Category Archives: Medical Marijuana

Florida Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Recreational Cannabis Initiative

Florida Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on Recreational Cannabis Initiative

The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a proposed initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults is misleading and can not appear on next year’s ballot. The decision marks the second time in three months that Florida’s highest court has struck down proposed ballot measures to legalize cannabis in the state. […]

Texas Governor Signs Bill Expanding State Medical Marijuana Program

Texas Governor Signs Bill Expanding State Medical Marijuana Program

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill on Tuesday that expands the state’s medical marijuana program, although cannabis activists say the legislation does not go far enough. The measure, House Bill 1535 (HB 1535), was signed by the Republican governor after lawmakers in the Texas Senate made significant changes to the legislation last month. Under the bill, […]

Shocking: California to Infuse Desperately Needed Money into Industry

Shocking California to Infuse Desperately Needed Money into Industry

In an aim to prop up the state’s still-struggling, legal cannabis industry, lawmakers in California on Monday approved new funding to marijuana businesses in order to stay ahead of the black and gray markets.  The $100 million packages “was proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to be provided as grants to cities and counties to help […]

Ohio Adds Qualifying Conditions To Medical Cannabis Program

Ohio Adds Qualifying Conditions To Medical Cannabis Program

State officials tasked with overseeing Ohio’s medical marijuana program approved last week the addition of three health conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis medicinally. The move brings the number of severe medical conditions that allow a patient to use cannabis medicinally in Ohio to 25 and marks the second time that state regulators […]

GW Pharmaceuticals Wins the Queens Prize for Innovation

GW Pharmaceuticals Wins the Queens Prize for Innovation

The British cannabis pharmaceutical company takes home an award that demonstrates how important cannabis has been to the British economy for over 20 years—but also how much it so far has been reserved, as an industry, and as a drug, for the elite Here is the intriguing part of this story. GW Pharmaceuticals was just awarded a […]

Study Suggests Teen Sleep Issues Lead to Cannabis Use and Binge Drinking

Study Suggests Teen Sleep Issues Lead to Cannabis Use and Binge Drinking

Factors including sleep timing and sleep duration in teens and young adults are associated with an increased risk of cannabis use and binge drinking, according to recently published research. An abstract of the study, “Self-Reported Sleep and Circadian Characteristics Predict Future Substance Use: A Longitudinal Analysis from the NCANDA Study,” was published last month in an online supplement to […]

Maine Hits New Milestone of Record-Breaking Marijuana Sales

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Last month brought a new milestone for Maine’s fledgling recreational cannabis industry, with the state’s Office of Marijuana Policy reporting $5.3 million in sales in May for licensed retailers. The figure makes it “the highest-grossing month since the industry launched” last October. Erik Gundersen, the director of Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy, said in a statement on Tuesday that one of […]

Massachusetts Approves Cannabis Delivery with Focus on Equity

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Consumers in Michigan have even more options to purchase cannabis with the launch of a new license type for marijuana business operators announced recently by state regulators. And responding to calls for the Massachusetts cannabis industry to be more inclusive, the new delivery licenses will only be available to applicants participating in the state’s social equity and […]

A Cannabis Conviction Expungement Fair Comes to Michigan

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Now that Michigan has legally approved the process of expunging past cannabis convictions, it’s time to put plans into action and get some of these past convictions overturned. In order to do so, the state held its first expungement fair last Wednesday to help clear records in record time. Yvonne Morrow is one of the people who came out to Michigan’s […]