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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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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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. Virginia SB1719 passes the House of Delegates.

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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

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

Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

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

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Medical Cannabis is Legalized in the U.K., but Suffers from Access Issues

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But according to the Independent , the fight for access is still not over. The Independent explains: “Since the rescheduling, many NHS patients have been frustrated by what they see as a slow and bureaucratic system that has denied them access to cannabis treatments. but Suffers from Access Issues appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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

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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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.

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.

Olivia Newton-John Issues Plea for Better Medical Marijuana Access in Australia

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Thankfully, world-famous singer Olivia Newton-John wants to see easier access to medical marijuana in Australia, according to Australian publication The New Daily. Olivia Newtwon-John is particularly taken aback by the access issue. Legal, simple access is pivotal, as we can clearly see that anyone can brew a liquid and sell it as “cannabis oil”. The post Olivia Newton-John Issues Plea for Better Medical Marijuana Access in Australia appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

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 : Maine – Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level

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Opportunities for Marijuana Establishments to Access Financial Services: Recent Advancements at the State and Federal Level. The result is that these businesses are cash-only businesses whose only access to capital is through private-equity. Authored By: Hannah King.

Epilepsy families angry at lack of access to medicinal cannabis

Weedistry

“So that is why its right that there is this slow and gradual prescribing process” Speaking in October about the planned law change, Home Secretary Sajid Javid said “My intention was always to ensure that patients have access to the most appropriate course of medical treatment.” The post Epilepsy families angry at lack of access to medicinal cannabis appeared first on Weedistry.

How Medical Cannabis can unlock a higher quality of life for seniors

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Unfortunately, the regulatory process is fraught with bottlenecks, with no more than 500 Australians having legal access to Medical Cannabis. cannabidiol cannabis medical-cannabis-access mgcpharma cannabis-medical

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Lobbying in D.C. with Americans for Safe Access at the 2019 Unity Conference

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The Americans for Safe Access 2019 Unity Conference, themed The Price of Being a Medical Cannabis Patient, featured over a hundred patients from all over America visiting their representatives in Congress and the Senate to promote the Medical Cannabis Control Act of 2019.

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New Mexico is now the 8th Medical Cannabis State to allow Safe Access to Medical Cannabis at Schools

Americans for Safe Access

All have successfully set forth rules and regulations for allowing safe access to medical cannabis while attending public schools. No school or school district in the US has ever lost any federal funding for allowing safe access to medical cannabis at school, nor has there been any problems. California, New York, Virginia and Washington all have active 2019 Legislation for Allowing Safe Access to Medical Cannabis in School that is expected to pass into law.

Leader Of The Greens Writes To Leader Of The Opposition About Sorry State Of Medical Cannabis Legislation & Access To Care In Australia

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Pedestrian Report… Greens leader Richard Di Natale has written to Labor leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Health Minister Catherine King , calling for both parties to work together to fix up the nation’s “failed” access pathways to medicinal cannabis. Health professionals and patients have to jump through unreasonable hoops which means that people aren’t getting the access they need,” writes Di Natale. “ Full letter below.

Organigram continues to chart course to launch of cannabis edibles, partners with Canada’s Smartest Kitchen to develop premium chocolate products

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Business News Press Releases canada's smartest kitchen csk OrganiGram tac tech access canada TGS InternationalMONCTON, NB, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW/ – Organigram Holdings Inc. TSX VENTURE: OGI) (OTCQX: OGRMF), the parent company of Organigram Inc.,

Arkansas: Licensed Medical Cannabis Sales Begin

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Qualified patients now have limited access to medical cannabis products, after the state’s first licensed dispensaries began making sales this week. Voters initially approved medical cannabis access by passing a statewide initiative in November 2016. Nearly 12,000 patients are licensed in the state to participate in the medical cannabis access program. Arkansas is one of 33 states that permits medical cannabis access.

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House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee To Hear Three Cannabis Bills

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On April 30, the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing for multiple pieces of legislation, including the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, the Veterans Equal Access Act and the Veterans Cannabis Use for Safe Healing Act. ” The Veterans Equal Access Act has been introduced for a number of sessions now by Representative Earl Blumenauer, the co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, yet has yet to receive consideration until now.

North Dakota: Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Laws

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Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday amending and expanding the state’s nascent medical cannabis access program. Though approved by voters in November 2016, the state’s medical cannabis access program is not yet fully operational. Republican Gov.

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Congressional Hearing On Marijuana Banking Held

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The House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing Wednesday to address the lack of access to basic banking services by state-legal marijuana businesses.

Iowa: Lawmakers Approve Medical Cannabis Expansion Legislation

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House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, House File 732 , to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. About 1,000 Iowans are currently authorized to access low-THC cannabis oils. The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds. Under existing law , licensed dispensaries may only dispense plant-derived extracts possessing CBD and no more than three percent THC. House Fill 732 eliminates the THC cap.

Florida: State Lawmakers Vote to Restore Patients’ Right To Smoke Medical Cannabis

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These provisions explicitly protected the rights of patients to access herbal cannabis and placed no restrictions with regard to how they chose to consume it. Patients under 18 will only be allowed to access herbal medical cannabis if they are terminally ill and receive approval by two doctors. NORML has long argued against regulations that limit or restrict patients’ access to whole plant herbal cannabis.

Oklahoma: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Regulatory Measure

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It strengthens patient protections by explicitly stipulating that registered cannabis consumers may not be denied public assistance, access to firearms, or employment solely based on their patient status. An estimated 55,000 Oklahomans are registered with the state to access medical cannabis.

Businesses Need Bank Accounts; Marijuana Shops Included

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No industry can operate safely, transparently, or effectively without access to reliable banking solutions. While it is encouraging to see that a small but growing number of financial operators are beginning to provide necessary services to those engaged in state-compliant cannabis commerce, it is self-evident that this industry will remain severely hampered without better access to credit and financing. Imagine operating a business without a bank account.

Texas: Marijuana Decriminalization Bill to be Considered on House Floor

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The consideration of HB 63 on the House floor comes just days after the state’s House of Representatives approved an industrial hemp production bill, and after a separate House committee approved a bill to expand access to medical cannabis for Texas patients.

Rhode Island: Now allowing out of state medical marijuana cards

Canna Care Docs

In July of 2018, Rhode Island expanded compassion center access to medical marijuana patients across state lines. While an inexpensive and speedy certification may seem like the best pathway to access to a compassion center, the ramifications of doing so may cost more in the long term.