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Status Update: Medical marijuana manufacturer leases in Costa Mesa; JWA passenger traffic rises in April

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Passenger traffic at John Wayne Airport increased 5 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago. The airport reported it served 893,668 passengers last month, compared with 851,169 in 2017. (File photo: (JOSHUA SUDOCK, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) Pivot Pharmaceuticals, a Vancouver-based biopharmaceutical company, has leased a manufacturing facility in Costa Mesa that will act as the U.S. …

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Judge strikes down Legislature’s ban on smoking medical marijuana | Miami Herald

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A Leon County circuit court judge ruled Friday afternoon that the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional, setting up a likely appeal of the decision. In a 22-page order, Judge Karen Gievers said that the Legislature’s ban on smoking conflicted with the intent of a constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical cannabis after voters approved it in 2016. …

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You can now legally smoke medical marijuana in Florida

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It’s official — a Tallahassee judge has ruled that medical marijuana in Florida can be smoked. The lawsuit against the state was brought last July by Orlando attorney John Morgan, who essentially floated the bill in the successful campaign to make medical access to cannabis a constitutional right. "The defendants’ toxicology expert’s opinion about whether smokeable marijuana is a good …

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Proposed medical marijuana rule could lead to more challenges, delays in Florida

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Businesses seeking to enter Florida’s pot industry warned state health officials Thursday of numerous flaws in a proposed rule that would expand the number of medical marijuana operators but could lead to further delays in a process that’s already months overdue. A hearing about the proposed rule came more than seven months after a legislatively mandated Oct. 3 deadline for …

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses Delayed in Ohio

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The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said that it has delayed the announcement of medical marijuana dispensary licenses for the state. The board had expected to make the information available on Wednesday and name as many as 56 licensees in 28 geographic areas. Hopeful applicants had filed 356 applications to open cannabis dispensaries. State regulators now expect to award provisional licenses …

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BASK expands hours, medical marijuana product lines

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Hide caption FAIRHAVEN — BASK announced it’s extending business hours during a ribbon cutting this week with the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce. “We set out five years ago, actually over five years ago, to bring a registered dispensary to the SouthCoast,” said Tim Keogh, BASK president of the board. “We’re growing and processing cannabis inside this building and the sky …

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Colombia’s first Canadian stock listing could lure capital to medical marijuana

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With a potential patient count more than double Canada’s, Colombia’s medical marijuana market is quickly gaining recognition as a legitimate force in the global cannabis industry. The total market for patients with qualifying conditions in Colombia exceeds 5.5 million people, according to QuantilesIMS, a U.S.-based market analytics company. The country, which has long been known for its black-market drug industry, …

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Ann Arbor could get ‘higher’ numbers of medical marijuana dispensaries

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) – The city that hosts the annual Hash Bash and that legalized medical marijuana ahead of everybody else in Michigan is moving to “higher times.” The City Council has voted to increase the number of Dispensaries to 28. Chuck Ream is a longtime advocate of marijuana use and says his city needs a free market. “Capitalism …