Medical Marijuana 411 Classes

Medical Marijuana 411 Classes

Medical Marijuana 411 is proud to announce the long-awaited approval for a 10 credit, medical marijuana continuing education, online accredited course aimed to help physicians, physicians assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists understand the science of cannabis for their medical marijuana education. Our accredited courses are also approved by the: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) for […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

As Missouri moves ahead with implementing its voter-approved medical marijuana law, neighboring Iowa sees a bill vetoed by a GOP governor, and more. Alabama Alabama Medical Marijuana Patients Push for Bill Approval. With the House set to vote on a medical marijuana bill today, patients rallied at the state capitol to urge its passage. The […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FLASH: A Democratic presidential contender rolls out a package of veterans’ medical marijuana bills, the Alabama Senate has approved a restrictive medical marijuana bill, edibles are coming to Maryland, and more. National Democratic Presidential Candidate Seth Moulton Files Three Veterans’ Medical Marijuana Bills. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), who recently announced he is seeking the Democratic […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Three federal bills dealing with veterans and medical marijuana hit some bumps, the New Hampshire Senate approves home cultivation, Texas CBD bills pass the House, and more. National Trump Administration Opposes Bills Easing Medical Marijuana Access for Veterans. In testimony before the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health, officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FLASH: Florida battle brews over limiting THC in smokable marijuana, Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries get at least a temporary reprieve, Oregon growers get a heads up from regulators, and more. Arizona Arizona Prosecutor Still Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Patients, ACLU Charges. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office under ardent marijuana foe Bill Montgomery is continuing to prosecute medical […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FLASH: Hawaii says “aloha” to out of state patients, a Nebraska initiative campaign is getting underway, New Mexico expands grower plant limits, and more. Georgia Georgia House Approves CBD Access Bill. The House on Tuesday approved HB 324, which would allow for the sale of CBD cannabis oil to patients through dispensaries. The state legalized CBD […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

It is busy in state legislatures, the Michigan Court of Appeals rules against workers’ rights, and more. Arizona Arizona House Committee Approves Bill to Protect Edibles, Extracts. The House Committee on Public Safety voted 5-2 Wednesday to approve HB 2149. The measure would specify that the 2010 voter-approved medical marijuana law also includes any products made […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FLASH: Moves are underway in the minority of states that have not yet okay-ed medical marijuana to get it done. Arkansas Arkansas Medical Marijuana Cards Valid Beginning Next Week. If you’re a registered medical marijuana patient, the card is in the mail. The state Department of Health says more than 7,000 patient ID cards are […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

The Florida medical marijuana mess continues, a Nebraska medical marijuana initiative has submitted proposed language, and more. Florida Second Florida Bill to End Ban on Smoking Medical Marijuana Filed. State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) has filed SB 182, which would end the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana. A similar bill, SB 372, was filed earlier […]

Chronic Pain is the #1 Reason People Use Medical Marijuana

Chronic Pain is the #1 Reason People Use Medical Marijuana

FLASH: “If Marijuana is a pain reliever so is Jack Daniels and Budweiser” Chronic pain is the #1 reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. That is followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to an analysis of 15 states published this week in the journal Health Affairs. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FDA begins to move on allowing hemp-based CBD products, Florida’s legal battle over medical marijuana takes another twist, and more. National FDA Begins Process of Allowing Hemp-Based CBD Products. After President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release pledging to pursue […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

