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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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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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. Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District.

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Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week

NORML

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

NORML

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.

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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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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.

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

NORML

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.

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.

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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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

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

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

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

Australia TGA Stats Say More Patients Are Getting Access To Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

Below are the numbers of approvals for unapproved products during 2019 via Category B of the Special Access Scheme (SAS). The figures do not include patients accessing medicinal cannabis outside the SAS via the Authorised Prescriber scheme or a clinical trial.

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

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

UK Charity Intends To Allocate Grants So Patients In Need Can Access Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

The charity – not yet approved by British regulators – plans to dish out grants for the hard-to-access drug to 20 patients in its first year. ‘But one year on, the number of patients actually getting access is pitifully small.

Canada: Can A Cannabis User Qualify For Rapid Safety Sensitive Worksite Access?

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administered a rapid site access program (“RSAP”) which is a voluntary program that provides pre-qualification to workers for access to safety sensitive worksites. October 18 2019. Article by Deborah Cushing. Lawson Lundell LLP.

US House passes landmark bill giving pot businesses access to banking

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House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana/pot businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The U.S.

Why Recreational — Not Medical — Marijuana Access Reduces Opioid Overdoses

The Fresh Toast

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%.

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

MGC Pharma

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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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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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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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Medicare For All Could Dramatically Boost Access To Medical Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

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.

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.

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.

Opinion – Transparency in the Cannabis Market is All I Want for Christmas

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Blog Business Cannabis 101 Cannabis Canada Cannabis Legalization Culture Featured Marijuana News access lab testing raids transparency transparent cannabisAh the holidays, a time for surprises and to share each other’s experiences.

When Two Friendly Foes Find Common Ground – A Lift & Co. Conference Conversation

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Do you risk your personal freedom so that others can access the medicine they need or do you stay safe while those […]. Blog Business Cannabis 101 Cannabis Canada Cannabis Legalization Cannabis News Culture Featured Health Law Marijuana News Politics cannabis access cannabis canada compassion club dispensaries effect legal cannabis store legal retail cannabis Licensed Producer Lift & Co. Like many, I started my career in the cannabis industry illegally.

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.

Cannabis producer says state is pricing out smaller producers, limiting access to medicine

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Continue reading Cannabis producer says state is pricing out smaller producers, limiting access to medicine at The NM Political Report.

A Dispensary Dichotomy – Why Activists Are Needed on Both Sides of the Brick and Mortar

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