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Colorado approves medical cannabis as a treatment for autism

Colorado approves medical cannabis as a treatment for autism

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 15, 2019

Colorado has updated a list of conditions that determine whether or not an individual is a qualifying patient to receive medical cannabis as a treatment. Included on that list is a new qualifying condition: autism. Adding autism to the list means that Colorado stands a good chance of bolstering its...

Medical cannabis could be legalized in North Carolina thanks to this new bill

Medical cannabis could be legalized in North Carolina thanks to this new bill

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2019

Early last month, a very important cannabis bill was filed by the North Carolina House of Representatives to legalize medical cannabis in North Carolina. Referred to as House Bill 401, the proposed bill would establish the Medical Cannabis Act. This law would essentially shield patients who possess a...

New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board votes 4-0 for using weed to treat opioid-use disorder

New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board votes 4-0 for using weed to treat opioid-use disorder

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2019

Lawmakers in the "Land of Enchantment" have reaffirmed their support for adding opioid-use disorder to the state's list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.  The state’s support was reaffirmed on Friday, March 29, when New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted 4-0 for usin...

Military veterans organizations press congress on medical cannabis research

Military veterans organizations press congress on medical cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 4, 2019

In recent weeks, U.S. Military veterans from a wide scope of backgrounds have been testifying hard before Congress to trigger a bout of research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into medical cannabis’ benefits. Representatives of numerous organizations appeared at a series of House and Senate V...

Ohio medical cannabis sales start strong, but not all patients are buying

Ohio medical cannabis sales start strong, but not all patients are buying

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 2, 2019

New data has shown that Ohio's medical cannabis industry is experiencing a stroke of beginners luck, with the state harvesting sales of $1.85 million in less than two months. There is a downside, however. Extortionate prices and lack of access to dispensaries has prevented patients from participati...

Illinois Senate panel passes bill to protect banks serving cannabis businesses

Illinois Senate panel passes bill to protect banks serving cannabis businesses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 2, 2019

An Illinois senate committee has voted to advance a cannabis bill. If approved, it would restrict the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from taking any form of legal action that could potentially discourage banks and credit unions from working with legal cannabis businesses. ...

Medical cannabis in Oklahoma: Governor signs rules into law

Medical cannabis in Oklahoma: Governor signs rules into law

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2019

The governor of Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt, has signed into law medical cannabis industry regulations. Oh Thursday March 14, a “unity bill” was signed by the Republican Governor. Rules contained in the measure are not expected to hinder the growth of Oklahoma's cannabis market. The measure to...

Number of medical cannabis patients in New Jersey soars 150% since January 2018

Number of medical cannabis patients in New Jersey soars 150% since January 2018

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2019

Since Gov. Phil Murphy took office early last year, New Jersey’s medical cannabis program has swelled by 150 percent. After Murphy assumed his role, cannabis retail sales in “The Garden State” soared. Between January of last year and the present day, 25,000 new patients enrolled in New Jersey's...

CVS will start selling CBD products

CVS will start selling CBD products

March 28, 2019

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor CVS is about to start selling CBD products in eight states with CBD that is derived from hemp. The states include Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee. This will impact around 800 CVS stores, and the products ar...

Massachusetts cannabis RICO case settled out of court for ‘substantial’ amount

Massachusetts cannabis RICO case settled out of court for ‘substantial’ amount

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019

A racketeering lawsuit against a Massachusetts-based cannabis shop was recently dismissed. However, the triumph did not occur without a hefty fee. While the value of the settled RICO case was not disclosed, it was said to be a “substantial” figure, of which was agreed on by both parties in a confidential out-o...

First medical cannabis processor in Ohio gets green light to operate

First medical cannabis processor in Ohio gets green light to operate

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 22, 2019

A medical cannabis processor in the “Buckeye State” recently received a certificate of operation from the state Commerce Department. Grow Ohio in Muskingum County received its certificate of operation earlier this month. With this certificate, the company can legally convert cannabis into a vast arra...

Hawaii’s Cannabis Visiting Patient Program: Tourists allowed to buy medical weed on the volcanic archipelago

Hawaii’s Cannabis Visiting Patient Program: Tourists allowed to buy medical weed on the volcanic archipelago

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 22, 2019

Medical cannabis patients who plan on traveling to Hawaii from a different state can now legally buy their natural medicine on the palm-tree speckled islands, thanks to the recently enacted ‘Cannabis Visiting Patient’ program. The program was initiated by the Hawaii Educational Association for Therap...

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