Canadian Student Union Approves Student Health Plan MMJ Coverage Pilot Program

The student union at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus have approved a pilot program that will allow their student health insurance to cover medical cannabis, according to a CBC News report. This is the second university in Canada to approve allowing medical cannabis coverage under its healthcare plan after the University of Waterloo approved […]

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Ohio Bill Would Put Hold on and Force MMJ License Review

Legislation introduced in Ohio would prevent the final medical cannabis licenses from being awarded but does not include language to delay the Sept. 8 deadline to roll out the program required by the law, according to a Toledo Blade report. The move comes two days after six medical cannabis applicants sued the state claiming regulators […]

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Canopy Growth Receives License for World’s Largest Cannabis Cultivation Site

Canadian medical cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp. has been granted a license for the largest federally-licensed cannabis cultivation site in the world – it’s 1.3 million-square-foot site in Aldergrove, British Columbia. The site is one of two operating under a partnership with BC Tweed, known as the BC Tweed Joint Venture. The license covers more […]

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Six MMJ Cultivator Applicants Sue Ohio

Six medical cannabis cultivator applicants are suing Ohio claiming that regulators didn’t follow their own rules in scoring and awarding the 12 licenses to grow cannabis for the state program, Cleveland.com reports. The lawsuit aims to block the state from awarding the licenses. Among the claims: Scores for at least 14 of the applications were […]

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NBA Players Union Boss Says MMJ Access Being Explored for Players

In an interview with SB Nation, National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts said the players union is “exploring” medical exemptions for NBA players to use medical cannabis but said that federal law is currently standing in the way. “It is a banned substance in our league right now. If we do go down […]

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Last Washington MMJ Exchange Raided by Law Enforcement & Cannabis Regulators

Washington’s last remaining medical cannabis exchange, the Patient Cannabis Exchange in Parkland, was raided by law enforcement on Sunday, KOMO News reports. Officers arrested individuals with outstanding warrants and seized plants and cash. Medical cannabis exchanges allow patients to designate a cultivator to grow their cannabis for them. Patients and cultivators at the exchange indicated […]

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Detroit to Challenge Voter-Approved MMJ Industry Reforms in Court

Detroit, Michigan officials intend to file a lawsuit against the voter-approved medical cannabis dispensary rules that relaxed restrictions on businesses, such as reducing the buffer area from religious institutions and requiring public hearings and comments before obtaining approval to open a shop, the Detroit Free Press reports. The legal action comes less than a week […]

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MMJ Sales Begin in Pennsylvania

Medical cannabis sales in Pennsylvania began yesterday as six out of the 10 dispensaries so far approved by the state were legally allowed to open their doors. The program rolled out ahead of schedule, less than two years after the law was signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. “We reached this historic day through a lot […]

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Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced to Protect State-Approved Cannabis Programs

A bipartisan measure to protect state-approved cannabis programs has been introduced in Congress which would, effectively, reimplement the principles of the now-defunct Cole Memo. The legislation, dubbed the Sensible Enforcement of Cannabis Act, was introduced by Democratic California Rep. Lou Correa, Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Democratic Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who also serves […]

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CanopyBoulder Launches 9th Canna-business Accelerator Program

CanopyBoulder’s spring 2018 business accelerator cohort includes a blockchain technology company, a software firm, and other tech projects aimed at marketing and medical cannabis information. In total, six companies comprise CanopyBoulder’s ninth class in the 16-week accelerator program. The six companies: Realm 72 – an online marketplace for marketers, brands, and influencers, linking products and […]

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California Compliance: Reducing the Risk of Federal Cannabis Enforcement

Kern County, California — somewhere along Highway 5 The driver belonged to a collective and was transporting about $2 million of unprocessed product, from Northern California to Los Angeles. He had with him various documents, including a bill of lading and authorization from the collective to transport. The collective had corporate counsel and had established […]

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Utah House Passes Measure Allowing Ag Department to Grow MMJ

The Utah House has passed a measure allowing the state Agriculture Department to grow cannabis for medical and research purposes, according to NPR-affiliate KUER. The measure just met the minimum of 38 votes required to pass the chamber; 32 were opposed. The measure was championed in the House by Republican Rep. Brad Daw, who said […]

