A state-commissioned study released Thursday by the New York Department of Health recommends replacing cannabis criminalization with a policy of adult use legalization. The 74-page study, entitled “Assessment of the Potential Impact of Regulated Marijuana in New York State,” acknowledges the following: “Regulating marijuana can reduce opioid use;” “Regulating marijuana may lead to a reduction in the […]
Older Americans are using cannabis more frequently than ever before, according to a review of demographic data published in the journal Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. A pair of investigators at the University of Florida reviewed 18 peer-reviewed studies published between the years 2000 and 2017 evaluating marijuana use patterns among those ages 50 and older. They reported that […]
On June 26, 57% of Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788 — a broad medical marijuana initiative that required swift implementation. The Department of Health had been working for three months on regulations in case the initiative passed and swiftly released draft emergency regulations. MPP and many other advocates and patients submitted comments raising concerns, […]
As the legal marijuana industry heads into the second half of 2018 on a wave of progress at both the state and federal levels, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) will host a pair of Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses Tuesday, July 17— one in Miami and one in Cleveland on the same day and time, at 6:30 pm. The […]
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When marijuana is legal in Canada, Americans are expected to flock. But the border, and US law, stands in the way.
BLAINE, Wash. - Recreational marijuana has been legal here in Washington state since 2014. Adults just a few miles away in Canada also will be able to legally buy and smoke marijuana for pleasure starting in October.
Just in time for the Snoop Dog days of summer, a law allowing Vermont adults to legally possess and grow small quantities of cannabis for their own personal use took effect July 1. Granted, nobody had time to grow their stash in time for the fireworks, but the implementation of the law was itself a […]
Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office today in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 signatures in order to qualify the measure for the 2018 electoral ballot. The […]
Legislation to significantly expand patients’ access to medical cannabis in Maine will become law later this fall following Monday’s decision by lawmakers to override Governor Paul LePage’s veto. By a vote of 119 to 23 in the House and 25 to 8 in the Senate, Maine lawmakers rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1539. The bill will become […]
When the California Cannabis Advisory Committee meets in San Diego on July 19 to discuss implementation of the new regulations, it can expect to face heated disappointment in the wake of NIMBY roadblocks and the BCC’s testing and labeling deadlines and requirements that led to the destruction of potentially millions of dollars of product. The […]
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As it approaches its annual Business Summit in Oakland, the National Cannabis Industry Association is again extending its community outreach with the launch of its new Allied Associations Program (AAP). Allied Associations have access to member workshops and information sessions hosted by NCIA, and receive monthly updates on NCIA’s work and ongoing relevant legal or policy updates. […]
Arizona Appellate Court Rules Cannabis Concentrates Are Not Protected Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law
PHOENIX, AZ — A ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals has found that the possession of concentrated forms of cannabis resin is not protected by the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana access law, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The 2 to 1 decision upholds the two-and-one-half year prison sentence of a state-registered patient, Rodney Jones, for the possession of […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has scrapped plans to convene a special legislative session for the purposes of amending provisions of State Question 788 – the medical marijuana access initiative approved by voters last week. On Friday, Fallin – who publicly campaigned against the measure – stated: “After conferring with legislative leaders, we believe […]
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