Update on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process

Pennsylvania Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation Process; Urges Physician Participation

PENNSYLVANIA: In a continued commitment to transparency throughout the development and implementation of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today provided an update on accomplishments, gave a preview of pending activities, and highlighted the need for physician participation. “The department is being very thoughtful and thorough in our approach to developing and implementing a medically-focused program Read the full article…

Pennsylvania Department of Health Medical Marijuana Program Now Online

A Pennsylvania Safe Harbor Letter is available to parents, legal guardians, caregivers, and spouses of a minor under the age of 18 who suffers from one of the seventeen serious medical conditions defined in the Medical Marijuana Act.

PENNSYLVANIA: Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced that applications for the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program’s Safe Harbor Letter are now available online for parents, legal guardians, caregivers, and spouses to administer medical marijuana within the commonwealth to minors in their care with physician-documented serious medical conditions. “I am excited to announce the availability of the Pennsylvania Safe Harbor Letter application, Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Database Operational

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced this morning that the medical marijuana database is operational. The database is necessary to produce medical marijuana “recognition” cards. Patients must take their authorization form to a licensed medical marijuana store to receive their recognition card. Under the new medical marijuana law, recognition cards are required if patients Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana Database May Not Be Operational By July 1

Medical marijuana database may not be operational by July 1

WASHINGTON: The Department of Health wants medical marijuana patients and providers to be prepared for possible delays when Washington’s new medical marijuana law takes effect July 1. The law requires DOH to oversee the development and administration of the medical marijuana authorization database. The agency reportedly is experiencing some software challenges with the database, and it may not be ready Read the full article…

Washington Medical Marijuana After July 1

Black-market marijuana will be cheaper than legal medical cannabis, when state-regulated retail shops open later this year.

By Aaron Pelley and Anne van Leynseele Many clients and potential clients have been asking NWMJLaw about the changes coming to Washington State’s medical marijuana system when the new laws take effect on July 1, 2016. Specifically, we have been asked how the collective garden statute being repealed will affect patients and Farmers’ Markets. Farmers’ Markets Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana And Its Impact To The Economy

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

By Zack M Twenty five states have legalized marijuana for medical use so far, and it’s already clear that there are many economical advantages to be gained from this as well as the various medical marijuana benefits to be enjoyed by patients.  Because the marijuana systems in place in these states are being well regulated and Read the full article…

What You Need To Know Before Talking To Your Doctor About Medical Marijuana

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By Zack M Despite marijuana’s legalization, cannabis continues to remain illegal on a federal level in most states.  However, the United States’ federal law has lifted the ban on the usage of medical cannabis, which has encouraged certain states to permit the consumption of medical marijuana. It isn’t hard to understand why one would want Read the full article…

Michigan Court Puts The Lid On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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MICHIGAN:  It looks like the state Court of Appeals has pounded another nail into the coffin of marijuana dispensaries in Michigan. A pair of West Michigan men who faced little to no jail time after they reached plea deals for distributing medical marijuana appealed their cases, which took a circuitous route through court system. The Read the full article…

LCB Says Licensed Marijuana Canopy Enough To Meet WA Recreational And Medical Marijuana Market Demand

Washington canopy sufficient to meet mmj needs says LCB

WASHINGTON: The amount of marijuana allowed to be grown by state-licensed producers in Washington is enough to satisfy both the medical and recreational marijuana markets, a University of Washington study finds. The state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) tasked the UW-based Cannabis Law and Policy Project (CLPP) with calculating the “grow canopy,” or square footage, required to Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Moves To Louisiana House

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

LOUISIANA: A bill that would expand medical marijuana in Louisiana cleared another hurdle here Monday, moving it one step away from final legislative passage. Mills’ bill would expand the number of conditions that could be treated with the drug, which would be taken orally in an oil form, change the wording from “prescribe” to “recommend” to Read the full article…