The battle over medical marijuana in Utah continues, and the battle over medical marijuana in Florida may be ending, and more. Florida Florida Governor-Elect to End Former Governor’s Court Battles Over Medical Marijuana. Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is parting ways with his predecessor, Rick Scott (R), when it comes to medical marijuana. A spokesman […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries get a break, New Jersey is set to expand its medical marijuana program, and more. Michigan Michigan Unlicensed Dispensaries Can Stay Open Until Year’s End. Medical marijuana dispensaries will be able to continue operating until at least December 31 as they await state licenses, the Bureau of Medical Marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A Pennsylvania patient challenges the federal gun ban, an Ohio court has thrown out the state’s law requiring racial justice in licensing, and more. Indiana Indiana Poll Finds Strong Support for Medical Marijuana. Even in red-state Indiana, they like their medical marijuana, a new poll finds. The poll from Ball State University […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update There is a push in Congress to provide protections for veterans who want to use medical marijuana, and more. National Bipartisan Lawmaker Group Files Three Veterans’ Medical Marijuana Bills. A bipartisan group of legislators met last Wednesday announced plans to file a trio of bills aimed at making the Department of Veterans […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update $GWPH Medical marijuana initiatives win in Missouri and Utah, the FDA approves the first marijuana-based drug, and more. National First FDA-Approved Marijuana-Based Drug Now Available by Prescription. As of last Thursday, the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex is now available by prescription in all 50 states. The FDA approved the drug in June, but […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update It’s been a whipsaw week for Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries, Oklahoma sees its 1st legal medical marijuana sales, and more. Michigan Michigan Regulators Say More Than 200 Unlicensed Michigan Dispensaries Must Close Down By Wednesday. The state’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board has approved 14 more dispensary licenses, but some 215 pot businesses that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arizona’s attorney general backs away from arguing that hash is not medical marijuana The Indiana legislature balks on medical marijuana Missouri medical marijuana initiatives have raised big bucks Arizona Arizona Attorney General Withdraws Arguments Saying Hash Isn’t Medical Marijuana. Citing fears of unintended consequences for patients, Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) on […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA relented and rescheduled the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex, California’s Governor vetoes a compassionate access bill, and Michigan dispensaries must have licenses by Halloween or be shut down, and more. National DEA Reschedules Marijuana-Derived Drug Epidiolex. The DEA has rescheduled Epidiolex, a marijuana-derived drug manufactured by GW Pharmaceutical. The move comes after […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The US Justice Department is sitting on marijuana research applications, Congress refuses again to let VA docs recommend medical marijuana to Vets, an Arizona appeals court ruling gets appealed, and more. National Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HA) last Wednesday filed […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A group of federal lawmakers asks the VA to study medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids, Michigan could loosen up a bit, Ohio sees delays, and more. National Lawmakers Ask VA Secretary to Research Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. A bi-partisan group of legislators sent a letter last Thursday to Veterans […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oregon drastically reduces the daily purchase limit for patients, Oklahoma continues to try to get its nascent system up and running, and more. Illinois Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill to allow patients to use […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oklahoma continues to struggle with its new medical marijuana program, Utah foes try a novel strategy to block a medical marijuana initiative, and more. Louisiana Louisiana Regulators Weight Raising Limit on Number of Patients Doctors Can Treat. The state Board of Medical Examiners is set to boost the number of medical marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A new bill in Guam would allow home cultivation, Oklahoma officials still have issues with the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, and more. Guam Guam Bill Would Allow Home Cultivation. Five years after the US territory legalized medical marijuana, access issues have prompted Sen. Louis Muna to file a bill that would allow […]

