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

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Mississippi Becomes 37th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis With a Law that Provides Limited Access to Patients

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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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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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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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Study: “No Evidence” That Medical Cannabis Access Laws Encourage Youth Marijuana Use

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“This study found no evidence between 1991 and 2015 of increases in adolescents reporting past 30-day marijuana use or heavy marijuana use associated with state MML [medical marijuana law] enactment or operational MML dispensaries.”.

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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. The new law takes effect on August 1, 2020. State lawmakers enacted a limited medical cannabis access law in 2016. Democratic Gov.

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

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

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South Dakota: Governor Announces Intent to Delay Implementing Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Access Law

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The post South Dakota: Governor Announces Intent to Delay Implementing Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Access Law appeared first on NORML.

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

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

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

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The post South Dakota: Legislative Committee Votes to Rescind Home Grow Rights From State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law appeared first on NORML. Subcommittee members decided 6 to 4 to eliminate the ability for qualified patients to home-cultivate marijuana.

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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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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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The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

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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. Medical marijuana has shown proven benefits for treating these conditions denying our veterans access to them is shameful.

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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.

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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.’

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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.

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Ryan’s Law Will Increase Terminally Ill CA Patients’ Access to Cannabis

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Gavin Newsom signed a bill known as Ryan’s Law requiring hospitals in the state to allow terminally ill patients access to medical cannabis for treatment and pain relief. sought to answer when he first proposed Ryan’s Law.

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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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California: State Grants Access to Medical Cannabis in Hospitals for Terminally-Ill Patients, Ryan’s Law

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Ryan’s Law” will expand end-of-life treatment and pain relief options for Californians. Ryan’s Law is named after Ryan Bartell, a California native and US Coast Guard veteran who tragically passed away in 2018 after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Cannabis Law News

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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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Last-ditch effort to give marijuana companies bank access

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Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has released a report examining the efficacy of state medical cannabis laws.

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The organization has, they say, ……evaluated patient access, affordability, equity, and product safety. It is ASA’s hope that the report will inspire a renewed commitment to patients by policymakers to improve state laws and end the federal prohibition once and for all.”.

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

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This sleight of hand allows I-71 cannabis entrepreneurs to skirt DC’s law allowing only personal use and sale of medical marijuana. Federal law still classes marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance whose possession and sale are a felony. Cannabis Law News

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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, 2022. Earlier this year, lawmakers approved legislation expanding the program to include access to herbal cannabis.

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Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community

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The post Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics California laws medical cannabis Senior citizensWhen 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. We visited the retirement community to learn about how that impact is being felt.

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Virginia: Botanical Medical Cannabis Sales Begin

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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.

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Parolees Should Have Access to Medical Cannabis

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For many patients, especially those in states where cannabis access has been extended to both medical and recreational markets, patients are now better served than they used to be. In many jurisdictions, parolees are unable to access medical cannabis because of their criminal record.

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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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Virginia: Legislature Passes Measure Permitting Dispensing of Herbal Medical Cannabis

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Arcview Access™ – Global Evolution of Medical Marijuana

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The post Arcview Access™ - Global Evolution of Medical Marijuana first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. THE PRICE – Free? THE DATE – Nov 18, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada). THE RATING – THE BLURB – How … Read More.

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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. Mandating that patients carry their prescriptions with them in case they have a run-in with the law. .

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Alabama Republican Sen. Larry Stutts Tables Bill To Amend Medical Cannabis Law Forcing Women To Have A Pregnancy Test Before Being Able Access To Medical Cannabis

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Amendment to Alabama medical cannabis law would require women between the ages of 25 and 50 to have proof of non-pregnancy to access cannabis medication. Larry Stutts, an obstetrician, Bill 324 would amend the medical marijuana law that came into force in 2021. Via Growth Op.

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