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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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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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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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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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.

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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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

On February 2, 2022, Governor Tate Reeves chose to sign SB 2095 into law, making Mississippi the 37th state to adopt medical cannabis laws. The adoption of these laws is the conclusion of a year-long struggle for the future of cannabis in Mississippi. .

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How recreational access affects medical cannabis according to BDSA

Cannabis Life Network

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?

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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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. ACTIVISM Kentucky medical cannabis medical marijuana TakeAction

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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.".

The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi

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Despite numerous setbacks and the Governor’s threat to veto, Mississippi Senators have confidently advanced the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, which would legalize medical marijuana in the Magnolia State.

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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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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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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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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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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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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. ACTIVISM ballot medical cannabis Nebraska

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

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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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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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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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New Mexico Judge Rules Inmates Can Access Medical Marijuana

Leafwell

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.

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

NORML

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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Washington DC…Gift To “lawyers” …To Access Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

This sleight of hand allows I-71 cannabis entrepreneurs to skirt DC’s law allowing only personal use and sale of medical marijuana. This sleight of hand allows I-71 cannabis entrepreneurs to skirt DC’s law allowing only personal use and sale of medical marijuana. Cannabis Law News

Virginia: Governor Youngkin Signs Legislation to Improve Medical Cannabis Program

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The post Virginia: Governor Youngkin Signs Legislation to Improve Medical Cannabis Program appeared first on NORML. LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana Virginia 2022 Glenn Youngkin legislation Medical medical access medical cannabis medical marijuana patients Virginia NORML

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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South Dakota: Lawmakers Reject Legislative Efforts to Restrict Medical Cannabis Access

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State lawmakers have rejected a series of legislative proposals that sought to curtail how and where patients could access and use medical cannabis. The post South Dakota: Lawmakers Reject Legislative Efforts to Restrict Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML.

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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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My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

NORML

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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