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…

N.M. Medial Cannabis Program Surpasses 30,000 Patients

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The Medical Cannabis Program reaches all-time high patient numbers in August NEW MEXICO: The number of patients in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program reached 30,140 this month, including 975 pending applications, according to a document released by the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday at a legislative meeting in Taos. NMDOH confirmed in a Read the full article…

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

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 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

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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…

New Mexico Cannabis Producers Pay $2.76 Million By Deadline

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NEW MEXICO:  The 35 Licensed NonProfit Producers (LNPPs) of New Mexico’s fully patient funded and self supporting Medical Cannabis Program paid $2.76 million in fees to the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Monday, according to a report released from the NMDOH. The fees were for a total of 13,800 plants, which serve the state’s Read the full article…

AK Ventures Creates Mainstream TV Opportunity For Cannabis Brands

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CALIFORNIA: America is curious about medical cannabis. Legal in 25 states, poll after poll confirm that the overwhelming majority of citizens supports the legalization of medical cannabis, even while admitting that they don’t know very much about the medicinal properties of the federally-prohibited plant. Things are changing rapidly in the cannabis marketplace, with constant product innovation, Read the full article…

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…

How Healthcare Professionals Are Getting Involved In The Legal Cannabis Industry

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Medical professionals and their approaches to the growing MMJ industry By Zack M As the medical marijuana industry continues to grow, so too does the opportunity for innovation. Healthcare professionals in particular are taking part in this boom and have been approaching the legal cannabis industry in a multitude of ways. Education and Training Although 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

"Treatment with cannabinoids in all cases lead to an improvement of motor symptoms, mainly driven by improvement of dystonia," authors concluded. Patients generally reported "no relevant side effects."

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…