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…

California’s Bureau Of Cannabis Control Releases Proposed Cannabis Regulations

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The regulations are currently under review by the California Office of Administrative Law CALIFORNIA: The Bureau of Cannabis Control has announced the release of the proposed cannabis regulations currently under review by the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The Bureau’s rule-making action regarding these regulations, initially noticed on July 13, 2018, was submitted to Read the full article…

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Announces First Week Statistics For Patient And Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for one week, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 1,948 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 1,062 have activated their Registry Card. The State Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will be available.

Administration of Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program To Transfer To Cannabis Control Commission

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MASSACHUSETTS: On December 23, 2018, administration and oversight of the Massachusetts Medical Use of Marijuana Program will transfer from the Department of Public Health (DPH) to the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC), a change that is mandated by Massachusetts law, Chapter 55 of the Acts of 2017, AN ACT TO ENSURE SAFE ACCESS TO MARIJUANA. The law requires Read the full article…

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Activates MMJ Patient & Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today activated the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Patient & Caregiver Registry. The Registry is the online portal where physicians with a certificate to recommend medical marijuana will register patients and caregivers, and also issue recommendations. Patients and caregivers will also complete their registrations, and update their registration Read the full article…

Michigan: Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal Next Week

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MICHIGAN: Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure will take effect next week. Members of the Board of State Canvassers certified the midterm election results on November 26, and Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act becomes law on Thursday, December 6. Provisions specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis will take immediate Read the full article…

New York: Cuomo Administration To Back Adult Use Marijuana Bill

"The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our final proposal captures the views of everyday New Yorkers,"

NEW YORK: A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our final proposal Read the full article…

US Senate: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Out As Judiciary Committee Chair

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: One of the US Senate’s leading marijuana prohibitionists, Iowa Republican Charles Grassley, will not be heading the Judiciary Committee in the 116th Congress. Representative Grassley announced on Friday that he is stepping down as leader of the Committee. As Chair, Grassley refused to hold any hearings or votes on marijuana-related legislation, including bipartisan legislative efforts like the STATES Read the full article…