New York tribe approves medical marijuana sales
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is moving forward with plans to implement medical marijuana sales in its territory in upstate New York after tribal voters overwhelming approved an MMJ referendum. The tribal Election Board on Monday certified the results of the Dec. 14 vote. The adoption of the Medical Marijuana Ordinance was approved by 86% of the tribal voters. In a separate referendum, 76% of tribal voters approved legalization of adult-use marijuana sales in the future. Medical marijuana sales have been legal throughout New York since 2016, and the state’s lawmakers are working on legalizing recreational cannabis
Ohio’s medical cannabis program continues to grow in first year
A year after legalizing medical marijuana, Ohio has 46 MMJ dispensaries, with another dozen planning to open, and more than 400 applicants sought licenses for dispensaries, the Dayton Daily News reported. According to the newspaper, Ohio dispensaries have sold 5,925 pounds of plant material and 236,008 units of products such as edibles, patches and oils to be vaped, based on the most recent data.
Trace levels of contaminants safe in medical marijuana, AZ officials say
Extremely small amounts of some heavy metals, pesticides, microbial growths and residual solvents are safe in medical cannabis, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Other experts, however, argue there isn’t enough scientific evidence to say with certainty what levels of contaminants are not harmful, the Phoenix New Times reported.
Ohio’s deadline nears for medical marijuana condition suggestions
Ohio’s State Medical Board set a Dec. 31 deadline for petitions for new conditions and illnesses that would qualify for treatment by medical cannabis. However, all the petitions could be rejected, according to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. The board already has turned down petitions to add anxiety and autism as conditions that could be treated with medical marijuana.
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