Alabama: Senate Advances Medical Cannabis Access Measure

NORML

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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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. Andy Beshear , who has previously expressed a willingness to vote in favor of legalizing medical cannabis.

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New Legislation Would Permit Marijuana Businesses to Access COVID-19 Relief

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Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) have introduced legislation to allow state-legal marijuana businesses to apply for COVID-19 benefits through the Small Business Administration. “We should include state-legal cannabis in federal COVID-19 response efforts.

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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.

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Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated with Fewer Workers’ Comp Claims

NORML

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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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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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.

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

NORML

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.

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. Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District.

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COVID-19: Canadians having to risk exposure for access to Medicinal Cannabis

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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. Legalization Medical Marijuana Opioids SCIENCE medical cannabis opioids pain

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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.

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

Leafly

This promises the few patients with legal cannabis prescriptions in the country more reliable and affordable access to their preferred medicine. The post UK to allow cannabis imports—necessary step for medical access and, ultimately, legalization appeared first on Leafly.

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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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

And while we applaud Governor Northam, his administration, and the legislature for taking this step, it’s critical that they work swiftly to legalize and regulate the responsible of cannabis by adults and begin undoing the damages prohibition has waged on tens of thousands of Virginians.”

Delaware cannabis advocates rally for increased medical access with home grow!

NORML

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. For some patients, proximity to a dispensary can often be a challenge as they must drive long distances to access medical cannabis.

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BILL INTRODUCED TO ALLOW STATE-LEGAL MARIJUANA BUSINESSES ACCESS TO FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF

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Two longtime legal cannabis proponents—Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)—introduced a bill in the House today that would allow marijuana businesses access to … Read More.

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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NORML Canada Launches Post-Legalization Platform on One Year Anniversary of Marijuana Legalization

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NORML Canada launches official Post-Legalization platform to focus advocacy efforts on reforming Canada’s legal Cannabis system. 1) Increased Access. 2) Transitioning “Unregulated Market” into the legal framework.

Marijuana Arrests After Legalization

Project CBD

The impressive medical properties of cannabis have been a major factor in the push to legalize cannabis. But the importance of social justice, beyond medical access, can’t be overstated

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

MMJ Recs

However, in an effort to decrease opioid usage (mostly through legal prescriptions from physicians), some medical professionals are recommending their patients use medical marijuana (MMJ) products in place of opioid prescriptions to manage pain symptoms.

New York: An Analysis of Governor Cuomo’s Legalization Proposal

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A complex and comprehensive plan laid out in over 200 pages of legislative text, the CRTA would implement one of the most tightly regulated, highly taxed and heavily controlled legal cannabis markets in the world. 2020 ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT Legalization NORML Chapters Policy SOCIETY

The Battle for California Cannabis Access is a Roadmap for States Considering Legalization

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Over the last few years, California has gained a reputation of being a state where cannabis is completely legal and out in the open. California Federal law and policy Legal Issues

What Oklahoma’s Ban On MMJ Delivery Means For Patients’ Accessibility

MMJ Recs

The accessibility of medical marijuana is an important issue for MMJ patients all over the country. In Oklahoma, accessibility has never been a problem since MMJ became legal in 2018. Image by pixundfertig on Pixabay : How do patients get access to OK MMJ while on lockdown?

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

NORML

Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. Patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program will be legally permitted for the first time to personally cultivate up to five marijuana plants.

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

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I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana,” Wyden tweeted on February 8. “It’s NEW: I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana.

Medical Cannabis Oil Distribution On The Horizon In Georgia

MassRoots

As a beacon of hope for patients in Georgia, an executive director has finally been appointed by the Access to Medical Cannabis Commission to oversee the next stages of development for the state’s medical marijuana program.

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Lawyer Heading Up Regulate Florida Wants Cannabis Legally Accessible To Eveybody Over 21

Cannabis Law Report

Regulate Florida is petitioning to make marijuana legally accessible to anybody age 21 and over — and regulated like alcohol. The Miami New Times reports that Florida lawyer Mike Minardi, who heads Regulate Florida, is just one of 26 active petition drives affected by the new law.

New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

NORML

State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. Senate Bill 406 expands medical cannabis access and provides important new patient protections.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

NORML

Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. LEGALIZATION. Chris Sununu, who has pledged to veto any legalization bill, “regardless of what the language looks like.”

Addiction Specialists Advocate for Easier Access to Legal Cannabis

WeedAdvisor

Unfortunately, access is an issue for some people, such as those in parts of Vancouver, where the cannabis shops are spread unrealistically thin. Access is Crucial. . Individuals looking to purchase legal cannabis will likely just continue dealing with the black market, since it could be a logistical nightmare to make the trip to a dispensary. Long before legalization, we supported cannabis for its medical benefits.

Maelstrom of Morality – Medical Dispensaries return to B.C. court with an Appeal

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Supreme Court decision that had ordered them to shut down, keeping in time with the initial launch of the coincidental federal legalization late last year. Vancouver‘s unlicensed medical dispensaries returned to court this week, appealing a December 2018 B.C.

Move Legalization Forward in New Jersey

NORML

Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, ranging from legalization to expungement, and the fight for freedom has never been more widely supported than now. 2318 would allow for expedited expungement of records for those previously convicted of a marijuana crime upon passage of decriminalization or legalization measures in the state of New Jersey, as long as those past violations are no longer considered a crime under state law.

Medical Cannabis is Legalized in the U.K., but Suffers from Access Issues

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But according to the Independent , the fight for access is still not over. legalized medical marijuana on November 1 st of last year – roughly 18 years after one of its closest Commonwealth allies, Canada, set up its own medical cannabis program in 2001. The Independent explains: “Since the rescheduling, many NHS patients have been frustrated by what they see as a slow and bureaucratic system that has denied them access to cannabis treatments.

U.S. Banks Pushing for Access to Legal Marijuana Industry

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Banks Pushing for Access to Legal Marijuana Industry. In yet another unprecedented leap forward, United States banks are asking Congress to protect them from federal prosecution over dealing with legal marijuana businesses, according to U.S. Under the current system, more than half of the states legalized marijuana to some degree. Banks simply want clarification as to whether they can safely do business in states where cannabis is legal.

British Columbia now has access to Medical Cannabis by Shoppers ™

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The service breaks down existing barriers for patients by providing convenient access to a broader range of options through a single source, alongside expert advice and counsel from trusted healthcare professionals. Statistics Canada, accessible at [link] n1/daily-quotidien/191030/ t002a-eng.htm.

US House passes landmark bill giving pot businesses access to banking

Cannabis Life Network

House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana/pot businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry. The U.S.