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Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry raked in $18 million in revenue last month

Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry raked in $18 million in revenue last month

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 22, 2019

According to tax officials in Oklahoma, medical cannabis sales reached $18 million last month. It’s not just sales revenue that is climbing but also, the number of patients who are being prescribed medicinal-grade pot as a treatment. The cannabis plant’s primary cannabinoids tetrahydrocannabinol...

Three medical cannabis bills for veterans filed by democratic presidential candidate, Seth Moulton

Three medical cannabis bills for veterans filed by democratic presidential candidate, Seth Moulton

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 17, 2019

Shortly after he declared his optimism for gaining the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, Seth Moulton (D-MA) filed three medical cannabis bills for military veterans. The bills, which were filed earlier this month, are similar to bills put forward by the pro-pot politician in the past...

Pennsylvania’s most populous county opens first medical cannabis dispensary

Pennsylvania’s most populous county opens first medical cannabis dispensary

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 15, 2019

A store called Herbology Medical Cannabis Dispensary has become the first retailer in Delaware County to legally sell the plant and its derived products for therapeutic/medicinal purposes. The official store launch commenced on Monday, May 6; a date that had been pondered over for a long time by la...

Iowa lawmakers approve legislation to expand the state’s medical cannabis program

Iowa lawmakers approve legislation to expand the state’s medical cannabis program

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019

Legislation to expand the potency of medical cannabis in Iowa has been approved by House and Senate lawmakers. The legislation, named House File 732, must now be reviewed by Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. Iowa’s existing medical cannabis potency law restricted the level of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) that could be sold inside li...

Gov. Evers’ approach to Wisconsin cannabis legislation is dead on arrival, say Republican leaders

Gov. Evers’ approach to Wisconsin cannabis legislation is dead on arrival, say Republican leaders

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

The prospect of cannabis legalization in Wisconsin might seem promising, what with a recent poll revealing how 83 percent of residents support medical cannabis and 59 percent support recreational cannabis. Nonetheless, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to legalize medical cannabis and decrimin...

Florida bidder protests awarding of Missouri medical cannabis tracking contract

Florida bidder protests awarding of Missouri medical cannabis tracking contract

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

A company that wants to oversee the medical cannabis industry in Missouri has initiated a protest after the contract was bestowed upon a rival. Florida-based BioTrackTHC has filed a protest with medical cannabis regulators in regards to the "Show Me State's" decision to award a cannabis licensing and s...

Alabama Senate approves bill to legalize medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

At the end of April, a bill to legalize medical cannabis in Alabama was approved by the Senate committee. This was the second significant achievement for proponents of cannabis reform in the state during the span of just seven days. A week prior to the Senate committee vote, cannabis was decriminalized in Alabama. Th...

Utah cannabis advocates drop part of lawsuit against religious group

Utah cannabis advocates drop part of lawsuit against religious group

May 13, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Utah medical cannabis advocates have dropped part of a lawsuit against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that claimed the church pressured lawmaker’s to change the state’s medical cannabis initiative. Responsible Use and Cannabis Educat...

Congressional committee cancels vote on two medical cannabis bills for veterans

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 10, 2019

Two separate cannabis bills aimed at providing veterans with access to medical cannabis were expected to be voted on by a congressional committee this past Wednesday. However, a report from Marijuana Movement has revealed how the two bills concerning medical cannabis access for military veterans were...

New Jersey medical cannabis patients win major protections from being fired for failing a drug test

New Jersey medical cannabis patients win major protections from being fired for failing a drug test

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 3, 2019

Medical cannabis patients who work in New Jersey are jumping for joy after discovering that they have won huge protections that safeguard them from being fired for flunking a drug test. The news comes after a state appeals Court ruled in favor of medical cannabis patients in New Jersey, who will no longer have ...

Oregon medical cannabis program: 85 percent of cultivators are non-compliant

Oregon medical cannabis program: 85 percent of cultivators are non-compliant

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program has issued a warning to cannabis cultivators who are conducting business operations in accordance with inventory reporting requirements: stick to the rules or face the consequences. Anyone who doesn’t follow the cannabis-growing rules will face harsh penalties...

Updated medical cannabis law in New Mexico could grant inmates access to weed

Updated medical cannabis law in New Mexico could grant inmates access to weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

New Mexico is still feeling the effects of a bill that was recently signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The new law amends the State's medical cannabis rule to expand patient access to pharmaceutical-grade weed. Since the changes were signed into law, confusion has permeated New Mexico's...

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