Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Announces Third Week Statistics For MMJ Patient & Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for three weeks, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 4,440 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 3,036 have activated their Registry Card. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will Read the full article…

Iowa Senator Quashes Floor Debate On Marijuana STATES Act

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday blocked lawmakers from considering an amendment on the floor of the US Senate that sought to permanently remove the threat of federal intervention in states that regulate marijuana sales. The amendment, offered by Colorado Republican Cory Gardner, was largely identical to Senate Bill 3032: The STATES Act, which creates an Read the full article…

New York: Governor Says Legalizing Marijuana Is Among Administration’s Top Legislative Priorities

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NEW YORK: Enacting legislation to permit and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults is among the Cuomo administration’s top 2019 legislative priorities, New York’s Governor announced on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “We must … end the needless and unjust criminal convictions and the debilitating criminal stigma, and let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once Read the full article…

Farm Bill Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban Become Law

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: President Donald Trump today signed legislation into law that includes language lifting the United States’ decades-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. The provisions were included within The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which takes effect on January 1, 2019. “The significance of this law change should not be underemphasized,” NORML Read the full article…

FDA Statement Statement From FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, On Signing Of The Agriculture Improvement Act And The Agency’s Regulation Of Products Containing Cannabis And Cannabis-derived Compounds

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today (December 20, 2018), the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.), and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low (less than 0.3 percent on a dry Read the full article…

Pennsylvania Issues Permits For Phase II Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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PENNSYLVANIA: The Pennsylvania Department of Health today issued 23 dispensary permits for Phase II of the medical marijuana program. The permittees will now have six months in which to become operational before they can begin dispensing medical marijuana. “The permitting of these locations as part of Phase II of the medical marijuana program will ensure more people Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Announces Second Week Statistics For Patient Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for two weeks, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 3,460 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 2,170 have activated their Registry Card. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will be Read the full article…

Will A Federal Appellate Court In New York End Cannabis Prohibition?

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By David Wenger, Esq. NEW YORK: Should a 12-year-old girl in Colorado with intractable epilepsy be restricted to the boundaries of Colorado in order to have access to life-saving medical cannabis? Alexis Bortell suffered from multiple daily seizures and nearly died in her disabled veteran father’s arms several times until she began using medical cannabis—since Read the full article…

Missouri: Voter Initiated Medical Cannabis Law Takes Effect

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MISSOURI: Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical cannabis. Under the program, Read the full article…

Cannabis Regulations Adopted By Fresno City Council

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CALIFORNIA:  The Fresno City Council adopted an ordinance regulating the production and sale of cannabis, with a 5-2 vote. The ordinance is the product of a year-long effort by the Council Cannabis Sub-Committee, made up of Council Member Clint Olivier, Council Member Oliver Baines, and Council Member Paul Caprioglio. The Sub-Committee received input from the Read the full article…