Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect

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Maine’s Medical Marijuana Omnibus Bill Goes Into Effect | Kate Zawidzki

Today, the omnibus medical marijuana bill that was passed last spring goes into effect. The bill makes major improvements to Maine’s medical marijuana program. Among some of the changes, the legislation: removes the qualifying condition list so that any Mainer can use medical marijuana so long as their doctor thinks it would be helpful for them; eliminates […]

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Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect

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Missouri’s Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect | NORML

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Missouri’s Amendment 2, the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access law, took effect on Thursday, December 6th. Sixty-six percent of voters approved the measure in November, while rejecting a pair of competing initiatives. State regulators have 180 days from the law’s enactment date to make available application forms to patients seeking to register to grow and/or possess medical […]

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Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

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Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease | NORML

NEW HAVEN, CT — Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who utilize medicinal cannabis require fewer hospitalizations as compared to SCD patients who refrain from the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Blood. Investigators from Yale University in Connecticut and from the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel compared rates of hospital admissions over a six-month […]

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients | NORML

ROSWELL, NM — The use of medical cannabis for a period of one-month or more is associated with reduced opioid intake in patients with cancer and/or rheumatic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators from the Kymera Independent Physicians medical group in New Mexico assessed the relationship between the […]

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It

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Medical Marijuana is Florida Law, Let’s Act Like It | Norm Kent

Two years ago, Florida citizens voted for and passed a constitutional amendment allowing our residents to use marijuana medicinally. The law passed overwhelmingly, with nearly 72 percent of the vote. No recount was required.  In this hotly contested and partisan state, no candidate running for statewide office won with that much of a majority. Candidate “Cannabis” […]

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Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Lawmakers Seek to Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano

Utah lawmakers convened a special legislative session Monday to debate proposed replacement legislation to the state’s newly approved voter-initiated medical cannabis access law. A majority of voters in November decided ‘yes’ on Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act. Legislators are now seeking to significantly curtail the law by replacing it with separate so-called ‘compromise’ legislation. Lawmakers […]

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Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law | Marijuana Policy Project

SALT LAKE CITY — In a special session today, the Utah Legislature enacted a compromise medical marijuana law that will replace the ballot initiative approved by voters on Election Day. The compromise bill is more restrictive than the law established by Proposition 2, which was supported by the Marijuana Policy Project and Utah advocates. In […]

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano

Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. The former law, Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act – was approved by 53 percent of voters on November 6. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri criticized lawmakers’ decision. “Lawmakers should have respected the will of the voters and should have […]

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New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion

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New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | Justin Strekal

Just two days after Veteran’s Day, Congressman Seth Moulton has introduced a series of bills aimed at addressing the therapeutic use of marijuana among veterans. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or death. Moreover, failure of VA policy to allow physicians to openly talk about cannabis or […]

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | Marijuana Policy Project

The initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Utah is reportedly headed toward victory. Fox 13 News Utah projected Proposition 2 will pass, and the measure was leading 54-46 with 68 percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold, Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law. Last month, backers of Proposition […]

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