Apr 26, 2017 06:55pm
Department of Health Provides Update on Medical Marijuana Program Implementation in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Penn., April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, at her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy provided an update on the application intake process for growers/processors and dispensaries and discussed steps moving forward for practitioner and patient regulations.

-Weed Wire

Standards Go Global: ASTM Forming Cannabis Committee
Apr 26, 2017 05:35pm
Standards Go Global: ASTM Forming Cannabis Committee

On April 25, 2017, ASTM International, an international voluntary consensus standards organization, announced that its board of directors had approved the formation of a cannabis committee, signaling the professional development of global standards for the legal cannabis industry.

-Staff

Massachusetts State lawmaker proposes ban on EBT cards for pot sales
Apr 26, 2017 04:00pm
Massachusetts Lawmaker Proposes Ban on EBT Cards for Pot Sales

Massachusetts lawmakers are still working out the final provisions in the state’s recreational marijuana law, with one lawmaker proposing banning EBT cards to purchase the recreational drug.

-Repost

United Patients Group
Apr 26, 2017 03:48pm
United Patients Group Takes Center Stage at This Week’s “Best Answer for Cancer Summit” In San Diego

SAN DIEGO April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medical marijuana education leader United Patients Group is proud to take center stage at the Answers for Cancer Summit in San Diego this week, hosted by the Best Answer for Cancer Foundation.

-Weed Wire

Delaware Judge: Possessing Marijuana With Firearm Still a Felony
Apr 26, 2017 03:40pm
Delaware Judge: Possessing Marijuana With Firearm Still a Felony

According to a recent ruling by Superior Court Judge Paul R. Wallace, although the state of Delaware decriminalized marijuana possession in 2015, the state legislature failed to remove a law that made it a felony to simultaneously possess a firearm and a controlled substance.

-William Sumner

Dirt to Dispensary: Sonoma County Hosting Cannabis Workshops
Apr 26, 2017 01:45pm
Dirt to Dispensary: Sonoma County Hosting Cannabis Workshops

Sonoma County, California, is taking a proactive step to help local medical cannabis stakeholders get up to speed on county requirements for zoning, permitting and compliance across the supply chain.

-Staff

CDOT and Lyft
Apr 26, 2017 01:37pm
Safety Doesn’t Stop After 4/20 — CDOT Extends Lyft Discounts

DENVER, Colo., April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — 4/20, the unofficial marijuana holiday has passed, but the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will extend its partnership with ridesharing company, Lyft, until May 12.

-Weed Wire

MedMen - BlackRock
Apr 26, 2017 01:27pm
Former BlackRock Executive Joins Leading Cannabis Firm

LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Chris Leavy has spoken on behalf of powerhouses like BlackRock and been named “Top 100 Fund Manager” by Barron’s. So what does an accomplished Wall Street asset manager see in the cannabis industry? In one word, opportunity.

-Weed Wire

Canopy Growth Corp. to implement new pesticide-testing regime for cannabis
Apr 26, 2017 01:00pm
Canopy Growth to Implement New Pesticide-Testing for Cannabis

Canada’s biggest licensed marijuana producer, Canopy Growth, plans to subject its products to enhanced testing for pesticides and other contaminants, as the industry seeks to restore consumer confidence amid a tainted cannabis scare.

-Repost

Utah Teen Denied Lung Transplant Due to Cannabis Use Has Died
Apr 26, 2017 11:30am
Utah Teen Denied Lung Transplant Due to Cannabis Use Has Died

After being denied a lung transplant due to doctors finding THC in his blood stream, Utah teen Riley Hancey passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017. According to ABC4, the 19-year-old died after battling complications following a lung transplant.

-Amanda Taylor