New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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To date, these statewide regulatory programs are operating largely as voters and politicians intended. Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced HR 493 : The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo.

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

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His statements came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) — each of whom represent states where marijuana is legally regulated for either medical or recreational purposes. Advocacy Attorney General GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

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Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

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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.

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Cannabis legalization bill tabled in committee

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A recreational cannabis legalization bill stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, while a bill that would limit who can become a medical cannabis patient moved on. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, who has pushed for legalization in various ways for a number of years.

Arizona: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Turn In Nearly Twice The Signatures Required to Qualify for 2020 Ballot

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The Act permits those 21 or older to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and directs revenue from retail cannabis sales to fund various public education and safety programs. Ballot Initiative Legalization 2020 Arizona ballot initiatives election legalization

New Mexico cannabis legalization would fund medical program

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The post New Mexico cannabis legalization would fund medical program appeared first on Leafly. New Mexico's governor proposed spending adult use taxes on subsidizing low-income medical cannabis, police, and small business.

Cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank

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In an interview with The Canadian Press, Michael Denham said the program from the Business […]. The post Cannabis sector eligible for $40B credit program from government bank appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks.

Mixed responses to suggestions from marijuana legalization work group

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A group convened by the governor and tasked with crafting a framework for cannabis legalization released their full recommendations on Wednesday. Continue reading Mixed responses to suggestions from marijuana legalization work group at The NM Political Report.

Washington Cannabis Finally Adopts a Social Equity Program

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On March 31, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 2870 , which “creates a new social equity program that provides business opportunities to people from disproportionately-harmed communities so they can benefit economically from the cannabis industry and become a cannabis retailer.”

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. 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.

Cannabis Legal Group: Michigan Social Equity Program Details Announced

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Just today, the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced the details of its Michigan Social Equity Program. Those who qualify for the Social Equity program benefit from significant reductions off the application fee, the initial license fee and future renewal fees.

NJ Announces Medical Marijuana Program Rule Changes

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On May 13th New Jersey’s Department of Health (“DOH”) amended it Medicinal Marijuana Program Rules, N.J.A.C. This article has been prepared for informational and general guidance purposes only; it does not constitute legal or professional advice.

Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019?

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In 2019 Texans will find out whether lawmakers are ready to build a viable medical cannabis program or whether old-fashioned politics will limit access to effective medicine. The post Can Texas Build a Working Medical Cannabis Program in 2019? Health Politics decriminalization laws legalization medical marijuana qualifying conditions texas

Georgia medical cannabis program starts

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports… Georgia’s top elected leaders moved forward Tuesday with a program to provide medical marijuana to the state’s 15,000 registered patients, nearly seven months after Gov.

Will California Get a Hemp Social Equity Program?

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As states across the country develop regulated cannabis programs, more and more are incorporating social equity programs. Illinois’ new adult-use cannabis law, for example, made waves for its broad social equity program. Los Angeles’ program ).

Best CBD Oil Affiliate Programs in 2020

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If you are interested in affiliate programs then CBD is certainly a market to look at, as it is relatively young and yet established. How do you go about getting into CBD affiliate programs? So, having said all that, how do you find the best CBD affiliate program?

New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measure to Place Marijuana Legalization Question on the 2020 Ballot

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Super-majorities of the New Jersey Assembly and Senate decided today to place a marijuana legalization ballot question before voters in 2020. The ballot question will read: “Do you approve amending the Constitution to legalize a controlled form of marijuana called ‘cannabis’?

A Founder Looks at 50: The Important Role of Medical Experts in Support of Legalization

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For NORML’s 50th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. NORML Founder Keith Stroup.

McMaster University Launches “Science of Cannabis” Program

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In an unprecedented step forward, McMaster University launched its new marijuana education program in Canada, CBC News reveals. Referred to as their “science of cannabis” program, its goal is to provide a verifiable, facts-based approach to the risks and benefits of marijuana. The program consists of three different courses, open to: “…health, education, public service, and social and community services sectors across the country”. Science of Cannabis Program Long Overdue.

