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…

Border Officials: Canadians Involved In Legal Marijuana Industry To Be Barred Entry To The United States

Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they are "determined to be a drug abuser" or if they have assisted in the trafficking of an illicit substance.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A top official from the US Customs and Border Patrol has affirmed that the agency will enforce a federal policy prohibiting those involved with the Canadian marijuana industry from entering the United States. Section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act states that foreigners are ineligible to enter the US if they Read the full article…

Congressional Committee Approves Legislation To Expand Pool Of Federally Licensed Marijuana Growers

House Judiciary Committee

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Members of the US House Judiciary Committee last week voted in favor of legislation, HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate FDA-approved clinical trials involving whole-plant cannabis. The Act mandates the federal government to license multiple providers of research-grade marijuana, among other changes. The vote marks the first time that Read the full article…

OLCC Advisory Committee Meeting On Medical Sales Daily Limits Is September 19

OLCC news

OREGON: OLCC Advisory Committee Meeting on Medical Sales Daily Limits – OAR 845-025-2800 is scheduled for the following time/place: Date and Time: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Location: Oregon Liquor Control Commission 9079 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Portland, OR 97222 Presiding Officer: Bryant Haley Phone: 503.872.5136 Fax: 503.872.5110 Email: bryant.haley@oregon.gov Agenda Proposed Read the full article…

Delaware Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

Delaware Gov signs expungement bill

DELAWARE: Democrat Gov. John Carney has signed legislation into law vacating past, low-level marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 197, which took immediate effect, “provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession [of one ounce or less], use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delaware’s decriminalization of these offenses.” State lawmakers in 2015 enacted legislation reducing the possession Read the full article…

Connecticut: Regulators Expand Qualifying Conditions Eligible For Cannabis Therapy

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CONNECTICUT:Patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis, spasticity disorders, and neuropathic facial pain are among those who are now eligible for marijuana therapy following a decision this week by regulators to expand the program’s list of qualifying conditions. Under the just-announced rules, doctors may for the first time recommend medical cannabis to patients with the following diagnoses: spasticity, severe rheumatoid Read the full article…

Illinois Governor Signs Landmark Medical Marijuana Legislation

"This law will give thousands of Illinoisans who struggle with the negative side effects of opioids, including harmful addiction, another choice to manage their pain," the governor said.

 Gov. Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation
Gov. Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation
​A new law (HB 2617) signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner amends the Illinois insurance code to require coverage of egg or sperm preservation, a well-established medical practice that gives hope to patients who receive life-saving cancer treatment that they can one day have their own children.

 Hearing Aid Legislation
Gov. Rauner approves landmark legislation to cover hearing aids for children
The governor signed House Bill 4516 at the Capitol with 10-year-old Hunter Martin. Hunter and his brother, Owen, 7, both wear hearing aids. Hunter, who resides in Illiopolis, testified in front of House and Senate committees in 2017 and again this year to advocate for the new law.

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Governor signs measures to ramp up treatment of mental illness, opioid abuse
Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a bill package that increases access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and addresses the state's opioid crisis.

 Rauner enacts legislation to streamline services for veterans
Rauner enacts legislation to streamline services for veterans
​Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner streamlines veteran identification services and makes it easier for homeless veterans to access needed medical benefits. Rauner also made Nov. 4th GI Bill of Rights Day to pay tribute to the American Legion committee, chaired by the 29th Governor of Illinois, that wrote the historic Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944.

ILLINOIS: Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018, adding those who might otherwise seek opioids for pain management to the list of those eligible for medical marijuana. “This law will give thousands of Illinoisans who struggle with the negative side effects of opioids, including harmful addiction, another choice to manage their Read the full article…

Ohio Department Of Commerce Announces Recipient Of Processor Provisional License

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

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…

Clean Slate Act To Seal Records Introduced To Congress

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for marijuana charges one year after the sentence is completed. The Clean Slate Act is important legislation that would ease the burden felt by those unjustly suffering the Read the full article…

OLCC Commission Moves to Revoke Marijuana Wholesaler License; Temporarily Reduces Daily Purchase Limits for OMMP Cardholders

Commission Approves Other Marijuana Licensees Stipulated Settlements

Commission Approves Other Marijuana Licensees Stipulated Settlements OREGON. – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today rejected a staff recommended stipulated settlement for a licensed marijuana wholesaler charged with ten violations of OLCC marijuana rules. The Commission decided the licensee’s violations were bad enough that a license suspension or fine would not result in the licensee Read the full article…