Medical Cannabis News

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Tue
18
Dec

Ohio's medical marijuana patient e-cards double in second week

The number of Ohioans allowed to buy medical marijuana doubled in the second week that the program started accepting registrations. And there's renewed hope they might yet be able to purchase product this year.

Tue
18
Dec

Medsafe investigating claims on cannabis billboard

Helius Therapeutics' billboard in Auckland's Anzac Ave advertises cannabis as medicine.

​Medsafe is "looking into" New Zealand's first cannabis advertising campaign.

The Advertising Standards Authority received several complaints this week after a billboard advertising cannabis as medicine was erected on Auckland's Anzac Ave.

Helius Therapeutics, a licensed medicinal cannabis company, launched the billboards following last week's legalisation of medicinal cannabis manufacture, to "rebrand" cannabis.

Tue
18
Dec

Most new marijuana dispensary licenses go to a handful of companies

Marijuana companies in Nevada submitted more than 450 applications for five dozen new dispensary licenses.

More than half of the licenses went out to just a small handful of companies creating some discontent among businesses who say they were left out.

The brewing controversy has spawned a lawsuit.

The parent company of Planet 13 filed a lawsuit last week challenging the results of the state's licensing process for five dozen new dispensaries.

Nevada's coveted marijuana dispensary licenses are hard to get. There are 63 licensed dispensaries in the Silver State and state regulators have issued 61 more conditional licenses to open up more dispensaries in the next year.

Sahara Wellness owner Brenda Gunsallus landed one of them.

Tue
18
Dec

Briton arrested for 'tiny' amount of cannabis oil in Bali

A British man who could face the death penalty after he was arrested in Bali for allegedly smuggling cannabis oil has admitted he has been "very stupid".

Pip Holmes, understood to be a 45-year-old artist from Cornwall, was one of five foreigners paraded at a news conference in Denpasar, the capital of Bali province last week.

The father-of-two is accused of receiving nearly 31kg of cannabis oil in the mail.

Mr Holmes, who describes himself as an artist and surfer, claims he was caught with just a tiny amount - around 3g - of medicinal THC oil.

He says he uses it to treat arthritis.

Mr Holmes' family has launched a crowdfunding page to raise $85,000 (ÂŁ67,000) for legal fees to keep him out of prison.

Tue
18
Dec

State loans medical marijuana program $2.1 million

A state board authorized a $2.1 million loan Monday afternoon to Ohio agencies that are running the medical marijuana program, which is experiencing delays getting product on shelves.

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program is expected to be self-supporting from license fees from cultivators, dispensaries, testing labs and other medical marijuana-related enterprises. The businesses are to start paying the fees once they receive certificates of operation from state regulators, Mark Hamlin, senior policy adviser for Ohio's Department of Commerce, told the Ohio Controlling Board, made up of lawmakers and representatives of Gov. John Kasich.

Tue
18
Dec

Washington State gets cannabis candy and gummies back, but with new regulations

A few months ago it appeared the state of Washington was getting ready to ban a large number of marijuana candies and edibles, but a new decision will protect those products with new regulations, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Mon
17
Dec

School districts struggle with rules for administering medical marijuana - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nearly three years after Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana, school districts are struggling to figure out how to get it administered to children who need it while dealing with conflicting state and federal law.

As medical marijuana burgeons across Pennsylvania and elsewhere – 33 states and Washington D.C. have legalized it – the federal government maintains a strict ban on the substance. Meanwhile, patients suffering from a range of chronic conditions, such as neurological disorders and Crohn’s Disease, use it to treat symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.

Local school officials say the rift puts them in a bind.

Mon
17
Dec

Washington cannabis regulator approves new marijuana candy regulations

Good news edible fans: Washington state will not ban pot-infused candies and gummies after all. But there will be some changes coming to the treats.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board finalized a policy on Wednesday which limits the colors and shapes that edibles can have, but doesn't forbid pot-infused candies, like an earlier policy did.

Mon
17
Dec

Ohioans gun rights go up in smoke for medical marijuana users

Do you want to use marijuana to treat a medical condition, or do you want to own a firearm?  That’s a decision many Ohioans will soon have to make.

When filling out the background check forms to buy a gun, there's a section that asks whether you are a user of marijuana.

It reads:

Answering yes will trigger an immediate rejection.

Mon
17
Dec

Edibles are the safest way to consume cannabis, according to the average American

The safest way to consume cannabis is through edibles, according to the average American.

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