Delaware Adds Two Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program

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DOVER, DE — Democrat Governor John Carney has signed legislation into law expanding the pool of patients eligible to access medical marijuana in Delaware. House Bill 374, which took immediate effect, expands the statutory definition of a “debilitating medical condition” under the state’s medical cannabis law to include glaucoma and “chronic debilitating migraines.” An earlier version of […]

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Albuquerque New Mexico to End the City’s Asset Forfeiture Program

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Albuquerque New Mexico to End the City’s Asset Forfeiture Program | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — On Friday, as reported by the Abq Report, a spokesperson from Albuquerque City Mayor Tim Keller’s Administration announced the City would be ending their asset forfeiture program, meaning that police will no longer be allowed to seize property unless there is a criminal conviction. This decision brings the City in compliance with New […]

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

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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 […]

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Pennsylvania Regulators Expand Medical Marijuana Program

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HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine has signed off on a series of recommendations expanding patients’ access to medical cannabis. The changes, previously recommended by the state’s medical marijuana advisory board, expand the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis therapy to include those suffering from opioid dependency, neurodegenerative diseases, and/or dyskinetic or other spastic movement disorders. […]

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Announces Expansion of State Medicinal Marijuana Program

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced steps to expand New Jersey’s long-stalled Medicinal Marijuana Program. The Governor acted quickly after taking office, issuing an executive order mandating the Department of Health to review the program and make recommendations for improvement. The announcement today is the result of this executive order. The changes […]

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New Jersey Governor Expands Medical Marijuana Program

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TRENTON, NJ — In his ongoing effort to expand the Garden State’s medical marijuana program to be more patient-oriented, Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) has made dramatic changes to the state’s regulatory program. We will begin the elimination of the requirement that doctors prescribing medical marijuana appear on a public registry, and transition to an optional listing […]

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Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

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ST. PAUL,  MN — Patients with intractable pain reduce their use of prescription opioids following cannabis therapy, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health. Investigators assessed the prescription drug use patterns of 2,245 intractable pain patients participating in the state’s medical cannabis access program. Among those patients known to be taking opiates for pain […]

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program | Paul Armentano

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday calling on state regulators to review the state’s eight-year-old medical cannabis access program and to recommend ways to increase participation from patients and physicians. “Our goal is to modernize the program in New Jersey, bring it up to current standards, and put patients first,” he said. […]

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Minnesota Adds Qualifying Conditions to Medical Marijuana Program

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger has announced that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and obstructive sleep apnea have been added to the list of qualifying conditions approved for treatment with medical marijuana in Minnesota. “Any policy decisions about cannabis are difficult due to the relative lack of published scientific evidence,” said […]

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Wisconsin Hemp Pilot Program Signed Into Law

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MADISON, WI —  Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed legislation into law to establish a state-sponsored pilot program to “study the growth, cultivation, and marketing of industrial hemp” in Wisconsin. Members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate had unanimously approved the measure earlier this year. Senate Bill 119 defines cannabis with no more than .03 percent THC as […]

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