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Wed
04
Jul

Florida: Smoking medical marijuana not allowed while legal fight continues

Chiding a judge who sided with sick patients and saying plaintiffs likely won’t win on the merits of the case, an appellate court on Tuesday refused to allow smokable medical marijuana while a legal fight continues to play out.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal came in a lawsuit initiated by Orlando trial attorney John Morgan and others who maintain that a Florida law barring patients from smoking their treatment runs afoul of a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

Wed
04
Jul

Israeli medical cannabis grower to shift to EU amid red tape

Recently incorporated medical-cannabis grower Together Pharma is moving some of its greenhouses to the EU amid Israeli red tape that is threatening to strangle the budding industry.

Together Pharma announced on Sunday that it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with an unnamed European Union country to set up a 30,000 sq.m. greenhouse.

Be the first to know – The government reportedly told medical marijuana companies that their cannabis exports would be approved by 2018, according to industry employees. That persuaded the companies to embark on multi-million-shekel investments, some of which could now be in jeopardy.

Wed
04
Jul

The DEA is rescheduling Epidiolex, but not (yet) cannabis or CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week made history: By giving approval for U.K.-based GW Pharmaceuticals PLC-ADR GWPH 0.75% application to market Epidiolex (to medically treat severe forms of epilepsy), it marked the FDA's groundbreaking admission that cannabis has medical value.

That said, despite some companies trying to leap into the fray of a perceived new CBD market, nothing else has (yet) changed. Cannabis and raw CBD remain federally illegal. For now, Epidiolex itself remains illegal for sale, pending the DEA's scheduling decision (likely as Schedule IV), due by September 23.

Wed
04
Jul

Leaked emails show VA officials wanted to push cannabis for veterans but feared Trump administration wouldn't agree

In recent months Congress has debated and argued with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about providing medical marijuana to former soldiers. But it turns out the Department wasn't their actual obstacle, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Tue
03
Jul

How to help the next 10 legal marijuana battleground states

It’s a big year for legal bud.

There are either ballot measures or legislation being considered in 11 — whoops, make that 10 (go, Oklahoma!) — states this year that will affect marijuana access and availability. What are they, and what can citizens of those states do to help push the measures to success?

Tue
03
Jul

Georgia parents regain custody of son after treating his epilepsy with cannabis

A Georgia boy suffering from severe epilepsy is back at home today, but he’s barred from using the smokeable cannabis that stopped his seizures for 71 days.

A fifteen-year-old taken into custody by Georgia’s Division of Family and Children’s Services after his parents gave him marijuana to stop his severe seizures has been reunited with his family after more than a month of separation.

On Monday, the Twiggs County Juvenile Court issued a protective order outlining the conditions under which Matthew and Suzeanna Brill could regain custody of their son, David Ray. The Brills still face criminal charges for providing their son with cannabis. But following the conditions of the protective order could lead to the case’s dismissal.

Mon
02
Jul

To legalize or not? Here's where candidates for Kansas governor stand on pot

More than half of the major candidates for Kansas governor support legalizing medical marijuana – a change that appears more likely after Oklahoma voters approved medicinal use on Tuesday.

Medical marijuana in Kansas is no longer the distant goal for supporters of marijuana legalization and reform that it once was. But what happens may ultimately depend on who is elected governor.

Marijuana has been a prominent in the Democratic race. That, as well as Oklahoma’s decision, are raising the odds that Kansas lawmakers will take a serious look at the issue next year.

Mon
02
Jul

Luxembourg is latest European country to legalize medical cannabis

Luxembourg lawmakers have unanimously supported a bill to legalise medical cannabis.

The law, passed on June 28, allows cannabis to be prescribed and used for patients who suffer from chronic pain, nausea relating to chemotherapy, or muscle spasm resulting from multiple sclerosis. The original draft of the bill stated that only specialists could prescribe the drug, but the final version passed allows any general practitioner to prescribe cannabis if they have undertaken relevant training.

Fri
29
Jun

Will the Mormon church embrace legal weed in Utah?

The short answer is, as you might have guessed, no.

The medical marijuana initiative craze has officially reached one of the most conservative strongholds in the country. The Utah Patients Coalition released a proposal for The Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which will appear on voter ballots this fall. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints responded to the proposal in an official statement posted to their website last month.

Fri
29
Jun

Majority of Delaware legislators vote for marijuana legalization, but bill still fails

The Delaware House of Representatives voted on a bill to legalize recreational marijuana yesterday, but unfortunately it looks like we will not add a new state to our list of cannabis legal states, writes Joseph Misulonas.

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