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HR 493 : The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo.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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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 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.

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.

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. development and hiring programs.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.”.

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’?

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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.

Georgia medical marijuana program starts after 7-month wait

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AJC 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.

Tilray Joins Phase 2 of the Shoppers Drug Mart and TruTrace Technologies Pilot Program for Validation of Medical Cannabis

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NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, has joined the Shoppers Drug Mart ("Shoppers") medical cannabis verification pilot program (the "Pilot Program"). TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2019 /CNW/ - TruTrace Technologies Inc.

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.

RI Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo Announces State Budget Program Inc Cannabis

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billion state budget plan Thursday that closes the deficit, invests more in education and proposes to legalize recreational marijuana despite opposition from legislative leaders. Rhode Island’s governor released a nearly $10.2

Trump Wishes To End Policy Protection State Medical Cannabis Programs From Justice Dept Interference

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President Trump proposed ending an existing policy that protects state medical marijuana programs from Justice Department interference as part of his fiscal year 2021 budget plan released on Monday. from using local tax dollars to legalize marijuana sales. Marijuana Moment reports that.

Protections for cannabis patients don’t extend to those on house arrest

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Next month, the New Mexico Legislature is expected to consider legalizing recreational use cannabis. But many medical cannabis patients and patient advocates believe the state should solve problems with the state’s Medical Cannabis Program first.

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!)

Article: A Comprehensive Cannabis Program for New York State: The Second Act

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This year’s proposed legislation also reflects that New York’s time remaining on the sidelines of adult-use cannabis was well-used to learn from the challenges and shortcomings of other adult-use programs in the country. The Program. Source: JD Supra.

Texas Expands Medical Marijuana Program, but Some Limitations Still Exist

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HB 3703 represents a positive step toward a functional medical cannabis program, but sadly, it still leaves behind millions of Texas families that could benefit from legal access.” Despite being legal, medical marijuana in Texas remains on a tight leash.

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