Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

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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.

Pennsylvania could cap prices on medical marijuana

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Are you paying too much for medical marijuana? Millions of Americans are legally replacing pharmaceuticals with cannabis and the question of affordability has become critical. Pennsylvania’s closed-loop system of limited marijuana permit holders is not a competitive free market.

Marijuana and Exercise: How Cannabis Can Help Your Workout

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Turns out marijuana and exercise are a match made in heaven. Marijuana and Exercise: Why Use Cannabis Before Going to the Gym Like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Schwarzenegger, however, had made a significant discovery—he found marijuana a performance motivating drug!

Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana

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For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. “It’s past time we protect all cannabis programs,” said Rep.

Marijuana Edibles: A Beginner’s Guide

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Marijuana edibles are a tasty alternative to smoking or vaporizing cannabis. Made by infusing marijuana with food, edibles are one of the most popular ways of consuming cannabis. Edibles can also be made using cannabis extracts such as tinctures.

Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana

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Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry. Veterans are increasingly turning to medical cannabis as an effective alternative to opioids and other conventional medications.

DIY Marijuana Topicals: Pain Relieving Frankincense and Cannabis Massage Oil

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Note: You can make this DIY Cannabis Massage Oil in THC and/or CBD versions! It’s easy to make from just three ingredients that were used in Biblical times: olive oil, frankincense, and cannabis. Cannabis. For many ancient cultures, cannabis was revered as a sacred plant.

HISTORIC: House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds First-Ever Hearing on Federally Descheduling Marijuana

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Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security heard expert testimony today challenging the federal government’s failed policy of cannabis prohibition.

US Government Approves Increased Production of Marijuana for Clinical Research

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Federal officials have approved plans for the University of Mississippi to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) of cannabis to provide to investigators for clinical trial research. GOVERNMENT Medical Marijuana Research SCIENCE FDA NIDA research University of Mississippi

Congressional Hearing Scheduled: Marijuana Laws In America

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“For the first time in recent memory, there will be a candid conversation in the Judiciary Committee about the failures of marijuana prohibition in the United States and how people have been impacted,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal.

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

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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 323 amends minor marijuana possession penalties. MEDICAL CANNABIS.

New York Decriminalizes Marijuana

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New York decriminalized marijuana on July 29 th , as explained by Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. However, this did not deter Cuomo from pushing for some marijuana reform in New York. New York Decriminalizes Up to Two Ounces of Marijuana. .

Connecticut: Big news for marijuana legalization

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Big news out of Connecticut today, as a bill to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana has passed through a critical vote in the General Law Committee with a 10-8 majority. In addition to legalizing adult-use and establishing a regulated retail market, the bill also includes strong social justice language that incentivizes minority participation in the state’s marijuana market.

Marijuana Stocks

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61 Tons of Medical Marijuana Consumed in Arizona Last Year

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The Arizona medical marijuana program reached a record breaking high in 2018 with patients consuming nearly 61 tons of cannabis products, according to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program Report released by the state Department of Health Services on Monday, January 14.

Court: DEA Must Explain Its Failure to Act Upon Pending Marijuana Cultivation Applications

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A federal court has ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration to respond to a lawsuit charging the agency with failing to move forward with a 2016 policy to expand the total number of federally licensed marijuana cultivators.

Los Angeles Marijuana Industry at Boiling Point

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Ever since cannabis was legalized in California in January 2018, a flood of marijuana businesses have opened, hoping to take their share of the pot market. while claiming to clamp down on unlicensed marijuana shops throughout the city. Need Legal Help For Your Marijuana Business?

New York: the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA)

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A.1617 , the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), has been re-introduced this legislative session. The bill would legalize the adult possession, use, and regulated sale of marijuana. With people of color accounting for nearly 85% of those arrested annually, the MRTA directs the benefits of taxing and regulating marijuana to these communities. Over the past twenty years, many New Yorkers have been negatively affected by the harms of prohibition in New York.

An Overview of the Biggest Marijuana Players in South America

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There has been a lot of buzz lately about marijuana reform in South and Central America. Although Uruguay will always hold the title for being the first country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana, the Green Wave is hitting the continent in one large swoop.

Grassroots Activism and Marijuana Policy: A Winning Combination

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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.

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Historic: Judiciary Committee Chairman Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

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Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (NY) introduced The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act. All we have to show for the war we have waged on marijuana is the egregious harms it has wrought upon tens-of-millions of our fellow citizens.

