Northern Mariana Islands Legalizes Cannabis, Makes History

On September 21, 2018, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) became the first U.S. territory to legalize adult use cannabis through legislative action rather than a public ballot vote. Considering this group of small islands in the Pacific has a Republican-controlled congress and governor, Medicine Man Technologies was surprised to see such sweeping and…

Country of Georgia Legalizes Cannabis Consumption

Consumption of cannabis in Georgia, former member of the now-dissolved Soviet Union, was officially legalized in July after a ruling by the country’s Constitutional Court. This follows a 2017 decriminalization decision that abolished harsh punishments for cannabis use. At Medicine Man Technologies, we agree that it’s a step in the right direction though broader reform…

Illinois Expands Medical Cannabis with Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

On August 28, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Illinois Senate Bill 336 into law, establishing the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program. This legislation enables doctors to prescribe medical cannabis for patients with conditions that would typically qualify for opioids such as Vicodin, Oxycontin or Percocet. Here’s why Medicine Man Technologies sees the passing of SB 336 as…

Cloning Cannabis: Purchasing vs. Creating

When cultivating cannabis, preserving the genetics of a high-yield, a high-quality strain not only makes sense but can save you time, even money. Cloned plants tend to grow a bit faster, flower earlier and can even produce a solid harvest earlier than cannabis plants grown from seeds. Now, there are two methods for sourcing clones.…

Catching Up with Uruguay, the First Country to Legalize Cannabis

While Canada’s decision to fully legalize cannabis has grabbed headlines recently, our neighbor to the north is actually the second country to make such a progressive move. The honor of being first goes to Uruguay. Located along the eastern coast of South America, just next door to Argentina, this unassuming country officially legalized cannabis in…

Overcoming Challenges to Medical Cannabis in Oklahoma

Nearly 57% of Sooner State residents voted in favor of legalizing medical cannabis in Oklahoma, passing State Question 788 on June 26, 2018. According to the new law, licensed patients are able to possess up to 3 ounces on their person, 8 ounces at their residences, along with one ounce of concentrate and 72 ounces…

Recreational Cannabis in Canada Will be Legal on October 17

Congratulations to Canada for passing Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, which received royal assent on June 21 after being passed in the country’s Senate by a vote of 52 to 29 (with two abstentions). According to Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, adult-use recreational cannabis in Canada will officially become legal on October 17, 2018. Here at…

Cultivating Cannabis: Root Mass Equals Fruit Mass

It only makes sense that if you’re cultivating cannabis, creating a thick and healthy root mass helps produce high yields. Now, how to actually develop and maintain substantial root mass is the real challenge. In fact, there are many factors to consider, all of which are important to developing a healthy root zone for your…

Maine Overrides Governor’s Veto on Adult Use Cannabis

In May, Maine’s Legislature utilized a two-thirds vote to override Governor Paul LePage’s second veto of a bill to regulate the state’s adult use cannabis market. The House voted in favor of an override 109-39, and the Senate’s tally was 28-6, more than enough to seal the deal. The team here at Medicine Man Technologies…
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