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…

Door Open to Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Thailand

After decades of draconian laws and brutal punishments, a bill allowing the limited consumption of medical cannabis in Thailand has been approved by its cabinet. While this won’t help patients right away, it does open the door to medical research into its therapeutic efficacy. Here at Medicine Man Technologies, we’re excited to see progress of…

Recreational Cannabis in Massachusetts to Launch in July

In our last update on recreational cannabis in Massachusetts, Medicine Man Technologies provided a look at changes state lawmakers made to Question 4, the voter-approved ballot measure that legalized adult-use cannabis during the November 2016 election. A compromise bill, known as HB 3818, included tax hikes and the option for municipalities to ban sales. It…

Medical Cannabis in Malta is Now Officially Legal

After months of debate, medical cannabis was legalized by lawmakers in Malta, an archipelago located off the southern coast of Italy. On a third and final reading of the legislation, the amendment to Malta’s Drug Dependence Act was passed on March 6th by parliament and signed into law by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on March…

Medical Cannabis in South Korea Moves Forward

There is suddenly hope for patients and the parents of children suffering from medical conditions that could be treated with medical cannabis in South Korea. Despite decades of prohibition, archaic opinions and any talk of drug use in South Korea being extremely taboo, a new bill seeks to legalize cannabis for medicinal applications. At Medicine…

Supply and Demand for Medical Cannabis in Pennsylvania

On February 15, legal access to medical cannabis in Pennsylvania became a reality. And currently, nine dispensaries have opened their doors to patients. While the first weeks of the new program went well enough, demand quickly outpaced supply. It’s an issue Medicine Man Technologies sees often. For the initial launch, Cresco Yeltrah was the only…

Recreational Cannabis in Illinois Inches Toward Legalization

With the passing of SB 2275 by the Senate, Medicine Man Technologies is excited to see recreational cannabis in Illinois take steps toward realization. The bill will now be handed to the state’s House of Representatives for further deliberation, and if approved, would put an advisory referendum on the November ballot, posing the following question…

Lesotho Taking Steps Toward Cannabis Legalization

With Lesotho taking steps toward cannabis legalization, Medicine Man Technologies has been thrilled to see progress expand to lesser-known corners of the globe like this small country in Africa. According to recent news reports, the country’s government has granted medical cannabis licenses to a South African company, Verve Dynamics, and a Lesotho-based Pharmaceutical Development Company…

Does the New Zealand Medical Marijuana Bill Fall Short?

At Medicine Man Technologies, we applaud any legislation advancing marijuana legalization. But, does the recent New Zealand medical marijuana bill fall short? In late December of 2017, federal lawmakers introduced the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act. While the proposed bill is certainly a step forward, there are a number of areas that have been criticized. If…
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