A Medical Marijuana Battle Rages in Oklahoma

A Medical Marijuana Battle Rages in Oklahoma

A Medical Marijuana Battle Rages in Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Update A medical marijuana battle royale is raging in Oklahoma, New York will allow medical marijuana as an opioid replacement, and more. HawaiiHawaii Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction. Gov. David Ige (D) has vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas finally issued some cultivation licenses, Maine legislators override a gubernatorial veto to expand medical marijuana, Michigan adds more qualifying conditions, and more. Arkansas Arkansas Issues Cultivator Licenses. The state Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded cultivation licenses to five medical marijuana businesses. The move comes after an injunction blocking the move was […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A powerful Senate committee calls marijuana’s Schedule I status an obstacle to research, an Arizona appeals court ruling gets ignored, Oklahoma sees its 1st medical marijuana clinic, and more. National Senate Committee Slams Marijuana’s Federal Classification, Saying Schedule I Blocks Research. The Senate Appropriations Committee has issued a report criticizing marijuana’s continued […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The congressional shield for medical marijuana states remains alive, New York announces it will add opioid use as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, and more. National Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Protections. The Senate Appropriations Committee last Thursday approved an amendment that shields legal medical marijuana operations from federal interference. The […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Philly, the City of Brotherly Love gets its 1st dispensary A Florida judge has blocked a state ban on patients smoking medical marijuana Colorado’s governor signs a medical marijuana in school bill, but vetoes a medical marijuana for autism. Colorado Colorado Governor Signs Medical Marijuana at School Bill. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update An amendment protecting medical marijuana in states where it is legal has made it into the House’s Justice Department appropriations bill, Illinois legislators approve medical marijuana in schools, the Utah initiative campaign is turning into a pitched battle, and more. National Last Thursday, a House panel approved medical marijuana protections. The House Appropriations […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update There is no joy in Idaho, a California bill to protect patients’ employment rights advances, Utah Democrats endorse medical marijuana, and more. Arkansas Last Friday a week, justices agreed to expedite the medical marijuana licensing case. The state Supreme Court has agreed to speed up its review of a ruling that has […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A Maryland medical marijuana expansion bill aimed at addressing racial inequities is on the governor’s desk, there will be no joy in Tennessee this year, the Mormon Church opposes a Utah medical marijuana initiative, and more. Maryland On Monday, the legislature gave final approval to a medical marijuana expansion bill. The Senate Monday […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Legislatures across our nation grapple with medical marijuana, as an Arkansas judge puts that state’s program on hold, and more. Arkansas Last Wednesday, an Arkansas judge put a hold on the state medical marijuana program. A state judge put the state’s program on hold because of objections to the licensing process, but was […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana foes in Arizona take aim at prescribing doctors, a Michigan judge strikes down Detroit’s medical marijuana initiative, Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out hits a bump, and more. Arizona Last Thursday, a House committee advanced a bill to make felons of lax marijuana perscribing docs. The House Health Committee voted 6-3 on party […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update State legislatures are in session and things are getting busy on the medical marijuana front, from CBD bills in Iowa to employment protection bills in California. California Last Wednesday, a bill that would provide employment protections for medical marijuana patients was filed. Assemblymen Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) have filed Assembly Bill […]

Medical Marijuana Update 

Medical Marijuana Update 

Medical Marijuana Update CBD Cannabis Oil bills have gotten though legislatures in Indiana and Virginia, Texas sees the 1st delivery of CBD Cannabis Oil to a patient, and more. Indiana On Monday, Ithe Senate passed a CBD bill. The Senate voted 35-13 to approve Senate Bill 294, which would allow any state resident to purchase and use […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update, Plus California Banking Policy California’s Treasurer wants to create a public bank for the cannabis business. The medical marijuana movement loses a founding father, and the only other action this past week was a pair of CBD bills. California Last Saturday, Dennis Peron, “the Father of Medical Marijuana,” died at age 72. A […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana is safe from the Justice Department for now, governors in New Jersey and Rhode Island make noises about expanding medical marijuana programs, Georgia voters are ready for a full-fledged medical marijuana law, and more. National Last Thursday, a House version of a bill aimed at encouraging medical marijuana research was filed. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The VA rejects pleas to study Marijuana for PTSD, Illinois gets a couple of court rulings, a full-fledged medical Marijuana bill is filed in Kentucky, plus: National Last Tuesday, news came that the VA won’t study marijuana’s effects on PTSD. The Department of Veterans Affairs will not begin a study into marijuana’s effects […]

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana $LLY, $GWPH The legal status of CBD oil, as a nutritional supplement is being threatened by Big Pharma seeking FDA approval for CBD-containing drugs The cannabinoids in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), interact with the human body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in […]

