After a government shutdown lasting only a few hours, Congress passed yet another temporary spending bill on Friday that will keep medical marijuana patients and providers safe for a little while longer. The bill includes the amendments that has been part of the spending budget since 2014, which prevents the Department of Justice from spending … Continue reading Federal Spending Deal Keeps Medical Marijuana Protections in Place… For Another Few Weeks
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Illinois State Sen. Dan Harmon is championing a bill that would allow individuals who are prescribed opioids to qualify for access to medical cannabis. His bill, SB 336, is expected to receive a hearing tomorrow in the Senate Executive Committee. Hundreds of thousands of people are prescribed opioids in Illinois. These drugs carry a very … Continue reading Illinois Bill Would Allow Patients to Substitute Medical Marijuana for Opiates
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On February 5, the Virginia Senate unanimously passed legislation that will permit doctors to recommend CBD or THC-A oil to their patients for any diagnosed condition or disease. The companion bill passed the House of Delegates unanimously on Friday, and the bill will now go to Gov. Ralph Northam, who is expected to sign it. … Continue reading Virginia Senate Unanimously Approves Limited Medical Marijuana Bill
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Passage of Vermont’s legalization bill, H. 511, was a huge step forward for the state — and the nation. Now that Gov. Scott has signed this bill allowing personal possession and cultivation, effective on July 1, it’s time for the legislature to begin moving forward with plans to regulate and tax marijuana production and sale … Continue reading After Legalizing Possession, Some Vermont Lawmakers Moving to Regulate Marijuana
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Maryland’s legislative session began earlier this month, and there are several cannabis policy issues already on the agenda. MPP and our allies in the Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition are supporting an effort to let the people of Maryland decide whether the state should tax and regulate cannabis for adults. Unlike many other states, Maryland citizens … Continue reading Maryland Begins Session With Marijuana Policy on the Agenda
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