The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

NORML

In the House, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has reintroduced H.R. 1647 , the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans.

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My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

NORML

VA healthcare providers, however, are prohibited from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a state-legal medical cannabis recommendation, forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician.

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Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

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Yet, even in the majority of states where medical cannabis is legal, VA physicians are prohibited by federal law from filling out a state-legal medical marijuana recommendation form. 2019 Advocacy Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT

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Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week

NORML

Qualified patients are anticipated to finally begin accessing medical cannabis products next week, according to a statement issued by regulators at the state’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF).

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Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

NORML

Pennsylvania health officials have expanded the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis access. An estimated 110,000 patients and over 1,600 physicians currently participate in the state-sponsored access program.

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Congress Should Lift the Ban on Medical Cannabis Access for Military Veterans

NORML

Americans in 33 states and the District of Columbia have legal access to medical marijuana under a doctor’s authorization. But this same access is often lacking for many military veterans.

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Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds

NORML

SB1719 allows “registered agents” for those patients physically unable to pick up or receive delivery of their medical cannabis, like those in hospice, assisted living facilities, and those who rely on home healthcare providers. Virginia SB1719 passes the House of Delegates.

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Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

NORML

Those suffering from chronic pain report significant improvements in health following the passage of medical cannabis access laws, according to data published in the journal Forum for Health Economics & Policy.

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NORML Chapter Newsletter – June 2019

NORML

NORML Announces Plans for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day. Virginia NORML Continues Push to Expand Access Through Education. In order to register for Virginia’s medical cannabis program, patients must first receive a written certification from a registered physician.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – April 2019

NORML

NORML Announces Plans for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day. “Alan Robinson, executive director of the Wisconsin chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), said he uses cannabis to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and post-traumatic stress order.”

Veterans Medical Marijuana Access Legislation Introduced In House and Senate

NORML

Today, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act , to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork necessary to recommend cannabis therapy in those 33 states that regulate it.

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Arizona: Supreme Court Rules That Concentrates Are Legal Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

NORML

Manufacturing and possessing concentrated forms of cannabis are legally protected activities under the state’s medical cannabis access law, according to a unanimous decision issued today by the Arizona Supreme Court.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – March 2019

NORML

Only three months into the 2019 legislative session, with 45 NORML Lobby Days on the books, legalization proposals are swiftly moving forward in states across the country. Chicago NORML Continues Push for Diversity in Cannabis Industry.

How Access to Cannabis Can Affect Mental Health Treatments

Leafly

Cannabis can be life-changing for people with PTSD, but depending on where you live, access to the plant can be complicated. The post How Access to Cannabis Can Affect Mental Health Treatments appeared first on Leafly. Health medical cannabis new jersey New York ptsd

NORML Members Call On NFL’s Goodell To Allow Players Access To Medicine

NORML

The NFL classifies cannabis as a banned substance and imposes extremely harsh fines and suspensions on players who test positive for cannabis. Prohibited from using cannabis, players are looking to alcohol and opioids for relief.

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

NORML

State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. Once signed into law, the reduced penalties take effect on July 1, 2019. MEDICAL CANNABIS.

2019: A High-storic Year for Nevada NORML Chapters

NORML

Over the course of twelve months, the proud fighters of the Las Vegas chapter have taken cannabis advocacy, education and community to otherworldly levels through a variety of far-reaching ways. Protested anti-cannabis act by Nevada state government.

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Cannabis 3.0 Accelerates Access to Consumer and Medical Research

Cannabis Law Report

If you thought there was no relationship between cannabis use and technology, consider these stats: the average number of mobile apps being used in a day by current cannabis users are 4. AI-Powered search platform maximizes access to publications.

NORML Chapter Newsletter – May 2019

NORML

NORML Announces Plans for 2019 Conference and Lobby Day. “To a large degree, that has been a war on cannabis, but it’s also been a war on people, it’s been disproportionately a war on certain communities,” Read more from WTTW News !

Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community

Leafly

When the City of Laguna Woods banned cannabis businesses from operating in city limits, they left a lot of local retirees who depend on cannabis cut off. The post Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics California laws medical cannabis Senior citizens

Huge Cement Blocks Bar Access to Illicit Toronto Dispensaries

Leafly

As illegal cannabis stores attempt to continue operation, city agents have escalated their tactics. The post Huge Cement Blocks Bar Access to Illicit Toronto Dispensaries appeared first on Leafly.

Proposed Legislation: Ensuring Safe Capital Access for All Small Business Act of 2019

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis-related businesses, especially those from disadvantaged communities, would be eligible to get loans backed by the federal Small Business Administration for the first time under proposed legislation. Washington, June 28, 2019. Cannabis Law News

Document: Patient’s Guide To CBD (2019) Americans For Safe Access 2019

Cannabis Law Report

1 , 2 Cannabidiol is the primary cannabinoid encountered in European hemp chemovars (“chemical varieties,” Type III cannabis ), but in low concentration. 9 CANNABIS SATIVA L. We have played a key role in ensuring access to safe, legal medical cannabis in more than 30 U.S.

Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Michelle Lujan Grisham signed broad changes to New Mexico’s medical cannabis into law, there are already questions surrounding whether inmates serving out sentences are allowed to use medical cannabis. Just days after Gov.

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Cannabis producer says state is pricing out smaller producers, limiting access to medicine

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Dueling press releases over medical cannabis fees show the continuing, contentious relationship between a medical cannabis producer and the New Mexico Department of Health.

Americans For Safe Access 2019 Annual Report: “State of The States Report”

Cannabis Law Report

Each year, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) analyzes, summarizes, and critiques legislation and regulations as they become law and develops this report to assess how these programs are serving the needs of patients. MEDICAL CANNABIS BY THE NUMBERS …………… 4.

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1

NORML

Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019. ” “We continue to tweak the law regarding cannabis oils.

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Georgia’s New Law Will Finally Allow Access to Cannabis Oil

Leafly

Patients will finally be able to legally purchase the low-THC cannabis oil that they've long been allowed to possess. The post Georgia’s New Law Will Finally Allow Access to Cannabis Oil appeared first on Leafly. Politics Georgia medical marijuana

Survey Says: Price, Quality, and Access Are Key for Canadian Consumers

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The results are in for Statistic Canada's most recent National Cannabis Survey. The post Survey Says: Price, Quality, and Access Are Key for Canadian Consumers appeared first on Leafly. Canada Industry Canadian cannabis cannabis pricing

Greenfund Article: Another record month for medicinal cannabis approvals in Australia via the Special Access Scheme Category B route! 3,594 approvals were issued in October 2019.

Cannabis Law Report

In April 2019, QLD amended their patient access process making it easier for doctors to write prescriptions. QLD is also well serviced with a variety of access clinics, which would have contributed to this relative increase.

Australia TGA Stats Say More Patients Are Getting Access To Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

This report in hemp Gazette says there are actually only 22 officially sanctioned prescribers of medical cannabis in the entire country. Below are the numbers of approvals for unapproved products during 2019 via Category B of the Special Access Scheme (SAS).

UK Charity Intends To Allocate Grants So Patients In Need Can Access Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

The charity – not yet approved by British regulators – plans to dish out grants for the hard-to-access drug to 20 patients in its first year. Dozens of low income families have forked out up to £2,000 a month for private prescriptions of medicinal cannabis.

Opinion – Transparency in the Cannabis Market is All I Want for Christmas

Cannabis Life Network

As of last year, up to 30 grams of cannabis can be shared just the same as any other gift now. The post Opinion – Transparency in the Cannabis Market is All I Want for Christmas appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

Canada: Can A Cannabis User Qualify For Rapid Safety Sensitive Worksite Access?

Cannabis Law Report

October 18 2019. Employers who operate safety sensitive worksites will find the recent decision of the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal in Everitt v Homewood Health Inc., 2019 AHRC 36 of interest. Article by Deborah Cushing. Lawson Lundell LLP.

Maelstrom of Morality – Medical Dispensaries return to B.C. court with an Appeal

Cannabis Life Network

That was followed in early 2019, when the B.C. court with an Appeal appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks. Vancouver‘s unlicensed medical dispensaries returned to court this week, appealing a December 2018 B.C.