Experts weigh in on prospects for regional cannabis coordination among US Northeast governors

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, left to right, participate in the Regional Cannabis Regulation and Vaping Summit in New York City on Oct. 17. Democratic governors from five states in the Northeast last week agreed on core […]

Seeking fairness for medical cannabis businesses, RI gov sues over control of state’s industry

Rhode Island’s governor is asking a judge to declare the Legislature’s control over new medical marijuana and hemp regulations unconstitutional. Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she’s suing in Superior Court because the Democratic-controlled Legislature, in provisions of the state budget, violated the constitutional guarantee of separation of powers by giving itself the right to veto, […]

Oklahoma to license cannabis labs, but businesses must test batches

Medical marijuana regulators in Oklahoma are close to licensing testing laboratories, but MMJ growers and processors in what had been a lightly regulated market have been required to test product batches for pesticides and potency for nearly two months. State regulators said they would begin accepting lab applications on Nov. 1. Melissa Miller, assistant director […]

Connecticut adds medical marijuana conditions

Connecticut lawmakers on Tuesday approved medical cannabis to treat an additional five conditions, which likely will boost MMJ sales in the state. The General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee voted to add the conditions, including Tourette syndrome and intractable neuropathic pain. Legislators also approved medical marijuana as a treatment for patients younger than 18 with those same […]

Georgia limited medical cannabis program has yet to take off

Georgia’s 6-month-old limited medical marijuana program hasn’t moved forward because no one has been appointed to a commission that will oversee the new industry. Politicians contacted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution gave no reason why no one has been appointed to the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission. More than 50 people have applied to serve […]

New Hampshire’s new satellite dispensary rules aim to boost medical marijuana program

A new law in New Hampshire aimed at increasing the number of dispensaries allowed may improve the financial performance of the state’s existing licensed medical cannabis businesses. The state’s MMJ program – which consists of four total licenses held by three companies – has posted steady growth over the past year-and-a-half. Patient counts increased 32% […]