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Medical cannabis business opportunities could expand this year

Medical cannabis business opportunities could expand this year

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 15, 2020

A fresh set of rules and/or regulatory medical cannabis policies could be introduced in several states in 2020. This is according to director of state policies for the Marijuana Policy Project, Karen O’Keefe. She believes that medical cannabis could see exponential growth this year, what with lawmakers ...

Ohio releases fresh guidance to assist patients in gaining access to medicine during COVID-19

Ohio releases fresh guidance to assist patients in gaining access to medicine during COVID-19

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 15, 2020

New information has been made available to patients who are enrolled in Ohio’s medical cannabis program amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance was published by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) with the primary goal of simplifying the process of obtaining medicine among registered patie...

Cannabis-derived epilepsy medication eliminated from controlled substances list by DEA

Cannabis-derived epilepsy medication eliminated from controlled substances list by DEA

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 14, 2020

A cannabis-derived pharmaceutical drug called Epidiolex has officially been banished from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) list of controlled substances. The medicine, which is FDA-approved, is the creation of GW Pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the British company is ...

New York’s medical cannabis tax revenue could help revive disrupted economy

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2020

A virus has swept across the globe, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake; COVID-19 is a deadly strain of coronavirus that has affected almost two million people in 210 countries and territories across the globe. The economic impact of COVID-19 has – and continues to – devastate global industr...

New Jersey employees can file disability discrimination claims for medical cannabis consumption

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Bethan Rose Jenkins

April 13, 2020

A recent ruling imposed by the New Jersey Supreme Court has given cannabis-consuming employees the  opportunity to file a disability discrimination claim; this rule is a part of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). Lawmakers made their decision after reviewing the case of an employee who wa...

Medical cannabis in New Mexico deemed “essential business” amid COVID-19 crisis

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2020

Medical cannabis patients in New Mexico can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that they will be able to obtain their medicine as normal, despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This news has been confirmed by the State Department of Health, which informed patients that interruptions wil...

Alabama’s senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Alabama's senate-approved medical cannabis bill: An overview

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 30, 2020

Patients who require plant-based medicines in Alabama could soon be getting prescribed medical cannabis. Well, that's if the Alabama House votes to enact a bill that was recently approved by the Alabama State Senate.  Alabama's medical cannabis bill was approved by the state Senate on March 11 with a vote of 22-10. The votes we...

Iowa House approves Governor-backed medical cannabis bill, as public support rises

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 25, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, Republican lawmakers approved amendments made to Iowa's medical cannabis program that would replace the existing percentage-based limit on medical cannabis products. The changes were supported by Gov. Kim Reynolds. Previously, a maximum of three percent THC (tetrahydrocannabin...

Medical cannabis legalization bill approved by Tennessee Senate committee

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11, a Tennessee Senate committee decided to give a restrictive medical cannabis legalization bill the green light. The measure, which is focused on launching a patient program, has replaced a previous chunk of legislation that would have prompted a state Health Department study. ...

Medical cannabis sales in Arkansas have soared amid Coronavirus health crisis

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak has halted the operation of global businesses, schools and the cannabis industry. Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in all 50 U.S. states. Health scares – combined with the fact that supply is running short, due to China's factories closing temporarily – has caused po...

Patients complain about Ohio medical cannabis purchase limits, prompting change

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 16, 2020

Complaints regarding cannabis patient purchase limits in Ohio have been arising for quite some time. However, restrictions could soon be lifted, with the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy preparing to review its “90-day supply” rule. Being on the receiving end of more than 50 public comments has prompte...

Edible medical cannabis sales approved by Hawaii Senate committee

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2020

A Hawaii state senate committee has given preliminary approval to a medical cannabis bill that would legalize the sale of edible products. However, even if the Legislature approves the bill, patients shouldn't expect to get their hands on edible cannabis in Hawaii for quite some time afterwards. ...

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