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

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Women Patient Cannabis Activists Fighting for Change

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Portraits of four women patient-activists who are leading the struggle for medical cannabis access around the world

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 patientsaccess 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 patientsaccess 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. Many of which have been pediatric patients.

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

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

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Kentucky: House Votes Overwhelmingly in Favor of Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

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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Congressional Action for Veteran Medical Cannabis Patients

Americans for Safe Access

In the wake of the election many patients have questions about the priorities of the incoming Congress. million cannabis patients across the country are stuck under conflicting federal and state cannabis policy, with veterans comprising the largest contingent of them.

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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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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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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Congressional Action for Veteran Medical Cannabis Patients

Americans for Safe Access

In the wake of the election many patients have questions about the priorities of the incoming Congress. million cannabis patients across the country are stuck under conflicting federal and state cannabis policy, with veterans comprising the largest contingent of them.

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 cannabis corona covid marijuana Medical patients states

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Pledge to Demand Equity for Patients

Americans for Safe Access

Despite the fact that a wide majority of 36 states have now created comprehensive programs to allow legal access to medical cannabis treatment, there are still vital conflicts in the web of state and federal regulations stemming from remaining federal prohibition.

Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

Cannabis was listed as a Schedule I substance, a category for “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse”; this is a stricter classification than even raw opium, which is Schedule II. Now, two-thirds of Americans live in states where medical cannabis is legal.

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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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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The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

NORML

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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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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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? .

Is legalization bad for medical cannabis patients?

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Patient advocates say increased costs and access issues are a blow to medical cannabis patients' rights now that all adults can legally consume cannabis in Canada. The post Is legalization bad for medical cannabis patients?

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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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.

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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 patientsaccess to medical cannabis products. State lawmakers enacted a limited medical cannabis access law in 2016.

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Patients fear losing access to medical cannabis amid push to restrict amateur grow operations in Hawaii – Cannabis Business Executive

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Patients fear losing access to medical cannabis amid push to restrict amateur grow operations in Hawaii – Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news.

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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Argentina to Give Some Patients Free Access to Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

According to a report in Ganjapreneur… Argentina officials are moving forward with a planned overhaul of the country’s medical cannabis system; the new rules would … Read More. Medical Cannabis News

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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Why Medical Cannabis Packaging Poses Accessibility Challenges

SpeedWeed

“We have had patients who used hacksaws, pliers, or vice grips to get to their medication.”. Opening medical cannabis packaging is complicated and difficult for many patients, and this is intentional. As a result, equity and accessibility often take a backseat.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Why nurses must be involved in cannabis patient care

The Cannigma

Like many people who are drawn to work with and advocate for medical cannabis , I first saw the difference that cannabis can make with someone very close to me. The more I read about it, the more I became fascinated with the chemistry and potential of cannabis.

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. Securely cultivating cannabis at home alleviates these issues.

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Italy: Cannabis Patients Write To Minister of Health Roberto Speranza – “We don’t have access to treatment, cannabis is an urgency”

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Patients have run out of patience: “We don’t have access to treatment, cannabis is an urgency” Source: [link] We publish… Read More.

Patients In Florida Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

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Newly sworn-in Governor Ron DeSantis officially ended the statewide ban on smokable forms of medical cannabis in Florida, making good on the promise he made to patients. In doing so, medical cannabis patients are finally legally permitted to smoke dried cannabis flower if their doctor recommends that specific method of administration. Previously, it was illegal for patients to smoke their cannabis medication, according to the law.

How Texans Fight for Medical Cannabis Access

SpeedWeed

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.

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Patients with any of the medical conditions below are eligible for weedadvisor under the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR). Uncategorised