19 Whatcom Co. Businesses Apply To Sell Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is considering applications from 19 businesses that want to sell medical marijuana in Whatcom County.

The Bellingham Herald reports that the board has approved six medical endorsements thus far for existing stores that have a license to sell recreational marijuana.

The board began accepting new applications last month. Medical pot is being incorporated into the recreational pot industry.

Hundreds Vie For Just 5 NY Medical Marijuana Licenses

NEW YORK:  The race is on to secure the five licenses to be granted under New York state’s medical marijuana program, which takes effect in January.

And the cash-crop lottery could bring in millions for the winners.

Statewide revenues will likely total $239 million in 2016 and more than $1.2 billion by 2020, according to a report issued by GreenWave Advisors late last year.

Colorado Preparing To Spend $9 Million On Medical Marijuana Research

COLORADO:  More than a decade after voters here first said marijuana could be medicine, Colorado is preparing to embark on the largest state-funded effort to study the medical benefits of cannabis.

Under a bill signed this year by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state health department will give out about $9 million in grantsin the next five years to researchers for marijuana studies. Most importantly, the research is expected to include clinical trials on the kinds of marijuana products actually being used in Colorado — something that federally funded studies on marijuana have lacked.

“Our intent is to be rigorous scientifically, but to also act with some expediency because these are products that a large percentage of our population is using today,” said Dr. Larry Wolk, the executive director and chief medical officer of the health department. “We want to make sure that what’s happening out there in everyday practice isn’t harming people.”

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state in the U.S. to pass a medical marijuana law, the research on marijuana’s health effects is still largely polarized.

Medical Marijuana Applicants Pepper Massachusetts Officials With Questions About Moratoriums In Communities

MASSACHUSETTS: Prospective medical marijuana developers on Thursday warned that temporary moratoriums in communities are severely limiting their search for sites and the state might need to give applicants some leeway in specifying locations of shops and growing buildings. [Read more…]

Medical Marijuana Applicants Pepper Massachusetts Officials With Questions About Moratoriums In Communities

MASSACHUSETTS: Prospective medical marijuana developers on Thursday warned that temporary moratoriums in communities are severely limiting their search for sites and the state might need to give applicants some leeway in specifying locations of shops and growing buildings. [Read more…]