NY Launches Medical Marijuana Program Thursday

The study's findings are similar to those reported among enrollees in other states' medical cannabis programs, including the experiences of patients in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, and elsewhere.

NEW YORK: New York is the latest state to allow its citizens to use medical marijuana. The Empire State kicked off its medical marijuana program Thursday with eight dispensaries opening for business.  The program comes 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act. It makes non-smokeable forms of medical marijuana available to New Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Prepare To Open Doors In N.Y.

Kate Rogers live on CNBC talking about Vireo Health of New York.

NEW YORK: Armed with New York state medicinal marijuana licenses, dispensaries are gearing up to sell cannabis legally in the state in the new year. The cannabis experiment continues as medicinal marijuana use becomes more widespread. New York state, as an example, has rolled out dispensary licenses and is getting doctors and patients on board. Startups are growing local product Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Edibles Debut In Illinois

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ILLINOIS: Edible medical marijuana made its Illinois debut Saturday, ending a wait for patients who prefer eating to inhaling. To some, cannabis-infused foods seem milder than smoke or vapor, but the products carry their own risks. It takes longer to feel the effects when marijuana is eaten, so it’s easy to eat too much with unpleasant Read the full article…

Denver Marijuana Company Recalls Product, 13th Recall In City In 13 weeks

Advanced Medical Alternatives recalled a cannabis concentrate product that also had high levels of banned pesticides on Dec. 3.

COLORADO: A Denver-based marijuana company has recalled 27 cartridges of its THC-infused vape pen oil due to potentially dangerous pesticides. Denver’s Department of Environmental Health found that Advanced Medical Alternatives’ product contained pesticides that are not allowed to be used on cannabis in Colorado, reported The Cannabist, The Denver Post’s cannabis news and culture section. The Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Taxes To Illinois Total $57K In 1st Month

Legal marijuana sales began Nov. 9 in Illinois. There are now 16 licensed dispensaries operating in Illinois.

ILLINOIS: Illinois officials say the state’s first medical marijuana patients have purchased nearly $801,000 worth of cannabis during the program’s first month. Program director Joseph Wright announced the figures Wednesday. The numbers indicate Illinois has collected roughly $56,550 in taxes from wholesale sales of medical marijuana during the month. Marijuana wholesalers pay a 7 percent Read the full article…

19 Whatcom Co. Businesses Apply To Sell Medical Marijuana

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering applications from 19 businesses that want to sell medical marijuana in Whatcom County.The Bellingham Herald reports that the board has approved six medical endorsements thus far for existing stores that have a license to sell recreational marijuana.The board began accepting new applications last month. Medical pot Read the full article…

Beckley Foundation Hosts Jamaican Cannabis Summit

The two day event was hosted by the Beckley Foundation

JAMAICA: This weekend in Negril the Beckley Foundation brought together leaders from the Jamaican government, the Rastafari community, and the business community to discuss the current progress and next steps for building a regulatory framework for a legal cannabis industry in Jamaica. The two day event was hosted by the Beckley Foundation, which was started Read the full article…

Maryland Flooded With Almost 900 Medical Marijuana Applications

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MARYLAND: Applicants seeking to be among the first in the state to legally grow, process or dispense medical marijuana flooded the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission with 882 submissions before a recent deadline, meaning interest in the nascent industry far outpaces available licenses. The huge number also means officials have been wading through mounds of additional applications Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana For Sale In Illinois

Only patients with state-issued ID cards who are registered at a dispensary can purchase medical marijuana. The state has issued only about 3,300 IDs

ILLINOIS: Patients lined up at the door on the first day of sales of medical marijuana in Illinois.Rico was one of 200 people to get a prescription filled at The Clinic Mundelein, one of nine medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The 20-year Army veteran suffers from severe back pain.“This is just like I went to Read the full article…

Oregon Fines Portland Marijuana Dispensary For Multiple Violations Related To Product Giveaways

The order states that Cannacea, located in Northeast Portland, allowed the giveaway of marijuana products in its parking lot and failed to check the identification of people receiving the products to ensure they were 21 or older or that they were medical marijuana patients.

OREGON: The state has fined a Portland marijuana dispensary $2,500 for allowing a vendor to give away marijuana concentrates and pre-rolled joints in the parking lot on the opening day of recreational marijuana sales, according to a stipulated settlement order. The order states that Cannacea, located in Northeast Portland, allowed the giveaway of marijuana products in its parking Read the full article…