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Hawaii governor considering medical cannabis/opioid bill

Earlier this year, the Hawaii Legislature overwhelmingly approved SB 2407, which would allow opioid and substance use disorders, and their symptoms, to be treated with medical cannabis if a physician recommends it. But last week, Gov. David Ige announced he intends to veto this compassionate bill. Medical cannabis can ease the devastating symptoms of opiate … Continue reading Hawaii governor considering medical cannabis/opioid bill

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New Hampshire’s “drug czar” speaks against marijuana legalization

The walls of marijuana prohibition have crumbled all around New Hampshire. It is now legal for adults in all three neighboring states to grow and possess cannabis, and retail sales will soon become a reality in Massachusetts, Maine, and Canada. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu continues to oppose legalization, in part because he continues to rely … Continue reading New Hampshire’s “drug czar” speaks against marijuana legalization

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Colorado Legislature Approves On-Site Consumption Lounges

House Bill 1258 passed both houses of the Colorado General Assembly and is now heading to the governor’s desk. If signed, the bill would allow approved retail cannabis stores to open a tasting room where on-site cannabis consumption is allowed. This is yet another big step forward in a state that has long been a … Continue reading Colorado Legislature Approves On-Site Consumption Lounges

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Are You Doing 4/20 Right? Here’s a List of What’s Happening

NORML chapters from around the country are combining traditional 4/20 events with a robust presence on social media that will include a call-to-action urging federal lawmakers to support HR 1227: The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act.

Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. "After six months of treatment, 93.7 percent of the respondents reported improvement in their condition," researchers reported.

Thousands Of Californians To Have Their Marijuana Convictions Dismissed

San Francisco city officials announced plans yesterday to begin reviewing and automatically expunging thousands of past marijuana possession convictions.

Arguably The Individual Most Responsible For The Rise Of The Medical Marijuana Movement In California, And Eventually Nationwide, Passed Away This Weekend

The individual most responsible for the medical marijuana movement in CA, and eventually in more than 30 states across this country, was San Francisco gay rights and marijuana advocate Dennis Peron, who died this past weekend from lung cancer at age 71.

Nevada: Governor Signs Hemp Expansion Law

Governor Brian Sandoval has signed legislation, Senate Bill 396, expanding the state’s hemp law to permit broader commercial cultivation of the crop. The new law permits regulators to license growers to engage in hemp cultivation and to produce edible products...

Illinois: Legislation Pending To Expand Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Subject: Your Letter: As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to support SB 1294 to permit for the licensed production of industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa...

Federal: Protect Lawful Medical Marijuana Programs

Update #2: 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...
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Germany finally legalizes marijuana, sort of

After years of delay and opposition in the parliament, Germany has passed a law that would allow recreational use...
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