DEA Announces Steps Necessary To Improve Access To Marijuana Research

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States. The DEA is providing notice of pending applications from entities applying to be registered to manufacture marijuana for researchers. DEA anticipates that registering additional qualified marijuana growers Read the full article…

Cresco Labs Announces Increased Profitability In Q2 2019 With Revenue Growth Of 253% Year-Over-Year and 42% Quarter-Over-Quarter

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today released its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. All financial information presented in this release is in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted. Second Quarter 2019 Highlights and Subsequent Events Revenue Second quarter revenue of $29.9 Read the full article…

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Introduces 2019 Hemp For Victory Act

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) introduced H.R. 3652, the Hemp for Victory Act which lays the foundation for the emerging hemp industry in a manner that incentivizes family farmers and small businesses, protects against corporate monopolies, and studies the benefits of hemp cultivation and hemp-based products while ensuring safe agricultural practices, and environmental and labor Read the full article…

New Jersey Requesting Applications For 24 ATC Endorsements – What Applicants Need To Know

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By: Rosemarie Moyeno Matos, Esq. NEW JERSEY: Hot on the heels of Governor Phil Murphy’s May 2019 announcement that his administration would be moving forward with expansion of New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program (the “MMP”), the Department of Health (the “DOH”) published a new Request for Applications (the “RFA”) for new alternative treatment center (“ATC”) Read the full article…

Senators Harris, Nadler Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. “Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime,” said Sen. Harris. “We Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers for June 2019

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OHIO:  The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for June 2019. These numbers include: 45,663 Recommendations 48,248 Registered patients with recommendations 3,083 Patients with Veteran Status 1,752 Patients with Indigent Status 238 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis 25,964 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS Read the full article…

USDA Clarifies Industrial Hemp Production For Indian Tribes

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On May 28, 2019 the USDA issued the following notice: This notice clarifies avenues for Tribal participation under authorities in the 2014 Farm Bill to grow industrial hemp for research purposes during the 2019 growing season. Under the 2014 Farm Bill, an Indian tribe can enter into a partnership or contract with Read the full article…

Tikum Olam Launches Tikun Hemp

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NEW YORK:  Tikun Olam, the global pioneer in cannabis science and medicine, announces the launch of Tikun Hemp™, its first hemp-based product line, available exclusively in the United States. Tikun Hemp offerings include broad-spectrum CBD tinctures, topicals and softgel capsules, all shipped directly to consumers via the Tikun Hemp website. “Tikun’s mission is in its name to “repair Read the full article…

Illinois Passes Transformative Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization with Sales Starting January, 2020

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ILLINOIS: Cresco Labs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, today provided comments on the legalization of adult-use cannabis in its home state of Illinois. Cresco Labs CEO & Co-Founder Charlie Bachtell served on the Cannabis Legalization Subcommittee of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s transition team as the sole representative Read the full article…

Ohio Senate Votes In Favor Of Establishing An Industrial Hemp Program

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OHIO: State Senators Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) and Brian Hill (R- Zanesville) announced the unanimous Senate passage of their legislation that would create an industrial hemp program in Ohio administered by the Department of Agriculture.  Senate Bill 57 clarifies that hemp and hemp derived products, including CBD oil may be sold legally in Ohio. “It is important to understand that hemp is not marijuana, it is Read the full article…