West Virginia medical marijuana market still on hold
Following bipartisan support in both the House of Delegates and State Senate in 2017, the Medical Cannabis Act was signed into law in West Virginia with expectations the new industry would be up and running by July 2019. But three years after its passage, patients in West Virginia are... Read more
N.J.’s 77K medical marijuana patients will have more choices as 2 new dispensaries prepare to open
Two new medical marijuana dispensaries have received permission to open their doors to patients, officials announced Wednesday. The state Department of Health said it has issued final permits to Zen Leaf Elizabeth and Columbia Care in Vineland to begin dispensing marijuana. That brings the state total to 11 dispensaries. Zen Leaf, operated by Verano NJ,... Read more
Lavish Parties, Greedy Pols and Panic Rooms: How the ‘Apple of Pot’ Collapsed
Bierman stood facing a pack of clamoring photographers. Behind him, inside the shop, were besuited politicians, including Congressman Ted Lieu, who had come out to show their support. The actress Rosario Dawson, now known in Washington as Cory Booker’s girlfriend, was also on hand, recording the scene on her... Read more
Medical marijuana expansion sailing through Louisiana Legislature
A bill that would allow any condition to be treated with medical marijuana and any doctor in good standing to recommend it continued to build momentum in the Louisiana Legislature Wednesday with little resistance. Members of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved House Bill 819 by Rep. Larry Bagley,... Read more
Government Agencies Approve MMJ’s Import of Marijuana for Research
PRESS RELEASE ST.PETERSBURG, FL / ACCESSWIRE / May 21, 2020 / Multiple government agencies have cooperated to allow MMJ International Holdings to import cannabis extracts to the United States, for use in potential therapies the company is developing for clinical trials in Huntington’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The cannabis... Read more
Lawmakers Push for Oklahoma to Roll out Marijuana Breathalyzer Test
State lawmakers want Oklahoma to be among the first in the U.S. to implement a marijuana breathalyzer test. Through a spending bill, they’re directing the Department of Public Safety to spend $300,000 on testing units made by Oakland, California–based Hound Labs, which are expected to be available late this year. Rep.... Read more
Ohio medical marijuana sales get a coronavirus boost
Ohio’s medical marijuana industry had its best two months yet in March and April, which industry officials say is a result of the new coronavirus and recent changes to the program. Sales reached $12.9 million during four weeks in March and $14.2 million over four weeks in April, according... Read more
Pennsylvania Supreme Court hears argument on medical marijuana restrictions for probationerss argument on medical marijuana restrictions for probationers
An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to declare illegal a policy in Lebanon County courts that prohibits people on probation from using medical marijuana. The argument, on behalf of three probationers there, comes about nine months after Lebanon... Read more
Federal mental health grants canceled because Maine has legal marijuana
Because Maine allows the medical use of marijuana by students, the federal government is cutting off $3.3 million in already approved funding to support mental health programs for youngsters. It isn’t clear whether the new federal policy may impact other grants received by the state. The state won a... Read more
With no recreational marijuana sales during coronavirus pandemic and thousands more medical patients, state and municipalities to see impact on tax revenue in Massachusetts
With recreational marijuana stores closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of medical marijuana patients has increased by the thousands in Massachusetts. Between the halt of adult-use sales since March 24 and additional medical marijuana patients who may not return to the recreational market, the state is poised to see an impact on... Read more

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