Action Alert: Tell the Senate to Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis

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Action Alert: Tell the Senate to Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis | NORML

This Wednesday, July 12th, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee will convene to discuss the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This legislative debate provides lawmakers with the opportunity to expand much needed medical marijuana access to our nation’s veterans. Presently, V.A. doctors in states where cannabis therapy is permitted are forbidden […]

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Lawsuit Challenges Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban

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Lawsuit Challenges Florida’s Medical Marijuana Smoking Ban | Paul Armentano

Representatives of Florida for Care filed litigation Thursday challenging a statewide ban on medical cannabis smoking. The suit was expected after lawmakers approved legislation (SB 8A) in June amending Amendment 2 — a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of medical cannabis. Seventy-one percent of voters approved the amendment in November. Senate […]

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When LA Closed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Crime Went Up

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When LA Closed Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Crime Went Up | Paul Armentano

The closure of medical marijuana dispensaries is associated with an increase in larceny, property crimes, and other criminal activities, according to data published in the Journal of Urban Economics. Researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Irvine assessed the impact of dispensary closures on neighborhood crimes rates in the city […]

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Will Congress Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana?

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Will Congress Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana? | Justin Strekal

This week, the House Appropriations Committee released its 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which determines the funding levels for numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice. Predictably, the bill does not include language — known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment — limiting the Justice Department from taking action against state-sanctioned medical cannabis producers, […]

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Where Will You Be Able to Buy Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania?

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Where Will You Be Able to Buy Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania? | TJ Baker

Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Health awarded 27 permits for companies to operate the state’s first 52 medical marijuana dispensaries. Below is the list of dispensaries that should be operational by early 2018: Parent Business Name Business Headquarters Dispensary Name Dispensary Address Dispensary City County TerraVida Holistic Centers LLC PA TerraVida Holistic Centers 1626 Old […]

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Patients Are Substituting Medical Marijuana for Opioids, Other Medications

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Patients Are Substituting Medical Marijuana for Opioids, Other Medications | Paul Armentano

Pain patients report successfully substituting cannabis for opioids and other analgesics, according to data published online in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and Kent State University in Ohio assessed survey data from a cohort of 2,897 self-identified medical cannabis patients. Among those who acknowledged having used opioid-based […]

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Poll: 73% of Voters Support 2018 Utah Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

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Poll: 73% of Voters Support 2018 Utah Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative | Marijuana Policy Project

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided. “The poll results show overwhelming and broad support for medical cannabis in Utah,” said DJ Schanz, director of Utah Patients Coalition. “Voters believe that patients should […]

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New York Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana for PTSD

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New York Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana for PTSD | Marijuana Policy Project

The bipartisan proposal is headed to the governor’s desk after passing 50-13 in the Senate on Tuesday; it received overwhelming approval in the Assembly last month ALBANY, NY — A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program has received final approval from state lawmakers […]

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Mexico President Signs Bill Authorizing Medical Marijuana

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Mexico President Signs Bill Authorizing Medical Marijuana | TJ Baker

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed into law a bill to make medical marijuana available in Mexico. The new law, which was approved by lawmakers earlier this year, will direct the Ministry of Health to draft and implement policies to regulate the use, importation, and production of pharmaceutical products derived from CBD-dominant/low-THC cannabis. Currently, CBD-infused products […]

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Bipartisan CARERS Act Medical Marijuana Bill Reintroduced in US Senate

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Bipartisan CARERS Act Medical Marijuana Bill Reintroduced in US Senate | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced a bill Thursday that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) also signed on to the legislation as original co-sponsors. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (or […]

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