Colorado: House Lawmakers Approve Legislation Seeking to Roll Back Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

“This bill is a cynical effort by prohibitionists to severely roll back a policy that has been in place for two decades and that a majority of state residents support.”. The post Colorado: House Lawmakers Approve Legislation Seeking to Roll Back Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML.

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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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Mississippi Becomes 37th State to Provide Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

“Marijuana access is long overdue for Mississippi’s patients,” NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said. The overwhelming majority of voters decided in favor of this policy change over a year ago, and for the past 14 months the will of the people has been denied.”.

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Oklahoma: Governor Vetoes Measure Expanding Medical Cannabis Access, Reducing Possession Penalties

NORML

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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Study: Licensed Cannabis Retailers Not Providing Access to Underage Patrons

NORML

Investigators concluded: “[T]here was 100% compliance with the ID policy to keep underage patrons from purchasing marijuana directly from licensed outlets. The post Study: Licensed Cannabis Retailers Not Providing Access to Underage Patrons appeared first on NORML.

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Aird Berlis: Psychedelics: Will Policy Liberalization and Lower Barriers to Access Lead to Future Legalization?

Cannabis Law Report

Aird & Berlis’ Sherri Altshuler & Jeffrey Merk answer the big questions on psychedelics in Canada By Sherri Altshuler, Jeffrey K. Merk Oct 03, 2022 As perceptions towards psychedelics shift from opposition to cautious optimism, there are many questions and uncertainties that remain.

When Charging Forward into Adult-Use Policy, Please Don’t Leave Patients Behind!

Americans for Safe Access

A common challenge patients often experience when adult-use laws are adopted in their state is that legislative and regulatory improvements to medical cannabis programs are suspended while states pivot to organize adult-use models.

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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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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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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. NORML will continue to update these policies accordingly in the coming days and weeks.

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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. This is a case that has the potential to change policy not only in the state of New Mexico but across the U.S.

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.

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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Parolees Should Have Access to Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

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.

CDC Dishes Out Workplace Cannabis Policy Advice to Companies That Hire Drivers

Veriheal

At the end of November 2021, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that there are deep-seated risks associated with driving a motor vehicle under the influence of cannabis’ psychotropic compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

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. NORML will continue to update these policies accordingly in the coming days and weeks.

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What Is the MORE Act, and How Could It Change Marijuana Policy Forever?

NORML

How will it work, and what will it do for cannabis consumers, pot convicts, and the burgeoning gray-market industry? Currently, public support for legalizing weed nationwide is at an all-time high: 62 percent of Americans favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana, while over 90 percent want access to medical cannabis. Under the MORE Act, marijuana would be completely removed from the Controlled Substances Act, which currently classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug.

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NORML Issues Cannabis Policy Guidance For Lawmakers and Prosecutors For Protecting Public Health During COVID-19 Crisis

NORML

“In those majority of states that regulate aspects of the cannabis market, it is crucial that patients, consumers, and employees are able to continue to engage in this marketplace in a manner that comports with current health and safety as safely recommendations, such as physical distancing.

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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. NORML will continue to update these policies accordingly in the coming days and weeks.

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Press Release: Cannabis Patient Care™ and Americans for Safe Access Form Partnership

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Patient Care™ launched in November 2020 and has already made a big impression in the medical cannabis community due to the quality of its content and the important message behind each issue,” said Mike Hennessy Jr. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

One80 Intermediaries Launches Access One80 in Partnership With Surefyre, Inc.

Cannabis Law Report

Access One80, formerly Bigfoot Binds creates infrastructure to include extensive One80 product suite. Further, brokers that wish to be appointed to Access One80 may do so through a brief questionnaire.

Newly Published Paper: Not a SAFE Bet: Equitable Access to Cannabis Banking, An Analysis of the SAFE Banking Act

Cannabis Law Report

Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, August, 2022. According to its sponsors and supporters, the Safe and Fair Enforcement (‘SAFE’) Banking Act would help address the challenges faced by small cannabis businesses that cannot currently access banking services or loans.

Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

NORML

Regardless of the policy you’re advocating for (e.g., adult-use, patient access, decriminalization etc.) Priority legislation includes: the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act , the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act , the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act and more! Marijuana policy should be evidence based. When NORML was founded in 1970, roughly 12% of Americans supported legalizing marijuana.

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Policy Analysis Paper: Medicinal cannabis and driving: the intersection of health and road safety policy

Cannabis Law Report

Recent shifting attitudes towards the medical use of cannabis has seen legal access pathways established in many jurisdictions in North America, Europe and Australasia. Others who need to drive are excluded from accessing a needed medication and associated therapeutic benefit.

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. That is because the current policy of the U.S. Emerging evidence indicates that cannabis can potentially mitigate many of the symptoms plaguing our nation’s veterans.

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Manager, Government Affairs and Policy 

Cannabis Law Report

Manager, Government Affairs and Policy – ( 2200008X ). Word, Excel, Access); • Preparing a variety of written communications such as testimony, fact sheets, and reports; • Planning and organization skills; • Ability to work independently, as well as with teams; and.

Title: Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority Robert A. Mikos

Cannabis Law Report

Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority is a first-of-its-kind law school casebook in a rapidly-emerging and exciting new field. The helpful organization intersperses these issues of substantive law, policy, and authority throughout the discussion of users, suppliers, and third parties.

Paper: “Not a SAFE Bet: Equitable Access to Cannabis Banking, An Analysis of the SAFE Banking Act.”

Cannabis Law Report

CRCC’s paper, published by the Ohio State University (OSU) Moritz College of Law, is titled “Not a SAFE Bet: Equitable Access to Cannabis Banking, An Analysis of the SAFE Banking Act.”. Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, August, 2022. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

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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Article: Nevada should create a cannabis lounge license accessible to low-income proprietors

Cannabis Law Report

A’Esha Goins a member of the Cannabis Advisory Commission in Nevada writes in Nevada Independent When I think about how… Read More. Global Advocacy & Policy Global Forum

Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

“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.

USA: National Craft Cannabis Coalition Forms to Promote Policies That Support Small Cannabis Producers

Cannabis Law Report

Six state-level organizations from CA, OR, WA, VT, ME, and MA form coalition to support DTC sales for small, independent cannabis producers. Mark Barnett, Policy Director at the Maine Craft Cannabis Association. Oregon’s Cannabis Farm Advocates. Press Release.

Policy Advisor (Legislative Assistant) County of San Diego CA

Cannabis Law Report

The Office of Vice Chair Nora Vargas, San Diego County Supervisor, District 1, is seeking an experienced Policy Advisor. The ideal candidate has an understanding and interest in politics, policy and advocacy on the local, state, and national level. Full Job Description. Nora Vargas.

Policy Report: Regulating the future of vaping 14 March 2022

Cannabis Law Report

Access Rights Type : open. Cannabis Law NewsDESCRIPTION. Smoking cessation continues to be one of the United Kingdom’s central public health challenges.

Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

NORML

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.

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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”

Cannabis Law Report

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

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

NORML

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a legislative hearing, “ Cannabis Policies for the New Decade ,” during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending federal cannabis laws. This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform.

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