Michigan Medical Marijuana Registry Card Application Fee Reduced, Other Fees Eliminated

MICHIGAN: The Marijuana Regulatory Agency announced today that new administrative rules for the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) are now in effect. The new rules lowered the registry card application fee by 33 percent while eliminating fees associated with processing updates or replacing marijuana registry cards. “Our team has worked hard over the last year to Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Akron

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to The Botanist, located at 46 S. Summit St., Akron. The Board has now issued 43 Dispensary Certificates of Operation. The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

USDA Establishes Domestic Hemp Production Program

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced the establishment of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States. “At USDA, we are always excited when there are new economic opportunities for our farmers, Read the full article…

WSLCB Adopts Emergency Rules Prohibiting Sale Of Flavored Vape Products

WASHINGTON: On October 10, 2019, the Washington State Board of Health (SBOH) issued emergency rules as WSR 19-21-050, prohibiting the sale of flavored vapor products by persons licensed under chapter 69.50 or 70.345 RCW, and consistent with the directives of Executive Order 19-03 Addressing the Vaping Use Public Health Crisis. Enforcement The Washington State Liquor and Read the full article…

WSLCB Investigation Finds Illegal Marijuana Activity At Olympia’s “Northwest Alternative Care”

The store was not licensed to sell marijuana WASHINGTON: During an undercover investigation, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) officers purchased illegal marijuana from an unlicensed marijuana retailer located at 2210 Black Lake Boulevard SW in Olympia. Under state law, marijuana may only be sold from a licensed marijuana retail store. Between September and October, Read the full article…

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

License Surrender for Exceeding Daily Purchase Limits Commissioners Air Concerns about Marijuana Licensees with Habitual Bad Behavior OREGON: At its monthly meeting on October 17, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved six marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  The Commission also held a work session to review actions it could take to strengthen fines Read the full article…

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Updates MMJ Patient & Caregiver Numbers For September 2019

OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for September 2019. These numbers include: 62,246 Recommendations 63,819 Registered patients 4,300 Patients with Veteran Status 2,815 Patients with Indigent Status 363 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis 40,571 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed Read the full article…

WSLCB Issues Ban On Sale Of Flavored Vapor Products

To:         Cannabis Licensees Fr:          Liquor and Cannabis Board Re:         Sale of Flavored Vapor Products is Prohibited –  Effective Oct. 10, 2019  This message is to follow up today’s Washington State Board of Health meeting where the Board of Health took action on Gov. Inslee’s Executive Order 19-03: Addressing the Vaping Use Public Health Crisis. Read the full article…

Washington Gov Inslee Issues Executive Order Changing How State Will Regulate Vaping Industry

WASHINGTON: Gov. Jay Inslee announced an executive order at a Seattle press conference Friday that changes how agencies will regulate, monitor, and communicate about a variety of vaping products. Other state leaders, including Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Washington State Department of Health Secretary John Wiesman, joined him at the event. “We aren’t waiting for Big Tobacco to Read the full article…

OLCC Approves Marijuana Licensee Stipulated Settlements

Commission Hears Testimony on National Vaping Illness Problem from Oregon Health Authority Expert               OREGON: At its monthly meeting on September 19, 2019 the Commissioners of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved three marijuana violation stipulated settlement agreements.  In addition the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) provided the Commission with an overview of Read the full article…