House committee advances medical marijuana bills for veterans

The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Thursday advanced two bills related to medical marijuana use for veterans.

The first measure, sponsored by Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.), would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to research the effects of medical-grade marijuana on the health outcomes of veterans with conditions like chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Coronavirus drives cannabis sales bump, then slump

The rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 affects every industry on the planet, legal cannabis included.

Early reports indicate dispensaries and adult-use cannabis stores on the West Coast are seeing a mix of sales bumps, or sales slumps, depending on the level of local infection.

Seattle bump, then slump

The CDC recommends everyone have at least one month’s supply of medication on hand—in the likely event supplies are strained, or local stay-at-home orders of 14 or 28 days are issued.

For many folks, cannabis is their medication.

THC cap on medical marijuana progresses in the House

An amendment that establishes a potency cap of 10% THC for medical marijuana patients under 21 has made its way back to the Florida House floor, where it was tacked onto a larger healthcare bill during a floor session Thursday.

The amendment, which passed with a voice vote on the floor, would not apply to patients 21 and younger with terminal illnesses.

How is the medical cannabis market disrupting the US healthcare industry?

In this article Global Market Insights discusses the impact of the medical cannabis market on the US healthcare industry.

Since the introduction of medical cannabis in America, the cannabis market has had an unprecedented impact on the US healthcare industry. Medical cannabis refers to the use of the cannabis sativa or cannabis indica plant, or its extracts, to relieve the symptoms of or treat various diseases and health conditions.

Medical cannabis import restrictions lifted for UK patients

Medical cannabis patients in the UK will now have faster access to their prescriptions thanks to new changes on import restrictions.

The UK government has now approved changes to import restrictions to ensure that people with prescriptions for cannabis-based products for medical use do not have their treatment delayed or interrupted.

Florida Senate moves to cap THC potency for medical marijuana

In a last-ditch effort at the tail end of the legislative session, the chamber most likely to oppose a cap on THC has taken up the issue.

After weeks of rumors that the Florida House was pushing an amendment that would put a cap on the amount of THC in all medical marijuana at 10% potency, the proposal was finally filed Friday afternoon in the Senate.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, and can come in the form of whole-flower marijuana, tinctures, oils, vaporizers and edibles.

Florida veterans warn lawmakers against capping THC in medical marijuana

Veterans are pushing back against a proposal backed by Florida House leaders that would limit the amount of THC in medical marijuana, an effort they say is not based on science and could be harmful to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

House Speaker José Oliva has called the proposed 10% cap on THC, the euphoria-inducing component in cannabis, a priority, but Senate leaders have remained skeptical about the need for such a limit.

Smokable cannabis now being sold by the state’s medical marijuana treatment centers has potency of as high as 30%.

Medical marijuana could soon be covered under workers comp in N.J.

State lawmakers took steps on two bills Thursday that could bring protections for companies that insure cannabis-related companies in the Garden State and also allow those on workers’ compensation to have their medical weed covered.

The state Assembly committee on financial institutions advanced the two bills, but the state Senate has yet to take up either.