Posted on September 18, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

Subcommittee recommends outlawing home-grown medical marijuana in South Dakota

NOTE TO READERS: Representative Rhonda Milstead was misquoted in the original version of this story. It is corrected below. Reporter Bob Mercer apologizes for the error.

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — A panel of state lawmakers recommended Wednesday that the Legislature should ban home-grown marijuana plants for medical use and overrule South Dakota voters.

Nearly 70% of voters approved IM 26 last November that legalized medical marijuana. One of the provisions calls for a three-plant minimum if a cardholder has a registry identification card to cultivate it at home.

But the Legislature’s Medical Marijuana Subcommittee voted 6-4 Wednesday to recommend banning home-grown marijuana. Told that Colorado officials recommended not allowing home-grown, Representative Rhonda Milstead, who serves on the Adult-Use Marijuana Subcommittee, asked, “Why are we not listening to the experience?”

The Medical Marijuana Subcommittee’s chairman, Senator Bryan Breitling, said references to home-grown were scattered through South Dakota’s new

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NOTE TO READERS: Representative Rhonda Milstead was misquoted in the original version of this story. It is corrected below. Reporter Bob Mercer apologizes for the error.

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — A panel of state lawmakers recommended Wednesday that the Legislature should ban home-grown marijuana plants for medical use and overrule South Dakota voters.

Nearly 70% of voters approved IM 26 last November that legalized medical marijuana. One of the provisions calls for a three-plant minimum if a cardholder has a registry identification card to cultivate it at home.

But the Legislature’s Medical Marijuana Subcommittee voted 6-4 Wednesday to recommend banning home-grown marijuana. Told that Colorado officials recommended not allowing home-grown, Representative Rhonda Milstead, who serves on the Adult-Use Marijuana Subcommittee, asked, “Why are we not listening to the experience?”

The Medical Marijuana Subcommittee’s chairman, Senator Bryan Breitling, said references to home-grown were scattered through South Dakota’s new

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Posted on September 17, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

Where does Florida medical marijuana giant Trulieve go from here?

TALLAHASSEE — This should be the best of times for Trulieve.

The medical marijuana company sold more than half of all the smokable cannabis distributed to patients in Florida last month. It’s recorded 14 straight profitable quarters. The company pulled down more than $215 million in revenue in the last quarter alone. It’s on the verge of acquiring another medical marijuana firm, Harvest Health & Recreation — a transaction that would transform Trulieve into the largest and most profitable national cannabis player in the country, the firm has projected.

But this summer, Trulieve also had its first major public relations crisis. In August, J.T. Burnette, the husband of CEO Kim Rivers, was convicted of five of nine federal corruption-related charges in a highly publicized trial.

Burnette had to answer questions on the stand about a tape-recorded conversation he had with undercover FBI agents in which he bragged about helping lawmakers

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Posted on September 16, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

Panama legalizes medical marijuana use – JURIST – News

Panama legalized medical marijuana use on Monday, joining at least seven other Latin American countries.

After a five-year struggle, Panama’s national assembly unanimously passed Bill 153 during the bill’s third debate. Some members of the assembly shared that they were swayed by the initiative’s motto, “for a day without pain.”

National Assembly President Crispiano Adames, joined by Marcos Castillero, championed Bill 153 to promote and ensure responsible access to medicinal cannabis products. He said that the bill was drafted in a way that seeks to prevent future smuggling by requiring a controlled environment. Adames believes the new law’s most significant achievement will be providing relief to deserving patients.

The new medical marijuana use law prohibits commercial use of homegrown cannabis. Additionally, the bill requires officials to import cannabis in pill and liquid drop form. Panama’s Ministry of Health will be charged with distributing the medication to licensed pharmacies. To become

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Posted on September 15, 2021July 19, 2021Categories Health NewsTags , ,

Does Smoking Weed Contribute To Crime?

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Posted on September 15, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

Fort Pierre medical marijuana ordinances take shape | Local News Stories

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Posted on September 14, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

New Medical Marijuana Law Goes Into Effect, Expanding Access To Cancer Patients And Texans With PTSD – Houston Public Media

New medical marijuana rules in Texas went into effect on Sept. 1, 2021.