Medical Marijuana Up Date

Medical Marijuana Up Date

Medical Marijuana Up Date Congresspeople want the VA to research medical marijuana, New Jersey expands its list of qualifying conditions, and more. National Last Thursday, lawmakers called on the VA to research medical cannabis for veterans. A group of lawmakers who sit on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee wrote a letter to Veteran Affairs Secretary […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The US Justice Department concedes it cannot prosecute the Kettle Falls Five because of congressional bans on spending money to go after medical marijuana states, Arkansas regulators are swamped with grow and sales applications, and more. National Tuesday, the Justice Department dropped the Kettle Falls Five Case, Conceding It is Blocked from Prosecuting. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Last week was quiet on the medical marijuana front, with all the action taking place in the courts. A Florida farmer sues over grower licenses, a Montana dispensary operator sues over a local ban, and more. Florida Last Friday, the state’s medical marijuana law was challenged by a black farmer. A state law […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update NIH awards a grant to study marijuana and opioid addiction, the head of the NBA hints at a more relaxed approach to pot, Utah activists are ready to begin signature-gathering for a medical marijuana initiative, and more. NationalLast Wednesday, the NIH awarded a grant to study marijuana and opioid addiction. The National […]

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication $POTN A recent study reveals at 40% of patients who consume high-CBD forms of cannabis stopped using traditional pharmaceutical medications and now use marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey was conducted by Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the legal […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $POTN Commentary: Last Friday, a Justice Department Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions released its report policy reformers and industry insiders worry that the report will link marijuana to violent crime, laying the basis for a crackdown on marijuana users and purveyors. […]

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update

USA Medical Marijuana Update A measure that would allow VA docs to issue medical marijuana recommendations advanced in the Senate. Massachusetts’ highest court rules in favor of a worker fired for using medical marijuana, and more. Utah regulators give initial approval for Hemp research  National Last Thursday a week, a Senate panel approved medical marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Florida gets sued over its “No Smoking” medical marijuana law, Maryland gets its 1st dispensary approved, West Virginia’s medical marijuana law goes into effect, and more. Florida Last Thursday, the state was sued over the no smoking provision in the medical marijuana law. Orlando attorney John Morgan, the mastermind and chief funder […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update An initiative campaign is getting underway in Utah, Florida’s governor signs medical marijuana implementation into law, and more. Arkansas Monday, the state announced it will begin accepting medical marijuana applications this week. The state Medical Marijuana Commission will begin accepting applications from potential medical marijuana growers and distributors as of this Friday, […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Despite everything, Attorney General Sessions has medical marijuana on his mind, Florida lawmakers approve a no-smoking medical marijuana implementation bill, Vermont’s governor signs a medical marijuana expansion bill, and more.  National Monday, it was reported that Attorney General Sessions asked Congress to let him go after medical marijuana. Attorney General Sessions sent […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Veterans Administration Secretary hints at openness to medical marijuana for PTSD, Arkansas regulators are ready to accept applications, Florida lawmakers are ready to move forward on implementing the will of the voters, and more. National Last Wednesday, the VA secretary said he’s open to medical marijuana for PTSD. Department of Veterans […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update US Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley file a CBD research bill, Detroit has been moving against unpermitted dispensaries, and more.  National Last Thursday a week, a pair of prohibitoinist senators filed a CBD research bill. Two of the Senate’s most ardent prohibitionists, International Narcotics Control caucus leaders Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) […]

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus

Medical Marijuana Update, US Veterans in Focus The nation’s leading Veterans organization wants The Trump Administration to open up medical marijuana research for Vets, Maryland regulators grant 1st medical marijuana business licenses, the Utah GOP rejects a resolution in support of medical marijuana. National Last Thursday, the American Legion asked President Trump to allow medical […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update President Donald Trump has signaled that he and the DOJ will ignore congressional mandates protecting Medical Marijuana states, Florida fails to complete Medical Marijuana implementation legislation. Thursday US AG Jeff Sessions signaled that the DOJ will enforce the laws and seek maximum sentences for drug law violators, The Drug War looks like […]

Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official

Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official

Medical Marijuana Arguments Dismissed as “Desperate” by Trump Administration Official Late Friday, President Donald Trump signaled he may ignore a Congressional ban on interfering with state medical marijuana laws, arguing in a lengthy statement that he is not legally bound by a series of limits lawmakers imposed on him. President Trump issued the “signing statement” […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Open enrollment is now underway for Maryland patients, regulatory bills are advancing in Florida and Montana, and more. Florida Last Monday, a medical marijuana regulation bill won a House committee vote. The House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 1397, which aims to regulate the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana system. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and North Dakota are moving toward enacting their voter-approved medical marijuana laws, Oklahoma and Wisconsin see CBD Cannabis Oil bills signed into law, +++. Arkansas Last Tuesday, state regulators finalized the medical marijuana rules. The state Medical Marijuana Commission gave final approval to rules governing dispensaries and cultivation facilities. The rules […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas’ governor signs a package of medical marijuana regulation bills, a West Virginia medical marijuana bill is just a vote away from final passage, and more.  Arkansas Last Monday, the governor signed into law a dozen medical marijuana-related bills. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a dozen bills aimed at regulating […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A new study suggests that medical marijuana can reduce opioid abuse, Arkansas and Florida continue to grapple with addressing voter-approved medical marijuana laws, and more.  National Last Monday a new study found that legalized medical marijuana could help curb opiod abuse. A new study reported in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A package of implementation bills is moving in Arkansas, Florida Republicans use an implementation bill to try to impose restrictions on the voter-approved medical marijuana law, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, A package of “fix” bills were moving. The Senate sent two medical marijuana bills to the governor’s desk, while the House […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The North Dakota legislature continues to muck about with the state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law, North Carolina sees a full-fledged medical marijuana bill introduced, and more.  Iowa Last Thursday, a CBD expansion bill stalled. A bill that could have expanded the use of CBD cannabis oil ran into a brick wall […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana is keeping Arkansas legislators and regulators busy, Kentucky and West Virginia see full-fledged medical cannabis bills filed, a CBD cannabis oil bill heads to the governor’s desk in Indiana, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, the House approved a bill banning military members from becoming registered caregivers. The body approved House […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update It is  all Red State Medical Marijuana news this week, reflecting the slow spread of acceptance to even the most conservative areas of the country. Arkansas Last Wednesday, a batch of medical marijuana “fix” bills were moving. Six medical marijuana-related bills moved out of committees to face floor votes in their respective […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas legislators are trying to ban medical marijuana smoking and edibles, a new Florida bill seeks to revamp that state’s medical marijuana system, and more.  Arkansas On January 25,a lawmaker filed a bill to ignore the voters’ will until federal law changes State Sen. Jason Rapert (R-District 18) filed a bill that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Illinois Treasurer asks President Donald Trump for clarity on banking for the medical cannabis industry, North Dakota legislators work to ensure workers’ compensation will not pay for medical marijuana for injured employees, and more. Arkansas On Monday, Athe legislature approved changes to the state’s new medical marijuana law. With the state […]

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Said to Backs Patient Rx’s German lawmakers have approved legislation that will allow some patients to get Cannabis as a Rx-only medication. Parliament’s lower house passed the bill unanimously last Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Germany’s Health Minister Hermann Groehe stressed the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Hemp Industries Association takes on the DEA over its new coding rule for CBDs, state legislators are busily messing with successful medical marijuana initiatives, and more. National Last Friday, the HIA sued the DEA over CBD. The Hemp Industries Association filed a judicial review action against the DEA last Friday over […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana bills are popping up all over the place, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture has been filed, and more.  National Last Thursday, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture was filed. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) filed House Resolution 331, which would […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and Florida start moving toward voter-approved medical marijuana systems, Massachusetts activists push for greater patient access, and more.  Arkansas Last Friday, a lawmaker filed medical marijuana implementation bills. State Rep. Douglas House (R-North Little Rock) has filed a pair of bills aimed at the state’s new medical marijuana law. House Bill […]

