New York State Department of Health Announces New Medical Marijuana Regulations
ALBANY, N.Y., Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced the filing of regulations for adoption that will improve the state’s Medical Marijuana Program for patients, practitioners and registered organizations.
Marijuana in the Nevada Workplace Questions
Local businesses are facing a dilema now that recreational marijuana is legal in Nevada. The question is, do they hire someone who uses the drug on their own time? Companies are being forced to review their policies.
House Votes to Extend Critical Medical Marijuana Protections Through December 22
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to extend protections for state medical marijuana programs through December 22.
Department of Justice Intern Questions US Attorney General’s Stance on Marijuana
According to an internal video obtained by ABC News, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions took part in a heated exchange with Department of Justice interns this summer over policing, gun control and marijuana policy.
Bureau of Cannabis Control Launches Online Licensing Application System
The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today officially launched its online licensing system and is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis licenses for retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories and cannabis events. The new online licensing system allows applicants to easily apply for a temporary and annual commercial cannabis license, submit payments and track the status of an existing application.
State Applications for Cannabis Manufacturing are Now Available
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is now accepting applications for commercial cannabis manufacturing. Interested parties can submit their temporary license application by email or mail to the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB), with a copy of their local authorization. Reviews of these applications will begin immediately.
U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here’s Why It Didn’t Work
In the past five years, eight states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Today, 68 million people live in areas where marijuana is treated like alcohol or tobacco.
Honolulu Police Department Retracts Marijuana Patient Gun Policy
On Dec. 6, 2017, Chief Susan Ballard of the Honolulu Police Department acknowledged that the department’s policy demanding medical marijuana patients surrender their guns was faulty.
Wildfires Pile Woes on California Pot Industry After Tough Year
Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.
Province Announces First Decisions on Legalization of Cannabis
HALIFAX, N.S., Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Following consultation with Nova Scotians, health experts, law enforcement officials, municipalities, and other stakeholder groups, the province announced key decisions about the legalization of cannabis today, Dec. 7.
Ohio Lawmakers Want to Halt MMJ Licensing After Learning Application Scorer’s Past
A growing number of Ohio lawmakers and state officials are calling on the state to put a halt to issuing medical marijuana cultivation licenses after learning that one of the consultants hired to score the applications, Trevor Bozeman, owner of iCann Consulting, was previously convicted on drug charges.
First Directions Set on Cannabis Regulation
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The provincial government today outlined three significant directions related to implementing the federal government’s objective of legalizing cannabis.
2 Million Patients Impacted by Failure to Renew Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment?
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – New Frontier Data, the leading provider of data, analytics and business intelligence for the cannabis industry, has been tracking the key indicators and disruptors to the cannabis market and monitoring how the market will be affected if Congress fails to re-up Rohrabacher-Blumenauer.
Final Operational Licence Now in Place
CARABOODA, Western Australia, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The licence was granted under the Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 to Tasmanian Alkaloids, AusCann’s strategic partner and allows for the joint manufacture and supply of medical cannabis products in Australia.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Members of Congress Call on HHS to Allow Research of Medical Marijuana as Pain Management Alternative to Opioids
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and a bipartisan coalition of 20 Members of Congress called on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider medical marijuana as a pain management alternative to opioids
Cam Battley: CanniMed Shareholders Should Tender Their Shares to Aurora
Aurora Cannabis has launched the first ever “hostile” takeover of another ACMPR Licensed Producer of Medical Marijuana. Executive Vice President Cam Battley lays out the case for why CanniMed shareholders should tender their shares to the Aurora bid.
Improving Medical Cannabis Programs Will Combat Opioid Crisis
Today, Americans for Safe Access released “Medical Cannabis as a Tool to Combat Pain and the Opioid Crisis: A Blueprint for State Policy.” The blueprint outlines legislative and regulatory solutions related to medical cannabis that states can utilize to combat the opioid epidemic.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee Approves Recreational Pot Rules
San Francisco could have recreational weed for sale the first week of January under legislation signed by San Francisco’s mayor.
Marijuana Index Gains on Strength of Canadian Cannabis Stocks
A healthy day of trading for Canadian cannabis stocks led the North American Marijuana Index to gain several points over Monday’s 169.07 close.
Massachusetts Marijuana Tax Revenue Projection Swings Wide for First Year
Massachusetts marijuana tax revenue in the Bay State has been given a wide-ranging projection for recreational marijuana’s first year of sales. According to a Massachusetts Department of Revenue analysis, tax revenue will range between $44-82 million in fiscal year 2019.