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Oregon Report: OMMP Needs Fixes In Reporting, Tracking, Inspections

An internal review of the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) has identified administrative shortcomings that enabled growers, dispensaries and laboratories to operate without effective oversight. It also found that statutory restrictions have limited OMMP’s ability to answer information requests from local law enforcement officials, even as the program protects patient […]

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Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Facilitating Medical Cannabis Research

Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf has signed legislation into law to facilitate state-sponsored medical cannabis research. The amended law, House Bill 2477, states: “It is the intention of the General Assembly to create a mechanism whereby this Commonwealth’s medical schools and hospitals may provide advice to grower/processors and dispensaries in the areas of patient […]

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Minnesota: Patients With Autism And Sleep Apnea Now Qualify For Medical Cannabis

I received the following good news out of Minnesota today: Last November, the Minnesota Department of Health approved adding autism spectrum disorders and obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program. Under state law, the additions take effect the following summer. Starting on July 1, 2018, patients with a doctor’s certification […]