PESTICIDE USE

As States Legalize Marijuana, Study Finds Uneven Pesticide Use Restrictions on Growing Practices, Safety Concerns, and Ecological Options

The legal and medical marijuana industry is on track to be the next American gold rush, and the second Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York, presents an in-depth educational program that covers everything from A to Z on how to succeed in the industry.
Sponsored by the International Cannabis Association (ICA), CWCBExpo taking place June 17-19, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York provides the latest insight and strategies for the legal, regulatory, financial, operational, retail, marketing and healthcare sectors of the industry…

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BILLS & BALLOTS

Medical Marijuana Bills on the 2015 Agenda

A new law (H4803/S1035) allowing low-THC CBD oils for treating severe epilepsy took effect in South Carolina last June. But because the law doesn’t authorize growth and production, the only…

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Proposed Changes to Labeling Requirements

The proposed MMDP changes also include revised security and labeling rules. Before transferring usable marijuana, the person responsible for the facility must ensure a label is affixed including…

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COMPLIANCE TRENDS

Legalization of CBD Oils

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, made from extracts of the marijuana plant’s leaves, have been shown effective in treating seizures. Accordingly, state laws legalizing such treatments are springing up all over the country—including in states like Utah, Arkansas and Iowa where you’d least expect medical marijuana legislation to pass.
In addition to these CBD-oils-only laws, it could be argued that use of CBD oils is a form of “useable marijuana” made legal under state medical marijuana laws—especially in the majority of medical marijuana states that define “useable marijuana” to include the leaves, buds and flowers of the marijuana plant and

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Maryland Finalizes Medical Marijuana Licensing Rules

The Maryland commission finally approved regulations to implement the medical marijuana program. Highlights of the rules, which still need to be approved by the legislature and health secretary…

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BILLS & BALLOTS

Medical Marijuana Bill on Docket for 2015

A Republican-sponsored bill legalizing medical marijuana will be the first on the Georgia House’s docket in 2015. Highlights of HB1, also known as the Harleigh’s Hope Act…

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BUSINESS OPERATION

7 Protections to Include in Your Marijuana Dispensary Lease

Finding a landlord willing to lease property for your dispensary, growing or other legal marijuana business is a big accomplishment. Just be careful about the lease. Your landlord will probably offer to you the same lease form it gives to…

 
 
 

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WASHINGTON
 

Plan to Create Single Regulatory System for Recreational and Medical Marijuana

After Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, lawmakers had a choice to make about how to regulate it: build on the current medical marijuana scheme or start a new system from scratch. They chose…

 
 
 

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Judge Throws Out CBD Oils Rules

With apologies to T.S. Eliot, November seems to have been the cruellest month—at least for the cause of medical marijuana in Florida. Less than 2 weeks after Amendment 2 went…

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RESEARCH

State-Sponsored CBD Oil Research Project Underway

Although he opposes medical cannabis legislation, Pennsylvania’s Republican governor is open to medical research. Accordingly, the state Department of Health is…

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