First Ever Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Open in Massachusetts and Delaware

openFor the first time in their state’s histories, a medical cannabis dispensary is now open and operating in both Massachusetts and Delaware, years after the medicine was legalized.

In Massachusetts, Alternative Therapies Group, based in Salem, officially opened Thursday morning. The dispensary, which is located at 50 Grove Street in Salem (01970), is accepting patients by appointment only.

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Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program to Begin Accepting Applications for Patients and Businesses in September

On September 2nd, the State of Illinois will begin accepting applications from residents who would like to become registered medical cannabis patients or caregivers in the state’s newly-launched Medical Cannabis Pilot Prillinoismedicalogram.

Applicants with last names that begin with letters A through L will have until the end of October to submit an application; patients who are approved will be allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces in a 14 day period.

The application period for cultivation centers and dispensaries will begin on September 8th, and extend through September 22nd. Dispensaries will be required to prove they have at least $400,000 in liquid assets, and will have to pay a $5,000 non-refundable application fee. Cultivation centers will be required to have at least $500,000 in liquid assets, and pay an application fee of $25,000. A total of 60 dispensaries and 22 cultivation centers will be licensed throughout the state.

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New Jersey Approves Second Medical Cannabis Dispensary, to Open by Month’s End

On October 28th, New Jersey’s second medical cannabis dispensary will open its doors. The outlet was approved. last Thursday by New Jersey’s Department of Health. Its opening will double the number of dispensaries in the state.newjersey

New Jersey is infamous for having one of the strictest medical cannabis laws in the nation. Currently one state-licensed dispensary is opened to accommodate thousands of patients. This second dispensary is expected to accommodate hundreds more patients, making it easier for them to access their medicine.

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Farmers Insurance May Soon Begin Insuring Medical Cannabis Collectives, Recreational Retail Outlets

In what would be a huge step towards legitimizing and protecting the medical and recreational cannabis industries, Farmers Insurance in Seattle, Washington is in the processInsurance Policy of establishing insurance programs for medical cannabis collectives; businesses planning to open for recreational sales under Initiative 502 may also apply.

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