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New York: Senate Legislation Pending To Expand Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis

A pair of bills are pending in the Senate to expand patients’ access to medical cannabis. Senate Bill 6092 expands the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis access to include those with Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and a number of other debilitating diseases. It also removes arbitrary caps imposed on the amount of … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Legislation Pending To Permit Patients Access to Low-THC Cannabis

Update: Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee heard the bill on Wednesday, Match 15 at 1:30pm, Room 546-S. Legislation is pending, House Bill 2152, to permit qualified patients access to marijuana or extracts containing CBD and low levels of THC. The measure would permit patients with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic … Continue reading »

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Federal: House Bill Introduced to Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), along with five co-sponsors, has reintroduced H.R. 1820, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a recommendation, thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician. Passage of … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Legislation Pending To Permit Patients Access to Low-THC Cannabis

Legislation is pending, House Bill 2152, to permit qualified patients access to marijuana or extracts containing CBD and low levels of THC. The measure would permit patients with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder or a condition causing seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, to possess marijuana or extracts containing no more than … Continue reading »

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New Hampshire: Legislation Pending To Expand Patients’ Medical Marijuana Access

Multiple bills are pending before lawmakers to expand the pool of patients eligible to qualify for medical marijuana therapy.  In particular, these measures would permit patients with conditions like chronic pain and post-traumatic stress to obtain legal access to marijuana. Most recently, an exhaustive report released by the National Academies of Sciences determined that there is … Continue reading »

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Indiana: Pending Legislation Seeks to Provide Medical Marijuana Access

  A Senate lawmaker has reintroduced legislation, SB 255, to regulate marijuana access to qualified patients. The measure, sponsored by Democrat Sen. Karen Tallian, establishes a statewide medical marijuana program to permit qualified patients — including patients with arthritis, migraine, PTSD, and seizures — to legally obtain cannabis products and to  engage in cannabis therapy. … Continue reading »

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Federal: Support the Veterans Equal Access Act

A bipartisan coalition of nine House lawmakers has introduced legislation, House Resolution 667: The Veterans Equal Access Act, to permit Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers “to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in state marijuana programs.”  Passage of this act would allow VA doctors to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states … Continue reading »

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Federal: Support HR 1774: The Compassionate Access Act

Legislation is pending in the US House of Representatives to allow states greater freedom to authorize medical marijuana to qualified patients. HR 1774, The Compassionate Access Act, reschedules marijuana under federal law to a classification other than Schedule I. The measure also excludes cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana and prohibits federal officials from interfering … Continue reading »

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Federal: Bipartisan Coalition Introduces the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015

Members of the US House and Senate are sponsoring The Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015 to permit financial institutions to engage in business relationships with the marijuana industry. In November, the bill received support from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid who signed on as a cosponsor of the bill. The House version of … Continue reading »

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Florida: Legislation To Expand Medical Marijuana Access Tabled

Legislation that sought to repeal Florida’s unduly restrictive 2014 Compassionate Use Act and replace it with a more expansive medical marijuana law was not heard by lawmakers this legislative session. Senate bill 852, the “Florida Medical Marijuana Act,” would have permitted patients with either a specified medical condition or a specified symptom to use medical marijuana … Continue reading »

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