New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana

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One of the first big wins for cannabis in 2021 comes out of New Mexico when District Court Judge Lucy Solimon ruled that inmates have a right to medical marijuana too.

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

NORML

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. The state’s medical cannabis program became operational last August.

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

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The post Study: “No Evidence” That Medical Cannabis Access Laws Encourage Youth Marijuana Use appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana adolescents dispensaries medical cannabis youth use

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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. 2020 ACTIVISM Election Legalization Medical Marijuana 2020 Elections legalization medical cannabis medical marijuana South Dakota

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Lawmakers In Several States Consider Enacting or Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

As state lawmakers actively consider and advance medical cannabis-related proposals forward, here's a breakdown of progressing legislative efforts thus far and where they stand in key states across the country.

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

NORML

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.

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. Ballot Initiative Medical Marijuana amicus initiative lawsuit Measure 26 medical cannabis Mississippi

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

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In recent days, numerous states have taken steps to ensure that state-licensed cannabis facilities are explicitly permitted to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACTIVISM cannabis corona covid marijuana Medical patients states

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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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Switzerland Makes Way for Easier Access to Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

Decriminalization and legalization of cannabis may be gaining ground but patients in certain countries are still struggling to access medical cannabis through the legal market. What Is The Current Legal Status Of Cannabis In Switzerland? .

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

NORML

Currently, the SBA is prohibited from engaging with cannabis businesses due to federal marijuana criminalization. Blumenauer, founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. “We should include state-legal cannabis in federal COVID-19 response efforts.

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The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

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In the House, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), a founder and co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, has reintroduced H.R. 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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Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients

NORML

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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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.

How Texans Fight for Medical Cannabis Access

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CANNABIS CULTURE – Despite barriers to advancing medical legislation in Texas, there are over 30 organizations dedicated to justice surrounding cannabis laws and regulations. . One is an advocacy group based in the Dallas area, called Safe Access Texas.

My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

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VA healthcare providers, however, are prohibited from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a state-legal medical cannabis recommendation, forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician. 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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Why Medical Cannabis Packaging Poses Accessibility Challenges

SpeedWeed

Opening medical cannabis packaging is complicated and difficult for many patients, and this is intentional. The Cannabis Act was developed with the purpose of preventing youth access, protecting public health, curbing the illicit market and ensuring the medical stream is not misused.

Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

NORML

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

NORML

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

NORML

“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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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). Lawmakers initially approved the establishment of the state’s medical cannabis access program in 2015, but its rollout has faced numerous delays. Nine pharmacies throughout the state are designated to provide cannabis products.

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Virginia: Legislature Passes Measure Permitting Dispensing of Herbal Medical Cannabis

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Virginia legislature sends bills to Governor Northam to approve dispensing of herbal medical cannabis. The post Virginia: Legislature Passes Measure Permitting Dispensing of Herbal Medical Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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

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In recent days, numerous states have taken steps to ensure that state-licensed cannabis facilities are explicitly permitted to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACTIVISM cannabis corona covid marijuana Medical patients states

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

NORML

In recent days, numerous states have taken steps to ensure that state-licensed cannabis facilities are explicitly permitted to maintain operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACTIVISM COVID-19 cannabis corona covid marijuana Medical patients states

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

NORML

Delaware cannabis patients and advocates will gather in Dover on Wednesday to rally support for The Delaware Patient Right to Grow Act, House Bill 243. This change would allow registered patients and registered caregivers to grow medical cannabis at home. Patients are legally permitted to cultivate medical cannabis in about half of the states that regulate its use and distribution. Allowing patients to grow their own cannabis at home could dramatically increase access.

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Veterans Medical Marijuana Access Legislation Introduced In House and Senate

NORML

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. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork necessary to recommend cannabis therapy in those 33 states that regulate it.

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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. Emerging evidence indicates that cannabis can potentially mitigate many of the symptoms plaguing our nation’s veterans. That is because the current policy of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs explicitly prohibits V.A.

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

NORML

The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients appeared first on NORML.

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Arcview Access™ – Global Evolution of Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Law Report

The post Arcview Access™ - Global Evolution of Medical Marijuana first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. THE PRICE – Free? THE DATE – Nov 18, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada). THE RATING – THE BLURB – How … Read More.

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

NORML

Yet, even in the majority of states where medical cannabis is legal, VA physicians are prohibited by federal law from filling out a state-legal medical marijuana recommendation form. 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. 2019 Advocacy Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENTBarbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District.

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

Leafly

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.

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Colorado Senate Passes Bill to Let K-12 Students Access Medical Cannabis in School

Cannabis Law Report

Colorado state senators have approved legislation allowing children with complicated medical conditions to access medical cannabis while at… Read More. Medical Cannabis NewsGanjapreneur report.