover the cost of medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 2, 2019


Filed under Medical cannabis

Ohio State regulators have demanded an additional $2.1 million from state coffers to afford litigation fees for medical cannabis lawsuits. The lawsuits were filed against the Ohio Department of Commerce. The “Buckeye State” has its own Medical Marijuana Control Program, of which is being over...

700 batches fail cannabis testing in Massachusetts, causing medical cannabis retail closures

700 batches fail cannabis testing in Massachusetts, causing medical cannabis retail closures

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 24, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Pesticides are forbidden for use in medical cannabis cultivation under Massachusetts’ regulations and, based on a recent report by the Cape Cod Times, the state’s health department just slapped M3 Ventures with a cease-and-desist and quarantine order. Pesticide concerns and stiff regulatory oversight has le...

Less than 600 patients granted medical cannabis under Texas’ tight regulations

Less than 600 patients granted medical cannabis under Texas’ tight regulations

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 22, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Patients who require medical cannabis in Texas are in for some bad news. A shortage in supply means that less than 600 of a projected 150,000 Texans who suffer from debilitating epileptic seizures will be prescribed a cannabis oil containing low amounts of the psychoactive compound THC (tetrahydrocannabi...

Medical cannabis sales in Maryland topped $96 million in first year

Medical cannabis sales in Maryland topped $96 million in first year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 21, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Maryland's medical cannabis industry is off to a good start. During the state's first year of operation, legal medicinal cannabis sales totaled $96.3 million. Based on a report from the Baltimore Sun, 250 to 350 people are applying for medical cannabis authorization every single day in Maryland. The State must approve applications before weed-based medicines can be distributed to patients. Since medical cannabis became legally available to buy in Maryland last December, almost 52,000 patients purchased 730,000 products from myriad lice...

Bipartisan legislation would grant veterans access to medical cannabis

Bipartisan legislation would grant veterans access to medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 4, 2018


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Two bipartisan lawmakers just introduced legislation to permit medical cannabis for veterans. The unlikely duo plan to ameliorate the medical cannabis-related practices conducted by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Reps. Matthew Gaetz (R-FL) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) revealed the trio of bills, whi...

Here’s what’s next for Missouri now medical cannabis is legal

Here’s what’s next for Missouri now medical cannabis is legal

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, medical cannabis legalization in Missouri was enacted through a vote from the public. The measure is titled “Amendment 2” and it passed with an impressive 61 percent of the vote. That works out as 826,777 people voting against medical cannabis in Missouri and 1,57...

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