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

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

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

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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. Medical Marijuana Alabama featured legislation medical cannabis“This measure is an important first step for Alabamans.".

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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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. Smoking herbal cannabis will not be permitted under the proposal.

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

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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. The post Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access for Qualified Patients appeared first on NORML.

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

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

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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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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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Virginia: Botanical Medical Cannabis Sales Begin

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Long awaited sales of cannabis flower in Virginia began this month when medical dispensaries received the final product approvals from the state's regulatory agency. The post Virginia: Botanical Medical Cannabis Sales Begin appeared first on NORML.

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Lawmakers In Several States Consider Enacting or Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

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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

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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.

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

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Nearly 70 percent of voters decided in favor of the ballot Measure (Measure 26) last November, which allows patients to either obtain cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries or to grow it themselves.

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Parolees Should Have Access to Medical Cannabis

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As a cannabis coach, I talk to many people who are seeking information about cannabis to improve their health and their lifestyle. However, there are other patient populations who continue to be underserved based on the cannabis policy where they reside and/or their criminal record.

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

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

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

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

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

Research Shows Access to Legal Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Encourage Youth Drug Abuse

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For generations, cannabis was treated as a dangerous, addictive, and destructive gateway drug that led to further use of harder drugs like heroin and cocaine. The Reefer Madness era told young people that using cannabis would make them go psychotic.

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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.

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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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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Switzerland Makes Way for Easier Access to Medical Cannabis

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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? .

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

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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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Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week

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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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