This week in the cannabis industry, federal legislators introduced The Medical Cannabis Research Act to ease the way for medicinal cannabis research, Maine lawmakers voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill to establish regulations for the legal marijuana market in the state, California regulators extended provisional cannabis permits for another 90 days and more.
Federal: A bipartisan group of legislators led by Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) brought the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 to Capitol Hill April 26. The measure would ensure that academic and medical institutions are not at risk of losing grants if they wish to conduct cannabis research, allowing for more collaboration between researchers and the private sector as well as increasing the number of research-grade cannabis producers from one to three. Read more
Utah: University of Utah researchers will soon be looking into how marijuana impacts the brain and whether the medical benefits outweigh the risks to shed light on some mysteries surrounding medical cannabis. “We have so much that we don’t know yet about exactly what happens in the brain,” said Jeffrey Anderson, a Professor of Radiology and Imaging Service at University of Utah. Read more
Arkansas: The Arkansas Supreme Court has agreed to speed up its review of a ruling that has halted the issuance of the state’s first