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Arkansas Supreme Court Removes Injunction From the Cultivation Licensing Process

Arkansas Supreme Court Removes Injunction From the Cultivation Licensing Process

June 22, 2018, Arkansas Cannabis cultivation in Arkansas hasn’t started yet, thanks to a drawn-out legal battle. In February, the state’s medical cannabis commission awarded five ventures to commence marijuana cultivation after the delay of 18 months. However, soon after, the process of awarding cultivation license was challenged by a couple of applicants that failed to get the license, terming it as flawed and full of irregularities.  They appealed against the process in a […]

Texas GOP Delegates Support Cannabis Reforms

Texas GOP Delegates Support Cannabis Reforms

June 21, 2018, Texas Last week, GOP convention was held in Texas attended by more than 10,000 delegates. From gay rights to immigration, a lot of issues have been discussed in the convention and become part of final platform declaration. Among these issues, cannabis also got considerable traction from the delegates.   In the exposition area, three pro-cannabis and one anti-cannabis booth were present. They were set up to ensure a better understanding of the […]

Maine Supreme Court Orders to Exclude MMJ Expenses From Workers’ Compensation Programs

Maine Supreme Court Orders to Exclude MMJ Expenses From Workers’ Compensation Programs

June 20, 2018, Maine It is often discussed how stringent federal cannabis provisions create problems for the residents of the legal states. In the latest such exhibition, Maine’s Supreme Court has given a ruling that expenses of medical marijuana treatments can’t be covered in statewide workers’ compensation programs.   The ruling originates from the case when an employee of a paper company incurred a back injury at work. During his treatment, he […]

New York Approves MMJ as a Prescribed Opioid Alternative

New York Approves MMJ as a Prescribed Opioid Alternative

June 19, 2018, New York New York has seen some substantial marijuana reforms in the last couple 0of months. In fact, last month, the NYC mayor directed the law-enforcement bodies to not arrest people with minor cannabis possessions. Now, the state is going to expand its MMJ program by adding opioid addiction to the list of qualifying medical conditions.  Patients with an opioid prescription can be enrolled in the program to use cannabis as an alternative. The department of health has also promised to improve the availability and […]

Synthetic Cannabis Hospitalizes Six Prisoners in Florida

Synthetic Cannabis Hospitalizes Six Prisoners in Florida

June 14, 2018, Florida  Synthetic marijuana is pretty dangerous for human health and we come to know that every other day when people get hospitalized following its consumption. In the latest, six prisoners in Florida’s Franklin County were hospitalized due to synthetic marijuana administration.  Five are back in the prison after the treatment. However, the sixth inmate is still in the ICU. A synthetic cannabis variant, also known as […]

St. Louis, Missouri Will not Prosecute Cannabis Cases of Under 100 Grams Possessions

St. Louis, Missouri Will not Prosecute Cannabis Cases of Under 100 Grams Possessions

June 14, 2018, St. Louis, Missouri When it comes to cannabis reforms, Missouri is not the state anyone would bring up in the discussion. The strain remained illegal in the state for the longest time. However, some recent developments in the Show-me State indicate that cannabis might have a future there. Last month, Missouri legislature approved the bill to commence medical cannabis program in the state. Now, one of the major cities has cut back on its cannabis criminalization.   The circuit court in the city […]

Colorado Allows School Nurses to Administer Medical Cannabis

Colorado Allows School Nurses to Administer Medical Cannabis

June 08, 2018, Colorado In the context of cannabis development and reforms, Colorado has always been a way ahead than any other state. It was the first US state that legalized adult-use cannabis. Its medical marijuana program also exists in a very developed shape. With a new legislation, the Centennial State has once again proved that they will continue to break new grounds regarding cannabis.  Yesterday John Hickenlooper, the state governor, […]

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