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Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:06:54 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD | TJ Baker

DENVER, CO — Lawmakers in the Colorado legislature have passed a measure to add post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in the state. The measure, Senate Bill 17, will now be sent to the desk of Gov. John Hickenlooper for final approval.  It was approved Previous […]

Colorado Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD | The Daily Chronic

Washington Lawmakers Send Marijuana Reform Bill to Governor

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:33:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Washington Lawmakers Send Marijuana Reform Bill to Governor | TJ Baker

OLYMPIA, WA — Lawmakers in Washington state have sent a comprehensive marijuana reform bill to the desk of Governor Jay Inslee (D), making several changes to the state’s cannabis regulation policies. The bi-partisan Senate Bill 5131 was sponsored by Sens. Anna Rivers [R] Steven Conway [D], and received overwhelming support in both chambers of the legislature. […]

Washington Lawmakers Send Marijuana Reform Bill to Governor | The Daily Chronic

Texas Medical Marijuana Supporters Push for Hearings on Critical Legislation

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:00:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Texas Medical Marijuana Supporters Push for Hearings on Critical Legislation | Marijuana Policy Project

AUSTIN, TX — A group of patients, caregivers, and medical professionals gathered at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to allow hearings on critical medical marijuana legislation. The group called on House Public Health Committee Chairman Four Price and Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Charles Schwertner to schedule hearings on […]

Texas Medical Marijuana Supporters Push for Hearings on Critical Legislation | The Daily Chronic

Just Say “No” to Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:24:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Just Say “No” to Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids | Justin Strekal

Since 2014, the Department of Justice has been prohibited from using taxpayers’ funds to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in states that regulate its medical use. But that could all change this week as Congress decides how to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year.  At issue is a provision known as […]

Just Say “No” to Taxpayer Funded Medical Marijuana Raids | The Daily Chronic

Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Opens in Maryland

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:41:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Opens in Maryland | HWN

ANNAPOLIS, MD — After lengthy delays, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has opened up the patient and caregiver registry for the state supervised medical marijuana program. Starting Monday April 24, open enrollment for all patients and caregivers is available on the agency’s website. The registry was opened in a three-phase roll-out earlier this month. Previously, […]

Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Opens in Maryland | The Daily Chronic

Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Linked to Lower Medicaid Costs

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:49:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Linked to Lower Medicaid Costs | Paul Armentano

Patients use fewer prescription drugs in states where access to medical cannabis is legally regulated, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the association between medical cannabis regulations and the average number of prescriptions filled by Medicaid beneficiaries between the years 2007 and 2014. Researchers reported, […]

Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Linked to Lower Medicaid Costs | The Daily Chronic

Time Runs Out on Compromise to Fix Maryland Medical Cannabis Program

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:03:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Time Runs Out on Compromise to Fix Maryland Medical Cannabis Program | Kate Bell

ANNAPOLIS, MD — After long and difficult negotiations and consultation with advocates, industry stakeholders, and the Attorney General, legislators agreed on a compromise bill, HB 1443, to address the lack of diversity in the Maryland medical cannabis industry without delaying the program. Unfortunately, the clock ran out on the last night of session and the final […]

Time Runs Out on Compromise to Fix Maryland Medical Cannabis Program | The Daily Chronic

Vermont Moves Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana for Adults

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:02:35 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Vermont Moves Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana for Adults | Marijuana Policy Project

MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont Senate approved a bill on Friday that would regulate the production and sale of marijuana and eliminate penalties for personal possession and cultivation by adults 21 and older. The Senate amended H. 167, an unrelated House-approved bill, to replace it with a revised version of a marijuana regulation bill that passed […]

Vermont Moves Closer to Legalizing Recreational Marijuana for Adults | The Daily Chronic

CBS Poll Finds Support for Legalizing Marijuana at Record High

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:49:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

CBS Poll Finds Support for Legalizing Marijuana at Record High | Paul Armentano

More than six in ten Americans believe that the social use of marijuana should be legal for adults, according to nationwide polling data provided by CBS News. The percentage marks a significant increase since 2013, when only 45 percent of respondents endorsed legalization, and it is among the highest levels of public support ever reported […]

CBS Poll Finds Support for Legalizing Marijuana at Record High | The Daily Chronic

Homeland Security Chief: Marijuana Possession is Grounds for Deportation

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Homeland Security Chief: Marijuana Possession is Grounds for Deportation | Drug Policy Alliance

In a speech Tuesday, United States Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly announced that the Trump Administration would use marijuana possession as a reason for deporting immigrants. “ICE will continue to use marijuana possession, distribution and convictions as essential elements as they build their deportation removal apprehension packages for targeted operations against illegal aliens living in […]

Homeland Security Chief: Marijuana Possession is Grounds for Deportation | The Daily Chronic

Governor Signs Bill Making West Virginia the 29th Medical Marijuana State

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:35:00 +0000
Source: The Daily Chronic

Governor Signs Bill Making West Virginia the 29th Medical Marijuana State | Marijuana Policy Project

CHARLESTON, WV. — Governor Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on Wednesday, making West Virginia the 29th state in the nation to enact legislation allowing seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Senate Bill 386, titled the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, was introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda (D-Logan) […]

Governor Signs Bill Making West Virginia the 29th Medical Marijuana State | The Daily Chronic