Medical Marijuana

New Mexico mulls state-run pot shops, subsidized medical use

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Republicans and Democrats, as a new wave of states weighs legislation that would legalize recreational sales and consumption. The idea for state-run … Continue reading New Mexico mulls state-run pot shops, subsidized medical use

BANGKOK | Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana

BANGKOK —January 28, 2019— Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana. Thailand’s military government has suspended the licensing of commercial marijuana-based products for medical use amid concern that foreign pharmaceutical companies might try to monopolize the market. Monday’s decree orders the director of the Department of Intellectual Property to invalidate all patent applications for medical marijuana … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thailand suspends patent processing for medical marijuana

Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 17, 2019 – Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, filed legislation to protect Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits for Missourians who legally use medical marijuana.  Missouri became one of more than 30 states to legalize medical marijuana after a constitutional amendment was approved by voters during the … Continue reading Missouri News: Senator Jamilah Nasheed Files Legislation Protecting Food Stamp Benefits for Medical Marijuana Users

Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

LANSING, MI – Jan. 15, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will recommend tomorrow that the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board (MMLB) adopt a resolution which will help maintain patient access to medical marijuana.  LARA’s recommendation will allow temporarily operating facilities to reopen without it being an impediment to future licensure and … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Patients Protected Under LARA Recommendation Regarding Temporary Operating Facilities

ALBANY, N.Y. | Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. —Jan 13, 2019—Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don’t expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there’s broad agreement on the idea of legalization, there’s no consensus … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | Thorny questions threaten to slow legal pot in New York

Michigan News: Marijuana Products Recalled in Lansing

LANSING, MI – Jan. 12, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a health and safety advisory due to the sale of marijuana which failed laboratory testing.  The products were sold between 12/27/2018 and 12/30/2018 at HG Lansing.  This recall affects the following batches of flower sold from HG Lansing – … Continue reading Michigan News: Marijuana Products Recalled in Lansing

Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

LANSING, MI – Judge Stephen L. Borrello today dismissed the last pending court case concerning temporary operation of unlicensed medical marijuana facilities.  In his order, Judge Borrello noted that his temporary restraining order – which prohibited the State of Michigan and Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) from imposing any new deadline for temporary … Continue reading Michigan News: Medical Marijuana Facility Temporary Operation Set to End on December 31, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. | Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

PORTLAND, Ore.— The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana, and the U.S. East Coast got its first … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

PRETORIA, South Africa | South Africa poised for cannabis trade despite obstacles

PRETORIA, South Africa— 2018 has been called the “year for cannabis” in South Africa. But there are still hurdles before a legal marijuana industry can flourish in an African economic power deemed ideal for large-scale cultivation. Advocates rejoiced at a Constitutional Court decision in September that upheld the legalization of the adult use and cultivation … Continue reading PRETORIA, South Africa | South Africa poised for cannabis trade despite obstacles

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y | Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A 78-year-old man who relies on medical marijuana for back pain finds himself homeless after being evicted from federally subsidized housing in a case complicated by conflicting state and federal marijuana rules. John Flickner was staying at a Niagara Falls shelter Thursday, after an hourslong eviction ordeal Tuesday that ended with … Continue reading NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y | Medical marijuana user, 78, evicted from subsidized housing

SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

SEATTLE — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global standing likely will encourage others to … Continue reading SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

HARTFORD, Conn | New rulings on medical marijuana use go against employers

HARTFORD, Conn— Health care worker Katelin Noffsinger told a potential employer that she took medical marijuana to deal with the effects of a car accident, but when a drug test came back positive, the nursing home rescinded her job offer anyway. A federal judge last month ruled that the nursing home, which had cited federal … Continue reading HARTFORD, Conn | New rulings on medical marijuana use go against employers

New Jersey News: New Jersey DOH Receives 146 Applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Wednesday announced that the New Jersey Department of Health has received 146 applications from 106 organizations to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.  Applicants had to identify the region of the state where they would like to operate an Alternative Treatment Center (ATC).  There were 50 … Continue reading New Jersey News: New Jersey DOH Receives 146 Applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

LONDON  | Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

LONDON  — The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the U.K. is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy. Charlotte Caldwell said Sunday she also wants assurances from the government that her 12-year-old son Billy will be able to keep receiving … Continue reading LONDON  | Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Approves Eight Universities as Certified Medical Marijuana Academic Clinic Research Centers

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved eight universities as Certified Academic Clinical Research Centers in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, signaling the first step towards clinical research to commence in the commonwealth. “The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from the … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Wolf Approves Eight Universities as Certified Medical Marijuana Academic Clinic Research Centers

NEW YORK | CNN’s Gupta urges Sessions to back medical marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN’s medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta has taken the unusual step of publicly urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reconsider his opposition to medical marijuana, particularly as a way to fight the opioid epidemic. Gupta wrote a public letter to Sessions, saying that he had changed his mind on the use … Continue reading NEW YORK | CNN’s Gupta urges Sessions to back medical marijuana

SALT LAKE CITY | Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

SALT LAKE CITY | April 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The push for legalized marijuana has moved into Utah and Oklahoma, two of the most conservative states in the country, further underscoring how quickly feelings about marijuana are changing in the United States. If the two measures pass, Utah and Oklahoma will join 30 other states that … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Supports Recommendations of Medical Marijuana Advisory Board

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement applauding the efforts of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board and Department of Health to enhance the state’s medical marijuana program and Secretary of Health Levine’s review and approval of its recommendations: “My administration is committed to ensuring patients who need and would benefit … Continue reading Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Supports Recommendations of Medical Marijuana Advisory Board

Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program

Harrisburg, PA/December 27, 2017 (STL.News) – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that 10,135 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 1,188 certified by a physician to participate. “Patients have started to receive their medical marijuana identification cards, bringing us one step closer to getting medication … Continue reading Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program

Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana

MANCHACA, Texas /December 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — When California rings in the new year with the sale of recreational pot for the first time, Texas will be tiptoeing into its own marijuana milestone: a medical cannabis program so restrictive that doubts swirl over who will even use it. Texas is the last big state to … Continue reading Cautious Texas among last states to OK medical marijuana

U.S. Medical Cannabis Market Size Worth USD 19.48 Billion By 2024: Hexa Research

FELTON, California, September 6, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — The U.S. medical cannabis market is expected to be valued at USD 19.48 billion by 2024, driven by its numerous medical benefits particularly by patients suffering from cancer, chronic pain and diabetes. Favorable regulatory environment across numerous states including California and Colorado is expected to fuel the growth … Continue reading U.S. Medical Cannabis Market Size Worth USD 19.48 Billion By 2024: Hexa Research

Mary’s Medicinals Products Coming to Maryland Medical Cannabis Patients Through a Continued Partnership with GTI

DENVER, CO SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 (STL.NEWS) MM Technology Holdings, LLC, today announced that it has partnered with Green Thumb Industries (GTI) to produce and distribute its line of Mary’s Medicinals cannabis products for patients across Maryland. “Mary’s has developed a line of unique products with unparalleled quality, accuracy and an exceptional reputation for effectiveness,” said … Continue reading Mary’s Medicinals Products Coming to Maryland Medical Cannabis Patients Through a Continued Partnership with GTI

Pharmacist Launches New CBD Company, Honest Herbal, and Takes Top Honors in DOPE Magazine Competition

DENVER, CO August 30, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two awards in DOPE Magazine’s DOPE Cup Colorado. The full-spectrum CBD hemp company placed first in the Best CBD Edible category for its capsules and took second place for Best … Continue reading Pharmacist Launches New CBD Company, Honest Herbal, and Takes Top Honors in DOPE Magazine Competition

MMJ BioScience Moving Forward with Cannabis Multiple Sclerosis FDA Study

BUFFALO, NEW YORK AUGUST 27, 2017 (STL.NEWS)  MMJ International Holding’s, the premier medical cannabis research company that is advancing the science of medical marijuana through patient clinical research and the operation of medical cannabis healthcare businesses, today announced that it’s affiliate MMJ Bioscience has engaged Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, MD, as their principal investigator. Dr. Bianca Weinstock-Guttman … Continue reading MMJ BioScience Moving Forward with Cannabis Multiple Sclerosis FDA Study

Indica MD Brings a Medical Marijuana Telehealth Platform to California and New York

PASADENA, CA Aug. 25, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Indica MD; IndicaMD.com has launched to provide patients in California and New York a new source for medical marijuana. The company is an online medical marijuana doctor service that provides patient evaluation for the safe, complementary and alternative use of cannabis. Physicians are licensed in California and New … Continue reading Indica MD Brings a Medical Marijuana Telehealth Platform to California and New York

HempStaff; Florida Marijuana Job Training Continues

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 22, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — HempStaff, a Florida-based medical marijuana recruiting and training agency continues its Medical Marijuana Dispensary Training courses across the state of Florida this weekend. Each location and date will have two sessions to choose from: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The next class … Continue reading HempStaff; Florida Marijuana Job Training Continues

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 20, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — In a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled voluntarily in the New Mexico state medical cannabis program and found that they significantly reduced their utilization … Continue reading Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Medical Marijuana, Inc. to Exhibit Only Federally Legal Product, Zero-THC Real Scientific Hemp Oil™, at ExpoWeed in Mexico City

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 17, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, announced today that it is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Aug. 18-20 ExpoWeed Conference, the largest annual cannabis conference held in Mexico, taking place at the CIEC-WTC of Mexico City. In addition, on … Continue reading Medical Marijuana, Inc. to Exhibit Only Federally Legal Product, Zero-THC Real Scientific Hemp Oil™, at ExpoWeed in Mexico City

GreenGro Technologies Inc., Receives Commitment from Ohio Medicinal Gardens LLC., to Purchase 25,000 sq. ft. Fully Automated – Vertical Hydroponic Medical Marijuana Production Facility

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 16, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — Biodynamics, a subsidiary of GreenGro Technologies Inc. (OTC:GRNH), today announced that it has received a commitment from Ohio Medicinal Gardens LLC (OMG), based out of Akron, Ohio, to build a state of the art Level-I 25,000 square foot medical marijuana facility. “I am 100% behind the system, it … Continue reading GreenGro Technologies Inc., Receives Commitment from Ohio Medicinal Gardens LLC., to Purchase 25,000 sq. ft. Fully Automated – Vertical Hydroponic Medical Marijuana Production Facility

BluDog Adds MedCBDX Gum To Its Product Line

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 16, 2017 (STL.NEWS) — BluDog Products LLC, a subsidiary of International Consolidated Companies, Inc. (INCC), is pleased to announce the addition of Mastix LLC’s MedCBDX gum available at www.BluDogProducts.com MedCBDX gum helps Golfers improve their scores! 78:00 on the time line on the August 7th show. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/Bill-Cunningham-20785499 Mastix LLC is a manufacturer … Continue reading BluDog Adds MedCBDX Gum To Its Product Line