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Utah is hiring a ‘cannabis czar’ to deal with all things pot

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SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah is now advertising for someone to oversee all things marijuana. The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food posted the job opening for a “Cannabis Program Manager” to handle the newly created medical cannabis program, as well as the state’s industrialized hemp and CBD oil regulations. “As the Cannabis Program Manager, you will: …

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Marijuana processing plant now under construction in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG)- Cedar Rapids missed out on landing one of the five medical marijuana dispensaries that opened statewide December 1st. But the city will be home for the state’s second marijuana cultivating and processing business. A groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of construction of Iowa Relief’s Cannabis Cultivation and Processing plant on the southwest side of Cedar …

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Medical marijuana program to expand, adding ulcerative colitis, considering autism

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Empty display bottles of medical marijuana at MedPharm Iowa Dispensary Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the dispensary in Windsor Heights, Iowa. With physicians on the board still expressing concern over the program, the state’s medical board moved forward rules that would widen access for Iowa’s medical marijuana program. The Iowa Board of Medicine approved new rules Friday to the state’s …

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Utah GOP guts voter-approved medical marijuana initiative after lobbying from Mormon church

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Republican state legislators in Utah replaced a medical marijuana initiative that voters voted into law with their own bill that has far stricter limitations on medical cannabis after lobbying from the Mormon church, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. Voters approved Proposition 2 in November, making Utah one of 32 states to legalize medical marijuana. On the first day that the …

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Danvers medical marijuana dispensary delays opening to January

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DANVERS — The first medical dispensary in Danvers will not open until January, the second delay this winter. Sanctuary Medicinals first aimed to open its 2 Electronics Ave. dispensary, located in the Danvers Industrial Park on the southbound side of Route 1, this past spring. But Jason Sidman, CEO of Sanctuary Medicinals, said in September that the opening would be …

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Iowa Relief breaks ground on its medical cannabis facility in Cedar Rapids

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Cannibidiol (or CBD, here in oil form) has been shown to benefit patients with epilepsy, PTSD, ALS, MS, cancer and other conditions. — Zak Neumann/Little Village Iowa Relief held a groundbreaking ceremony for its cannabis cultivation and processing plant in Cedar Rapids on Thursday. It will be the second facility in the state to produce cannabidiol for patients enrolled in …