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March revenue accounts for 40 percent of Arkansas’ first-year medical cannabis sales

March revenue accounts for 40 percent of Arkansas' first-year medical cannabis sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 28, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been the most devastating “global pandemic” in more than a century. Its effects have been felt harshly across the United States, among hundreds of other countries and territories worldwide. Although there’s been a significant dark side to the pandemic – w...

DHSS director says Missouri cannabis dispensaries will launch for business mid-summer

DHSS director says Missouri cannabis dispensaries will launch for business mid-summer

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 11, 2020

The year 2020 was predicted to be a successful one in regards to Missouri's newly-launched medical cannabis industry. However, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has left dispensary owners on tenterhooks as they wait for the go-ahead to open their doors. January saw medical cannabis legalization offici...

Oklahoma sees record medical cannabis state taxes as Arkansas consumers stock up

http://theleafonline.com/c/politics/medical-use/2018/07/ok-voters-back-medical-marijuana/

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 11, 2020

The low cost of cannabis in Oklahoma has prompted hordes of Arkansans to make the five-hour drive for a stash top-up. As a direct effect of this, Oklahoma’s medical cannabis market has boomed in value, whereas the medical cannabis market in Arkansas has struggled to retain customers. A report r...

Lawmakers want verbal medical cannabis recommendations for veterans amid COVID-19

https://www.potnetwork.com/news/michael-krawitz-leaves-no-soldier-behind-executive-director-veterans-medical-cannabis-access

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 28, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic lingers, head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being urged to allow verbal medical cannabis recommendations for military servicemen. A letter led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was addressed to the VA from seven members of the Massachusetts congressional...

Pennsylvania’s cannabis dispensaries are struggling to fill job roles

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/which-states-border-pennsylvania.html

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 28, 2020

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, medical cannabis businesses in Pennsylvania are “essential" and "life-sustaining businesses,” according to state officials. However, fears of the virus proliferating has restricted travel and face-to-face meetings.  As a direct effect of the COVID-19 social di...

Arizona’s medical cannabis dispensaries raked in plenty last month, despite coronavirus shutdown

Arizona's medical cannabis dispensaries raked in plenty last month, despite coronavirus shutdown

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 28, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that has caused hundreds of countries to impose a "lockdown" seems to have had a positive impact on the cannabis industry at large. In particular, Arizona's medical cannabis program is benefiting from the craze of panic-buying that has erupted since the COVID-19 crisis...

Ohio lifts restrictions on medical cannabis purchases

Ohio lifts restrictions on medical cannabis purchases

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 27, 2020

On April 17, a fresh set of rules were enacted regarding purchase limits for Ohio’s medical cannabis patients. Released by the state's Board of Pharmacy, Ohio's new patient purchase limits outlined precisely how much registered individuals can legally obtain within a 90 day-window. According to o...

Amazon employee fired for medical cannabis consumption gets support from federal judge

Amazon employee fired for medical cannabis consumption gets support from federal judge

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 27, 2020

A man who formerly worked at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey could be on-track to winning a lawsuit filed against the multinational conglomerate technology company. The plaintiff, who has not been named for legal reasons, was a registered medical cannabis consumer in the state. Upon discovering tha...

Oklahoma generated record medical cannabis tax revenue in March

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

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 20, 2020

States that legalize cannabis stand to benefit the local economy, with sales taxes contributing to various community programs and funding projects. In Oklahoma – where medical cannabis was legalized on June 26, 2018 with the passing of voter-approved voters approved State Question 788 – the resu...

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