July 2018

Gov. Mary Fallin urges board to rescind last-minute changes to medical marijuana emergency rules Still illegal: 10 things medical marijuana patients would not be allowed to do under SQ788 Marijuana in Oklahoma: Complete coverage at tulsaworld.com/marijuana ‘I’m so sorry’: Health department attorney confessed to faking threats about marijuana rules, OSBI says …read more at https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/marijuana/medical-marijuana-read-the-emergency-rules-oklahoma-s-attorney-general/article_247496d6-0b18-52a3-9748-86096f1479e9.html

It might take a few years, but make no mistake: New York is going to legalize marijuana.  That’s my main takeaway from the state Department of Health’s recently released report assessing the impact of creating a legal, regulated marketplace for pot.  It’s a lengthy document, but it ultimately concludes that the positives outweigh the negatives, […]

An advisory referendum will appear on the November ballot asking Rock County voters whether or not cannabis (marijuana) should be legalized for adult use, taxed and regulated like alcohol. The referendum says proceeds from the taxes would be used for education, health care and infrastructure. …read more at http://www.hngnews.com/milton_courier/article_9edb5940-2273-5324-86bc-d6ad44503c02.html

Lebanon wants a piece of the red-hot global cannabis market. The Middle Eastern nation is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation for medical use in an effort to boost its troubled economy, Lebanon’s House Speaker told US ambassador Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday, according to the country’s official news agency. The move comes after a report from […]

Updated 3 hours ago Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto joined Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale in calling Thursday for state leaders to legalize marijuana for recreational use, saying it could create a $1.7 billion industry that would generate more than $500 million in annual tax revenue. Peduto and DePasquale said legalizing recreational pot also would eliminate […]

<![CDATA[]]> Worcester has signed community host agreements with two dispensaries for the sale of recreational marijuana. The dispensaries, Good Chemistry and Prime Wellness Centers Inc., have already signed host agreements with the city for medical marijuana sales. City spokesman Michael Vigneux said the recreational host agreements will allow the companies to complete their state applications. […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has become aware of reports of severe illnesses and deaths resulting from the use of synthetic cannabinoid (marijuana) products that have been contaminated with brodifacoum, a very long-acting anticoagulant commonly used in rat poison. These unapproved products are being sold in convenience stores and gas stations as substitutes for […]

by Blair Hanemayer What is CBD? CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to the class of molecules called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemicals that trigger the cannabinoid (and other) receptors in the brain and body. In addition to the phyto-cannabinoids produced by the plant, there are endogenous cannabinoids that occur […]

Surterra, one of the state’s largest medical marijuana treatment centers, has been forced to stop processing cannabis — halting its production of new items — after it failed to meet a food safety inspection deadline in a little-noticed provision of state law last week. The requirement, which mandates that medical marijuana treatment centers complete third-party inspections in […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State regulators have awarded a medical marijuana grow license to a company that appealed the state’s initial decision to reject its application. Pure OH LLC, which plans to build a small-scale cultivation facility in East Palestine, will receive a provisional license, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced Thursday. It is the second license awarded above the […]