Province announces new sales programs to benefit cannabis producers, Indigenous businesses

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On Sunday, September 20, 2020, A day before calling for an early election, the BC Government announced a new sales program in favor of BC Craft Cannabis.

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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The most essential component in creating a stable business environment to meet consumer demand is certainty, and that is what states and businesses would have with Congressman Correa’s legislation to protect state-lawful programs from potential rouge US Attorneys under a Department of Justice likely to be led by known drug warrior William Barr. To date, these statewide regulatory programs are operating largely as voters and politicians intended.

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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. Moreover, an estimated 73 million Americans now reside in the ten states where anyone over the age of 21 may possess cannabis legally. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll.

Cannabis or marijuana, medicinal plant or medical program?

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Promising Pot before an election – A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs

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The post Promising Pot before an election – A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks. No question, we live in unprecedented times, and in many ways, it’s changing the social landscape.

BC announces new cannabis sales programs to benefit cannabis producers, Indigenous businesses

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On Sunday, September 20, 2020, A day before calling for an early election, the BC Government announced a new cannabis sales program in favour of BC Craft Cannabis.

Louisiana Expands State Medical Marijuana Program

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New laws expanding the medical marijuana program in Louisiana went into effect on August 1. Previously, the number of physicians that were allowed to recommend medical marijuana therapy was limited and so were the conditions that would qualify a person for the program.

NM cannabis industry group gives priorities for a legalization bill

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It is likely that the general public will not see drafts of recreational-use cannabis legalization proposals from the legislature until next month, but one group is already suggesting language and looking for a legislative sponsor.

A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs before BC elections

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The post A look at the new BC Government Cannabis Programs before BC elections appeared first on Latest Cannabis News Today - Headlines, Videos & Stocks. No question, we live in unprecedented times, and in many ways, it’s changing the social landscape.

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. John Fetterman called the changes “a truly powerful expansion” of the state’s program. An estimated 110,000 patients and over 1,600 physicians currently participate in the state-sponsored access program.

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Arizona: Adult-Use Legalization Initiative Qualifies for 2020 Ballot

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The Act permits those age 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. The post Arizona: Adult-Use Legalization Initiative Qualifies for 2020 Ballot appeared first on NORML.

Canada’s cannabis pardon program is failing. Here’s why

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More than a year after Canada went legal, only 436 people have applied. The post Canada’s cannabis pardon program is failing. Canada Politics cannabis cannabis sentence suspension expungement marijuana marijuana legalization

Press Release: ATMA Launches Canada’s First Psychedelic Training Program for Mental Health Professionals that Includes a Legal Psychedelic Experience

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The post Press Release: ATMA Launches Canada’s First Psychedelic Training Program for Mental Health Professionals that Includes a Legal Psychedelic Experience first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. CALGARY, AB, Feb.

Cannabis legalization bill tabled in committee

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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. Ortiz y Pino’s legalization bill, SB 115, by far received the most debate and criticism, particularly from the committee’s chairman Sen.

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. Politics adult-use cannabis new mexico

Tax expert says there could be significant revenues in cannabis legalization, some lawmakers still skeptical

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Comments and questions raised on Tuesday during an interim legislative tax policy committee point towards lengthy debates on recreational cannabis legalization in the upcoming legislative session in January.

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

A tale of two cannabis social equity programs: Los Angeles and Oakland

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Social equity programs are a relatively new phenomenon in the U.S. cannabis industry, with the aim of getting more minorities and those with marijuana-related convictions involved in the legal sector. social equity programs were two of the first in the nation to launch.

Pennsylvania: NORML Praises Governor’s Call to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Market, Restore Justice to Those with Past Convictions

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"I'm calling on the legislature to to legalize recreational marijuana, with the revenue going to: small business grant funding [and] restorative justice programs.". ACTIVISM legalization Pennsylavnia restorative justice Tom Wolf

Hawaii Just Launched a New Medical Marijuana Program for Visitors

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Tourists can apply for the 329-V card, which provides legal access to the state’s medical cannabis dispensaries … Read More. The post Hawaii Just Launched a New Medical Marijuana Program for Visitors first appeared on Cannabis Law Report.

Medical Marijuana Program in Florida.

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Florida is one of the few states in the US that has legalized Marijuana for medical use. Medical Marijuana is increasingly being used to treat … Read More. Pot Luck

South Dakota: Opposition Group’s Polling Shows Voter Support for Marijuana Legalization Initiatives

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According to the survey results, some 70 percent of respondents back Initiative Measure 26 -- which establishes a medical cannabis access program -- and some 60 percent of voters support Constitutional Amendment A, which legalizes the adult-use marijuana market.

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.

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. Many of the recommendations from the Marijuana Legalization Work group are either consistent with or similar to legislation introduced in the 2019 legislative session. Continue reading Mixed responses to suggestions from marijuana legalization work group at The NM Political Report.

NY Governor Press Release: Governor Cuomo Announces Proposal to Legalize and Create an Equitable Adult-use Cannabis Program as Part of the 2021 State of the State

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Proposal to Create the new Office of Cannabis Management to Regulate State Medical and Adult-use Cannabis and Cannabinoid Hemp Programs. Equitable Market Structure to Invest … Read More.

New York: An Analysis of Governor Cuomo’s Legalization Proposal

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A complex and comprehensive plan laid out in over 200 pages of legislative text, the CRTA would implement one of the most tightly regulated, highly taxed and heavily controlled legal cannabis markets in the world. The CRTA transfers authority over the Medical Cannabis Program from the Department of Health to the OCM, and in process overhauls some aspects of the program. development and hiring programs.

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

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However, a recent survey showed that over 62 percent of likely voters now support legalizing cannabis, suggesting a recent change of heart in the Grand Canyon State. 207 will do more than simply legalize cannabis in Arizona.

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

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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. The post Arizona: Marijuana Legalization Proponents Turn In Nearly Twice The Signatures Required to Qualify for 2020 Ballot appeared first on NORML. Ballot Initiative Legalization 2020 Arizona ballot initiatives election legalization

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

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. Illinois is now the eleventh state to legalize adult-use marijuana, and it is the second state to legalize marijuana use via legislative action rather than by voter initiative. 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.

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. Phil Murphy’s Executive Order #6 tasking the DOH with reviewing all Medicinal Marijuana Program (“Program”) aspects to expand access and eliminate bureaucratic barriers. This article has been prepared for informational and general guidance purposes only; it does not constitute legal or professional advice.

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. The program is designed to encourage participation in the marijuana industry by those in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition and enforcement. . Those who qualify for the Social Equity program benefit from significant reductions off the application fee, the initial license fee and future renewal fees.

Which Countries Have Legalized Medical Marijuana in 2021?

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Over the past decade, medical marijuana has exploded in popularity (and legality ) in the United States. The facts don’t lie, and there is now copious proof that a well-run medical marijuana program is great not only for the wellbeing of a state’s citizens, but also for its economy.

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.” We’ve covered the social equity program in Los Angeles pretty heavily, as our L.A. The post Washington Cannabis Finally Adopts a Social Equity Program appeared first on Harris Bricken

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. The appointments were a key step for patients who have been allowed to use the drug since 2015 but had no legal way to buy, grow or transport it.

Hawaii: Governor Legalizes Sales of Edible Products by Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

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Patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis access program will be able to purchase cannabis-infused edible products from licensed dispensaries for the first time.