Israeli Parliament Decriminalizes Cannabis Possession

Israel’s parliament, known as the Knesset, approved a bill to decriminalize the possession of cannabis in a vote of 41-1. The new law, which goes into effect on April 1, 2019, will replace criminal charges and jail time as a punishment for cannabis possession with fines for first-time offense.

Bill in assembly would expand the number of marijuana dispensaries in New York

The list of qualifying conditions for those who use medical marijuana has expanded, but the number of dispensaries have not. Right now there are only 22 active dispensaries across the state. A bill right now in the Assembly and Senate would expand the number of dispensaries allowed in the state. Currently, the bill has not Read more about Bill in assembly would expand the number of marijuana dispensaries in New York[…]

Will medical marijuana replace opioids in war on cancer?

President Trump said he will likely support a congressional effort to end the ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients. Some doctors are now are looking into whether medical marijuana could turn into an alternative Read more about Will medical marijuana replace opioids in war on cancer?[…]

NJ medical marijuana program could double number of patients

New Jersey could double the number of medical marijuana users under Gov. Murphy’s liberalization of the program, the state health commissioner said, adding that the number of users would expand even if the state lifts its ban on non-medical use. Dr. Shereef Elnahal said the governor’s changes to rules governing medical marijuana would allow the Read more about NJ medical marijuana program could double number of patients[…]

Candidate for NY Governor favors Marijuana Legalization

A week after telling two interviewers her support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New York was revenue-based, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon said Wednesday that it’s now foremost a racial justice issue for her. She has come out swinging at incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his stance on cannabis.

Senator: President letting states regulate marijuana

“Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Senator Gardner said in a statement Friday. “President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all.” Marijuana is legal for medicinal use Read more about Senator: President letting states regulate marijuana[…]

New York lawmaker seeks medical marijuana for pets

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Westchester County, introduced legislation Thursday that would change New York law to allow veterinarians to prescribe medical marijuana to animals. “Medical marijuana has helped countless people in the management and treatment of chronic and debilitating illnesses,” Paulin’s bill states.

New Dispensaries coming to Brooklyn and Staten Island

iAnthus owns, operates, and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States. The company’s subsidiary Citiva Medical, which was acquired in early February holds one of only ten medical marijuana licenses issued by New York State. The company announced the signing of two new leases, one in Brooklyn, New York, and one in Tampa, Read more about New Dispensaries coming to Brooklyn and Staten Island[…]