New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces Expansion of State Medicinal Marijuana Program

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced steps to expand New Jersey’s long-stalled Medicinal Marijuana Program. The Governor acted quickly after taking office, issuing an executive order mandating the Department of Health to review the program and make recommendations for improvement. The announcement today is the result of this executive order. The changes […]

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New Jersey Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Program

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New Jersey Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Program | Justin Strekal

TRENTON, NJ — In his ongoing effort to expand the Garden State’s medical marijuana program to be more patient-oriented, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) has made dramatic changes to the state’s regulatory program. We will begin the elimination of the requirement that doctors prescribing medical marijuana appear on a public registry, and transition to an optional listing […]

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Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

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Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program | NORML

ST. PAUL,  MN — Patients with intractable pain reduce their use of prescription opioids following cannabis therapy, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health. Investigators assessed the prescription drug use patterns of 2,245 intractable pain patients participating in the state’s medical cannabis access program. Among those patients known to be taking opiates for pain […]

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program | Paul Armentano

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday calling on state regulators to review the state’s eight-year-old medical cannabis access program and to recommend ways to increase participation from patients and physicians. “Our goal is to modernize the program in New Jersey, bring it up to current standards, and put patients first,” he said. […]

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Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program

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Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program | Guest Author

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger has announced that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obstructive sleep apnea have been added to the list of qualifying conditions approved for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said […]

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Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Signed Into Law

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Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Signed Into Law | NORML

MADISON, WI —  Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation into law to establish a state-sponsored pilot program to “study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp” in Wisconsin. Members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate had unanimously approved the measure earlier this year. Senate Bill 119 defines cannabis with no more than .03 percent THC as […]

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Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program

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Minnesota Officials Expand Medical Marijuana Program | NORML

ST. PAUL, MN — State health regulators in Minnesota have decided to expand the state’s medical cannabis program to include patients diagnosed with autism and sleep apnea. Advocates petitioned health officials to add the two new qualifications, as well as several other diagnoses – such as anxiety – that regulators ultimately rejected. Health officials also denied requests to expand the program to […]

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Reaches Important Milestone

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program Reaches Important Milestone | Scott Gacek

HARRISBURG, PA — Full implementation of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program is still over a year away, but a significant milestone was reached this week when the Department of Health announced where the state’s dispensaries and cultivation facilities will be located, and that applications will be accepted starting in January. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Karen […]

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Maine Governor Wants to ‘Get Rid’ of Medical Marijuana Program

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Maine Governor Wants to ‘Get Rid’ of Medical Marijuana Program | Scott Gacek

Maine’s Republican Governor Paul LePage has never been a fan of marijuana reform, and on Thursday he suggested that the state’s medical marijuana program should be eliminated now that voters have approved legalizing recreational marijuana. Speaking on the Portland’s WGAN on Thursday, LePage called for the end of the state’s medical marijuana program once recreational ma. In November, Maine […]

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Bill To Create Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Clears Panel

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Bill To Create Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Clears Panel
A bill to allow the cultivation and distribution of industrial hemp for research was approved by the House Finance Committee on Friday. Senate Bill 2659 would create an industrial hemp pilot program that would allow licensed agents of the state Board …
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Turku University to study industrial hemp uses in construction
Turku University of Applied Sciences has been given a 70-thousand euro grant to research how industrial hemp could be used more in construction. The goal is to see whether the energy efficient and eco-friendly hemp and lime-based hemp concrete could …
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