Medical Marijuana Workers Fight For Labor Rights At Ontario Agriculture Tribunal

Medical Marijuana workers fight for rights

CANADA: The struggle to win union rights for medical cannabis workers in Canada has entered a new chapter, with the commencement of hearings at Ontario’s Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal (AFRAA Tribunal) for workers at MedReleaf in Markham, Ontario. The Markham-based MedReleaf operates an industrial facility with approximately 50 employees who grow, trim, harvest, Read the full article…

PA DOH Releases Medical Marijuana Program Permit Applications For Growers/Processors and Dispensaries

PA releases medical marijuana regulations

PENNSYLVANIA: Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available on the department’s Medical Marijuana Program website. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 to March 20, 2017. “This is an important step forward in getting this valuable medication to patients who desperately need it,” Read the full article…

Pennsylvania Department Of Health Provides Update On Medical Marijuana Program Implementation

"We cannot underestimate the role of physicians in making sure that patients can access medical marijuana," Secretary Murphy said.

PENNSYLVANIA:  At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20, 2017 until March 20, 2017. “I am excited to announce that we’ve reached an important milestone in the program with Read the full article…

Lynwood California Passes Marijuana Ordinance

Lynnwood CA City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would regulate businesses that grow and manufacture medical cannabis within city limits.

CALIFORNIA: On a 3-1 vote, the City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would regulate businesses that grow and manufacture medical cannabis within city limits. The ordinance would allow up to 5 such businesses.  The ordinance will need to have at least one more reading before it passes which will take place on December 20, Read the full article…

Pennsylvania Published Temporary Medical Marijuana Regulations

Justice Department has options to crack down, but may galvanize the push for even wider legalization

PENNSYLVANIA: The Department of Health is publishing temporary regulations relating to dispensaries. The temporary regulations are published under the Medical Marijuana Act. Section 1107 of the act (35 P.S. § 10231.1107) specifically provides that, to facilitate the prompt implementation of the act, the Department may promulgate temporary regulations that are not subject to sections 201—205 of the Read the full article…

Gov. Hutchinson Announces New Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission

Arkansas Gov To Appoint MMJ Commission

ARKANSAS:  Governor Asa Hutchinson today, joined with Senator Jonathan Dismang, President Pro Tempore, and Representative Jeremy Gillam, Speaker of the House, announced five appointments to the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission. They are as follows: Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., Little Rock, to the Medical Marijuana Commission. (Hutchinson Appointment) Dr. Stephen J. Carroll, PharmD, Benton, to the Medical Read the full article…

MMJ Patients Speak To Canadian Task Force on Marijuana Legalization And Regulation

news study confirms efficacy of medical marijuana

CANADA: Patients who use cannabis for medical purposes had the opportunity today to directly address the federal government’s Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation about their issues and concerns as the Task Force develops recommendations for the government’s planned major changes to Canadian laws about cannabis. The full afternoon session in Toronto, hosted by Read the full article…

Ninth Circuit Rules Marijuana Card Holders May Not Own Firearms

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NEVADA: Last Wednesday a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that holding a marijuana card precludes its owner from keeping and bearing arms. In the process, the panel threw out the First, Second, and Fifth Amendment rights. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada resident who held a state-issued marijuana card but Read the full article…

New Hampshire DHHS Issues Registration Certificate To Prime ATC Therapeutic Cannabis Dispensary In Merrimack

New Hampshire Cannabis Dispensary Approved

NEW HAMPSHIRE: The NH Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announces that Prime Alternative Treatment Center  has received a registration certificate for its therapeutic cannabis dispensary in Merrimack. Prime’s dispensary will begin operations on Thursday, August 11, at which point qualifying patients and designated caregivers registered with Prime ATC will be able to obtain therapeutic Read the full article…

Department of Health Names John J. Collins as Director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Medical Marijuana

PA appoints new medical marijuana director

PENNSYLVANIA: Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced that John J. Collins has been named director of the Office of Medical Marijuana. Collins, who currently works in the Department of Health’s HIV Care Section, will assume his new role on Aug. 8, 2016. “I am pleased to announce the department has identified a highly qualified Read the full article…