Oklahoma: Governor Vetoes Measure Expanding Medical Cannabis Access, Reducing Possession Penalties

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Kevin Stitt has vetoed legislation, House Bill 3288 , which sough to expand patients’ access to medical cannabis and make other amendments to the state’s marijuana laws. 2020 Medical Marijuana decriminalization home delivery medical access OklahomaRepublic Gov.

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Louisiana: House Lawmakers Advance Measures to Greatly Expand Medical Cannabis Access

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House lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved two bills to amend the state’s medical marijuana program in a manner that significantly expands patients’ access to cannabis products. 2020 Medical Marijuana delivery Louisiana medical access

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Alabama: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Measure

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Senate lawmakers approved legislation yesterday that seeks to regulate patients’ access to select medical cannabis products. Last year, members of Senate similarly approved medical cannabis access legislation, but that effort was opposed by the House. Senators voted 22 to 11 in favor of SB 165 , which licenses dispensaries to provide qualified patients with non-herbal cannabis preparations, such as marijuana-infused tablets or pills.

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Kentucky: House Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Medical Cannabis Access

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Members of the Kentucky House of Representatives voted by a margin of more than two to one in favor of legislation, House Bill 136 , facilitating medical cannabis access.

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Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated with Fewer Workers’ Comp Claims

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The enactment of state-specific medical cannabis access laws is associated with a decline in workers’ compensation claims, according to data published in the journal Health Economics.

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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. Medical marijuana has shown proven benefits for treating these conditions denying our veterans access to them is shameful.

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New Legislation Would Permit Marijuana Businesses to Access COVID-19 Relief

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In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) have introduced legislation to allow state-legal marijuana businesses to apply for COVID-19 benefits through the Small Business Administration.

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Louisiana: Bills Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access Sent to Governor’s Desk

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House and Senate lawmakers have approved a series of bills to facilitate patients’ access to medical cannabis products. State lawmakers enacted a limited medical cannabis access law in 2016.

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COVID-19: Canadians having to risk exposure for access to Medicinal Cannabis

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The post COVID-19: Canadians having to risk exposure for access to Medicinal Cannabis appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks. The COVID-19 crisis has turned life upside down for most Canadians.

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. I introduced the Veterans Equal Access Act because it is my responsibility as a Member of Congress to ensure that all Americans have access to medical treatment as recommended by their physicians.

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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. The State Health Department Secretary publicly announced on Thursday that patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and/or Tourette’s syndrome will be eligible to receive recommendations to legally access medical cannabis products. An estimated 110,000 patients and over 1,600 physicians currently participate in the state-sponsored access program.

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Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients

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John Bel Edwards has signed a series of bills into law greatly expanding patients ability to access medical cannabis products. State lawmakers enacted a limited medical cannabis access law in 2016. Currently, fewer than 4,000 patients are registered to access medicinal cannabis products under the law. Democratic Gov.

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Over 40 Members of Congress Request SBA Access For Small Marijuana Businesses

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Ten members of the Senate, led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 34 members of the House, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), have recently issued letters requesting Small Business Administration funding programs be expanded so that they may be accessed by state-licensed cannabis businesses.

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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). Lawmakers initially approved the establishment of the state’s medical cannabis access program in 2015, but its rollout has faced numerous delays.

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FDA Expands Epidiolex Access for Those with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

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In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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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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Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Access Associated with Decreased Sales of OTC Sleep Aids

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Adult-use retail cannabis access is associated with a decline in the sales of over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aid medications, according to data published in the journal Complimentary Therapies in Medicine.

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Updated: More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

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In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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

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This year, we can and must succeed in passing this essential legislation and protecting the rights of veterans to access medical treatment and serving those who served us. It is my determination that this legislation will allow those veterans who can benefit from the medicinal use of cannabis to have a safe and regulated way to access their treatment. Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District.

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Delaware cannabis advocates rally for increased medical access with home grow!

