Sunday, September 09, 2018

Patient Advocacy Network Medical Cannabis News Digest – September 10, 2018



Medical Cannabis News Digest – September 10, 2018


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Medical Cannabis News Around California

California Has a Serious Compliance Problem


Santa Cruz - Medical marijuana users left in limbo as co-op struggles to regroup, reopen


California political groups launch website to shoot down statewide marijuana delivery




Medical Cannabis News Around The U.S.

When It Comes to Medical Marijuana, Veterans Often Have to Improvise



Connecticut - State Approves Use Of Medical Marijuana For Stubborn Headaches, 7 Other Conditions



Florida - Fort Lauderdale Enforces Law Limiting Medical Marijuana Clinics, Even Though The State Says It Can't



Georgia lawmakers eye expansion of medical marijuana law



Illinois opioid patients may soon have medical cannabis alternative



New Illinois law allows medical marijuana pain prescriptions



Massachusetts - Northborough, Bellingham bans on medical marijuana facilities upheld by AG



AG Healey changes decision, says towns can't ban medical marijuana



Michigan considers allowing home delivery of medical marijuana



Medical marijuana tally: 146 applications for 6 shops as New Jersey expands medicinal weed



New Mexico producers seeing green on medical pot sales



Ohio - Central State medical pot lab will require more police, armored truck



Medical marijuana update: Where each piece of the industry stands as Ohio tries to catch up
State misses September deadline, production won’t meet demand for months



Applications for medical marijuana beginning in Oklahoma



Oregon - OLCC Vastly Reduces Daily Purchase Limits for Medical Cannabis



Oregon - Liquor Control Commission to seek $7 million in pot taxes to track medical marijuana



Reformers Hopeful the 2019 Legislature will Expand Texas’ Medical Marijuana Law



Utah governor says he'll use 'bully pulpit' to get lawmakers to act on medical marijuana



Virginia to keep medical cannabis licensing process secret





International Medical Cannabis News

Drug expert supports current Australian medicinal cannabis policies



Unraveling DNA of medical cannabis
Israeli firm NR-Gene and a Swiss-based firm will use cutting-edge algorithms to precisely map the genome of the cannabis plant.



New Zealand license granted for cultivating medicinal cannabis


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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Patient Advocacy Network Call To Action - Protect Prop 215 - Reform 64



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Patient Advocacy Network is calling on all medical cannabis patients and providers to help Reform Prop 64.  Please print out the above flyer and distribute and/or share on all your social media platforms.  
It's time to Take Action and join the Team to Protect Prop 215.
* The taxes on medical cannabis are too high.
*  Boutique providers are being pinched out
*  No licensing for those that want to be not for profit Compassion Centers
*  Giving medical cannabis away for free is illegal
*  Collectives & Cooperatives will be no more come January

These harmful provisions violate the spirit of the Compassionate Use Act. Together we can change these laws.
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We have a lot of work to do in the California legislature to protect patients' safe, affordable access to medical cannabis, and to ensure that we don’t lose our boutique shops – the providers that have been around for well over a decade and have weathered the DEA raids and the fight for local regulations, the true pioneers and risk-takers are the ones hurting due to over regulation.  The patients are being pushed out of their favorite shops because of excessive taxation.  
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Compassion Flower Report - Episode 2 & Medical Cannabis News Digest


See Episode 2 here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhF-dZg4psQ&t=14s


Visit the YouTube link above the watch the full episode of Compassion Flower Report.  Below is a recent Medical Cannabis News Digest - headlines of interest to patients and providers.  Patient Advocacy Network has sent these digests out as an email in the past, but will now post these news stories here on Cannabis Patient Voice.  

Please be advised that links may expire overtime.  However, the story title may help you find  it in its archive.


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Medical Cannabis News Around California

California family fights school to allow daughter's medical marijuana



Rejected La Mesa Marijuana Dispensary Owner Takes Issue to 



Los Angeles moves to license pot growers after long delay  



San Rafael picks 16 medical cannabis licensees



California Marijuana Products Delayed by Backlogs in Testing Labs



Proposed California bill would allow medical marijuana use at school



Santa Rosa girl who takes medical cannabis to treat seizures attends her first day of kindergarten



Judge blocks SLO County from ripping marijuana plants off California Valley farm — for now



California Cannabis Tax Hits All-Time High, Still Falls Short Of Expectation



Medical Cannabis News Around the U.S.

V.A. Shuns Medical Marijuana, Leaving Vets to Improvise



One Simple Change To The Tax Code And The Price Of Medical Marijuana Will Drop



Arizona - Regulators investigating AZ medical marijuana grow after chemical spill



Future of 2 Arkansas medical marijuana growing facilities hinges on school definition



Colorado medical marijuana doctors policed by secret state policy, suppressed lawsuit alleges



Colorado Medical Marijuana Sales Take A Nosedive. Is The End Nigh?



Florida - State medical marijuana director Christian Bax resigns



Florida - Bill would protect veterans, federal workers who use medical cannabis



Georgia might allow medical marijuana growing and dispensing



First Hawaii Island Medical Cannabis Licensee Given The Go Ahead



Illinois - Rauner signs bill to allow medical marijuana in schools



Indiana lawmaker's medical marijuana push to take him to Mile High City



Indiana - 'Our goal is to save lives.' Medical marijuana advocates hold town hall



Several Hoosier vets, lawmakers meet at medical marijuana forum



Medical marijuana wait: Regulatory hurdle for Louisiana crop



Maryland medical marijuana users demand action after repeated computer crashes at dispensaries



More Maryland medical marijuana firms approved as industry continues to grow



Michigan approves medical marijuana testing labs



Three Medical Marijuana Measures Qualify For Missouri Ballot



Lawsuit seeks to snuff out two of three medical marijuana questions on Missouri ballot



800 turn out for New Jersey medical marijuana application conference



North Dakota patients may have to wait until 2019 for medical marijuana



North Dakota receives 19 medical marijuana dispensary applications



Ohio regulators award 7 licenses to medical marijuana processors



Ohio officials say no way it can meet September medical marijuana program deadline



Oklahoma medical marijuana won’t be available for months




Oklahoma - The only draft of full legislation for medical marijuana removes THC limits, allows smokables. What else would it do?



How legal cannabis actually made things worse for sick people in Oregon



Pennsylvania - Medical Marijuana Patients Anxious As They Navigate New System



Dry leaf medical marijuana available to Pennsylvanians next week



Rhode Island dispensaries begin selling to out-of-state customers



International Medical Cannabis News

Medical Cannabis Reform in Britain: Five Things You Need to Know



Doctors want medical pot phased out after legalization: Canadian Medical Association



Medical Cannabis – New Developments in Germany, the EU and Canada



Australian Medical Marijuana Patients Can’t Get Any Cannabis



Already 91 per cent of Aussies support medicinal cannabis and over the counter purchases may soon become a reality



Germany Moves to Make Cannabis Available for Medical use in Pharmacies



Israeli firms team up to create kits for growing medical cannabis at home



Italy’s Health Minister Promises Medical Marijuana Expansion, With Sales In Pharmacies



Lebanon weighs medical cannabis laws as Israel drags feet



Medical cannabis market rallies in New Zealand ahead of move to allow patient access



An exclusive look inside the UK’s legal medical cannabis farm
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