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Federal agency quashes Georgia's plan to let pharmacies sell Medical Marijuana

Federal agency quashes Georgia's plan to let pharmacies sell Medical Marijuana

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Federal drug officials are warning Georgia to shelve its plans to be the first state to allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana. Federal drug officials are warning Georgia to shelve its plans to be the first state to allow pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana products. News outlets report

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The high price of Federal Marijuana laws in a state where it is legal

The high price of Federal Marijuana laws in a state where it is legal

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Cannabis NewsDecember 18, 2023

Prosecutors Push for Prison in Marijuana Cases Despite Legalization in New York. Prosecutors in US District Court still call for prison for marijuana crimes, cite its status as illegal under federal law. Marijuana plants grow in New York state. Marijuana is legal in the state, but it can still cause

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Florida looks to double size of Medical Marijuana industry within next 6 months

Florida looks to double size of Medical Marijuana industry within next 6 months

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Cannabis NewsDecember 15, 2023

Kimball’s office accepted 74 applications for 22 additional licenses during an application period that ended in April. Florida could move forward with 22 additional licenses for medical-marijuana operators — nearly doubling the size of the state’s legal cannabis industry — within the next six months

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Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Tax Funds School Lunches for Kids

Arkansas Medical Cannabis Sales Tax Funds School Lunches for Kids

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

Cannabis tax money in Arkansas is helping target food insecurity for children, with lunches either free or affordable at a low-cost. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (AMMC) recently announced the benefits that the state’s medical cannabis program, with millions of dollars in cannabis tax

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Pennsylvania Advances Bill to Boost Independent Cannabis Firms

Pennsylvania Advances Bill to Boost Independent Cannabis Firms

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

The passage is seen as an attempt to address imbalances within the market. This week, Pennsylvania’s legislature passed a bill to allow more cultivators and independent dispensaries to grow and sell directly to consumers in the state. Senate Bill 773, which is now awaiting Gov. Josh Shapiro’s

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New licenses for Medical Marijuana could be coming in Florida

New licenses for Medical Marijuana could be coming in Florida

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2023

Florida Expects to Issue 22 Additional Medical Marijuana Licenses Within Six Months, Doubling Industry Size. Florida could move forward with 22 additional licenses for medical marijuana operators — nearly doubling the size of the state’s legal cannabis industry — within the next six months, a top

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How patients can enroll in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program

How patients can enroll in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2023

While Ohio’s voter-approved initiative legalizing cannabis is now in effect, the state’s medical dispensaries remain operational and could begin selling recreational marijuana. Issue 2, which voters passed Nov. 7 with 57% support, legalizes the sale, purchase and possession of cannabis for Ohioans

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Arizona Cannabis Sales Surpass $1Bn This Year As Medical-to-Recreational Shift Continues

Arizona Cannabis Sales Surpass $1Bn This Year As Medical-to-Recreational Shift Continues

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2023

Arizona's Cannabis Industry Surpasses $1 Billion in Sales, Shifts Dominance from Medical to Adult-Use. Arizona’s cannabis industry has surpassed the $1bn mark in the year to September 2023, as the industry shifts away from medical towards adult-use. According to new figures from the Arizona

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Nevada Welcomes New Head of Cannabis Compliance Board

Nevada Welcomes New Head of Cannabis Compliance Board

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Cannabis NewsDecember 12, 2023

James Humm Appointed as Executive Director of Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board. Nevada’s Cannabis Compliance Board has welcomed a new Executive Director as its incumbent leader Tyler Klimas departs to establish a cannabis consulting company. According to Nevada Current, the states former Director of

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Alabama’s Medical Cannabis integrator applicants readiness

Alabama’s Medical Cannabis integrator applicants readiness

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Cannabis NewsDecember 11, 2023

The commission’s choices will have long-lasting implications, and careful consideration is needed to avoid potential legal entanglements. In Alabama, securing a medical cannabis license is governed by stringent legal requirements, as stipulated in the Darren Wesley “Ato” Hall Compassion Act. Despite

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Minnesota Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Set for 2025

Minnesota Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Set for 2025

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Cannabis NewsDecember 8, 2023

Although Minnesota is currently without an Office of Cannabis Management director, the state’s cannabis sale launch window is still aimed at 2025. Minnesota is still trucking along with building up its cannabis team. Star Tribune recently interviewed Charlene Briner, who explained the current status

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Recreational Marijuana is now legal in Ohio. Here are some do's and don'ts.

