Key first step for Louisiana medical marijuana: Grower approved for LSU

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 7:14 pm • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 7:14 pm By Melinda Deslatte, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — The first medical marijuana production deal struck in Louisiana is expected to bring the state’s flagship university at least $ 3.4 million over five years, under terms…

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What Florida medical marijuana will look like under proposed rules

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 10:56 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 10:57 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida health officials have issued their proposed rules to implement the state’s constitutional medical marijuana amendment. The regulations that were released on Friday by the Department of Health…

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New Mexico Health Sec rejects medical marijuana for opiate addiction, citing lack of scientific evidence

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 7:26 am • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 7:32 am By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s top health official has rejected state Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommendations to add opiate dependence and Alzheimer’s disease to the list of conditions that qualify a person to…

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Federal bill would protect medical marijuana states, provide access to vets

Published: Jun 15, 2017, 4:59 pm • Updated: Jun 15, 2017, 6:07 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has reintroduced legislation to protect patients in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. The bill introduced Thursday is known as the Compassionate Access,…

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Jeff Sessions has asked Congress to allow him to prosecute medical marijuana providers

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 12:25 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The…

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Nevada liquor lobby battles medical marijuana distributors with July 1 sales start at risk

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 4:48 pm By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press Update 4:45 p.m. MT:A judge won’t throw out a lawsuit from a powerful liquor lobby that wants a piece of Nevada’s new recreational marijuana industry. A group of independent liquor wholesalers…

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Making the Switch From Medical to Recreational for the Cannabis Industry

In the next several months, the industry is expecting to welcome two additional recreational cannabis markets, both of which have had operating medicinal cannabis programs for a number of years.  Nevada is expected to launch a temporary licensing program to officially allow recreational sales starting July 1, 2017.  Meanwhile, the…

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