Category: medical marijuana

Five Maine Men Charged with Lying to Firearms Dealers About Marijuana Use

The issue of medical marijuana patients and their gun rights has come up quite a few times here at The Marijuana Times. The seeming disconnect between ailing citizens of the United States having to choose between using a safer alternative to deadly and addictive prescription drugs to treat their ailments and their Second Amendment rights under the Constitution strikes many as unnecessary and against everything this republic supposedly stands for. Now comes news that between February 22, 2015 and March 10, 2017, five men allegedly bought firearms from gun dealers in Maine after giving false information as to whether...

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Center City Philadelphia to Finally Get Its First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been making a lot of headlines in the cannabis news space recently, due to its medical program getting off the ground and the fact that dispensaries were experiencing shortages – even though the program is still in its infancy. Despite the fact that there has been some great news coming out of the city as well, with the district attorney suing big pharmaceutical companies and dropping low-level cannabis cases, Philadelphia still didn’t have a dispensary to call its own. There are some dispensaries established in the suburbs of the city of brotherly love, but...

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S.C. Medical Marijuana Legislation Continues Making Progress with Approval from House 3M Committee Today

Committee passed bill 14-3, which will go to the full House for consideration; Senate version approved by Medical Affairs Committee in March COLUMBIA, S.C. — The House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs (3M) Committee overwhelmingly approved a medical marijuana bill on Thursday in a vote of 14-3, sending it to the full House for consideration. The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, known as H 3521 in the House, would allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions with a recommendation from their doctors. The legislature’s crossover deadline has already passed, but this vote, combined with approval by...

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Global Cannabis Pioneer Tikun Olam and Ilera Healthcare Announce Pennsylvania Partnership to Deliver Science-Backed Cannabis Products to PA MMJ Patients

PHILADELPHIA, PA and NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 17, 2018) – Tikun Olam, the world leader in cannabis science, and Ilera Healthcare, Pennsylvania’s premier medical marijuana cultivator, processor and dispenser, have finalized a deal to bring Tikun’s world-renowned medical marijuana strains to medical cannabis patients in the Keystone State later this year. This partnership combines Tikun Olam’s history of peer-reviewed scientific research and unprecedented clinical data collection with Ilera’s expertise in formulating and delivering high-quality pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis products to Pennsylvanians. Products developed from Tikun Olam’s proprietary strains, including its world-renowned Avidekel™ high-CBD strain, will be available in vape oils, tinctures and topical...

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Trulieve is Suing the Florida Department of Health Over Dispensary Limitations

Even with the numerous pending lawsuits against the state of Florida and the Department of Health regarding Amendment 2, things have finally started to move forward for patients who have been waiting years for access to medical marijuana. Several dispensaries are open around the state, with Trulieve being the largest provider. They are also the latest to file a lawsuit against the Department of Health, challenging the 25 dispensary limit that was established by lawmakers last year. Their reasoning? Prior to that law going into effect, they had been approved for at least 27 dispensaries – which they had...

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ORANGE COUNTY’S FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY OPENS IN NEWBURGH

Curaleaf’s Dispensary Is First to Open Following Expansion Of State Program NEWBURGH, NY (APRIL 04) — Curaleaf New York today announced the opening of its new medical marijuana dispensary in Newburgh, which is the first to open following the New York State Department of Health’s expansion of its medical marijuana program. The dispensary is located at 8 North Plank Road, which is a convenient five-minute drive from the intersection of I-87 and I-84. Curaleaf’s dispensary is currently the only site in Orange County for medical-grade cannabis, and it will serve patients in Dutchess, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties and...

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