TNMNews Live Broadcast: July 6, 2018 Marijuana News Week in Review
Hey there everybody, this is Todd Denkin coming to you on this lovely summer season day, July 6th, 2018. Let’s get you up-to-date on what has been taking place over the past week in marijuana news.
Russia is Condemning Canada’s Decision to Legalize Cannabis. That is best folks, surprise Vladimir Putin does not like weed, discuss being cannabinoid deficient. Russia’s Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the United Nations specifying, “We expect Canada’s partners in the G7 to react to [Canada's] ‘high-handedness’ due to the fact that this alliance has consistently declared its adherence to the domination of worldwide law in relations between states.” It’s funny they included the ‘high handedness’ pun, absolutely no one can assist themselves from weed puns apparently. Canada’s Senate passed the Marijuana Act on June 19th, making Canada the very first G7 country to legislate marijuana nationally. The United Nations has actually likewise been questioning the credibility of having actually marijuana listed as an Arrange 1 compound.
Vegas and viewing our city and the rest of Nevada work vigilantly to meet its July 1st, 2017 start date for adult-use cannabis set expectations for customers and offered a strong example for other states. Obviously, Massachusetts did not get that memo though. The July 1st, 2018 deadline came and went for the Bay State but still no grownups can access leisure cannabis. 2 licenses have been issued to dispensaries in Massachusetts however they still require more permits and they need an adult-use lab screening center as well. So far only one laboratory testing center has even begun filling out the application according to local news. Massachusetts will be the first east coast state to sell adult-use marijuana and strong demand is anticipated in the most heavily populated region of the country. When we called Sira Naturals and Cultivate, the 2 dispensaries that have actually won licenses, their automated messages told us that we could anticipate leisure cannabis at some point later this year. https://thenationalmarijuananews.com/tour-marijuana-dispensaries-massachusetts-cannabis-new-england-marijuana-cannabis-news/ Florida Medical Cannabis is Expensive. So, based off of our group’s calculations, it costs the typical Florida medical cannabis patient$2,600 a year to take advantage of medical cannabis. Patients need to pay$75 to the state
of Florida each year and will also need to pay a certified medical marijuana practitioner at least $300 a year for 2 annual visits at a doctor’s workplace that is not likely to be nearby. Nearly all medical marijuana products are some sort of vape oil which requires the purchase of a battery for at least $25, and the oil itself, for let’s say a 600 milligram cartridge, will cost about $75. If the average customer goes through about 2 of those cartridges a month plus you throw in a delivery charge since nearly all dispensaries are located in the least inhabited locations of Florida, that is running the typical medical marijuana patient about $ 200/month. You can do the mathematics to see if the expenses for medical cannabis are reasonable. Now, I likewise have to comment that medical marijuana flower need to become available in Florida at some point later this year, which ought to lower costs given that extracts are a lot more costly to produce, however we will need to wait and see. Read our full article at TNMNews.com and please let us understand about medical cannabis costs in your state and whether you believe they are reasonable. https://thenationalmarijuananews.com/florida-medical-marijuana-patients-got-five-heck-lot-more-marijuana-news/The FDA Turned Down the Drug Watch International Petition to have Cannabis and their Derivatives Put On a Limited List. Drug Watch International is a big group lobbying to stop the advancement of cannabis legalization around the nation. The group petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to put marijuana and all of its derivatives on a limited list for compounds that are not,” normally recognized as safe and reliable.” The good news is, the FDA stated no. Janet Woodcock is the director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Examination and research and she wrote back to the anti-marijuana group that it is,”not required for the security of public health.”While the FDA’s decision does nothing to supply consumers with more access to marijuana, it does suggest that the federal government is not seeking to head out of its method to disrupt the marijuana legalization movement. That’s it for this week. I hope everybody’s enjoying their summertime so far and we will back with you next week to make sure you remain informed about all things marijuana.
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