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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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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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Pediatric Medical Cannabis Access in Schools

Americans for Safe Access

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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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.

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Executive Action Can Close the Medical Cannabis Access Gap for Veterans

Americans for Safe Access

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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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.

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Minnesota: Patients’ Access to Herbal Cannabis Products Begins March 1

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NORML has long opined that patients must have access to cannabis flowers, stating: "Orally administered non-herbal forms of cannabis possess delayed onset and their effects are far less predictable than those of herbal cannabis.

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Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Sales to Begin This Week

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“Marijuana access has been long overdue for Mississippi’s patients,” NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said. Medical Marijuana dispensaries initiative medical access medical cannabis medical marijuana dispensaries Mississippi sales

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Study: Licensed Cannabis Retailers Not Providing Access to Underage Patrons

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The post Study: Licensed Cannabis Retailers Not Providing Access to Underage Patrons appeared first on NORML. Investigators concluded: “[T]here was 100% compliance with the ID policy to keep underage patrons from purchasing marijuana directly from licensed outlets.

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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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Mississippi Becomes 37th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis With a Law that Provides Limited Access to Patients

Americans for Safe Access

There are loopholes written into the language that will allow individual municipalities to reject the law and keep medical cannabis illegal in their jurisdictions, and the bill limits cannabis businesses to operate in industrial or agricultural zones, which limits patient access.

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Why I Started the ASA Challenge: Bringing Funds and Awareness to the Urgent Need for Medical Cannabis Access

Americans for Safe Access

I started volunteering some time for Americans for Safe Access (ASA) , the country’s largest non-profit patient advocacy organization promoting safe and legal access to medical cannabis.

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The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi

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The post The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi appeared first on NORML.

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District of Columbia: Council Members Advance Legislation Further Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

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The post District of Columbia: Council Members Advance Legislation Further Expanding Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML. The District of Columbia’s city council has recently approved the Medical Cannabis Amendment Act, significantly expanding medical cannabis operations in DC.

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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

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Americans for Safe Access’ ISO 17065: THE STANDARD FOR CERTIFICATION BODIES

Americans for Safe Access

American’s for Safe Access has achieved accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17065:2012 ( Certificate #5284.01 ) standard for certifying bodies through it’s PFC program, making it the first compliance program to obtain international accreditation specifically for the cannabis industry.

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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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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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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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District of Columbia: Mayor Signs Legislation Raising Marijuana Possession Limits for Patients, Providing Access to Non-Residents

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Over 22,000 DC residents are legally authorized to access medical cannabis. The post District of Columbia: Mayor Signs Legislation Raising Marijuana Possession Limits for Patients, Providing Access to Non-Residents appeared first on NORML.

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Kentucky: Medical Cannabis Access Legislation Advances to the Senate

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The post Kentucky: Medical Cannabis Access Legislation Advances to the Senate appeared first on NORML. With a vote of 59 to 34, members of the Kentucky House of Representatives have advanced House Bill 136 to the Senate for further consideration.

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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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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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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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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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New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana

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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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How recreational access affects medical cannabis according to BDSA

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BDSA’s latest report suggests that recreational cannabis access affects longer standing medical market. Access with a medical card encourages patients to buy heavily taxed adult-use cannabis. But is recreational access a benefit or hinderance on medical cannabis?

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Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Americans Want Congress to Allow Licensed Cannabis Businesses Access to Banking Services

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Sixty-eight percent of Americans say that Congress should pass legislation so that marijuana businesses can "access banking services and products in states" where it is legal.

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

NORML

The reality that nearly one-half of US adults have legal access to these multitude of cannabis products, but our nation’s top scientists do not, is the height of absurdity and it is an indictment of the current system.”.

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Nebraska: Advocates Fail to Secure Ballot Access for Medical Marijuana Legalization Measures

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The post Nebraska: Advocates Fail to Secure Ballot Access for Medical Marijuana Legalization Measures appeared first on NORML.

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Mississippi: Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Access Bill to Governor’s Desk

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The post Mississippi: Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Access Bill to Governor’s Desk appeared first on NORML. The bill now goes to the desk of Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has repeatedly threatened to veto the measure.

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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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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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