New York Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: New York medical cannabis lawsuit, Vermont MMJ expansion & Texas’ preliminary CBD licensees

John Schroyer  | May 5, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

New York medical marijuana dispensaries file suit to prevent new competitors, Vermont lawmakers approve expanding the state’s MMJ program, and Texas awards three preliminary licenses for its CBD program.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

New York medical cannabis businesses sue to limit licensees

Omar Sacirbey  | May 1, 2017

A majority of New York’s medical marijuana companies are suing to stop the state Department of Health from awarding new licenses, saying the competition could damage an industry that is operating below capacity because of a relatively small patient base.

Four of New York’s five licensed MMJ businesses also claim that the …

From Big Pharma to the cannabis industry: Q&A with PharmaCann’s Chris Diorio

Omar Sacirbey  | March 28, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey

If marijuana business entrepreneurs are wondering whether pharmaceutical professionals might be interested in jumping over to cannabis, the answer is a resounding yes.

Take Chris Diorio, a 25-year pharma industry veteran who recently made such a move, becoming director of research and development for PharmaCann of New York.

New York’s medical marijuana reforms could expand patient pool

John Schroyer  | March 17, 2017

Two changes to New York’s medical marijuana program – one this week and the other coming next week – could bolster the state’s lagging MMJ patient pool.

A new rule allowing physician assistants to certify patients for MMJ took effect Wednesday, the Albany Times Union reported, following an earlier regulation that permitted nurse …

Week in Review: Seniors + MMJ, Oregon faces changes & Cannabis Caucus debuts

Bart Schaneman  | February 17, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer

A medical marijuana company in New York lands a nursing home deal, Oregon may align the state’s MMJ and recreational programs under one regulator, and the Congressional Cannabis Caucus officially launches.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Ex-officers of MMJ company charged in illegal transport

John Schroyer  | February 6, 2017

Two former employees of a multistate medical cannabis company have been formally charged with illegally transporting MMJ products across state lines, from Minnesota to New York.

Both defendants, once officers of Minnesota Medical Solutions, were charged Friday with unlawfully taking cannabis oil from Minnesota to an MMJ facility in upstate New York, the Albany …