The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

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1647 , the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Blumenauer said, “For too long, our veterans have been denied access to highly effective medical marijuana treatment for conditions like chronic pain and PTSD.

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My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

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That’s why I testified today to the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health regarding my legislation, the Veterans Equal Access Act, HR 1647, which would lift this prohibition.

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Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week

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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

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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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Veterans Medical Marijuana Access Legislation Introduced In House and Senate

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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. ” “As the daughter of a veteran, I am committed to ensuring that our veterans have access to the quality and comprehensive medical care they deserve – including medical marijuana.

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

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

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

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Senate Bill 406 expands medical cannabis access and provides important new patient protections. ACTIVISM LEGISLATION Legislative Update Medical Marijuana access decriminalization employment hemp medical marijuana New Mexico

Huge Cement Blocks Bar Access to Illicit Toronto Dispensaries

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

Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community

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The post Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community appeared first on 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. We visited the retirement community to learn about how that impact is being felt. Health Politics California laws medical cannabis Senior citizens

Why Recreational — Not Medical — Marijuana Access Reduces Opioid Overdoses

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Continue reading Why Recreational — Not Medical — Marijuana Access Reduces Opioid Overdoses at The Fresh Toast. New research shows recreational marijuana laws reduce annual opioid deaths by 20-35%.

USA Dept of Justice Press Release: DEA Announces Steps Necessary to Improve Access to Marijuana Research

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DEA Announces Steps Necessary to Improve Access to Marijuana Research. We support additional research into marijuana and its components, and we believe registering more growers will result in researchers having access to a wider variety for study.”. Following. The Press Release in full.

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

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

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

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3540, the Ensuring Safe Capital Access for All Small Businesses Act of 2019. 3543, the Ensuring Access to Counseling and Training Programs for All Small Business Act of 2019.

Lawyer Heading Up Regulate Florida Wants Cannabis Legally Accessible To Eveybody Over 21

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Regulate Florida is petitioning to make marijuana legally accessible to anybody age 21 and over — and regulated like alcohol. The Miami New Times reports that Florida lawyer Mike Minardi, who heads Regulate Florida, is just one of 26 active petition drives affected by the new law.

Israeli Health Ministry’s New Regulations Won’t Improve Access to Medical Cannabis, Critics Say

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Patient access to medical marijuana is a wrinkle many countries and U.S. However, of particular not are those surrounding pricing and accessibility. The post Israeli Health Ministry’s New Regulations Won’t Improve Access to Medical Cannabis, Critics Say appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

What will unrestricted access to Medicinal Cannabis look like in Australia?

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What will unrestricted access to Medicinal Cannabis look like in Australia? A word from Ron Lipsky, Manager of Business Development and International Relations at MGC Pharmaceuticals Right now in Australia, access to Cannabis-based treatments is heavily restricted.

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

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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.

How Medicare For All Could Dramatically Boost Access To Medical Marijuana

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How Medicare For All Could Dramatically Boost Access To Medical Marijuana According to one cannabis CEO, opening medicare for all could “dramatically” increase medical marijuana access for patients.

Massachusetts: Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Now Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers

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Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Now Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers. Those interested must meet with their clinician* to receive Initial Access to medical marijuana. Patients may get a 14-day supply of cannabis with Initial Access.

The Latin American Cannabis Landscape – Part Two: Regulated Markets and Patient Access

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Legal access does not necessarily equate to financial access. Although there is growing access to cannabis medicines, there is an increasing need for credible research and educational platforms. Increased education, scientific research, and access leads to increased acceptance. The post The Latin American Cannabis Landscape – Part Two: Regulated Markets and Patient Access appeared first on Canna Tech Global

New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana

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The post New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana appeared first on Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law. By: Nabil Rodriguez, Esq. and Victor Fox*. New Jersey has expanded their medical marijuana program due to increases in patient demand coupled with shortages in supply.

Alfie Dingley: the Right to Access Medical Cannabis in the UK

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Alfie Dingley’s case reflects that of Billy Caldwell’s in so many ways. Both suffer from Dravet, a severe form of epilepsy that can cause tens to hundreds of seizures per day – up to 150 per month in Alfie’s case.