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Allowing patients to grow their own cannabis at home could dramatically increase access. For some patients, proximity to a dispensary can often be a challenge as they must drive long distances to access medical cannabis. In addition, home cultivation would allow access to parts of the cannabis plant, such as leaves, roots, stalks and seeds, that are usually trimmed away by our current medical dispensaries before being sold.

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

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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. For example, a 2014 study reported a 75 percent reduction in PTSD symptomology scores following subjects’ enrollment in a state-sponsored medical cannabis access program.

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Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients

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The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients appeared first on NORML. “This is common sense legislation that provides physicians, not lawmakers, the ability and discretion to decide what treatment options are best for their patients.". Medical Marijuana Uncategorized Louisiana qualifying conditions

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Participate in a Confidential Survey Assessing Cannabis Use Patterns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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In recent weeks, health officials in some two-dozen states have enacted emergency rules to ensure that state-qualified patients have uninterrupted access to cannabis products. 2020 COVID-19 access patients survey

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

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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. ” Separate studies – such as those here , here , and here – consistently report that pain patients often reduce their use of opioids following access to medical cannabis therapy.

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New York: Empire State NORML Files Suit Seeking Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis While on Probation

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Empire State NORML and others are suing the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS) so that qualified patients may access medical cannabis products while on probation. Petitioners argue that the state’s medical cannabis access law explicitly forbids state officials from taking discriminatory actions against qualified patients.

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US States With Access To MMJ Have Seen 20% Drop In Certain Opioid Use

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A recent study indicates that US states with access to MMJ have seen up to a 20% drop in certain opioid use. The fact that MMJ products are accessible makes a huge difference. Image by Christina Winter on Unsplash : States with access to MMJ have seen decreases in their opioid usage.

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. The decision reverses a 2018 ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals. Writing for the Court, justices opined : “AMMA (the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act) defines ‘marijuana’ as ‘all parts of [the] plant.’

Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds

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“This law will ensure that patients who may be physically incapable of picking up these life-changing medicines on their own will have access to them from throughout the Commonwealth,” said Senator Marsden, of Fairfax County. ” SB1719 ensures that patients will greater access to the medicines they need, a key element of continuity needed for the success of any health system. Virginia SB1719 passes the House of Delegates.

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How Access to Cannabis Can Affect Mental Health Treatments

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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

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

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Added NORML’s Jenn Michelle Pedini: “Later this year, Virginia patients will finally have access to medical cannabis products and explicit legal protections thanks to Senator Marsden’s legislation. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy Decriminalization Legislative Update NORML Chapters Virginia decrim decriminalization decriminalize marijuana medical access medical cannabis medical marijuana NORML NORML Chapter Virginia NORML2020 Virginia General Assembly.

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

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While most of the recent media conversation around cannabis and the Super Bowl surrounded the ability for a medical marijuana company’s attempt to air an advertisement, one of the issues raised by various NORML members over the last few weeks has been more focused on the actual well-being of the players themselves.

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Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds

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Leafly/NCR survey finds 85% of companies could save jobs if they weren't denied access to COVID-19 funds. The post Congress could save 10,000+ cannabis jobs with access to stimulus funds appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics Cannabis Industry Congress COVID-19 economy federal stimulus programs

Cannabis 3.0 Accelerates Access to Consumer and Medical Research

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AI-Powered search platform maximizes access to publications. Virtual clinical trials, Artificial intelligence and secure crowdsourced cultural mapping have all helped fill the research knowledge gap quickly, bridging access to product knowledge like never before as Cannabis 3.0

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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

UK to allow cannabis imports—necessary step for medical access and, ultimately, legalization

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This promises the few patients with legal cannabis prescriptions in the country more reliable and affordable access to their preferred medicine. The post UK to allow cannabis imports—necessary step for medical access and, ultimately, legalization appeared first on Leafly. The United Kingdom loosened draconian import rules on medical cannabis products Monday, allowing licensed wholesalers to bring in much larger quantities of cannabis flower and oil, and at a greatly reduced cost.