Connecticut’s medical marijuana system is finally up and running. The first state-licensed grower sent its first shipment to dispensaries this week. That means qualified patients are getting their first ever legal pot.
Michigan actually legalized medical cannabis four years ago, but things looked grim at first. The state ruled that dispensaries were technically illegal in spite of the allowance to medicate, and with that ruling in place, it was virtually impossible to get anywhere with the industry. Many of the dispensaries that were looking to get started closed down, and a lot of fledgling business owners were losing hope... ...There are currently 175,000 registered patients and 33,000 registered caregivers in the state, which is thousands more than ever before. This can be chalked up to the opening of more dispensaries and access to medicine, as well as the fact that PTSD has been added to the list of acceptable ailments, opening the treatment up for veterans.
The canna-business park will be 1 million sq ft and include energy-efficient greenhouses for cultivation, plant processing spaces, facilitiesfor creating infused products, a testing laboratory, research and training centers, and corporate offices.
A finance site has calculated that if all 50 states were to legalize recreational marijuana today, the state governments would be raking in a total of $3.1 billion in taxes a year.
A reflection on Nelson's involvement in light of his recent marijuana company... ...His career began at the young age of seven, when he got his first guitar in the small Texas town where he grew up, and started making music for his friends and family to enjoy. It didn’t take long before he also started to be something of a troublemaker, and this manifested in his early days as a smoker of just about anything he could get his hands on.
It's time to look ahead and see what's in store for the cannabis industry in 2017.
Retail sales have lagged medical sales since pot shops opened on Jan. 1, fueling concern that projected tax revenues would fall short
“Marijuana has many useful uses,” he says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they’ve discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalize it across the board!’” - Morgan Freeman
Over $1 billion has been raised in the cannabis industry in 2016, according to Viridian Capital Advisors.
A groundbreaking clinical trial may provide some answers to medical marijuana as a seizure treatment
Governor Chris Christie recently stated on radio that he would not let America legalize marijuana if he is elected president in 2016. Christie stated he would “crack down” on the pro-marijuana states.
In 2017, expect the momentum to grow with further mainstreaming of cannabis and the cementing of the industry.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta is back with more revelations about medical marijuana with his latest documentary, “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution.”
Cigarettes are out. Joints are in.
By: Lucy Berry, Alabama Media Group
A ballot initiative has been file that – if approved by voters in November 2016 – would legalize marijuana in Arizona for adult recreational use and would regulate and tax marijuana in a similar manner as alcohol.
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Authorities in Nevada are working on a plan that would allow medical marijuana patients from other states, including Arizona, to purchase medical marijuana at Nevada dispensaries, which will be opening in early 2015.
Final regulations for the New York medical marijuana program have been released by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). The announcement followed much public backlash in which potential patients, health experts, and industry professionals submitted over a thousand letters and emails critiquing the proposed regulations for being overly restrictive.