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Texas: Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced

Update: HB 2107 had a hearing on May 2 and after powerful targeted testimony, the number of cosponsors for the bill jumped from 5 to 75! Update: A bipartisan House version of SB269 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas has just been introduced by Representative Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, titled HB 2107, … Continue reading »

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Tennessee: Legislation Pending to Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, are sponsoring the legislature’s most concerted effort to legalize medical use of marijuana.  Under present law, the possession of any amount of marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a $ 250 fine.  Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have enacted … Continue reading »

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Nebraska: Lawmaker Has Reintroduced Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Bill

State Senator Anna Wishart has introduced comprehensive medical marijuana legislation, LB622. A hearing will be held on the legislation on March 15, 2017. Senator Wishart’s bill is similar to legislation that was introduced in 2016 and narrowly defeated. LB622 will allow patients with conditions such as Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, opioid addictions and some types of … Continue reading »

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Oklahoma: Legislation Pending To Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Legislation is pending in the House, HB 1877, The Medical Marijuana Act of 2017. Passage of the Act would regulate state-licensed dispensaries to provide up to two and one-half ounces of marijuana to qualifying patients.  Separate provisions protect the rights of patients from civil sanctions, stating: “An employer shall not discriminate against an individual in hiring, … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Support Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Reform

Legislation is pending before lawmakers, The Kansas Safe Access Act, to establish regulations governing a comprehensive medical marijuana program. The measure would permit qualified patients to grow their own medical marijuana or to obtain it from a licensed dispensary, while also educating physicians who seek to recommend cannabis therapy. Kansas is one of fewer than … Continue reading »

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Kentucky: Legislation to Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Legislation filed by Senator Perry Clark of Louisville, SB 57, seeks to establish a statewide, comprehensive medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 57, The Cannabis Compassion Act, establishes regulations overseeing the establishment of state-licensed dispensaries to provide medical marijuana to qualified patients. It also permits patients to home cultivate their own supply of medical cannabis. Senator … Continue reading »

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Texas: Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced

State Senator Jose Menendez has filed Senate Bill 269 to protect qualified patients who consume cannabis and to provide for the state-licensed production and distribution of the plant. SB 269 authorizes the possession, production, and distribution of medical marijuana and marijuana-infused products to qualified patients. Patients would receive cannabis through a network of private dispensaries … Continue reading »

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