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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.