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue Tuesday, laws legalizing Medical Marijuana went into effect in Florida, promising enormous sales in the State and a possible alternative to addictive Rx opioids for patients. Patients seeking Marijuana to treat a variety of conditions can officially get Medical Marijuana legally through participating doctors and dispensaries in […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A study finds medical marijuana associated with a decline in traffic fatalities, the Arizona courts stick up for medical marijuana, changes in state law will have impacts in Colorado and Oregon, and more. National Last Monday, a study found that states with medical marijuana laws see a decline in traffic deaths. A […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA has clarified that it still considers CBD to be illegal, Arkansas moves forward on implementation of its new program, Michigan gets legal dispensaries and a favorable court ruling, and more.  National Last Wednesday, DEA clarified that, yes, it still considers CBD to be illegal. The DEA added a new code […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Montana’s dispensaries are coming back to life, Michigan’s medical marijuana fees have been funding aggressive anti-marijuana law enforcement, and more.  Arkansas On Monday, members of the state’s new medical marijuana commission were sworn in. In the first meeting of a commission established to create a state medical marijuana system after voters approved […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Advocates file a petition to rein in DEA misinformation about medical marijuana, Arkansas regulators are moving to implement the new law there, Minnesota adds PTSD, and more. National On Monday, ASA filed a petition with the DOJ to make DEA stop lying about marijuana. Americans for Safe Access (ASA) filed a petition […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The elections are over and the legislative season is yet to begin, so things are quiet on the medical marijuana front. Below are a couple of updates, as follows:  Maryland Last Monday, the Maryland Cannabis Commission announced that it is hiring a consultant to advise it on steps it can take to […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update State lawmakers in Arkansas and Montana are grappling with the results of popular votes allowing medical marijuana, and an Arizona dispensary operator eyes a Y 2018 initiative. ArizonaOn Monday, a dispensary operator announced plans for a 2018 medical marijuana expansion initiative. The owners of the Wellness Center, an Apache Junction dispensary, are […]

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic

Medical Marijuana and the Opioid Epidemic In Y 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than in any other year on record. Over 60% of these deaths involved opioids. These powerful medications are often prescribed to people for chronic pain relief, although they often fail to provide relief. Where they do excel is in causing […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana went 4 for 4 last Tuesday, Election Day, the feds give up on trying to shut down the Berkeley Patients Group, and more.  National On Monday, a new report called marijuana a “promising option” for dealing with opioid addiction. A new report from the National Cannabis Industry Association finds that increasing […]

