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Florida’s medical marijuana program enlists help for patient ID card production

In an effort to get medical marijuana into consumer hands quicker, Florida’s health department has awarded a third-party contract to produce the state’s MMJ identification cards. State regulators have fallen behind because of a flood of MMJ registrations over the past eight months. The $7.9 million contract went to Jacksonville-based Veritec Solutions, a subsidiary of […]

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Canadian medical marijuana producer to open online store

Canopy Growth Corp., Canada’s biggest publicly traded medical marijuana producer, plans to launch an online store that will offer patients one-stop shopping for the company’s various brands. The move sheds light on how Canadian cannabis companies could increasingly turn to the internet as a new approach to peddling their products, particularly as the country rolls out […]

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Maine’s jump in MMJ caregivers shows interest in rec industry

The number of registered caregivers licensed to grow medical marijuana for patients in Maine increased by 42% in 2016, a sign to some that people are hoping to gain experience in the MMJ industry to gain “a leg up” once permits become available for the state’s new adult-use program. The jump also is a sign that […]

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Maine cannabis pioneer embarking on new career path

A marijuana industry pioneer is leaving her post at New England’s most prominent dispensary to pursue new opportunities in her home state of Maine and nationally. A former Catholic high school teacher, Becky DeKeuster co-founded the Wellness Connection of Maine and helped the dispensary obtain four of eight medical licenses available in the state in […]

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Nevada moves medical marijuana card application online

Nevada has begun allowing applicants for medical marijuana patient cards to apply online, a move that could increase the market for dispensaries by streamlining the process and therefore encouraging more people to sign up. The move is the result of negotiations between the Nevada Dispensary Association and state officials, Riana Durrett, the association’s executive director, […]

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Colorado Suspends Doctors for MJ Violations

States with medical marijuana programs are increasingly clamping down on doctors accused of writing medical marijuana recommendations for people who don’t need them. The implications are significant for medical marijuana businesses, since physicians write recommendations for their patients, and such violations could invite greater regulatory scrutiny on the industry. The latest state to take action […]

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RI Lawmakers to Propose MJ Legalization Bill

Lawmakers in Rhode Island plan to introduce bills this week that would legalize recreational marijuana in the nation’s smallest state. The bills, one slated for the state’s House of Representatives and the other in the Senate, are in response to a proposal last week by Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to track medical marijuana plants […]

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Illinois Dispensaries Gearing Up for Launch

Marijuana industry observers in Illinois say just about all the pieces are in place for the state’s medical cannabis program to launch within the next two weeks. Illinois’ first cannabis crop has been harvested, processed and packaged, while the four state-certified laboratories are waiting for product to test, according to the Chicago Tribune. Regulators have started […]

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Montana’s Medical Cannabis Industry Shrivelling After Rapid, Uncontrolled Growth

Yet another state with medical pot laws on the books is seeing its MMJ sector shrivel as the entire industry grapples with a federal crackdown, damaging court rulings, falling registered patient numbers and community backlash. This time the contraction is taking place in Montana, where the number of registered patients has nose-dived and dozens of […]

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Webcast Series Takes In-Depth Look at Medical Cannabis Issues, Encourages Debate

HealthRadio.net and InsidersHealth.com will host the second installment of their four-part webcast series on medical marijuana today, featuring patients describing the medical benefits of pot and detailing their struggle to obtain the drug. The series, called “Is it Medicine? The Medical Marijuana Debate,” aims to get the online community, patients, doctors, state officials and other […]

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