Recreational Marijuana is now legal in Ohio. Here are some do's and don'ts.

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Cannabis NewsDecember 7, 2023

Starting Thursday, Ohio becomes the 24th state where recreational marijuana is legal. The law is now in effect after voters passed Issue 2 in the November election. Although marijuana is legal, there are quite a few caveats because lawmakers can tweak that law and it could be several months before

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Japanese lawmakers pass bill legalizing medicines derived from Cannabis

Japanese lawmakers pass bill legalizing medicines derived from Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsDecember 6, 2023

In legal revision, which will come into force within 1 year of promulgation, cannabis to be listed as regulated narcotics. Japanese lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill legalizing medical products with cannabis-derived substances while criminalizing its use as a drug. Cannabis and

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Efforts to legalize Cannabis to help Ukrainian veterans cope with trauma stymied by opposition in parliament

Efforts to legalize Cannabis to help Ukrainian veterans cope with trauma stymied by opposition in parliament

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Cannabis NewsDecember 6, 2023

Many Ukrainian soldiers smoke weed to treat their pain, even though few will admit it in public. “I know a lot of guys who lost their legs or arms and turned to cannabis,” a French soldier fighting for Ukraine told the Kyiv Independent, speaking anonymously to avoid backlash. Wounded soldiers tend

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Cannabis retail applications swamping some New York cities

Cannabis retail applications swamping some New York cities

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2023

Cities in Upstate New York Inundated With Cannabis Dispensary Applications. With two weeks to go until New York State’s deadline for cannabis retail dispensary applications, large upstate cities have been inundated with paperwork from people seeking permits from municipalities. The floodgates have

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Medical Cannabis Clinical Trial in UK Underway

Medical Cannabis Clinical Trial in UK Underway

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2023

The UK NHS legalized medical cannabis five years ago, but a lack of government clinical trials has led Celadon Pharmaceuticals to pick up the slack. Although the United Kingdom (U.K.) legalized medical cannabis in 2018, it has not approved any clinical studies and is not widely available as a

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Alabama's Third Attempt To Set Up Its Medical Cannabis Industry

Alabama's Third Attempt To Set Up Its Medical Cannabis Industry

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Cannabis NewsDecember 4, 2023

20 Licenses Granted For Now. Alabama's cannabis regulator granted 20 licenses recently for the production and distribution of medical marijuana, reported the Alabama Reflector. This is the third attempt on the part of the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission to kickstart the new industry. The two

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Medical Marijuana dispensary anticipate growth with addition of recreational sales

Medical Marijuana dispensary anticipate growth with addition of recreational sales

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Cannabis NewsDecember 4, 2023

Ohio is the 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana use, after Issue 2 got the support of about 57% of voters in November’s election. What You Need To Know Ohio is the 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana use, after Issue 2 got the support of about 57% of voters in November’s election

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Cannabis Commission can make a true impact with Hornet Medicinals

Cannabis Commission can make a true impact with Hornet Medicinals

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2023

By approving the application from an HBCU, the AMCC can reshape the relationship young, Black Alabamians have with marijuana. Black Alabamians are at least four times more likely to be jailed for marijuana possession than white citizens of the state. Those numbers were compiled by the ACLU from data

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Legalizing Cannabis in Wisconsin: Do the benefits outweigh the costs?

Legalizing Cannabis in Wisconsin: Do the benefits outweigh the costs?

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2023

In the state of Wisconsin a 13-year-old boy was diagnosed with brain cancer and given six months to live. However, his parents refused to give up on him. They moved the family to Colorado and arranged to receive cannabis plants that they could grow legally to treat him with cannabinoids for his

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