The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi

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New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana

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Colorado: Senate Lawmakers Advance Measure Amending State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

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The measure makes numerous changes to the state’s medical program -- several of which may hamper patients’ access to medical cannabis products. The post Colorado: Senate Lawmakers Advance Measure Amending State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law appeared first on NORML.

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Colorado: House Lawmakers Approve Legislation Seeking to Roll Back Medical Cannabis Access

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The post Colorado: House Lawmakers Approve Legislation Seeking to Roll Back Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana 2021 Colorado concentrates featured legislation medical marijuana opposition youth access

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Minnesota: Regulators Okay Patients’ Access to Cannabis-Infused Edible Products

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Under the plan, patients in the state’s medical access program will be able to purchase marijuana-infused gummies or other similar chewable products beginning on August 1, 2020.

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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California Celebrates 25 Years of Medical Cannabis Access

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Today, the majority of US states regulate medical cannabis access and 18 have legalized adult use. The post California Celebrates 25 Years of Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML.

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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.

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Alabama: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Access Legislation into Law

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The post Alabama: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Access Legislation into Law appeared first on NORML. “This measure is an important first step for Alabamans.". Medical Marijuana Alabama featured legislation medical cannabis

Pediatric Medical Cannabis Access in Schools

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A national perspective on safe access for students. At ASA, our goal is to ensure that every state has sensible cannabis policies that create safe and legal access for all patients.

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Mississippi: Lawmakers Request Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana Access

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The post Mississippi: Lawmakers Request Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana Access appeared first on NORML. If the Governor agrees to convene a special session, it would likely begin on Friday October 1.

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New York: Regulators Approve Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis Flower

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The post New York: Regulators Approve Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis Flower appeared first on NORML. Regulations for home cultivation by registered medical cannabis patients still have not been established.

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South Dakotans Green-Light Marijuana Legalization and Medical Access

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The post South Dakotans Green-Light Marijuana Legalization and Medical Access appeared first on NORML. South Dakotans have delivered a crippling blow to those who favored the status quo of marijuana prohibition in the Mount Rushmore State by simultaneously passing a pair of ballot initiatives.

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Texas: Expansions to Medical Cannabis Access Law Take Effect

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The post Texas: Expansions to Medical Cannabis Access Law Take Effect appeared first on NORML. Texas NORML and other advocates had sought to further amend the bill to include eligibility for chronic pain patients and to raise the THC to five percent.

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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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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.

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Mississippi: Governor No Longer Expected to Call a Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana Access

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The post Mississippi: Governor No Longer Expected to Call a Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana Access appeared first on NORML. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves appears to have backed off a pledge to hold a special legislative session this fall to enact medical cannabis legalization.

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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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Minnesota: Regulators Okay Patients’ Access to Cannabis-Infused Edible Products

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Under the plan, patients in the state’s medical access program will be able to purchase marijuana-infused gummies or other similar chewable products beginning on August 1, 2022. Earlier this year, lawmakers approved legislation expanding the program to include access to herbal cannabis.

Study: “No Evidence” That Medical Cannabis Access Laws Encourage Youth Marijuana Use

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Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access for Qualified Patients

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The post Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access for Qualified Patients appeared first on NORML. Under the law, which took effect upon signing, qualified patients may now legally possess up to a 90-day supply of cannabis at one time.

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House Passes Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Clinical Cannabis Research, Allowing Scientists to Access State-Approved Marijuana Products

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The reality that most high-schoolers have easier access to cannabis than do our nation’s top scientists is the height of absurdity and an indictment of the current system.”. “These common-sense regulatory changes are necessary and long overdue.

Lawmakers In Several States Consider Enacting or Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

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Executive Action Can Close the Medical Cannabis Access Gap for Veterans

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Despite the fact that 36 states have reformed their laws to provide for safe and legal access to cannabis for qualifying patients, veterans living across these states still face a confusing system of federal and state laws regarding physician engagement and affordable access.

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Mississippi: Medical Organizations Join Legal Fight to Overturn Election Result Legalizing Medical Cannabis Access

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The post Mississippi: Medical Organizations Join Legal Fight to Overturn Election Result Legalizing Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML.

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Parolees Should Have Access to Medical Cannabis

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For many patients, especially those in states where cannabis access has been extended to both medical and recreational markets, patients are now better served than they used to be. In many jurisdictions, parolees are unable to access medical cannabis because of their criminal record.

House Marijuana Vote Delayed As The Senate Advances Veterans Access Amendment

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

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“Many of these establishments are small-to-medium size operators, with their employees keeping their doors open without access to the support systems in place for other businesses, thus depriving them of potentially lifesaving protections.”

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Georgia: Governor Signs Legislation into Law Expanding Access to Low-THC Medical Cannabis

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The post Georgia: Governor Signs Legislation into Law Expanding Access to Low-THC Medical Cannabis appeared first on NORML. State regulators are expected in the coming months to award licenses to eligible applicants to begin cultivating cannabis and manufacturing oil extract products.

Delaware: Governor Signs Law Facilitating Access to Medical Cannabis for Qualifying Patients

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The post Delaware: Governor Signs Law Facilitating Access to Medical Cannabis for Qualifying Patients appeared first on NORML. Senate Bill 60 permits certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants to issue medical cannabis recommendations to those ages 18 and older.

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South Dakota: Governor Announces Intent to Delay Implementing Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Access Law

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The post South Dakota: Governor Announces Intent to Delay Implementing Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Access Law appeared first on NORML.

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South Dakota: Legislative Committee Votes to Rescind Home Grow Rights From State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

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The post South Dakota: Legislative Committee Votes to Rescind Home Grow Rights From State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law appeared first on NORML. Subcommittee members decided 6 to 4 to eliminate the ability for qualified patients to home-cultivate marijuana.

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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. Democratic Gov.

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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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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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