Pennsylvania medical marijuana program to allow sale of flower, expand list of qualifying conditions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Patients in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program should be able to obtain the drug in dry leaf or flower form for vaporization by sometime this summer, the Wolf administration announced Monday. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said she was accepting that and other recommendations made recently by an…

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Louisiana House backs expansion of medical marijuana program

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, as the product nears availability within months. The House voted 60-39 Thursday to add more conditions to the list of diseases and disorders eligible for marijuana treatment. Rep. Ted James’ proposal would include glaucoma, severe muscle…

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana program may allow sale of flower, expand list of qualifying conditions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state medical marijuana board recommended Monday that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it, and expand the kinds of medical conditions it can be used to treat, including cancer remission therapy. The Medical…

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New Jersey expanding its medical marijuana program, Gov. Phil Murphy pushing for recreational

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program and said residents would no longer have to “jump through hoops” to get access to the drug. Murphy unveiled the recommendations of a panel commissioned earlier this year at a news conference…

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Ohio senator seeks review of state’s medical marijuana program

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm By Julie Carr Smyth, Ap Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state lawmaker moved Thursday to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program as questions pile up over its process for selecting grower applicants. Republican…

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Ohio should continue medical marijuana program despite ‘multiple’ flaws, state auditor says

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state auditor says Ohio should continue its medical marijuana program despite “multiple” flaws in selecting grower applicants. Republican Auditor David Yost says the program’s flaws should be handled by…

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Bill creating Colorado marijuana delivery pilot program rolls forward

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 1:28 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 1:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bill to create a marijuana delivery pilot program in Colorado rolled through a key legislative committee Wednesday. The House Finance Committee on an 8 – 5 vote advanced House Bill…

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N.J. medical marijuana program ‘stifled’ under Christie administration, says Gov. Murphy

Published: Jan 23, 2018, 11:16 am • Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 11:59 am By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday ordered his administration to review New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, which he says has been “stifled” over the past eight years. The Democrat signed an…

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Ohio lawsuit challenges “racial quota” in marijuana program

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A company that wasn’t chosen for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of “an unconstitutional racial quota.” There were 12…

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