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Patient count for Montana’s medical cannabis program is continuously climbing

Patient count for Montana’s medical cannabis program is continuously climbing

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2020

Montana's medical cannabis program is going from strength-to-strength. In January, year-over-year patient count growth was revealed by program officials. Acknowledged as one of the biggest per-capita markets in the nation, the state's program is experiencing a surge of registration applications from pat...

Opponents fight against Kentucky’s recently approved medical cannabis bill

Opponents fight against Kentucky's recently approved medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

As cannabis advocates eagerly await the Senate's decision on whether or not Kentucky's medical cannabis bill will be approved, opponents are raising their concerns. The legislation in question is House Bill 136, which flew through Kentucky's House on February 20, 2020. Reports have surfaced claiming that numerous professionals are fighting...

Utah House of Representatives approves “hijacked” medical cannabis bill

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 9, 2020

A ballot measure titled "Utah Proposition Number 2" – A.K.A. the "Utah Medical Cannabis Act" – passed in 2018. This ultimately led to the rollout of Utah's medical cannabis market. However, the rollout was not without its speed bumps; it has taken over a year for the first dispensary to open its do...

Alabama Senate Committee passes medical cannabis bill

Alabama Senate Committee passes medical cannabis bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 2, 2020

Alabama residents could soon be obtaining medical cannabis prescriptions. On Wednesday, February 19, the Alabama Senate committee approved a bill to legalize the plant for medical use. Senate members passed the bill in an 8-1 vote with one abstention. It will now progress to the Senate floor. Sponsor...

Medical cannabis bill approved by Kentucky House of Representatives

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

On February 20, the Kentucky House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize medical cannabis; 65 representatives voted in favor of the bill, while 30 voted in opposition. Never before has a medical cannabis bill progressed this far in the state of Kentucky, where it is still illegal to consume...

Medical cannabis dispensaries in Illinois extend hours of operation

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2020

The ever-expanding market for legal cannabis in Illinois is causing dispensary staff to work longer hours. Since adult-use sales started on January 1, 2020 – following the enactment of the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act – an influx of customers have poured through the doors of state-licensed stor...

Advocates take steps towards legalizing medical cannabis in South Carolina

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 7, 2020

On Wednesday January 22, cannabis advocates in South Carolina stood in unison inside the State House, as they encouraged legislators to approve a medical cannabis program during this year's legislative session. The legislature convened on January 14 and will remain in session until May 14, 2020.  ...

New Hampshire lawmakers ponder over medical and recreational cannabis measures

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 6, 2020

Around two dozen bills related to cannabis have been submitted for New Hampshire's 2020 legislative session. On January 22, a group of lawmakers that form the Senate Health and Human Services Committee filed bills to permit home cannabis cultivation among state-registered medical cannabis patients, in addi...

New Jersey company ordered by court to repay medical cannabis costs

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 27, 2020

A medical cannabis consumer in New Jersey who was unfairly treated by his former employers could be on the receiving end of compensation any day now. This is according to a ruling announced on January 13, when Vincent Hagar was told by Superior Court Judge Heidi Willis Currier that he had won his cas...

Pro-cannabis Governor of Kansas says she must prioritize medical cannabis over recreational legalization

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

The Governor of Kansas has confirmed that she is supportive of legalizing recreational cannabis across the state. However, on Thursday, January 2, 2020, Gov. Laura Kelly (D) announced that – in spite of her support – she is obliged to deal with the medical aspect of legalization before dabbling in...

Alabama’s draft medical cannabis bill: What does it entail?

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 9, 2020

The vast majority of members who form Alabama’s Medical Cannabis Study Commission support a bill to legalize the plant for pharmaceutical purposes.  In an attempt to sway lawmakers' decisions on the regulation of cannabis-based products and plant cultivation, 12 members of the 18-strong Commission voted in...

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