House Appropriations Committee Approves Amendment to Protect Legal State Marijuana Programs

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The House Committee on Appropriations voted today to approve an amendment that would prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with legal adult-use marijuana programs as part of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations legislation for Fiscal Year 2023.

Multiple cannabis legalization bills expected during the NM Legislative session

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In recent years, generally speaking, Democrats have pushed for legalization while Republicans have opposed it. This year, though, Democratic lawmakers expect to see multiple legalization bills, with some technical differences.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Higher Education: Cannabis courses and post-secondary programs in Canada?

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These Canadian colleges and universities are offering unique and compelling post-secondary programs. The post Higher Education: Cannabis courses and post-secondary programs in Canada? Canada adult-use cannabis college Education legalization university

NM cannabis regulators temporarily increase production limits in an attempt to avoid shortages

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Louisiana’s Medical Cannabis Program Expansion, Mississippi’s Legalization Roadblocks, & Colorado’s Industry Records

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Louisiana’s medical cannabis expansion has gotten mixed reviews, Mississippi’s proposed legalization legislation may be too good to be true, and Colorado cemented its position as a cannabis giant. . Louisiana Patients, Law Enforcement Navigate Flower Legalization.

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.

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

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

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.

NM expected to pay an estimated $15 million in tax refunds to medical cannabis companies

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But the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department is also expected to issue about $15 million dollars worth of gross receipts refunds to medical cannabis companies that paid those taxes prior to the enactment of the Cannabis Regulation Act, which legalized recreational-use cannabis.

Revamping Texas’ Medical Cannabis Program Is the Key to Ending the State’s Opioid Crisis

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As the crisis rages on, modern experts are calling for a serious intervention—an intervention like legal cannabis. According to Dr. Haider Warraich , interdisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs that combine therapy with medication are considered the gold standard of chronic pain care.

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.

Cannabis or marijuana, medicinal plant or medical program?

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medical marihuana defines varying programs…” Propaganda against cannabis or marijuana openly […]. The post Cannabis or marijuana, medicinal plant or medical program? Language has been used to control populations for centuries.

Mystery surrounds the last cannabis production license DOH granted

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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

Virginia’s Adult-Use Cannabis Program Takes a Hit

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As a result, many of the provisions that created the structure for Virginia’s adult-use cannabis program, and the framework for regulations to be issued by the [Cannabis Control] Authority, are no longer effective. On April 7, 2021, Virginians rejoiced as Gov.

Tribe is Expanding Cannabis Cultivation, Overgrowing the State Program

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South Dakota still has harsh penalties surrounding cannabis consumption, and its newly instated medical cannabis program remains heavily restricted. Voters legalized medical cannabis in South Dakota via ballot initiative on November 3rd, 2020.

Growing Forward: Testing and regulations

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An ongoing debate in the medical cannabis community is over how much New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program should be regulated and to what testing standards the state should hold producers. The state’s Medical Cannabis Program is solely overseen by the New Mexico Department of Health.

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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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.

NM judge rules patient cannabis purchase limits consistent with state law

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Petitioner has failed to establish that he, as well as qualified patients, qualified caregivers, and reciprocal patients, have a clear legal right to purchase an additional two-ounces of medical cannabis, tax free, at this time, under the Cannabis Regulation Act,” Chavez wrote.

New York State Legalizes Cannabis

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Has New York State legalized cannabis? Regulators approved a licensing program that legislators proposed earlier this year. The post New York State Legalizes Cannabis appeared first on Cannabis News, Lifestyle - Headlines, Videos & Cooking.

Researchers To Investigate Arkansas’ Medical Cannabis Program

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The NIDA-funded investigation will delve into the health-related repercussions of Arkansas’ medical cannabis program , which was initially approved by voters back in 2016. The study will also explore the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the state’s program.

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.

Travelers Institute Announces Fall 2021 Virtual Programming

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Programs include: Sept. Season kicks off Sept. 8 with political analyst David Wasserman. HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS –(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Travelers Institute , the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc.

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.

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

Oregon is Setting the Foundation for its Psilocybin Therapy Program

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The first legal psilocybin therapy program to take shape in America is slowly progressing in Oregon. Kate Brown conducts regularly scheduled monthly meetings with a goal of shaping the nation’s first Psilocybin therapy program.

Another medical cannabis company joins in legal action against the state

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Continue reading Another medical cannabis company joins in legal action against the state at The NM Political Report. Quick Reads 1st Judicial District Court Department of Health Medical Cannabis Program Pecos Valley Production rules and regulations Ultra Health

Limitations on medical cannabis reciprocity heads to House floor

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While two efforts to legalize and regulate recreational-use cannabis are coming down to the wire, legislation aimed at limiting medical cannabis reciprocity appears to be on a fast track to the governor’s desk.

NM Cannabis Control Division employees sue agency over assigned work location

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The four employees were among a larger group of staff that were moved from the Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Program to the RLD’s Cannabis Control Division as part of the new law that legalized adult-use cannabis.

Growing Forward and looking to the past

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It is nearly a guarantee that recreational cannabis legalization will be one of the main talking points and likely a wedge issue during next year’s legislative session. There have been repeated efforts to fully legalize recreational-use cannabis for a number of years, but under former Gov.

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

The MIND Program: How Cannabis Affects The Brain

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What is really interesting is that the rollback of legal scrutiny is not confined to the medical use of Cannabis alone. Indeed, quite many US states have made even recreational cannabis consumption legal. […].