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Tagged With: Amendment

Federal: Amendment To Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Marijuana To Be Offered In The Senate

The Veterans Equal Access Amendment, which would expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans, is expected to be offered to the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations (MilCon-VA) bill.  Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a recommendation, thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice … Continue reading »

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Florida: Don’t Gut Amendment 2

Update: Members of the Florida Senate Committee on Criminal Justice are scheduled to hear SB 1662 on April 17. On November 8th, more than 71 percent of Florida voters decided in favor of the constitutional amendment, Amendment 2, to allow for the licensed production, use, and dispensing of medical cannabis to patients with a doctor’s … Continue reading »

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Florida Department Of Health Seeks Changes To Amendment Two and NORML Responds

More than 70 percent of Floridians voted on Election Day in favor of Amendment 2 to regulate patients’ access to medical marijuana. However, newly proposed rules by the Department of Health seek to significantly amend this measure in a manner that undermines the law’s intent and is contrary to patients’ needs. This week, town hall … Continue reading »

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Federal: Tell House Members to Support the McClintock/Polis Amendment

Members of the United States House of Representatives are anticipated to vote as early as tonight on a series of amendments to a Justice Department spending bill. Several of these amendments seek to limit the federal government’s ability to intrude in states that have regulated various aspects of marijuana production and access. Specifically, Representatives Tom … Continue reading »

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Appeals Court: State-Sanctioned Marijuana Users Not Afforded Second Amendment Rights

Justices for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of a 1968 federal law prohibiting the sale of firearms to any “unlawful user” of a federally controlled substance. Justices determined that state-registered medical marijuana patients are forbidden from purchasing firearms because cannabis remains classified as a Schedule I substance under federal law. … Continue reading »

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