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Oklahoma: Lawmakers Move Forward To Preemptively Quash Medical Marijuana Vote

Senate lawmakers this week passed legislation, Senate Bill 1120, that seeks to preemptively quash many of the provisions of State Question 788 — an expansive voter initiative that provides physicians the discretion to recommend medical marijuana to those patients for whom they believe it will therapeutically benefit. Oklahomans will be voting on the measure, which … Continue reading »

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Humboldt County Cup Forced to Move by Police

For marijuana activists in states with legal marijuana, the strategy quickly moves from legalization to normalization, but for some communities like Ferndale, California,┬áthe stigma remains. For months, organizers of the Humboldt County Cup and the Ferndale Police Department have gone back and forth over the decision to host their event at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds. … Continue reading »

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Federal: Members Of Congress Move To Exclude Hemp From the Controlled Substances Act

Members of Congress have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp. House Bill 525 has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The measure has 49 co-sponsors. The measure has 49 co-sponsors. Senate companion legislation, S. 134, is also pending. If … Continue reading »

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Tennessee: Cities Move To Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Members of the Nashville metro council and the Memphis city council have given final approval to municipal legislation providing police the discretion to cite rather than arrest minor marijuana offenders. Nashville city council members voted 35 to 3 in late September in favor of the new ordinance. It provides police the option of issuing $ … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Senate Declines to Move Measure to Prohibit Medical Marijuana Insurance Reimbursements

After extremely compelling testimony from injured workers in earlier committees, the Senate Judiciary Committee never scheduled a hearing for House Bill 195, which sought to prohibit workers compensation insurers from reimbursing employees who qualify for medical cannabis access for injuries sustained on the job. This means that the measure, which had been narrowly approved by members … Continue reading »

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