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Ohio medical marijuana prices more than double some other states

January 24th, 2019 by admin No comments »

CLEVELAND — Ohio’s medical marijuana industry is growing with more patients signing up for the registry each day. And the prices they have to pay for product is more than double what you would pay in many other states. Why is that?

“We’re not even taking baby steps yet. As an industry, we’re still crawling,” said David Patton, an attorney at Patton Law Firm specializing in the marijuana industry.

“This industry is in its infancy right now. So, we don’t have a stable marketplace.”

Last week, officials from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program released figures from sales when dispensaries opened for the first time on January 16th.

On day one, 8.7 pounds of medical marijuana was sold at a cost of $75,000. If you break down the numbers, that’s about $538 an ounce. In Ohio, the minimum purchase amount is one-tenth of an ounce, which would cost a little over $54 on average.

But our neighbor to the north, Michigan, has an average price closer to $23 on average for one-tenth of an ounce. Why the discrepancy?

Patton says there are a few things in play, primarily simple supply and demand.

He says, “prices in Ohio are much, much higher. But as this industry grows and develops and reaches maturity, I would expect those prices to come down.”

Patton also shared stories of patients who were willing to try their chances on the black market, instead of paying the higher costs. But that could be dangerous for patients because illegal marijuana doesn’t get tested for potency or

Article source: https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/ohio-medical-marijuana-prices-more-than-double-some-other-states/95-e73a91e8-f599-4f9a-bf5d-7edf5e7623cb

SC Attorney General, SLED chief team up to oppose legalizing medical marijuana

January 23rd, 2019 by admin No comments »

South Carolina’s top two law enforcement officials held a news conference at the State House on Wednesday to build opposition to the legalization of medical marijuana in the Palmetto State.

Attorney General Alan Wilson joined State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel to rally opposition to the Compassionate Care Act. They were joined by representatives of the S.C. Medical Association, the S.C. Sheriff’s Association and others in a coalition to lobby against bills in both the House and Senate.

“This bill basically decriminalizes marijuana” Wilson said. “We need to think long and hard before we jump into this issue.”

South Carolina is poised to become the 34th state to legalize marijuana for medical use after the Compassionate Care Act advanced out of committee to the floor of both the House and Senate last year. Time ran out in the legislative session, however, before the issue could be debated by the General Assembly as a whole.

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This year, in a new two-year legislative session, advocates say the measure has a chance of of passing.

“After five years of fighting for patients to have access to medical marijuana, I feel we finally have a bill that is so conservative and restrictive that it would be foolish for legislators to not vote for it,” said Janel Ralph of Conway, chairwoman of Compassionate South Carolina and owner of Palmetto Synergistic Research, which produces Palmetto Harmony CBD hemp oil. “Especially when an overwhelming majority of their constituents support this bill.”

State Sen. Tom

Article source: https://www.thestate.com/news/local/article224950650.html

Natick: Some businesses oppose medical marijuana dispensary

January 23rd, 2019 by admin No comments »

Some businesses sent a clear message that they don’t want a medical marijuana dispensary in a Natick office park.

NATICK – Some business owners in an office park where a proposed medical marijuana dispensary could locate said it’s not a good fit for the area.

Gary Holmes, who owns a couple of properties in the park, told Selectmen Tuesday the dispensary sought by Bountiful Farms doesn’t match the town’s stated goal of making the park a center for high-tech and life-science businesses.

“I question the logic of placing this in a (business) park setting,” Holmes said.

Gary Kaufman, a co-owner of a life-sciences building, doubts a medical marijuana dispensary can make enough money long-term to stay in business,

“I am sure in (the Bountiful Farms’) business plan that they can get recreational marijuana there. It’s the only way they can survive long-term,” Kaufman said.

Developer William Foley owns a building at 6 Strathmore Road, and said a daycare center in the building is no longer interested in expanding because it would be next to the dispensary. A high-tech engineering firm also told Foley it doesn’t want to sign a 10-year lease in the park after it found out about the dispensary.

Bountiful Farms wants to open a 4,000 square-foot facility at 13 Mercer Road, behind Crown Plaza on Rte. 9.

Jeffrey Barton, the company’s chief executive officer, told the board there is a stigma around marijuana, and his company’s products focus on improving people’s lives.

The board was not ready to vote on a host community

Article source: https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20190123/natick-some-businesses-oppose-medical-marijuana-dispensary

CBS rejects Super Bowl ad touting benefits of medical marijuana

January 23rd, 2019 by admin No comments »

Super Bowl LIII will be a clash of the coasts, with the New England Patriots facing off against the Los Angeles Rams. In both Massachusetts and California, the use of medical or recreational marijuana is legal.

Acreage Holdings, a so-called “seed-to-sale” cannabis company, wanted to air an ad about the benefits of medical marijuana during the game, but CBS rejected it.

“They said, ‘We’re not taking advertisements for cannabis.’ I think it was categorical,” said CEO George Allen.

Currently 33 states and Washington, D.C., have legalized medical marijuana. But Marijuana is a banned substance in the NFL.

In a violent sport, polls show a majority of players support using medical marijuana to manage their pain, including Nate Jackson, a retired tight end with the Denver Broncos. He was flattened in a game in 2008 and a team doctor prescribed Vicodin, an opioid, for his pain. Jackson smoked marijuana instead and wants the NFL to change its policy.

“It’s not about getting high. It’s not about becoming a stoner. The NFL doesn’t have to worry about that. The football is a lot worse for them than the marijuana,” he said.

