OLCC Approves Medical Bump-Up Canopy For Marijuana Producers

Oregon increases mmj canopy

OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved rules allowing growers licensed in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program to grow marijuana specifically for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders.  Under this “medical bump-up” arrangement recreational producers will be allowed to grow additional canopy above what is allowed in their OLCC license. The new rules allow producers to enter Read the full article…

Questions, Answers About North Dakota And Medical Marijuana

Questions about mmj

By Blake Nicholson, Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: With the pending signature of Gov. Doug Burgum, medical marijuana will become legal in North Dakota. Here’s a look at what’s next: WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE? Within a year, according to state health officials who will regulate the system. The health department expects five of every 1,000 North Read the full article…

Rules Set For North Dakota Medical Marijuana Program

Oregon increases mmj canopy

By James MacPherson, Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: The Legislature on Thursday approved a set of rules to govern the use of medical marijuana in North Dakota, an uncomfortable compromise for many Republican lawmakers in the conservative state who were surprised that voters legalized it. The Senate got the two-thirds majority vote needed to amend the citizen initiative, Read the full article…

North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Regulations

ND legislature ok's medical marijuana

By Associated Press NORTH DAKOTA: The North Dakota Legislature has approved a comprehensive measure that regulates the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The Senate got the needed two-thirds majority on Thursday to amend the citizen initiative. The House did the same earlier this month. The bill now heads to Gov. Doug Burgum for his signature. Read the full article…

Colorado Set To Prohibit Marijuana Co-Op Growing Operations

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other people. The bill supported by the office of Gov. John Hickenlooper passed 35-0 but it was unclear when he would sign it. There Read the full article…

West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

West Virginia will be the 29th State to legalize marijuana for medicinal use

WEST VIRGINIA: A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. He has publicly expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana and is expected to sign the bill into law, making West Virginia the 29th state to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. SB 386, Read the full article…

United Patients Group Launches Seal Of Approval For Cannabis

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CALIFORNIA: Industry-respected medical cannabis advocates United Patients Group is launching a new initiative to shine a spotlight on quality, safety and ethical business in cannabis – setting badly needed standards and best practices in an industry that still bears the wild west hallmarks of its black market past. The United Patients Group Seal of Approval will be awarded to Read the full article…

DEA To Classify Liquid, Synthetic THC As A Schedule II Controlled Substance

DEA to classify liquid THC

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Officials from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have recommended that Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, be classified as a Schedule II controlled substance under federal law. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials determined last year that the drug formulation is safe and effective for use by patients with cancer and AIDS. Two other synthetic Read the full article…

2017 New England Cannabis Convention Is April 22-23 At Boston’s Hynes Convention Center

New England Cannabis Convention Returns to Boston

MASSACHUSETTS: The 2017 New England Cannabis Convention, hosted by the New England Cannabis Network, will return to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Medical and recreational cannabis sales in Maine and Massachusetts are projected to exceed 1.5 billion dollars by 2020, and this convention will focus on helping New Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations

Pot vs. pills

CALIFORNIA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. A researcher from the University of California at San Diego assessed the association between medical cannabis laws and hospitalizations related to opioid pain Read the full article…