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Texas unexpectedly closes application process for new medical cannabis dispensaries

Texas unexpectedly closes application process for new medical cannabis dispensaries

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 28, 2019

Medical cannabis business owners in Texas are demanding an explanation after the Texas Department of Public Health and Safety closed the application process for new dispensary permits without warning on Wednesday, October 9. Initially, the department had planned to accept applications up until November 1,...

California governor signs legislation to reverse cannabis prohibition on school campuses

California governor signs legislation to reverse cannabis prohibition on school campuses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 25, 2019

Following the signing of a chunk of legislation by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, October 9, schools in California will now be able to decide whether or not parents can administer students with medical cannabis on school grounds. A similar law was dismissed in 2018 by Democrat Jerry Brown – ...

Missouri will not deprive cannabis consumers of welfare benefits

Missouri will not deprive cannabis consumers of welfare benefits

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 21, 2019

Following a months-long review by Governor Mike Parson’s Administration, Missourians who claim welfare money will still be entitled to obtain medical cannabis. A statement detailing the Administration's new ruling was submitted to the Post-Dispatch. It outlined how individuals enrolled in Missouri's Temp...

Medical cannabis patients in Ohio complain of their medicine being too pricey

Medical cannabis patients in Ohio complain of their medicine being too pricey

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 17, 2019

The cost of medical cannabis in Ohio is deterring patients from paying for their medicine. This is based on the results of a survey carried out by the Ohio State University's Drug Enforcement Policy Center. Conducted in collaboration with the nonprofit pro-cannabis group Harm Reduction Ohio, the survey ...

Wisconsin lawmakers welcome medical cannabis bill

Wisconsin lawmakers welcome medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

On Friday, September 20, lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced a medical cannabis bill that would permit patients’ access to pharmaceutical-grade products, so long as they register for enrolment with the state. Lawmakers also pushed for the development of a licensing system for cannabis cultivators....

Judge invites nonresidents to participate in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program

Judge invites nonresidents to participate in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program

October 1, 2019

Individuals living outside New Mexico can now apply to participate in the state’s medical cannabis program. A Permanent Writ of Mandamus court order was certified by Santa Fe District Court Judge Bryan Biedscheid on Monday, September 23. The Writ of Mandamus removed the rule that restricted New M...

Colombia is metamorphosing into a prominent medical cannabis producer

Colombia is metamorphosing into a prominent medical cannabis producer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Colombia is tapping into the "Green Rush", with the South American country bestowing numerous licenses upon cannabis cultivators since 2017. The number of licensed cannabis growers is swelling in Colombia, increasing from 60 – when licenses were first being issued in 2017 – to more than 300 as ...

Puerto Rico’s wholesale medical cannabis sales steered by edibles

Puerto Rico’s wholesale medical cannabis sales steered by edibles

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Cannabis-infused edibles are taking the legal market by storm and, according to recently published data by LeafLink, Puerto Rico is cashing in on the rise of edible weed. Edible cannabis products constituted one-third of all wholesale sales in Puerto Rico in recent times.  Compared to other states th...

Utah legislature votes to stop state-run medical cannabis distribution system

Utah legislature votes to stop state-run medical cannabis distribution system

September 30, 2019

Earlier his month, the Utah State Legislature successfully voted to overthrow a state-run medical cannabis distribution system. During the session, both the House and the Senate voted to approve Utah's cannabis bill amendment. "This goes a long way toward honoring that promise" of medical cannabis for ...

Oklahoma approves more than 7,000 medical cannabis licenses in first year

Oklahoma approves more than 7,000 medical cannabis licenses in first year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 27, 2019

Oklahoma's regulators have already dished out more than 7,300 cannabis medical cannabis licenses to business owners living in the Republican-leaning state.  This is according to figures released by the state, which revealed that licenses have been bestowed upon various kinds of business owners, inc...

Mother of Missouri medical cannabis patient says cost is too high, launches charity

Mother of Missouri medical cannabis patient says cost is too high, launches charity

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 26, 2019

Advocates have long been fighting for the legalization of cannabis in Missouri. Finally, the plant was legalized in November , but the prospective cost could make it near impossible for many patients to afford their medicine. One of the many parents concerned about the cost of medical cannabis in Missour...

Cannabis company working alongside Veterans organization to provide servicemen with medical pot

Cannabis company working alongside Veterans organization to provide servicemen with medical pot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 23, 2019

A cannabis wholesale delivery company is providing U.S. military veterans with discounted membership for cannabis products sold on its website. Flower Co. recently revealed that it would be presenting serviceman with a 30-50 percent price reduction on membership. The annual membership fee is usu...

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