Pennsylvania Approves Allowing Patients to Vaporize Whole Plant Marijuana Flowers; Adds Qualifying Conditions to Program

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Pennsylvania Approves Allowing Patients to Vaporize Whole Plant Marijuana Flowers; Adds Qualifying Conditions to Program | Marijuana Policy Project HARRISBURG, PA — At a hearing on Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health approved changes to the Pennsylvania medical marijuana program that were recommended by the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board on April 9. The Department approved the advisory board’s recommendations to allow patients to access medical marijuana flowers for vaporization in addition to the more expensive […] Pennsylvania Approves Allowing Patients to … Read More

Pennsylvania Department of Health Approves Advisory Board Recommendations

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Pennsylvania Department of Health Approves Advisory Board Recommendations | Patrick K. Nightingale, Esq Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis law created an Advisory Board to make recommendations to the Department of Health. The Board is comprised of medical professionals, law enforcement representatives, patient advocates and appointees from the majority and minority parties. Pursuant to section 1201(f) the Board “shall have the power to prescribe, amend and repeal bylaws, rules and regulations […] Pennsylvania Department of Health Approves Advisory Board Recommendations | The Daily … Read More

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Facilitate Medical Marijuana Trials for Veterans

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Facilitate Medical Marijuana Trials for Veterans | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — United States Rep. Timothy Waltz (D-MN), along with over 30 bipartisan co-sponsors, has introduced legislation, HR 5520: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans. The legislation states: “In carrying out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Veterans […] Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Facilitate Medical Marijuana Trials for Veterans | … Read More

Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact on Cognitive Performance

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Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact on Cognitive Performance | NORML Cannabis exposure in adolescents and young adults is not associated with any significant long-term detrimental effects on cognitive performance, according to a systematic literature review published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania reviewed data from 69 separate studies published between […] Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact on Cognitive Performance … Read More

Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

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Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined Senator Cory Booker on a live stream for a conversation about ending prohibition and co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act. But they can’t do it alone. Right now, 33 members of Congress have put their name on the House and Senate versions of this legislation, but we still have a […] Bernie Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will soon introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. In a video tweet posted on Vice News, Leader Schumer says: “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, from one end of the country to the other.” BREAKING: Senator Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) changes position and says […] Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | The Daily Chronic The … Read More

Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill

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Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill | NORML WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with Rand Paul (R-KY) and Oregon Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced legislation to remove low THC hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act and amend federal regulations to better facilitate industrial hemp production, research, and commerce. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 empowers states to regulate hemp production and […] Senate Majority Leader Fast-Tracks Hemp Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed

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Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed | Phillip Smith The Senate’s highest-ranking Democrat is letting his freak flag fly. In a Thursday night interview with VICE News, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he is crafting legislation that would result in the effective end of federal marijuana prohibition. Schumer has previously supported medical marijuana and allowing states the right to experiment with legalization, but this […] Chuck Schumer is Ready to Legalize Weed | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law

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Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law | NORML BOSTON, MA — Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed legislation into law that includes a provision expunging the criminal records of those convicted of certain prior marijuana offenses. Language in Senate Bill 2371 states, “[A] court may order the expungement of a record created as a result of a criminal court appearance … if the court determines based […] Massachusetts Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Provision Into Law | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

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NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | NORML ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller has signed municipal legislation into law decriminalizing offenses involving the possession of small quantities of cannabis and marijuana-related paraphernalia. Under the new law, the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is classified as a civil infraction, punishable by a $ 25 fine. Under state law, first-time simple marijuana possession offenses […] NM: Albuquerque Enacts Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

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