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VA Secretary Shulkin Still Hasn’t Responded to The American Legion’s Call for Marijuana Research

The American Legion has been calling on the federal government for over a year – specifically the Veterans Affairs Department – to support research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in treating veterans with PTSD. Many veterans have told both the Legion and NORML that they have been able to eliminate or reduce their dependency … Continue reading »

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Gaetz Introduces Amendment for Medical Marijuana Research

Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has introduced an amendment to the appropriations bill that, if passed, would not allow the Department of Justice to use funds from the bill to prevent or delay the approval of an application to research medical marijuana. This past year, the DEA moved to create a new procedure to license more … Continue reading »

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Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017

Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced H.R. 3391: The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017. This Act amends the federal law to facilitate clinical investigations involving the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products. As you may know, there are many benefits to medical cannabis. … Continue reading »

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Harris Introduces Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Medical Marijuana Research

On July 25, Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced H.R. 3391 (the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017). The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017 amends the Controlled Substances Act to make marijuana accessible for use by qualified marijuana researchers for medical purposes, and … Continue reading »

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Florida: Governor Vetoes Funding Effort For Medical Cannabis Research

Governor Rick Scott vetoed legislation that sought to provide some $ 3 million in medical cannabis research. The monies were earmarked for the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Florida. The Governor said that he believed that no additional taxpayer funds were necessary to fund state-sponsored cannabis research.  National Organization for the Reform of … Continue reading »

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Federal: Bipartisan Coalition Introduces The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016

A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate lawmakers have proposed legislation, the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016, to expedite clinical investigations into the safety and efficacy of cannabis. Passage of the measures — House Bill 5549 and Senate Bill 3077 – would expedite federal reviews of clinical protocols involving cannabis. It would also eliminate existing production … Continue reading »

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Federal: Senators Introduce Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act

Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Pat Leahy (D-VT), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have introduced legislation, the “Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act”.  The Act requires the Attorney General to make a determination as to whether cannabidiol should be reclassified under the Controlled Substances Act and would expand research on the potential medical benefits of cannabidiol … Continue reading »

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