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MDherb Announces New Senior Leaders and Advisory Board Members

MDherb.org is the most comprehensive platform available for cannabis education and research ATLANTA – October 4th, 2015 – Today, MDherb, a leading medical website that provides information to chronic or terminally ill patients on cannabis as an alternative medicine, is proud to announce new senior leadership and advisory board members. The MDherb board of advisors has a breadth of experience in medical practice, life sciences, research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cannabis thought…

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New Mexico Whittles Down List of MMJ Producer Applicants

New Mexico’s medical cannabis industry is about to get bigger, though it’s unclear by how much. The state’s health department has chosen 17 finalists out of 86 applicants for new MMJ producer licenses, according to The Associated Press. There’s no word yet on how many of those 17 will actually be awarded licenses. But Retta Ward, New Mexico’s secretary of health, is expected to make a decision on the matter…

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Maryland Shaping Up to Be the Next Big Medical Marijuana Market

By John Schroyer Amid the noise and excitement surrounding high-profile emerging medical cannabis states such as Illinois, Nevada, New York and Massachusetts, another upcoming market with vast potential has drawn surprisingly little fanfare: Maryland. The next East Coast state to join the ranks of formal MMJ markets, Maryland’s relatively inviting medical cannabis rules open the door to marijuana investors and existing companies looking to expand. To be sure, the overall…

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Optimism Running High in California Over Chances of Statewide Medical Cannabis Regulations

By John Schroyer After years of failed attempts, California could be just days away from approving statewide regulations on its enormous medical cannabis industry. The legislative session adjourns on Sept. 11, which gives lawmakers and dozens of stakeholders involved in negotiations a chance to strike an agreement at the eleventh hour. The key now is appeasing all of those stakeholders – which include industry leaders, law enforcement representatives and healthcare…

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Colorado Revises Proposed Edibles ‘Stop Sign’ Rule

Edibles companies in Colorado won’t have to stamp their products with a red stop sign after all. Officials crafting new regulations on marijuana edibles initially proposed a rule that would have required manufacturers to include a symbol resembling a stop sign, emblazoned with the letters “THC,” on such products. But they have since tweaked those plans. Instead of the stop sign, regulators now want edibles companies to use a diamond-shaped…

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Week in Review: Controversial Cannabis Mascot + Potential Big Break in MN & Florida Rec Push

By John Schroyer A legalization campaign takes flak for its new mascot, Minnesota considers expanding its list of qualifying conditions, and more details emerge about a possible recreational marijuana measure in Florida. Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. PR Blunder in Ohio ResponsibleOhio, the group that’s attempting to legalize both medical and recreational marijuana with a single ballot initiative in…

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Moratorium on Hemp Cultivation Licenses in Oregon

Oregon won’t issue any new licenses to grow hemp until March of next year at the earliest, the state’s agriculture department announced this week. The agency also notified the 11 hemp growers with licenses that they won’t be allowed to expand their grow operations or add new farms to their existing permits, according to the Bend Bulletin. That throws the future of those hemp operations into question, since some aren’t…

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Little Hope for Cannabis Legalization in UK Anytime Soon

Fat chance. That’s essentially how government officials in the United Kingdom responded to a petition calling for the legalization of marijuana. “Substantial scientific evidence shows cannabis is a harmful drug that can damage human health,” the government’s formal response to the petition reads. “There are no plans to legalize cannabis as it would not address the harm to individuals and communities. Cannabis can unquestionably cause harm to individuals and society.”…

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