South Dakotans Green-Light Marijuana Legalization and Medical Access

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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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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 York: Regulators Approve Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis Flower

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

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

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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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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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Fair Access Missouri files petition to legalize recreational cannabis

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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.

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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Research Shows Access to Legal Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Encourage Youth Drug Abuse

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For generations, cannabis was treated as a dangerous, addictive, and destructive gateway drug that led to further use of harder drugs like heroin and cocaine. The Reefer Madness era told young people that using cannabis would make them go psychotic.

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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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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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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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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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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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House Marijuana Vote Delayed As The Senate Advances Veterans Access Amendment

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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

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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.

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.

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

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

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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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. An estimated 110,000 patients and over 1,600 physicians currently participate in the state-sponsored access program.

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

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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.

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? .

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.’

My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

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

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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.

How many cannabis plants can you legally grow?

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While the US cannabis scene has considerably broadened general access to medical and adult-use cannabis, the rules governing the home-growing of the cannabis plant are still relatively strict.

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

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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.

FDA Expands Epidiolex Access for Those with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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Though cannabis is becoming increasingly legal across the nation, both for recreational and medical purposes, there’s no sign that the US government intends to legalize cannabis on the federal level.

Rep. Lee: Fight to end restrictions on veterans’ access to medical marijuana

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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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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

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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!

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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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Congress Should Lift the Ban on Medical Cannabis Access for Military Veterans

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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. For example, a 2014 study reported a 75 percent reduction in PTSD symptomology scores following subjects’ enrollment in a state-sponsored medical cannabis access program.

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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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Senate Democrats Introduce Sweeping Federal Cannabis Legalization Bill

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This week, leading Democrats like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) revealed the first draft of a sweeping federal cannabis legalization bill that could change the cannabis industry and transform access.

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

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president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, parent company of Cannabis Patient Care ™ “We are thrilled to partner with Americans for Safe Access because we share their passion for education and for helping as many patients as we can.”.

How Texans Fight for Medical Cannabis Access

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One is an advocacy group based in the Dallas area, called Safe Access Texas. Take some taxes out if that’s how it has to be for me to be able to access this,” says Jordan (named changed to protect confidentiality), a 30-year-old in Dallas. .