The Medical Marijuana Up Date

The Medical Marijuana Up Date

The Medical Marijuana Up Date The Miami Herald endorses the Florida medical marijuana initiative, medical marijuana is playing a role in the Utah gubernatorial race, and more, as follows: Arkansas Last Thursday, the state Supreme Court okayed the medical marijuana amendment. The state’s high court has rejected a bid by medical marijuana opponents to prevent […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update With all eyes on the November elections, it is quiet on the medical marijuana front. Minors get admitted to the program in Connecticut, and, speaking of the elections, we have news from Florida.  Connecticut Last Thursday, minors became eligible to qualify for medical marijuana. Under changes in the state’s medical marijuana system […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Chelsea Clinton retracts an errant statement, a California bill creating a “Micro Farm” license for Ma-and-Pa growers is signed into law, Massachusetts moves toward being more patient-friendly, and more. National Last Thursday, a spokesman conceded that Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” about the risk of marijuana fatalities. Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” when she suggested that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update No medical cannabis for Missouri this year, polling looks good for the Florida initiative and tense for competing Arkansas initiatives, Colorado moves toward adding PTSD as a qualifying condition, and more.  Arkansas Last Thursday, the state’s highest court threw out a challenge to a medical marijuana initiative. The state Supreme Court has […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The governors of Delaware and New Jersey sign medical marijuana expansion bills, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson kicks in a million bucks to fend off medical cannabis in Florida, Montana patients are losing access to providers, and more.  National Monday, a study of fatal car crashes found medical marijuana may curb opioid use. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update As all eyes turn toward cannabis legalization initiatives looming in November, it’s been pretty quiet on the medical marijuana front. At least there’s good news from Michigan.  Michigan Last Thursday, the Senate passed an industry regulation bill allowing dispensaries. The state Senate Thursday passed a bill that would tax and regulate medical marijuana […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update In a surprise move, the conservative American Legion comes out for cannabis rescheduling, Arkansas medical marijuana initiatives see lawsuits fly, Ohio is now a medical marijuana state, and more.  NationalAt the end of August, the American Legion called for marijuana to be rescheduled. The nation’s largest veterans’ organization has passed a resolution […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A federal appeals court upholds the ban on Gun sales to Medical Marijuana patients, Arkansans will have 2 Medical Marijuana initiatives on the ballot, Oklahoman’s will likely have none, and more.  Arkansas Last Thursday, a second medical marijuana initiative was okayed for the ballot. The state already has one medical marijuana initiative […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Which states will be voting on medical marijuana this year is becoming clearer, but is not completely settled; a new study finds that marijuana is not implicated with bad organ transplant outcomes, and more.  National Last Friday, a study found that marijuana use is not associated with bad organ transplant outcomes. A […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The federal courts reminded the US Justice Department (DOJ) that Congress passed a law barring it from using federal funds to go after state-legal medical cannabis operations, Maryland takes a step toward getting its industry up and running, California balks at a MM grower tax, and more. National Tuesday, a federal appeals […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA again rejects marijuana rescheduling, a North Dakota initiative makes the ballot, a South Dakota one doesn’t, a Missouri one hangs on by a thread, and more. National Thursday, DEA again refused to reschedule marijuana. The DEA today again refused to reschedule marijuana, arguing that its therapeutic value has not been […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A 2nd Arkansas medical marijuana initiative is still alive (one has already qualified for the ballot), Boston gets its 1st dispensary, Minnesota chronic pain patients now qualify for medical cannabis, and more.  ArkansasLast Friday, a medical marijuana got more time to gather signatures. Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana, the group behind the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.  National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Republican platform committee rejects medical marijuana, medical marijuana research issues get a hearing in the Senate, Arkansas will vote on at least one medical marijuana initiative this Fall — maybe 2 — and more. NationalOn Monday, the GOP rejected a medical marijuana platform plank. Republican delegates meeting Monday in Cleveland ahead […]

22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution?

22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution?

22 Vets Commit Suicide Daily, is Medical Marijuana the Solution? Dr. Sue Sisley, a former Department of Veterans Affairs physician, has devoted her life to coming with an effective treatment for PTSD. But her  promising work is controversial and not without detractors. As one of the nation’s foremost scientific experts on medical marijuana, Dr. Sisley […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update This was a quiet week on the medical marijuana front, but a couple of important changes happened on 1 July. Hawaii  On Tuesday, a new report said dispensaries will generate millions for the state. The Aloha State finally got around to allowing dispensaries to operate this year, and now a report from […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The fight over Veterans’ access to medical cannabis continues, an Illinois judge told the state to quit messing around and recognize PTSD, a fired Oregon medical marijuana users wins his job back, and more.  National On Tuesday, eleven lawmakers asked the House and Senate leadership to restore medical marijuana language in the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A bi-partisan federal effort to open up research on medical marijuana is now underway, it looks likely that Arkansas will be voting on medical marijuana in November, a New Jersey PTSD bill advances, and more. National Monday, congressional marijuana reform fans and foes said they were working together on a new research […]

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