NJ Votes To Expand Medical Marijuana Program

ast week a New Jersey Senate committee approved a measure that would expand the state’s medical marijuana law, further nullifying federal prohibition in practice. Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D) and Sen. Joseph Vitale (D) introduced Senate Bill 2345 (S2345) on June 9. The legislation would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to... more →
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Mexico Will Not Legalize Medical Marijuana Anytime Soon

Although Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto seemed hell-bent on legalizing medical marijuana earlier this year, a recent report from Vice News suggests that all of the noise surrounding the possibility of major drug reforms in a nation, which is plagued by some of the most vicious cartel activity in the world, may have simply been... more →
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Auditor decries delays in medical marijuana cards

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico’s state auditor and attorney general are looking into a backlog of applications for medical marijuana identification cards at the Department of Health amid a surge in requests by patients. State Auditor Tim Keller announced Wednesday that his office plans to monitor efforts to clear the backlog... more →
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Hatch introduces bill to encourage medical marijuana research

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Orrin Hatch unveiled a bipartisan bill this week that would allow researchers to study the medical benefits, if any, of marijuana. Hatch introduced the legislation along with Sen. Chris Coons, a Republican from Delaware, and two Democratic senators — Sen. Brian Schatz from Hawaii and Sen. Thom Tillis from... more →
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Firm sees growth potential in medical marijuana market

PITTSBURGH (AP) – From the start, Lalit Chordia wants this to be clear: His manufacturing outfit in O’Hara is not a medical marijuana company. It just happens that a high-pressure extraction method long mastered by Thar Process Inc. works wonders in producing treatments from the plant – namely pills, Chordia said. Now... more →
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Medical marijuana expo planned for southern New Mexico

AS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An expo in southern New Mexico aims to help marijuana producers and lawmakers improve the state’s growing medical marijuana industry. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://goo.gl/Khc1LR) the use of medical marijuana will be featured at the 2016 Southern New Mexico Cannabis Expo at Hotel Encanto this... more →
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Some Texas legislators ready for more medical marijuana use

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some Texas legislators would like to see more allowable uses for medical marijuana by expanding a law approved in 2015. The law lets patients with a rare form of epilepsy be legally treated with cannabidiol, or CBD, the Austin American-Statesman reported (http://atxne.ws/1UVXxm7 ). The Texas Department of Public... more →
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