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The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (Division) recently issued draft regulations regarding the implementation of SB 374 (2013), which was the bill passed earlier this year authorizing dispensaries, cultivation sites, and testing labs in the state. From the perspective of medical cannabis quality assurance and...
The Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors met in Sonora on Tuesday to hear a proposal by the District Attorney and Sheriff’s office to ban outdoor cultivation of medical cannabis and to effectively zone dispensaries out of existence. The room was filled mostly...
Independent certification will benefit patients, healthcare providers, and regulators implementing medical marijuana laws
Washington, D.C. -- Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) launched a new nationwide program today that will certify the quality and reliability of medical marijuana products sold at licensed businesses. Patient Focused Certification (PFC) is the only nonprofit, third-party certification for the medical marijuana industry based on new...
Scientific data, standards put to rest the notion that medical marijuana is a dangerous drug with no medical value
Washington, D.C. -- Patient advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is hosting a Google Hangout today at 5:30pm PT (8:30pm ET) with a panel of leading medical and scientific experts to discuss by video the new cannabis monograph from the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP), an authoritative...
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia monograph lays scientific foundation for quality assurance and expanded research
Washington, DC -- In an historic move, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) released the first installation of a two-part Cannabis monograph yesterday that classifies cannabis (marijuana) as a botanical medicine, alongside many other widely accepted Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Written and reviewed by the world's leading experts, the Cannabis...