South Dakotans Green-Light Marijuana Legalization and Medical Access

NORML

The post South Dakotans Green-Light Marijuana Legalization and Medical Access appeared first on NORML. 2020 ACTIVISM Election Legalization Medical Marijuana 2020 Elections legalization medical cannabis medical marijuana South Dakota

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

Americans for Safe Access

There are loopholes written into the language that will allow individual municipalities to reject the law and keep medical cannabis illegal in their jurisdictions, and the bill limits cannabis businesses to operate in industrial or agricultural zones, which limits patient access.

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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: Medical Organizations Join Legal Fight to Overturn Election Result Legalizing Medical Cannabis Access

NORML

The post Mississippi: Medical Organizations Join Legal Fight to Overturn Election Result Legalizing Medical Cannabis Access appeared first on NORML.

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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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The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi

NORML

Despite numerous setbacks and the Governor’s threat to veto, Mississippi Senators have confidently advanced the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, which would legalize medical marijuana in the Magnolia State.

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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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New York: Regulators Approve Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis Flower

NORML

The post New York: Regulators Approve Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis Flower appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana legalization medical cannabis new york regulationsRegulations for home cultivation by registered medical cannabis patients still have not been established.

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Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Americans Want Congress to Allow Licensed Cannabis Businesses Access to Banking Services

NORML

Sixty-eight percent of Americans say that Congress should pass legislation so that marijuana businesses can "access banking services and products in states" where it is legal.

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House Lawmakers Advance Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Clinical Cannabis Research, Allowing Scientists to Access State-Approved Marijuana Products

NORML

The reality that nearly one-half of US adults have legal access to these multitude of cannabis products, but our nation’s top scientists do not, is the height of absurdity and it is an indictment of the current system.”.

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

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

NORML

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

NORML

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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Mississippi: Governor No Longer Expected to Call a Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana Access

NORML

Tate Reeves appears to have backed off a pledge to hold a special legislative session this fall to enact medical cannabis legalization. The post Mississippi: Governor No Longer Expected to Call a Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana Access appeared first on NORML.

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Fair Access Missouri files petition to legalize recreational cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

A Missouri coalition has filed a petition that would legalize marijuana in the state for adults and create an “open market,” arguing that doing so would create jobs and boost the economy. “Today’s filings are the next step in that fight,” Fair Access Missouri said in a statement.

Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access for Qualified Patients

NORML

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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Rhode Island: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Bill

NORML

“This is an important first step in the process of ending all penalties for cannabis possession and ensuring Rhode Islanders have access to regulated and tested cannabis products, just like New Englanders already have in neighboring states,” says Jax James, NORML’s State Policy Manager.

House Marijuana Vote Delayed As The Senate Advances Veterans Access Amendment

NORML

The post House Marijuana Vote Delayed As The Senate Advances Veterans Access Amendment appeared first on NORML.

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

Cannabis Life Network

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.

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. 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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Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

NORML

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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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. 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.’

Minnesota: Regulators Okay Patients’ Access to Cannabis-Infused Edible Products

Cannabis Law Report

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.

The Entourage Effect – Legal cannabis partnership to help patient access

Cannabis Law Report

Legal cannabis partnership to help patient access. Through this partnership, we are hoping to get Australians the access to life-changing products in a way that makes it simple and affordable,” Mr Havas said. UPDATED : Wednesday 12th of January 2022. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA –.

Parolees Should Have Access to Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

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.

Canadians Overwhelmingly Support Legal Access to Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Says Poll

Cannabis Law Report

A new poll, commissioned by the Canadian Psychedelic Association, has highlighted widespread support for legal access to psilocybin-assisted therapy among Canadians.

Switzerland Makes Way for Easier Access to Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

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? .

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.

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Advocates threaten legal action against Health Canada for delaying patient access to psilocybin

Cannabis Law Report

Advocacy group TheraPsil is teaming up with lawyers to pressure the government to grant access and develop regulations. TheraPsil is a Victoria-based non-profit organization that helps people legally access psilocybin for treatment. Mugglehead reports.

ASA's 20th Birthday

Americans for Safe Access

When we started Americans for Access, we were facing paramilitary style raids from the DEA, only 8 states had passed laws creating criminal exemptions for medical cannabis patients, the DEA was still saying that cannabis was a gateway drug and there was no legal access anywhere!

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California State Senator Nancy Skinner Announces Bill SB398 to Expand Access to Legal Cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

The post California State Senator Nancy Skinner Announces Bill SB398 to Expand Access to Legal Cannabis first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. February 14, 2021 – State Sen.

Study: Adult-Use Cannabis Access Associated with Decreased Sales of OTC Sleep Aids

NORML

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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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. Legalization Medical Marijuana Opioids SCIENCE medical cannabis opioids pain

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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. Specifically, this bill would also create a federal safe harbor protection for veterans and their doctors in using or recommending medical marijuana where it is legal in that State or Indian Tribe. Barbara Lee is a member of Congress representing California’s 13th District.

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Open Access Govt: The UK’s doomed Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill

Cannabis Law Report

Senior Associate, David Hardstaff and Partner, John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP , explore the UK’s doomed Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill. Barriers to patient access. The early failure of the Bill does not bode well for UK- patient access in the short to medium term.