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Detroit City Council Passes 180-Day Moratorium on New MMJ Dispensaries

Detroit, Michigan’s City Council has passed a 180-day moratorium on new medical cannabis licenses and permits, the Detroit Free Press reports. Councilman James Tate, who drafted the resolution, said the moratorium is due to two voter-approved measures meant to relax the city’s industry regulations that, he says, violate the state laws. “This is a cautionary […]

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Guam Gov. Signs MMJ Regulations Bill

Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo has approved the island’s medical cannabis rules and regulations after more than three years of legal and political wrangling, Pacific Daily News reports. Medical cannabis was legalized on the U.S. territory in 2014; however, the measure did not include infrastructure regulations, rendering the legalization measure moot. The rules require seed-to-sale tracking […]

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Federal Case Challenging Constitutionality of Cannabis Prohibition Heads Back to Court on Valentine’s Day

In case you missed it, there is a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions – the text of which reveals the history of the 12,000-year relationship between humans and cannabis and how prohibition not only negatively affects the plaintiffs but potentially all humankind. The suit is […]

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Illinois Health Department Appeals Court Decision to Add Intractable Pain to MMJ List

The Illinois Department of Public Health has officially appealed the court decision to add intractable pain to the state’s qualifying conditions list for medical cannabis, according to an Associated Press report. The appeal was expected as the judge allowed a stay on the program change in order to allow the state appeal to be heard. […]

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Nebraska MMJ Ballot Question Legislation Moves to Committee

Nebraska state Sen. Anna Wishart’s proposal to legalize medical cannabis via a ballot measure to add the reforms to the state constitution has moved to the Legislature Judiciary Committee, and, if approved by lawmakers, the measure could head to voters in November, the Associated Press reports. The proposal has drawn the ire of Assistant Nebraska […]

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Study: MMJ ‘Safe and Efficacious’ for Elderly, Reduced Opioid Use by 18 percent

In a study published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, Israeli researchers, including Raphael Mechoulam, found that after six months of medical cannabis treatment, 18 percent of 2,736 patients over age 65 were able to stop or reduce their opioid use. Pain and cancer were the two most common indications for cannabis treatment in […]

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Israeli PM Netanyahu Blocks MMJ Export Plan Pending Review

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preventing medical cannabis companies from exporting products – a move that was approved in August by Finance and Health Ministers – pending a policy review by the Health Ministry and the National Economic Council chairman, according to a Haaretz report. The program suspension comes after the Public Security Ministry […]

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Virginia Legislature Approves ‘Let Doctors Decide’ MMJ Expansions

Both chambers of Virginia’s Legislature have unanimously approved a measure allowing physicians to prescribe CBD or THC-A oil for anyone who may need it, according to a News Leader report. In the Senate, the measure was championed by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, a doctor, who said the decision to try the oil should be between a […]

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South Korea Lawmaker Pushing for MMJ Reforms

A South Korean lawmaker is urging his colleagues to legalize cannabis for medical use, saying that the nation’s drug laws are having adverse effects and leading to arrests of people buying hemp oil, according to Korea Biomedical Review. “The law strictly forbids the sale and purchase of cannabis, which led to a recent case of […]

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Report: Utah Lawmakers Considering Adopting MMJ Bill with Language Tying Rollout to Fed Policy

According to a Utah Policy report, state lawmakers may attempt to stymie activists’ efforts to legalize cannabis for medical use by adopting the same language in the ballot proposal as a bill but including language that would prevent the measure from taking effect until the federal government reclassifies cannabis as a Schedule IV drug. The move […]

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Texas Dispensary Delivers State’s First MMJ Product to 6-year-old Patient

Texas dispensary Knox Medical has delivered the state’s first medical cannabis products to a six-year-old suffering from intractable epilepsy, the Texas Tribune reports. The delivery comes more than two years after Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation creating the limited program. “For Texans suffering from intractable epilepsy, the wait for medical cannabis is finally over. This […]

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Maine Governor Puts New MMJ Rules on Hold Until May, At Least

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has agreed to delay the implementation of new medical cannabis rules that were set to take effect Feb.1, which included allowing unannounced caregiver inspections by the Department Health and Human Services, the Portland Press Herald reports. The new regime is on hold until at least May so the Legislature’s Health and […]

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