More Utah Doctors Will Be Able to Recommend Medical Cannabis under New Bill
fox13now - More Utah doctors will be able to recommend medical cannabis to qualifying patients, under a new bill being proposed.
The forthcoming legislation will allow physicians to recommend cannabis for up to 15 patients without having to go through hours of specialized training through the state. But if a doctor does, they can help up to 275 patients.
Cash-strapped State Turning down $100M in Pot Taxes
chicago - With Illinois facing a nearly $4 billion budget deficit next year, lawmakers and cannabis industry insiders have claimed the state is missing out on more than $100 million in tax revenue by blocking certain pot shops from relocating.
State lands 4 new cannabis dispensaries in Minnesota
finance-commerce - Vireo Health International Inc. will open four new medical cannabis retail sites in Minnesota by the end of the year, bringing the company’s total number of dispensaries in the state to eight.
Vireo chose Hermantown, Blaine, Woodbury and Burnsville because they’re home to larger populations that don’t have convenient access to dispensaries, said Vireo CEO and founder Kyle Kingsley.
Governor Northam Announces Support For Cannabis Legalization Legislation
candidchronicle - One month after the opening of Virginia’s first medical cannabis dispensary, Governor Ralph Northam (D) is making clear his intentions to help further cannabis legalization efforts in the legislature.
Governor Northam on Monday announced that he plans to introduce and support legislation to legalize cannabis in the Commonwealth.
Critics Urge Sausalito to Drop Cannabis Dispensary Idea
marinij - Sausalito officials are getting public pushback over moves to bring retail cannabis to the city.
At the online City Council meeting last week, dozens of comments and letters urged the council to uphold the ban on cannabis storefronts. The critics said the businesses would increase youth access to cannabis and potentially lead to substance abuse and death.
Maker of Nerds Candy Sues Cannabis Brand
ganjapreneur - Ferrera Candy Co. — the maker of Nerds candy — is filing suit against California’s Tops Cannabis for trademark infringement and the alleged sale of cannabis-infused Nerds parody products.
California Regulators Allocate $30M for Cannabis Research Grants
ganjapreneur - The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) has awarded $29,950,494 in public research grant funding for 36 cannabis-related studies across nine universities, the agency announced recently.
The BCC said it received more than 100 applications for the program to research cannabis issues related to public health, economics, environmental impacts, and criminal justice and public safety.
Ballot Measures for Local Access to Legal Cannabis Rack up Wins in California
ocregister - Californians will stop at nothing for safer, more reliable and convenient access to legal cannabis. There were more than 35 pro-cannabis ballot measures up for consideration throughout the Golden State on Election Day. Thirty-one of them were victorious.
Organigram Launches Edison RE:MIX Rapid Dissolvable Cannabis Powder
businesswire - Organigram Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: OGI) (TSX: OGI), the parent company of Organigram Inc. (the “Company” or “Organigram”), a leading licensed producer of cannabis, is pleased to announce the launch of Edison RE:MIX dissolvable cannabis powder. RE:MIX is the latest innovation from the Company’s Edison brand portfolio of products, offering Canadian adults the opportunity to enjoy cannabis their way.
The convenient pre-packaged powder format makes it easy to mix Edison RE:MIX into beverages quickly and discreetly, so the product can be enjoyed, based on the consumer’s own preference, in a wide variety of settings and on occasions of their choosing.
Columbia Care Awarded Cannabis Processing License in West Virginia
valdostadailytimes - Columbia Care Inc. (NEO: CCHW) (CSE: CCHW) (OTCQX: CCHWF) (FSE: 3LP) (“Columbia Care” or the “Company”) announced that it has won a processing license from the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis. This license expands Columbia Care’s operational capacity in the state, adding to its recently awarded cultivation license. The Company is the only publicly traded multi-state operator to be granted both cultivation and processing licenses within West Virginia.