Adobe Stock New Jersey to License 108 Dispensaries, Google Play Store Prohibits Marijuana Delivery Apps: Week in Review In a dramatic revamp of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, the state is seeking applicants to operate up to 108 cannabis treatment businesses, up from the current number of six.
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This week, New Jersey announced that it will license 108 cannabis businesses to help meet demand in the state’s medical marijuana program, which has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year. Elsewhere, the Google Play store updated its terms of service to prohibit marijuana delivery apps.
Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 headlines you need to know before this week is over.
Federal: The Google Play store has updated its terms of service to prohibit marijuana delivery apps. It’s unclear what motivated the policy update, though the blog Android Police speculated that it’s part of a larger trend of Google editing its Play Store to be more overtly family friendly. Read moreMichigan: Michigan regulators expect to get emergency rules in place for the state’s recreational marijuana market this month. Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency Director Andrew Brisbo hopes to start taking applications for adult-use cannabis businesses this fall. Read moreUtah: On May 31, state agriculture officials began inviting applications from prospective growers who will be vying for one of 10 cannabis cultivation licenses. That puts the state on track for cannabis plants to begin growing this year, with the first medical marijuana products ready for patients in early 2020, according to a news release. Read moreAlabama: The Alabama Legislature has approved a bill that could provide a pathway to bringing medical marijuana to the state. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Tim Melson (R-Florence), would set up a commission to study the issue. Read moreIllinois: Just after passing a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, the Illinois Legislature approved legislation making Illinois’ medical marijuana program permanent. The program, put into place in 2013, is set to expire next summer. Read moreNew York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that he does not believe legislation legalizing recreational marijuana in New York will pass before lawmakers adjourn for the year on June 19. Cuomo, a Democrat, supports legalization but said he doesn’t think there are enough votes in the state Senate to pass a measure. Read moreMissouri: On June 4, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services posted sample applications for patients and caregivers seeking medical marijuana ID cards, as well as sample applications to license marijuana facilities such as dispensaries and cultivation operations. This means the state’s medical marijuana program is on pace with the clock, as these two milestones were to be completed no later than June 4, according to Amendment 2. Read moreFlorida: As court battles continue about whether the state is properly carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana, the Florida House is again trying to weigh in. House attorneys gave notice that they will appeal a Leon County circuit judge’s ruling that blocked the House from intervening in a lawsuit to help defend a controversial 2017 law that was designed to carry out the constitutional amendment. Read moreNew Jersey: The Murphy administration, in a dramatic revamp of New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, is seeking applicants to operate up to 108 cannabis treatment businesses statewide, up from the current number of six. The New Jersey Department of Health, in announcing the move Monday, said the additional cultivators, manufacturers and dispensaries would help meet a demand in the medical marijuana program that has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year. Read moreLouisiana: Louisiana’s medical marijuana patients will be allowed to inhale cannabis under a bill headed to the governor’s desk. Final passage came with an 82-0 House vote Wednesday for the measure by Baton Rouge Democratic Rep. Ted James, which will let therapeutic cannabis patients use an inhaler, like asthma patients use. Read more MMJ Medical Marijuana Recreational Marijuana Bill Adult-Use Regulation Michigan Alabama Florida Illinois Louisiana Missouri New Jersey New York Utah Endoca Joins Tough Mudder as Its Official CBD Partner Endoca’s 100-percent organic CBD brings post-workout recovery to Tough Mudder participants.
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SPOKANE, Wash., June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — PRESS RELEASE — Endoca, a producer of organic cannabis products, has announced its strategic move to join forces with Tough Mudder as its official CBD partner and sponsor. With participants from around the world, this obstacle-course focused event harnesses everyone from weekend warriors at their 5Ks to athletes at the top of their game as part of the competitive events. At Tough Mudder’s 2019 North America and United Kingdom events, Endoca will provide CBD education and product samples to participants.
To help Mudders recover quicker after they cross the finish line, Endoca is offering sample drops of its organic CBD oil. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from Endoca’s team of experts about the new CBD phenomena and how it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system to treat various physical and neuro-related ailments. As of December 2018, CBD was made legal at the U.S. federal level through the Farm Bill.
Endoca is sponsoring Tough Mudder’s iconic Pyramid Scheme obstacle which has participants in teams working together to get over a 12-foot slanted wall. At each event, there will be an Endoca CBD Starter Pack raffled off as well as a one-year supply of CBD products. Anyone who wants to enter should pay close attention to the event M.C.’s announcements for details.
« Through this Tough Mudder partnership, Endoca is helping athletes at the peak of fitness maintain their overall wellness. When you think of athletes at the top of their game, it seems as though there’s nothing that can slow them down, » says Henry Vincenty, CEO of Endoca. « We’ve found that particularly strenuous workouts can slow down the recovery process–this is where CBD comes in. By using CBD in various forms before, during and after a workout, we’ve found the body to have a quicker return to top condition. »
« We are thrilled to be partnering with Endoca to provide Mudder Nation with the right recovery products to help them power through training and event day, » says Kyle McLaughlin, president of Tough Mudder. « Endoca’s CBD oil is the purest we’ve found on the market and we think our participants will really be impressed. »
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