Arthur Blank owns the Atlanta Falcons and will host this year’s Super Bowl. He is against allowing players to using medical marijuana.

“I probably would not be in favor of it because I am concerned about the gateway affect that it has on other drugs,” Blank said.

CBS News asked to see the ad but

Article source: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-rejects-super-bowl-ad-touting-the-benefits-of-medical-marijuana/

DC Lawmaker Proposes Same-Day Medical Marijuana Access And Social Use Spaces

January 23rd, 2019 by admin No comments »

Don’t laugh off marijuana reform in front of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). She has seen the benefits of medical cannabis in her own mother, who used it to treat severe pain.

The congresswoman, who recently became the first woman and the first person of color to co-chair the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, spoke about her plans to change federal marijuana laws in an episode of The San Francisco Chronicle’s podcast “It’s All Political” that was released on Tuesday.

Lee said she’s been working on cannabis reform “for many many, many, many years from a variety of standpoints,” and it started with a personal experience. Her late mother “had very difficult problems with her knees,” she said.

“Somehow, she learned about a lotion that would take away the pain in her knees. And that lotion did. Lo and behold, it was a medicinal marijuana lotion.”

From there, Lee learned about all the different ways other patients were turning to cannabis as an alternative treatment for various ails. She also went on to became a vocal proponent of reform because of the criminal justice harms caused by prohibition, particularly for minorities.

The racially disproportionate enforcement of marijuana laws is the product of “systemic racism and institutional racism and injustice in our criminal justice system,” Lee said. “There’s a real institutional and legal bias, and that’s what we have to really focus on.”

What would Lee say to someone who dismisses marijuana reform as a silly issue, the Chronicle asked?

“I’d tell them to

Article source: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/dc-lawmaker-proposes-same-day-medical-marijuana-access-and-social-use-spaces/

Pot website offers free medical marijuana to government workers amid shutdown | TheHill

January 22nd, 2019 by admin No comments »

Another business is joining those aiming to ease the pain of the partial government shutdown for federal workers — a marijuana marketplace says it’s giving away free weed.

BudTrader.com, which describes itself as the “largest online cannabis marketplace” and has been dubbed the “Craigslist of weed,” will offer free medical marijuana to government workers who can’t pay because of the shutdown.

The shutdown — which affects an estimated 800,000 federal workers and has stretched on for more than a month — stems from disagreements between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media ‘smeared’ students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE and congressional Democrats over his request for more than $5 billion in funding for a border wall separating the United States and Mexico.

“I don’t think federal employees are getting enough love and support, in these tough times, we want to extend the offer of a donation of medical cannabis to any federal worker affected by the shutdown,” BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin said in a Tuesday news release.

The company said it’s working with an attorney to “ensure that all cannabis donations given to federal employees are confidential and compliant with California Cannabis adult use laws and regulations.”

The site said it will donate “the maximum legal allowable amount of cannabis” to any affected government employees.

Several companies and organizations have offered free goods and

Article source: https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/426426-pot-website-offers-free-medical-marijuana-to-government-workers

CBS Rejects Medical Marijuana Super Bowl Commercial

January 22nd, 2019 by admin No comments »

(Bloomberg) — The Super Bowl isn’t ready for medical marijuana.

Acreage Holdings, the multi-state cannabis company backed by John Boehner, says CBS rejected a television advertisement that calls for the legalization of medical marijuana. The network, which is airing the game on Feb. 3, nixed the proposed spot after seeing a rough outline, according to the company.

While medical marijuana is now legal in more than 30 states, the federal prohibition on cannabis has restricted research and made it difficult for some potential patients to get their hands on a drug that proponents say helps treat seizures, pain and other ailments.

The advertisement aimed to “create an advocacy campaign for constituents who are being lost in the dialogue,” Acreage President George Allen said. Super Bowl airtime would have been the best way to achieve this, he added.

“It’s hard to compete with the amount of attention something gets when it airs during the Super Bowl,” Allen said in a telephone interview.

CBS didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment on Monday, which was a federal holiday.

The Super Bowl is typically the most-watched television program of the year, and it’s an opportunity for brands to get in front of millions of Americans. Companies typically debut new publicity campaigns and air their most creative commercials during the event. Some viewers eagerly anticipate the advertisements that run during stoppages in play.

In past years, some

Article source: http://time.com/5509377/super-bowl-medical-marijuana-commercial/

CBS rejects Super Bowl ad on benefits of medical marijuana

January 22nd, 2019 by admin No comments »

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CBS rejected a Super Bowl ad that makes a case for medical marijuana.

Acreage Holdings, which is in the cannabis cultivation, processing and dispensing business, said it produced a 60-second ad that shows three people suffering from varying health issues who say their lives were made better by use of medical marijuana.

Acreage said its ad agency sent storyboards for the ad to the network and received a return email that said: “CBS will not be accepting any ads for medical marijuana at this time.”

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A CBS spokesperson told USA TODAY Sports that under CBS broadcast standards it does not currently accept cannabis-related advertising.

“We’re not particularly surprised that CBS and/or the NFL rejected the content,” Acreage president George Allen said. “And that is actually less a statement about them

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/Ad-Meter/buzz-meter/2019/01/22/super-bowl-cbs-rejects-ad-benefits-medical-marijuana/2639175002/

Solvang taking applications for commercial medical marijuana dispensary

January 22nd, 2019 by admin No comments »


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