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Louisiana activists seek to expand medical cannabis conditions list

March 23, 2018

Medical marijuana may be legal in Louisiana, but not for everyone who wants or needs it. That’s a situation some activists are already pushing to fix. They want to add post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain to the current list of medical ailments that will qualify patients for MMJ under the state’s restrictive program, KNOE […]

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Chart: New Mexico’s medical marijuana program breaking records despite bureaucratic inaction

March 12, 2018 · Updated March 13, 2018

New Mexico’s medical marijuana program continues to grow despite a lack of enthusiasm for medical cannabis among top state officials. From December 2016 to December 2017, nearly 18,000 new patients enrolled in New Mexico’s MMJ program – a 61% jump – marking the largest increase in patients over a single-year period since the program launched […]

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Colorado marijuana sales break another record, hit $1.5 billion in 2017

February 12, 2018 · Updated July 16, 2018

Despite falling marijuana prices, annual sales in one of America’s oldest regulated recreational cannabis markets have yet to plateau and instead continue to break records. Colorado’s marijuana stores rang up a record $1.5 billion in sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products in 2017, according to data released by the state’s Department of […]

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What’s Happening

January 1, 2018

National & International News Developments by Roger Fillion Sessions Confirms Status Quo on Marijuana Policy – for Now Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decidedly anti-marijuana statements since he took over the U.S. Department of Justice, it appears cannabis businesses are safe from his agency for the time being. Asked during a congressional committee hearing about […]

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November 1, 2017

National & International News Developments by Roger Fillion Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Extended Until December A key federal law protecting the medical marijuana industry from interference by the U.S. Department of Justice has been extended until Dec. 8 under the provisions of an emergency aid package approved by Congress. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment – which has had to […]

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Colorado reaches $1 billion in marijuana sales in record time

October 13, 2017

Despite falling cannabis prices and other U.S. states legalizing recreational marijuana, it took Colorado just eight months to reach $1 billion in retail MJ sales in 2017 – a record clip for the state. In 2016, by contrast, it took Colorado 10 months to hit the $1 billion sales mark. The Denver Post reported that Colorado […]

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MPP opens New York office, hires ex-US senator as senior adviser

September 14, 2017

A national marijuana industry advocacy group is opening a New York office in hopes of strengthening the state’s medical marijuana program and, possibly, increasing business opportunities. Marijuana Policy Project has hired former Republican U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato to serve as a senior adviser for New York and added community organizer Landon Dais to serve as political director […]

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New Hampshire medical marijuana dispensaries prep for sales increase

August 17, 2017

New Hampshire’s four medical marijuana dispensaries are ramping up for an expected boost in both patient registrations and the resulting uptick in sales, thanks to new qualifying MMJ conditions that go into effect this month. The state updated its MMJ law in July to allow those suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder to […]

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New Jersey medical marijuana panel proposes 43 conditions

August 4, 2017

New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel has recommended that the state’s health department add 43 conditions to the list of illnesses that would qualify patients to receive medical cannabis cards. Many of the suggested additions are variations of the same condition, Philly.com reported. For example, there are several categories of chronic pain, anxiety, migraines and […]

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What’s Happening

August 1, 2017

Industry Developments By Roger Fillion National and International News Report: U.S. Cannabis Industry Employs 165,000-Plus Workers The U.S. cannabis industry has quickly become a major job generator, employing 165,000-230,000 full- and part-time workers, according to estimates in the newly released Marijuana Business Factbook 2017. Cannabis-related businesses now employ more people than there are dental hygienists […]

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