Posted Date: 05/23/2017

PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed the licensed cultivation and production of industrial hemp in the state. Senate Bill 1337 was overwhelmingly approved by both chambers of the legislature, who could easily override the veto.  The Senate initially voted 26 to 4 to approve the bill, […]


Posted Date: 05/23/2017

ALBANY, NY — Lawmakers in New York will hold a hearing Tuesday on a bill to consider adding menstrual cramps as a qualification for medical marijuana in the state. The New York Assembly Health Committee is scheduled to hear several bills Tuesday afternoon, including Assembly Bill 582, which would add dysmenorrhea as a qualifying medical […]


Posted Date: 05/23/2017

PULLMAN, WA — Are you 21 or older, live in Washington, and want to get paid to smoke pot as part of a research study? Researchers at Washington State University are working to develop a breathalyzer to detect marijuana use, and are seeking paid volunteers to participate. Volunteers will earn $30 for their first hour […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

One of the latest developments in the Montana Congressional special election is the news that Democratic candidate Rob Quist had previously consumed marijuana during the course of his life. Certain media outlets in the state have attempted to make a lot of hay out of this issue, hoping to shift a hotly contested election. I […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

MONTPELIER, VT — Nearly two weeks after passing both chambers of the state legislature, Vermont’s marijuana legalization bill landed on the desk of Governor Phil Scott on Thursday, and the clock is now ticking for the Governor to take action. Under Vermont state law, the Governor has five legislative days to review the measure and […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

Inhaled cannabis is effective and well-tolerated in patients with Tourette’s Syndrome, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. A team of researchers at the University of Toronto retrospectively assessed the safety and efficacy of inhaled cannabis in 19 TS patients. Researchers reported, “All study participants […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

CONCORD, NH — Legislation eliminating criminal penalties for minor marijuana possession offenses has been approved by members of the New Hampshire House and Senate and has the backing of Governor Chris Sununu. House Bill 640, as amended by the Senate, revises state law so that the possession of up to three-quarters of one ounce of cannabis […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

DES MOINES, IA —  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed legislation late last week, House File 524, expanding the pool of patients eligible to possess cannabidiol oils. The act permits patients with HIV, Crohn’s disease, untreatable pain, and other serious conditions to possess CBD extracts. It also seeks to establish a small number of state-licensed producers […]


Posted Date: 05/20/2017

SANTIAGO — Chilean pharmacies are now making medical cannabis products available to patients with a physician’s authorization. The nation legalized the use and distribution of medical cannabis in 2015, and just recently began importing medicinal cannabis products from the Canadian provider Tilray. Chileans are not permitted under the law to cultivate their own cannabis. In […]


Posted Date: 05/18/2017

OLYMPIA, WA — On Tuesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill that, among other things, will allow the state to soon certify organic marijuana products. According to the bill’s primary sponsor, Sen. Ann Rivers (R), marijuana that is state certified as organic is likely to be on dispensary shelves in about a year and a […]