ARIZONA

Arizona Bill Would Require MMJ Testing, Reduce Patient Card Fees

 

FLORIDA

Florida Lawsuits Against MMJ Home Grow & Smoking Bans Move Forward

NEW JERSEY

Title:  Medical marijuana program needs fixes after Christie sabotage | Editorial

Author: NJ.Com

Date: 29 January 2018

URL: http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/01/medical_marijuana_program_needs_fixes_after_christ.html

Extract: 

Among Chris Christie’s emotional deficits, the most galling was his bizarre indifference to human suffering, and as proof you only have to revisit how New Jersey’s medical marijuana program stagnated – in every way possible – on his watch.

Throughout his tenure, Christie fought broader access to MMPs, restricted the list of qualifying conditions, resisted dispensary expansion, and, inexcusably allowed children to endure agony because his health department would not approve manufacturing guidelines for edibles.

TEXAS

Title:  TEXAS’ FIRST MARIJUANA DISPENSARY SPURS HOPE OF REPUBLICANS JUMPING ABOARD LEGAL WEED

Author: Newsweek

Date: 29 January 2018

URL: http://www.newsweek.com/texas-marijuana-dispensary-first-republicans-793383

Extract:  For Morris Denton and epilepsy patients across Texas, February 8 will be a big day. It is when Compassionate Cultivation, a licensed medical cannabis company, is scheduled to open up the doors of the state’s first retail marijuana dispensary—in Manchaca, a suburb of Austin.

To get to this point has been anything but straightforward. It took hundreds of pages of application materials, endless planning, hiring skilled chemists and even designers who could make an epilepsy-safe layout. It also required figuring out a precise formula to create a CBD oil—or cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana often used for medical purposes—that could help treat intractable epilepsy while following several complex state regulations.

VIRGINIA

Virginia Lawmakers Kill Cannabis Decrim Bills; Advance Expungement Proposal

 

 

 

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