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Amendment to Cut Funding of DEA’s Cannabis Eradication Program

Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) has reintroduced an amendment to cut funds from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) cannabis eradication program through their Salaries and Expenses Account. In 2016, the budget for the eradication program was $ 18 million and the amendment would cut that in half. The funds would be redirected to domestic abuse prevention … Continue reading »

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Oakland’s Marijuana Equity Permit Program

In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for marijuana businesses. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers of entry into the industry. Ultimately, their goal is to remove the … Continue reading »

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Vermont: Support Measure to Expand State’s Medical Cannabis Program

Update: Members of the House Human Services Committee voted 10-0 in favor of SB 16 on April 27. Update: Members of the Senate approved the bill on February 17. It now awaits action from the House. Legislation is pending, SB 16, to expand the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy. If approved, SB 16 … Continue reading »

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Montana: Measure to Amend State’s Medical Cannabis Program Heading to Governor

House and Senate lawmakers are in the final stages of reconciling legislation, SB 333, to amend the state’s medical cannabis program. The measure is anticipated<> to be transmitted to the Governor imminently. The legislation makes several amendments to I-182, which voters passed in November. The measure establishes various rules and regulations regarding the operation of … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Bill Expanding CBD Medical Program Sent to the Governor

Update: SB 16 has passed both legislative chambers and now awaits the signature or veto of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Should he fail to take action regarding the bill, SB 16 will become law absent his signature. SB 16, a bill to expand Georgia’s CBD-exemption law is awaiting action from Gov. Nathan Deal. The bill … 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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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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Iowa: Legislation Pending to Establish Medical Cannabis Program

Legislation is pending, HF 199, to establish a statewide medical marijuana program. Under these proposals, qualified patients with intractable pain and other conditions would be able to obtain cannabis from state-licensed facilities.  A more narrow version of this program is proposed by separate legislation, HF 198. While the program proposed by the measures is a … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Legislation Pending to Expand Medical Cannabis Program

Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 8, to amend the state’s medical cannabis program in a manner that would better serve patients’ needs. Specifically, the measure would amend patient possession limits so that qualified persons may possess up to five ounces of herbal cannabis per month, and it would mandate the Health Department to issue identification cards … 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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