Category: medical marijuana

Pennsylvania Green Lights Medical Cannabis Program Expansion

There have been issues with launching the medical cannabis program in the state of Pennsylvania, including dispensaries experiencing a shortage of available product for patients. Despite this, the State Department of Health recently announced it would be accepting more applications for new dispensaries and growing operations in April of this year. According to NBC 10 Philadelphia, 13 permits will be up for grabs for growers and processors, while 23 will be available for dispensaries. In addition to the permits for dispensaries and grow ops, the expansion of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program will include issuing permits to ‘clinical registrants’ for...

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Medical Marijuana Access in Arkansas Hits Another Roadblock

The wait for medical marijuana access will continue in Arkansas, where voters legalized medical marijuana by voter initiative in the November 2016 election with a 53 percent vote. It’s been a slow roll-out for the southern state, where lawmakers were attempting to delay implementation of the constitutional amendment less than a month after it was passed. Since then, there has been some progress – but not with the haste that some patients really need. Recently, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (AMMC) finally approved the first 5 facilities that would be licensed to cultivate and dispense medical marijuana – but...

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President Trump and Congress Extend Protections for the Medical Marijuana Industry

Medical marijuana will be protected from prosecution under federal law, at least through September 30th, 2018, as President Trump signed an extension of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 last Friday. Since 2014, a federal spending bill that determines the budget has been the only piece of federal legislation protecting states’ rights to legalize and use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Considering the fact that 2018 started off with Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding the other piece of protection, known as the Cole Memo, seeing this funding bill stand between Sessions and his intentions to enforce federal marijuana law shows that...

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Florida Advocacy Group Sues State Over “Unconstitutional” Laws Regarding Licensing Cannabusinesses

Getty Things have been moving slowly as far as growth in the newly legalized medical marijuana industry in Florida – and there are multiple factors influencing this crawl to competence. Since 2014, there has been controversy as to how the state has the program set up – with issues abound. One of the most notable problems since the beginning has been the licensing structure that is creating the beginnings of a very closed off industry. Now, a group of advocates from south Florida, known as Patients and Producers Alliance, has filed a lawsuit against the state claiming that these...

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Pennsylvania Cannabis Dispensaries Already Experiencing Product Shortages

The first few weeks of legal medical cannabis sales in the state of Pennsylvania haven’t gone as smoothly as many would have hoped, as dispensaries are experiencing shortages. Even though there are plenty of potential customers willing to pay high prices for cannabis medicine, the demand was simply greater than the supply – with some dispensaries selling out of CBD and shatter within the first hour of opening. In fact, there has been only one distributor that has been able to ship product so far, with the rest hoping to be able to do so by the end of...

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GREEN SPIRIT INDUSTRIES INC. NAMES DR. HARLAN R. RIBNIK, MD TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

San Juan, Puerto Rico, February 21, 2018 – Green Spirit Industries Inc. (OTC Pink: GSRX) (“Green Spirit” or, the “Company”) announced today that Dr. Harlan R., Ribnik, MD has been named to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Ribnik is a licensed anesthesiologist and pain management specialist actively practicing in Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho. He began private practice in Wyoming in 1989. Since 2005, he has limited his practice to pain management. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Ribnik is a clinical instructor at the University of Wyoming College of Human Medicine. “We are pleased and...

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