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Curaleaf removes CBD health claims from website and social media after FDA warning

Curaleaf removes CBD health claims from website and social media after FDA warning

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 7, 2019

At the end of last month, leading medical and wellness cannabis operator Curaleaf Holdings Inc. was given a warning by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for making false health claims about the CBD-containing products for sale on its website. Curaleaf serves over 150,000 registered medical canna...

Florida officials demand full court hearing after court rules medical cannabis industry “unconstitutional”

Florida officials demand full court hearing after court rules medical cannabis industry “unconstitutional”

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 2, 2019

Could Florida be on track to establishing what could very well become the most profitable pot industry in the United States? Based on the latest reports, things look promising. A Florida Appellate Court recently ruled that the state's approach to cannabis regulation is unconstitutional and needs to be ame...

Iowa Democratic lawmakers attempt to launch interim committee for state’s medical cannabis industry

Iowa Democratic lawmakers attempt to launch interim committee for state’s medical cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 29, 2019

Medical cannabis in Iowa was legalized in 2017 when Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill to legalize the plant’s medical sale and consumption.  A plant that is brimming with therapeutic cannabinoids, such as the plant’s primary compounds CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), scientists are ge...

Half of Ohio’s registered medical cannabis patients are deterred by high prices, data reveals

Half of Ohio’s registered medical cannabis patients are deterred by high prices, data reveals

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2019

On June 8, 2016, House Bill 523 was signed into law by the former Governor of Ohio, John Kasich. The signing of HB 523 kick-started the state's medical cannabis industry. However, the system still has some flaws that need to be straightened out before all of Ohio's medical cannabis patients can afford their...

The NFL is edging closer to permitting medical cannabis as a treatment for pain

The NFL is edging closer to permitting medical cannabis as a treatment for pain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

An agreement has been made by members of the National Football League Players Association, prompting a pain management committee to conduct more studies into the use of cannabis as a treatment. The deal was struck after NFL officials and NFL players union representatives decided to kickstart their studies in ...

Mississippi’s medical cannabis ballot measure: Two-thirds of required signatures already confirmed

Mississippi’s medical cannabis ballot measure: Two-thirds of required signatures already confirmed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 28, 2019

Medical cannabis advocates in Mississippi are optimistic about collecting the required 86,185 signatures to secure a legalization initiative on the 2020 ballot. So far, they’ve accomplished two-thirds of their goal. Medical Marijuana 2020 is the name of the campaign for which activists are collecti...

New Mexico’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis is growing, so is patient count

New Mexico’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis is growing, so is patient count

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has updated its list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis; six new conditions have been added bringing the total to 28. Included on the list is opioid use disorder. As many as 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses every single day and New Mexico has some of the highest fatal drug overdose rates in the United States. Now, individ...

Two of Arkansas’ medical cannabis dispensaries take in $353,000 during first week of sales

Two of Arkansas’ medical cannabis dispensaries take in $353,000 during first week of sales

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019

The medical cannabis market in Arkansas is storming ahead of Ohio, where the population is four times the size. Sales in the conservative state look promising, with dispensary workers carrying out almost 5,000 transactions for over 50 pounds of cannabis during launch week. According to a report by t...

These clinics just kick-started the Kansas City, MO medical cannabis industry

These clinics just kick-started the Kansas City, MO medical cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 18, 2019

The first medical cannabis clinics in Kansas City have opened for business. The Green Clinics is the first medical cannabis clinic in the area to launch for business. Two licensed and board-certified doctors will be responsible for providing the necessary evaluation to determine a patient's eligib...

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