The  Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) says it has received 882 applications for medicinal cannabis grower, processor and dispenser licenses in the state. 705 applications were for dispenser licenses; with some applicants submitting for a dispensary in each of the state's senatorial districts. 102 grower and 75 processor license applications were also received by the Commission by the November 6 submission deadline. Just 15 grower licenses will be...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed two bills to expedite the availability of “emergency medical marijuana” to qualifying patients. The move took many by surprise as New York's medical marijuana program wasn't due to start for two months. The bill, now legislation, allows special certification for "a patient whose condition...
A petition sponsored by Member for Buderim Steve Dickson (LNP) concerning medical cannabis has attracted more than 5,500 signatures so far. The petition calls for allowing Australian made whole plant cannabis therapies be made available to anyone who could benefit  their use. It also requests an immediate amnesty to all...
It's been reported patients registered under Illinois' Medical Cannabis Pilot Program will be able to start purchasing supplies next week. According to FOX 32, Illinois' first legal shipments of medicinal cannabis could depart from cultivator operations as soon as today. So far, approximately 3,300 patients have registered under the state's...
A Minnesota Department of Health appointed panel has rejected the idea of allowing those suffering intractable pain to benefit from medicinal cannabis. However, all is not lost. The use of medical-cannabis for the treatment of certain conditions has been legal in Minnesota since last year. However, the only qualifying conditions...
The Omaha Tribal Council is holding a vote to help it determine whether its members want it to pursue legalization of marijuana. There are three questions on the ballot - one relating to  the recreational use of marijuana for adults aged 22 or older, another concerning the medicinal use of...
Later today, the people of Ohio will vote on an amendment to permit the use of medicinal marijuana under certain provisions - but also non-medicinal use as well. Patients over the age of 21 with debilitating medical conditions would be permitted to use medicinal cannabis, provided certification has been supplied...
A recent German study has found cannabis may be an effective treatment for adult patients with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder  (ADHD). ADHD can persist well into adult years and some of the drugs currently in popular use for the disorder - including amphetamines - may not be effective and/or have...
Another US state has given the green light for a revived industrial hemp sector. Legislation in North Carolina now authorizes an industrial hemp pilot program in the state and establishes the Industrial Hemp Commission (IHC); which will create rules and regulations for the sector. "The General Assembly finds and declares that...
The Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland are moving ahead with medical marijuana trials. New South Wales' Government and the UK's GW Pharmaceuticals have inked an agreement for a research program using medicinal cannabis to treat children with drug-resistant epilepsy. The deal is part of a $21 million funding...