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Medical Marijuana

Maryland Judge Blocks Medical Marijuana Producer Licensing

May 26, 2017, 10:23 am Keith Mansur

May 26, 2017—After Maryland failed to issue any licenses for the production of medical marijuana in their new system to racial minorities, a Baltimore judge put a halt on the licensing of any more processors until a hearing on June 2nd. The temporary restraining order, issued by Baltimore Circuit Court […]

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Medical Marijuana

Aclara Research Releases Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Study

May 24, 2017, 7:07 am Rick Thompson

Aclara Research, a leader in the development of patient and consumer insights within the medical cannabis industry, today released the results of The Illinois Medical Cannabis Patient Experience Study -  the first of Illinois patients since the inception of the pilot program in 2012. The study is the largest and […]

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Marijuana Business

Maryland Licenses First Medical Marijuana Grow

May 18, 2017, 10:04 am Keith Mansur

After 4 years of delays, Maryland has finally issued one of the 15 licenses for production of medical marijuana. The company, ForwardGro, was first approved for a preliminary license in August, 2016, and hope to start production soon and have cannabis available by early fall. Gail Rand, the company CEO, […]

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Marijuana Business

Minnesota Marijuana Businesses Lose 11 Million Dollars

May 16, 2017, 11:54 am Keith Mansur

What is the result of a oligopoly in control of your medical marijuana supply chain? How about extreme prices and huge business losses. Minnesota is suffering the consequences of a bad law and strict limitations on production. In 2014 Minnesota passed one of the most useless medical cannabis laws. The […]

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Marijuana Business

250 Cannabis Business Leaders On Capitol Hill For NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days

May 16, 2017, 6:48 am Johnny Green

Beginning today, cannabis industry leaders from across the country will fan out across Capitol Hill for the National Cannabis Industry Association‘s seventh annual Cannabis Industry Lobby Days. Approximately 250 cannabis business professionals will take part in policy discussions and citizen lobby meetings to advocate for fair treatment of the legal cannabis […]

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Medical Marijuana

New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel Recommends Adding Chronic Pain

May 14, 2017, 8:37 am Johnny Green

This Week the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program Review Panel made initial recommendations to the Health Commissioner to approve chronic pain related to musculoskeletal disorders, migraines, anxiety, chronic fatigue related to ailments such as irritable bowel syndrome, Tourrette syndrome as qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program. “We are glad […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Texas Fails to Pass Any Marijuana Legislation

May 12, 2017, 12:33 pm Keith Mansur

  A legislative deadline of 12:00 AM on May 11th passed without the Texas legislature advancing a medical marijuana bill that was proposed earlier this session. House Bill 81 (HB 81) would have made it a civil penalty instead of criminal for possessing an ounce, or less, of marijuana. Getting […]