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. ” The bill sought to allow operators to engage in the home delivery of medical cannabis products to authorized patients who live within a ten-mile radius of a state-licensed facility. 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. ” Under the current law, doctors may only recommend medical cannabis products to those patients with a limited number of select conditions, such as HIV and cancer. The measure establishes regulations permitting the home delivery of medical cannabis products to registered patients.

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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. Senators voted 22 to 11 in favor of SB 165 , which licenses dispensaries to provide qualified patients with non-herbal cannabis preparations, such as marijuana-infused tablets or pills. Last year, members of Senate similarly approved medical cannabis access legislation, but that effort was opposed by the House.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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. In the majority of jurisdictions that regulate cannabis marketplaces, state policymakers have designated these operations to be ‘essential’ to the health and well-being of the patient community. 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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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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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. Late last week, the Governor signed House Bill 819, which expands the discretion of physicians so that they can recommend cannabis therapy for “any condition” that he or she “considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his [or her] medical education and training to treat.” Democratic Gov.

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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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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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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 COVID-19 cannabis corona covid marijuana Medical patients states

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

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Ten members of the Senate, led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and 34 members of the House, led by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), have recently issued letters requesting Small Business Administration funding programs be expanded so that they may be accessed by state-licensed cannabis businesses.

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FDA Expands Epidiolex Access for Those with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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Though cannabis is becoming increasingly legal across the nation, both for recreational and medical purposes, there’s no sign that the US government intends to legalize cannabis on the federal level.

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!

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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

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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. 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

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

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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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Participate in a Confidential Survey Assessing Cannabis Use Patterns During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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A team of researchers affiliated with the University of Miami School of Nursing are collecting epidemiological data to better evaluate how cannabis consumers, and patients in particular, are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 COVID-19 access patients survey

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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. Researchers affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and the Perelman School of Medicine assessed the impact of medical cannabis legalization laws on self-reported health outcomes. Legalization Medical Marijuana Opioids SCIENCE medical cannabis opioids pain

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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. Courts Medical Marijuana David Holland Empire State NORML lawsuit medical cannabis New York probation

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

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The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients appeared first on NORML. “This is common sense legislation that provides physicians, not lawmakers, the ability and discretion to decide what treatment options are best for their patients.". Medical Marijuana Uncategorized Louisiana qualifying conditions

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Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds

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SB1719 allows “registered agents” for those patients physically unable to pick up or receive delivery of their medical cannabis, like those in hospice, assisted living facilities, and those who rely on home healthcare providers. “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.

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

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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. The decision reverses a 2018 ruling by the Arizona Court of Appeals. Writing for the Court, justices opined : “AMMA (the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act) defines ‘marijuana’ as ‘all parts of [the] plant.’

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. Health medical cannabis new jersey New York ptsd

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

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“NORML is proud to have worked alongside Senator Ebbin and Delegate Herring, both longtime champions of evidence-based cannabis policy,” said NORML development director, Jenn Michelle Pedini, who also serves as the executive director of the state affiliate, Virginia NORML. Northam also signed Senate Bill 1015 , which states that no person may be arrested, prosecuted, or denied any right or privilege for participating in the state’s medical cannabis program.

US States With Access To MMJ Have Seen 20% Drop In Certain Opioid Use

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A recent study indicates that US states with access to MMJ have seen up to a 20% drop in certain opioid use. The fact that MMJ products are accessible makes a huge difference. Image by Christina Winter on Unsplash : States with access to MMJ have seen decreases in their opioid usage.

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

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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. Industry Politics Cannabis Industry Congress COVID-19 economy federal stimulus programs

Cannabis 3.0 Accelerates Access to Consumer and Medical Research

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If you thought there was no relationship between cannabis use and technology, consider these stats: the average number of mobile apps being used in a day by current cannabis users are 4. AI-Powered search platform maximizes access to publications.

NORML Members Call On NFL’s Goodell To Allow Players Access To Medicine

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While most of the recent media conversation around cannabis and the Super Bowl surrounded the ability for a medical marijuana company’s attempt to air an advertisement, one of the issues raised by various NORML members over the last few weeks has been more focused on the actual well-being of the players themselves. The NFL classifies cannabis as a banned substance and imposes extremely harsh fines and suspensions on players who test positive for cannabis.

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Full Report Now Published: “Current barriers to patient access to medicinal cannabis in Australia”

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Over the past decade, there has been an increasing demand for access to medicinal cannabis by patients and their families. Medical Cannabis NewsAs the social and political … Read More.

Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community

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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. The post Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics California laws medical cannabis Senior citizens

UK to allow cannabis imports—necessary step for medical access and, ultimately, legalization

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The United Kingdom loosened draconian import rules on medical cannabis products Monday, allowing licensed wholesalers to bring in much larger quantities of cannabis flower and oil, and at a greatly reduced cost. This promises the few patients with legal cannabis prescriptions in the country more reliable and affordable access to their preferred medicine. Politics medical cannabis UK United Kingdom