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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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Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Sales to Begin This Week

NORML

Marijuana access has been long overdue for Mississippi’s patients,” NORML’s State Policies Manager Jax James said. Medical Marijuana dispensaries initiative medical access medical cannabis medical marijuana dispensaries Mississippi sales

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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. Separate language in the measure amended criminal penalties for persons who possess marijuana (up to 42.45

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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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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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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.

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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. “The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act would provide crucial medical and civil protections for the men and women who put their lives on the line to serve this country.

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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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Virginia: Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect July 1

NORML

Richmond, VA: Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed legislation ( Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972 ) decriminalizing marijuana possession. The prohibition on marijuana has clearly failed, and impacts nearly 30,000 Virginians per year. 2020 Virginia General Assembly.

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My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

NORML

A poll commissioned by the American Legion showed that more than 1 in 5 veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition. 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. 2019 Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT Medical Marijuana Policy Veterans Earl Blumenauer

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Updated: More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

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In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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

NORML

The MORE Act, which was introduced to the US Congress last month, would completely decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Jarrold Nadler (D-NY) and presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act , which is arguably the most revolutionary and socially conscious federal marijuana reform bill introduced to date. The issue isn’t if marijuana will be legalized anymore.

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Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

NORML

When NORML was founded in 1970, roughly 12% of Americans supported legalizing marijuana. Currently sixty-five percent of adults nationwide support ending marijuana prohibition and establishing a regulated market where responsible consumers can legally purchase marijuana. With a network of more than 160 affiliate chapters, NORML offers plenty of opportunities to join the fight to end marijuana prohibition. Regardless of the policy you’re advocating for (e.g.,

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

NORML

As a supporter of NORML, I know that you’re aware of the damage that unjust marijuana prohibition continues to inflict across the country, especially on communities of color. Polling from the American Legion shows that nearly 1 in 4 veterans consume marijuana to alleviate symptoms of a medical or physical condition. My bipartisan bill, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act (HR1151), would end the current medical prohibition on VA doctors.

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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.

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More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

NORML

In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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The STATES Act Reintroduced: Bipartisan Measure Limits Federal Government’s Ability To Interfere With State-Sanctioned Marijuana Business, Policies

NORML

“The majority of states now regulate either the medical use or the adult use of marijuana. It is time for the federal government to cease standing in the way of these voter-backed regulatory policies being implemented throughout the country,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. The STATES Act is the next logical step in a comprehensive blueprint for more rational federal cannabis policy. INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Policy

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Parolees Should Have Access to Medical Cannabis

Veriheal

Through these conversations, I am able to capture first-hand stories about how current cannabis policy impacts their lives – both positively and negatively. In many jurisdictions, parolees are unable to access medical cannabis because of their criminal record.

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Updated: More States Taking Action to Ensure Uninterrupted Retail Access to Medical Cannabis During COVID-19 Outbreak

NORML

In others, regulators have either relaxed protocols or moved forward with new, emergency rules to facilitate expanded access – such as permitting patients to seek telemedicine appointments and allowing dispensaries to permit curbside pick-up and home delivery.

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

NORML

Today, NORML and it’s national network of advocacy chapters released a memo to state lawmakers, regulators, prosecutors, and other interested parties providing guidance for how they can take emergency actions to better promote the health and welfare of cannabis consumers and the general public during the COVID pandemic.

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Is Congress Closer to Reforming the Cannabis Industry’s Access to Financial Services?

Veriheal

Historically, it has been difficult for cannabis-related businesses to access reliable financial services due to its illegal federal status. Joseph Pinion quickly mentioned the lack of movement on the Cannabidiol and Marijuana Research Expansion Act. The Drug Policy Reform Act.

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House Veterans Affairs Committee Passes Multiple Marijuana Bills

NORML

On March 12th, the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) passed two separate pieces of legislation pertaining to cannabis policy. The second bill, HR 1647 , known as the Veterans Equal Access Act of 2019, would allow V.A. We must reform our federal cannabis policy.”

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New York to Allow for Cannabis Deliveries Prior to Storefronts Opening

Veriheal

Bloomberg states that “based on an average estimated wholesale value of about $2,500 per pound, according to the Cannabis Benchmarks, a research firm that tracks wholesale marijuana prices nationwide, the horde could be worth as much as $750 million.”

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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. That is because the current policy of the U.S. physicians “from completing forms or registering veterans for participation in state-approved [medical marijuana] program[s].”

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Rep Blumenauer: Upcoming Veterans Medical Marijuana Vote In Congress

NORML

As a founding Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, I am pleased to report to you that my legislation to allow VA doctors to fill out state-legal medical marijuana recommendations is scheduled for a committee vote tomorrow.

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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. This is the strongest evidence that a group with a high probability of pain medication use sees large benefits from medical marijuana laws.” Legalization Medical Marijuana Opioids SCIENCE medical cannabis opioids pain

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

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Despite some unanswered questions about marijuana’s role in crash risk, workers under the influence of marijuana do not have the skills needed to drive safely,” the news feature reads. Because marijuana use is on the rise for adults in the U.S.,

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NORML Members Call On NFL’s Goodell To Allow Players Access To Medicine

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While most of the recent media conversation around cannabis and the Super Bowl surrounded the ability for a medical marijuana company’s attempt to air an advertisement, one of the issues raised by various NORML members over the last few weeks has been more focused on the actual well-being of the players themselves. ” In 2017, Goodell said that he believed marijuana to be both addictive and unhealthy. ACTIVISM Advocacy Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

NORML

In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee will today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595 , 45-15. NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said: “This is a positive step forward to address an untenable tension between state-legal cannabis marketplaces and federal marijuana prohibition.

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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. Strait, Senior Policy Advisor, Diversion Control Division, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

CannaMD

To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. UPDATE (3/19): MEDICAL MARIJUANA PHYSICIAN APPOINTMENTS. We implement a strict wellness policy that no team member attends work unless they are 100% well.

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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

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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.

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Policy Communications Associate (Remote) Weedmaps – CA

Cannabis Law Report

Policy Communications Associate. Overview: Weedmaps is looking for a dynamic, bright Policy Communications Associate to join our Government Relations team. Monitor and analyze national, state, and local cannabis policies. Strategize and develop content for the WM Policy website.

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Marijuana Moment Story – VA Secretary ‘Looking At’ Medical Marijuana Policy Change Following ‘Profound’ Discussion With Veteran

Cannabis Law Report

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says that while current federal marijuana laws have prevented the department’s physicians from recommending medical cannabis to military veterans, officials are “looking at” the possibility of an internal policy change and have discussed it with the White House.

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Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

NORML

Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. Currently, in the 10 states that have legalized adult use cannabis and the 33 states that have legalized medical marijuana programs, entrepreneurs and small businesses are unable to access the valuable programs and support of the Small Business Administration. You can send a message to your lawmakers in support of the Veterans Equal Access Act by clicking here.

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Colorado Gov. Inks Bill To Expand Student Access To Medical Marijuana

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Inks Bill To Expand Student Access To Medical Marijuana. The new legislation removes the discretion from school principals to set policies that regulate storing and administering cannabis-based medicines. Colorado Gov.

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