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Survey Says US Bankers Want Access To Cannabis Industry – 89% In The West Want Change

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Without access to banks, many cannabis companies, including growers and retailers, face a significant burden operating as cash-only businesses. Even in the South, where marijuana legalization has made little headway, 76 percent of bank executives favor giving access to cannabis companies.

Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses

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Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses. Hearings. Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions. f t # e. 2128 RHOB, 0 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 02:00. Click here for the Committee Memorandum. Legislation.

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

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

Addiction Specialists Advocate for Easier Access to Legal Cannabis

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Unfortunately, access is an issue for some people, such as those in parts of Vancouver, where the cannabis shops are spread unrealistically thin. Access is Crucial. . However, we need to ensure that these vulnerable people can obtain legal cannabis, which includes both physical availability and access to relevant information. The post Addiction Specialists Advocate for Easier Access to Legal Cannabis appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

Georgia’s Governor Signs Bill Into Law That Allows Medical Cannabis Patients To Access Cannabis Oil That They Could Already Access

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Why did this process of giving patients access to what they already have take 6 years ! Cloud said in a recent interview that she and other parents are satisfied with the measure and relieved to know they will have access to the drug. We ask.

Special Report: Current Issues in Marijuana Regulation – Veterans Struggle to Gain Access to Medical Marijuana

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Veterans Struggle to Gain Access to Medical Marijuana. Despite this expansion military veterans often face greater obstacles to gaining access to medical marijuana than other groups. Several veteran’s groups advocate for greater access to medical marijuana.

Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access

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Continue reading Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access at The NM Political Report. Just days after Gov.

Ignite Launches its Twitch Channel Today, Offering VIP Access to the Ignite House

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LOS ANGELES – January 18, 2019 / Canna Newswire / – Today, Ignite announced the launch of its new Twitch channel, which shares VIP access to life inside the premium cannabis company along with an inside look at Dan Bilzerian’s unique lifestyle at the Ignite house.

Article: Medical cannabis debate: Australians left in pain by expensive and limited access to drug

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For now, Australia is definitely not leading the way in medicinal cannabis. But the tide is turning slowly turning, and even the harshest critics now admit cannabis oil can help children with epilepsy.

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

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Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is the largest national member-based organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic uses and research. TABLE OF CONTENTS. FOREWORD.

Canada’s Organic Flower Investments Group Buys Trichome Cannabrands To Access Cannabis Trademarks In Canada

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Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana CEO Asks Why Patients Are Being Taxed

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Founded in 2014, Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) (Canadiens pour l’accès équitable à la marijuana médicale (CAEMM)) is a federal non-partisan, non-profit, patient-run organisation dedicated to protecting and improving the rights of medical cannabis patients.

Massachusetts – Cannabis Control Commission Update: Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Will Be Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers

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Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Will Be Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers. Those interested must meet with their clinician* to receive Initial Access to medical marijuana. Patients may get a 14-day supply of cannabis with Initial Access.

U.S. Banks Pushing for Access to Legal Marijuana Industry

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Banks Pushing for Access to Legal Marijuana Industry. Banks Pushing for Access to Legal Marijuana Industry appeared first on WeedAdvisor. In yet another unprecedented leap forward, United States banks are asking Congress to protect them from federal prosecution over dealing with legal marijuana businesses, according to U.S. Under the current system, more than half of the states legalized marijuana to some degree. However, the drug still remains illegal on a federal level.

Agreement with Farmalabor gives EMMAC immediate access to Italy, Europe’s second-largest Medical Cannabis Market

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9 July 2019, London. EMMAC Life Sciences Ltd, the European independent medical cannabis company, is pleased to announce that it has formed a 50/50 joint venture company, Fontana S.R.L. Fontana JVCo”), with Sergio Fontana, the founder and major shareholder of Farmalabor S.R.L.

Bill Blair Confident that Accessibility to Legal Cannabis Will Shrink the Grey Market

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According to Global News ¸ Blair believes that squashing supply and accessibility problems will attract consumers back to the open market as we continue weathering the storm for prices to drop.

The Battle for California Cannabis Access is a Roadmap for States Considering Legalization

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Right now, there is an ongoing battle between the state and local governments for access to cannabis, which should be the first place that states (and possibly even Congress) look when considering legalization.