Ohio Department Of Commerce Awards Act Laboratories With Private Testing Lab Provisional License

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OHIO: The Ohio Department of Commerce has announced Act Laboratories as recipient of private testing lab provision license.  The recipients of the processor provisional licenses include: PRIVATE TESTING LABORATORY PROVISIONAL LICENSE RECIPIENTS ACT Laboratories, Inc. Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus North Coast Testing Laboratories, LLC The Ohio Department of Commerce continues to finalize the reviews of the Read the full article…

Ohio Department Of Commerce Announces Recipients of Processor, Private Testing Lab Provisional Licenses

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OHIO: The first round of awards included applicants who met the minimum requirements of the application. Please note there are still four applicants who may be eligible for licenses in the first round. Tax and/or background checks are still pending for these applicants. A second round of review will occur for applications needing additional clarifying information. Read the full article…

Ohio Department Of Commerce Announces Recipients Of Processor Provisional Licenses

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OHIO:  The Ohio Department of Commerce is authorized to award up to 40 provisional licenses for processors. The first round of awards included applicants who met the minimum requirements of the application. 185.48 – Ohio Grown Therapies, LLC (Johnstown, Licking County) 182.00 – Fire Rock Processing Ltd. (Columbus, Franklin County) 177.28 – Ohio Green Grow LLC Read the full article…

Update On Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient And Caregiver Registry

Update on Ohio MMJ Patient and caregiver registry

OHIO: The Board of Pharmacy is responsible for creating the state’s medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry. The registry is key to a patient-centered and safe program. The patient and caregiver registry is developed and tested. The affirmative defense was established in House Bill 523, legislation that created the state’s medical marijuana program. Once the Read the full article…

Murphy Administration Seeking Up To Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access To Medicinal Marijuana

Murphy Administration Seeking Up to Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access to Medicinal Marijuana

NEW JERSEY: The Murphy Administration today announced it is seeking up to six new applicants to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries — two each in the northern, central and southern regions of New Jersey. “We look forward to the opening of six new dispensaries so we can ensure that all qualifying patients who want access to Read the full article…

North Dakota: Advocates Turn In Signatures For 2018 Adult Use Initiative

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NORTH DAKOTA: Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota on Monday turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 of those signatures in order to qualify the measure for the Read the full article…

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

New York State Department of Health Announces Opioid Replacement Now a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana

Temporary ID Cards Will be Available for Certified Patients to Purchase Products More Quickly NEW YORK:  The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Effective immediately, registered practitioners may certify patients to use medical Read the full article…

Oklahoma Becomes 31st State To Legalize Medical Marijuana Access

State Question 788 permits licensed medical marijuana patients to cultivate up to six mature plants and to possess personal use quantities of marijuana flowers, edibles, or infused concentrates.

OKLAHOMA: A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 – a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients who may benefit from it. Oklahoma is the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. State Question 788 permits licensed medical marijuana patients Read the full article…

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug

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MARYLAND: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from Read the full article…

Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

That paper concluded, [C]oncerns that increased marijuana use is an unintended effect of state marijuana laws seem unfounded."

NEW YORK:  The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the RAND Corporation, the University of California at Davis, and the Boston Read the full article…