Michigan’s Social Equity Program, Details Published

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The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) have announced the details of the state’s Social Equity Program. Those who qualify for the Social Equity program benefit from significant reductions off the application fee, the initial license fee and future renewal fees.

BevCanna acquires Carmanah Craft Corp., expanding its genetics program

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Social Equity Programs in Cannabis – Worth their Weight?

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As the legal cannabis industry has expanded across the US over the past decade, green is the most prominent color seen in this space. States that have no legalized use and no Expungement Initiatives in process have been excluded from the evaluation.

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.

MJ Biz Report: Congressional measure offered to shield all state-legal cannabis programs

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Congressional measure offered to shield all state-legal cannabis programs. The federal funding bill and amendments are scheduled for consideration Tuesday by the U.S. House Rules Committee. Cannabis Law News

Washington State Officials Consider Massive Overhaul of Legal Marijuana Program

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Washington State legalized marijuana in 2012, and now, nearly seven years later, state officials are proposing laws that would overhaul the legal marijuana system, including legalizing home delivery for patients and boosting minority ownership of marijuana businesses.

Article & Program Report: Perfecting Cannabis Policy

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The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy continued to place a spotlight on issues of equality, inequality, equity, and inequity with its most recent program, “Pot and Parity.”.

Arkansas Moves Toward Launch of Medical Cannabis Program

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Arkansas voters in 2016 approved a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana, but the rollout has faced legal and bureaucratic delays. The post Arkansas Moves Toward Launch of Medical Cannabis Program appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics arkansas legalization medical marijuana

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States

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The study , entitled “Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data,” assessed the impact of adult-use regulation schemes on criminal justice resources in both legalization states and neighboring non-legalization states.

A Founder Looks at 50: The Important Role of Medical Experts in Support of Legalization

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For NORML’s 50th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. NORML Founder Keith Stroup.

Virginia: Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

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This bill will not eliminate the racial disparities surrounding marijuana, but it will prevent low-level offenders from receiving jail time for simple possession while we move toward legalization in coming years with a framework that addresses both public safety and equity in an emerging market.”

Register for the 2020 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar

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The complete agenda for the 2020 NORML Aspen Legal Seminar, May 28-30, is now available. Continuing Legal Education credit for this 3-day program is available from all states that require CLE credits for their attorneys.

New Jersey Gov. to Expand Medical Program if Cannabis Not Legalized By May

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Phil Murphy is “prepared to hold off a short amount of time” for lawmakers to approve a recreational cannabis law before he expands the state’s medical cannabis program, NJ Spotlight reports. Murphy included cannabis legalization in his election campaign platform.

Alaska Gov. Says No To Funding for Hemp Pilot Program

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Mike Dunleavy (R) told KTVA that he had pulled the program’s $375,000 funding because “currently there is no existing industry to support a state funded program.” However, without the pilot program, there can be no legal industry in the state.

ILLINOIS ROUNDUP: AN EXPANDED (AND PERMANENT) MEDICAL PROGRAM AND ONGOING TWEAKS TO THE RECREATIONAL PROGRAM

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Illinois remains the epicenter of marijuana legalization in 2019. During August alone, Illinois has passed new legislation expanding and cementing its medical marijuana program, and shown necessary flexibility as it attempts to get its recreational market off the ground by January 1, 2020.

Medical Cannabis Oil Distribution On The Horizon In Georgia

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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. Program Expansion.

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Utah Medical Marijuana Program “On Track”

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According to state health officials, Utah’s medical marijuana program will launch on time in just a few weeks. But Utah is the 33rd state to legalize medical cannabis, and no doctors have been prosecuted. “I

Texas (Yes, Texas!) Will Have A Medical Marijuana Program — Sort Of

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Will Have A Medical Marijuana Program — Sort Of In a stunning turn of events, the Texas Senate unanimously approved the expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program to include more qualifying conditions and make the process easier for patients. Texas (Yes, Texas!)