Spring Launch Anticipated for West Virginia Medical Marijuana Program

Spring Launch Anticipated for West Virginia Medical Marijuana Program

It has been more than three years since West Virginia passed its medical marijuana bill into law, but the Office of Medical Cannabis is still not issuing cards to prospective patients. That may change very soon, though, as the program’s director, Jason Frame, recently confirmed that growers, processors, and dispensaries are being approved for licensure as we speak. If all goes according to plan, we can expect to see the program fully underway by the spring of 2021. Read More

New Poll Shows Growing Support for Medical Marijuana Expansion in Arkansas

New Poll Shows Growing Support for Medical Marijuana Expansion in Arkansas

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll reveals that a record number of likely Arkansas voters are in favor of expanding the state’s medical marijuana program.

When medicinal cannabis was first made legal in 2016, only 53% of voters were in favor, a slight majority. Fast-forward four years later, and a staggering 67.5% are now in favor. Only 20.5% of voters oppose medical marijuana, and 12% are unsure.

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West Virginia Opens the Door for Medical Cannabis Testing Labs

West Virginia Medical Cannabis Testing Labs

Officials in West Virginia have reopened the application process for medical marijuana testing labs in the state. According to an announcement from the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), the Office of Medical Cannabis is now free to review applications indefinitely. Whereas grow facilities and dispensaries are limited to a finite number of licenses, there will be no cap on the number of medical testing facilities in the state.

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Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for PTSD in West Virginia?

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for PTSD in West Virginia

About 8 million adults suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in any given year. Combat veterans are at an especially high risk, but the condition can affect anyone who has experienced significant trauma.

If you live in West Virginia and are struggling with this common disorder, you may qualify for medical marijuana treatment. PTSD is recognized by the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, but you’ll need to meet certain criteria in order to qualify. Read More

Medical Marijuana Is Coming to Putnam County, West Virginia

Medical Marijuana Is Coming to Putnam County, West Virginia

Putnam County voters have approved four ballot measures that will allow medical marijuana facilities to operate in cities like Hurricane and Nitro.

All four measures passed with more than 60% approval, which is notable for a county that’s predominantly conservative. Under the medical marijuana law passed in 2017, each county has the right to decline medical marijuana facilities, so these results are good news for prospective patients. Read More

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Mental Health Disorders in Maryland?

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Mental Health Disorders in Maryland

If you live in Maryland and struggle with a mental health condition, you may have considered registering for the state’s medical marijuana program. But does medical marijuana actually work for these conditions? And which conditions qualify for the program? We’re here to bring some clarity. Read More

3 Easy Ways to Access Maryland Medical Marijuana During COVID-19

3 Easy Ways to Access Maryland Medical Marijuana During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, but there’s some good news for medical marijuana patients in Maryland. You no longer have to enter a crowded dispensary to acquire your medication. Because medical marijuana is an essential service, the state has introduced new measures that make it easier to access cannabis with less human exposure. Read More

Recreational Marijuana Won’t Be on the 2020 Missouri Ballot

Recreational Marijuana Won't Be on the 2020 Missouri Ballot

A planned recreational marijuana initiative will not appear on Missouri’s November ballot despite a major push by advocates that at one point showed promise. According to recent reports, the uphill battle to bring marijuana to Missouri was made even more complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Ohio Is Making It Easier to Access and Purchase Medical Marijuana

Ohio Is Making It Easier to Access and Purchase Medical Marijuana

Ohio has more than 88,000 medical marijuana patients and 51 dispensaries to accommodate them. COVID-19 has presented new challenges for patients looking to access their medication, and in response, the state has enacted new measures to ensure continued access. Some of these measures will forever change how medical marijuana is treated in Ohio. Read More

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Sales Top $86 Million

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Sales Top $86 Million

Arkansas opened its first medical marijuana dispensaries in May 2019. Since that time, the state has been scrambling to fine-tune its program and create an efficient system for all patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the fledgling program, but it has also given way to new, more patient-friendly practices like improved sanitation, greater access to delivery, and telemedicine evaluations. Read More

3 Ways COVID-19 Has Affected Arkansas’ Medical Marijuana Market

3 Ways COVID-19 Has Affected Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Market

Arkansas opened its first medical marijuana dispensaries in May 2019. Since that time, the state has been scrambling to fine-tune its program and create an efficient system for all patients. The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the fledgling program, but it has also given way to new, more patient-friendly practices like improved sanitation, greater access to delivery, and telemedicine evaluations. Read More

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Nausea in Ohio?

nauseous Ohio medical marijuana patient

Ohio currently recognizes 21 qualifying conditions for prospective medical marijuana patients. Nausea doesn’t appear on the list, but you may still qualify as a patient. Nausea is a symptom of numerous medical conditions, several of which are recognized as qualifying conditions by Ohio’s Board of Pharmacy. Read More

Can You Get a Medical Marijuana Card for HIV/AIDS in Ohio?

Medical Marijuana for HIV AIDS in Ohio

Medical marijuana may be effective for numerous symptoms associated with HIV treatment. If you’re an Ohio resident who lives with the virus, there’s good news: HIV/AIDS is recognized as one of the Board of Pharmacy’s 21 qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. You can even get certified online with a telemedicine evaluation. Read More

Ohio Is Cracking Down on Private Marijuana Clubs

Ohio Police Cracking Down on Private Marijuana Clubs

The COVID-19 outbreak has contributed to booming medical marijuana sales in Ohio. But not all of these sales are coming from above-board operations. So-called private medical marijuana clubs have been operating under the radar since the program officially took off in early 2019. Police and regulators are increasingly cracking down on these operations.

If you’re a patient, it’s important to recognize the difference between legitimate and unauthorized cannabis businesses. Purchasing your medication from the wrong source may come with significant risks and severe consequences. Read More