5 Cultivators Receive Arkansas Medical Marijuana Licenses

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By Associated Press By Hannah Grabenstein LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded licenses to five cultivation companies after an injunction against issuing the licenses was lifted Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The injunction was issued in March by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen. He ruled that the award process violated… Read more »

In Near-Unanimous Vote, Maine Legislators Override Governor’s Veto to Expand Medical Marijuana Access

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By Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will be able to recommend medical cannabis for any patient they think would benefit under a new law. Lawmakers overrode the Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto Monday with near-unanimous support. The law eliminates the list of medical conditions that an individual… Read more »

North Dakotans Submit Signatures for Recreational Legalization Vote

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By Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of legalizing recreational cannabis in North Dakota have submitted petition signatures they hope will get a measure on the November 2018 ballot. Proponents on Monday, July 9, 2018, submitted nearly 19,000 signatures to Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger’s office. About 13,500 valid signatures are needed to put… Read more »

Michigan Adds Nearly a Dozen Medical Conditions Qualifying for Marijuana

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By Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have significantly expanded the list of conditions approved for treatment by medical marijuana. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on Monday added 11 medical conditions deemed debilitating by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008. They are: arthritis, autism, chronic pain, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease,… Read more »