Rep. Lee: I Just Introduced The Marijuana Justice Act

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First off, I want to thank you for being an active member of the cannabis reform movement and I am proud to tell you that we have never been closer to ending the counterproductive and cruel policy of marijuana criminalization than we are right now.

Oklahoma: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Regulatory Measure

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Ken Stitt signed legislation yesterday, HB 2612 , clarifying regulations and patient protections specific to the medical use of cannabis. An estimated 55,000 Oklahomans are registered with the state to access medical cannabis. Republican Gov.

Marijuana reform is budding in New Hampshire!

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Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, ranging from legal hemp production to adult-use marijuana legalization, and the fight for freedom has never been more widely supported than now. — Bipartisan bill HB 481 would legalize the personal adult-use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of marijuana. — Bills SB 175 and HB 461 would expand the qualifying conditions under New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program.

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

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Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) introduced today two landmark bipartisan marijuana bills. Marijuana legalization is here to stay and it is time that federal policy reflect that.”

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

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Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. Recreational cultivation and possession of cannabis will remain illegal and punishable by time in jail. Who can buy and sell medical marijuana in Thailand?

Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

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Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. The Prairie State is the first state to legislatively regulate cannabis sales. Support our continued work to legalize marijuana in all 50 states.

HR 420: The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act

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This week, Congressman Earl Blumenauer reserved HR 420 for his legislation, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. A decades-long champion of cannabis reform, this marks the first time that Blumenauer has staked out the specific bill number 420.

Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries

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Patients in Louisiana have been waiting years for medical marijuana, after lawmakers created the regulatory framework for dispensing therapeutic cannabis in 2015. The post Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries appeared first on Leafly.

Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana

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The state's dispensaries open for business, as Louisiana becomes the first Deep South state to offer legal medical cannabis. The post Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics louisiana medical marijuana

Action Needed: Marijuana Vote This Week In Congress

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Known as the Blumenauer-McClintock amendment after Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Tom McClintock (R-CA), this bipartisan language would restrict the Department of Justice from interfering in the 11 states that have legalized and regulate adult-use marijuana.

Virginia: New Medical Cannabis Laws Take Effect July 1

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Three new laws intended to expand patient access to and the therapeutic value of Virginia’s medical cannabis program take effect July 1, 2019. ” “We continue to tweak the law regarding cannabis oils.

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New Jersey: Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure Signed Into Law

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Phil Murphy signed legislation into law today significantly amending and expanding the state’s medical cannabis access program. Specifically, it expands the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy to include those with chronic pain, menstrual cramps, and epilepsy.

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Mother of 2 Says Medical Marijuana Is Saving Her Life

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She reports that using medical cannabis has changed her life drastically, and that without it, she may not be here today. I honestly feel if it wasn’t for medical marijuana, I wouldn’t be here.”. I haven’t used any of these since switching to medical marijuana.”.

Federal Legislation To Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced

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Today, Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. “Just as Americans around the country enjoy Kentucky bourbon, so should they be allowed to enjoy Oregon cannabis.” “As more and more states legalize cannabis, the gap between state and federal laws will only grow more confusing for both legal businesses and consumers,” Wyden said.

New Jersey Deserves Marijuana Justice

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To join Chris and other New Jersey residents in calling for action on marijuana reform, attend NORML’s rally and lobby day in Trenton, NJ on Monday, June 10th. Marijuana smokers and medical cannabis patients in New Jersey are to remain second class citizens. Opposition pols, like Senator Ronald Rice (D-Newark), introduced a bill that would attempt to force us cannabis consumers into drug treatment if the cops catch us with a few grams.

New Jersey Delays Marijuana Vote

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Today, the New Jersey state legislature delayed a key marijuana vote, possibly until November. NORML Political Associate Tyler McFadden said, “Voters and lawmakers both agree that the practice of treating marijuana consumers as second-class citizens must end.

Marijuana Possession Cases No Longer Prosecuted In Baltimore

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Baltimoreons will no longer find themselves in court for possessing cannabis. Taking the initiative to reform local cannabis policy from within, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby declared that they will not prosecute any marijuana possession cases moving forward.

Marijuana Banking Bill Scheduled For Committee Markup

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In the first in what are anticipated to be multiple Congressional hearings to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 on Tuesday, March 26th.

Cannabis and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Compelling Evidence

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When it comes to cannabis and Alzheimer’s disease, marijuana can not only help treat the symptoms of this devastating disease, it just might prevent it from ever happening in the first place! It just so happens that cannabis may be that miracle. Pin This!