Thousands more Texans can now be prescribed medical cannabis oil with low levels of THC, the ingredient that gets people high.

House Bill 1535, which went into effect Wednesday, expands the state’s compassionate use program to people with any type of cancer and those dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The law also doubled the THC limit allowable under the program from 0.5% to 1%. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the ingredient in marijuana that can produce a psychological effect.

It’s another expansion of the state’s medical cannabis law created in 2015. Still, the state’s program remains one of the most restrictive in the country.

Though an overwhelming majority of Texans believe marijuana should be legal in some form, the final call when it comes to determining who can access it lies with the state’s elected leaders.

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Posted on September 14, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Planet 13 to Enter Florida Medical Cannabis Market with $55 Million Acquisition of Harvest License – New Cannabis Ventures

Planet 13 Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Florida Cannabis License

LAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / September 1, 2021 / Planet 13 Holdings Inc. (CSE:PLTH)(OTCQX:PLNHF) (“Planet 13” or the “Company”), a leading vertically-integrated national cannabis company, announces that it has entered into a definitive license purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with a subsidiary of Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (“Seller”, “Harvest”) (HARV)(HRVSF) pursuant to which a newly acquired subsidiary of the Company to be renamed Planet 13 Florida Inc. (“Planet 13 Florida”), will purchase a license to operate as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (the “License”) issued by the Florida Department of Health to the Seller, and no other assets or liabilities, from the Seller for US$55 million in cash.

Licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (“MMTCs”) are vertically integrated and the only businesses in Florida authorized to dispense medical marijuana cannabis to qualified patients and caregivers. MMTCs are authorized to

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Posted on September 13, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

Texas is expanding access to medical marijuana. Do you qualify?


On September 1, 2021, patients suffering from any stage of cancer and battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be able to access physician-prescribed medical cannabis in Texas.

What’s happening?

The much-anticipated House Bill 1535 is going into effect on that date, expanding access to medical cannabis to even more patients under the Compassionate Use Program (CUP). Likewise, the bill will increase the THC limit in medical cannabis products from 0.5 percent to 1 percent by weight.


Cancer and PTSD join other conditions eligible for medical cannabis including peripheral neuropathy, epilepsy, seizure disorders, autism, multiple sclerosis, spasticity, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as well as other neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and more.

How did we achieve expansion?

Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation (TOCC), the leading medical cannabis provider in Texas, advocated for House Bill 1535 alongside its author, House Public

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Posted on September 13, 2021Categories Drugs, Health News

Nearly 900 New Mexicans are applying to grow recreational cannabis

Indy White is with Purlife, an Albuquerque-based medical marijuana dispensary now gearing up to serve the recreational market. “What we’re trying to do is be able to grow on a larger scale to be able to serve more of New Mexicans, not just the medical cannabis patients,” White said. Commercial recreational applications opened last Wednesday and, already, the New Mexico Licensing and Regulation Department is seeing big demand. “So far, we have a total of 897 initial applications,” said Linda Trujillo, superintendent of the Licensing and Regulation Department. Trujillo said they plan on approving as many applications as possible. “There is no limit on the applications for licensure are not going to close and the number of licenses is not limited,” Trujillo said. But Trujillo said those who apply need to be prepared. “You must prove that you’ve got access to water rights or that you have access to a … Read the rest

Posted on September 12, 2021September 12, 2021Categories Health News, Health Tips

Texans with PTSD or cancer can now use medical marijuana under new law

The new law that took effect today also doubled the amount of THC allowed in medical marijuana to 1%.

AUSTIN, Texas — A new Texas law allows people with PTSD or cancer at any stage to use medical marijuana. Under The Texas Compassionate Use Program they can  use “low-THC cannabis.”

Until today, the medical marijuana law applied to fewer than 6,000 Texans with terminal cancer and some neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  An estimated 114,000 Texans who have cancer are now eligible, along with veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The new law also doubles the percent of THC —  the part of marijuana plants that can cause the sensation of being high or happy — allowed in products to 1%. 

For cancer patients, THC can alleviate the side effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, loss of appetite and body pains.

Barbara Bevill of Wylie was diagnosed with

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