GOP blocks amendment to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to vets

Published: Jul 26, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Jul 26, 2017, 11:17 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The House Rules Committee decided Tuesday not to allow a medical marijuana amendment to proceed to a full vote, as part of the 2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies…

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Oregon Rep. Blumenauer disputes report that medical marijuana state protection amendment is dead

Published: Jun 29, 2017, 11:09 am • Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 11:40 am By The Cannabist Staff How does a bill become a law? The classic Schoolhouse Rock Question degenerated over the last 24 hours into the latest spat between opposing sides of the medical marijuana debate. Related: Medical marijuana,…

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Rewriting medical marijuana regulations “an insult” to Floridians who voted for Amendment 2

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 11:05 am • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 11:05 am By The Gainsville Sun Editorial Board Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the The Gainesville Sun, April 23, 2017: State constitutional amendments aren’t suggestions. When at least 60 percent of voters feel strongly…

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Florida committee decides Amendment 2 doesn’t include smoking, vaping, edibles

Published: Mar 29, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Mar 29, 2017, 8:53 am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A bill to implement Florida’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment has passed its first committee in the state’s House of Representatives. The bill (HB 1397) passed the Health Quality Subcommittee on Tuesday. It must go…

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Florida Senate starts work to set regs for medical marijuana in Amendment 2 era

Published: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 23, 2017, 8:15 am By The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The chair of the Florida Senate’s Health Policy Committee says they’re at least two weeks away from voting on a medical marijuana bill. The committee held a workshop on Wednesday…

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Florida medical marijuana vote: State approves Amendment 2

Published: Nov 8, 2016, 6:32 pm • Updated: Nov 8, 2016, 6:40 pm By Cannabist Staff and Wire Reports TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida voters have approved a state constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, which will broaden access to pot beyond the limited therapeutic uses approved by the legislature two…

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Over 100 Medical Professionals Endorse Florida’s Amendment 2

With just a week until the November 8th election, increasing amounts of endorsements on a series of marijuana policy efforts across nine states are rolling in. Floridians will soon decide whether or not the state legalizes medical cannabis and institutes a system of licensed dispensaries. There’s plenty of reason to be hopeful,…

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NAACP and Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana Endorse Florida’s Amendment 2 to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The Florida NAACP and Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana have both endorsed Amendment 2 which would legalize medical cannabis and is up for a vote this November. “We are thrilled to once again have the endorsement of the Florida NAACP and to now have Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana, a Florida non…

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Congress Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendment Despite House And Senate Approval

On Thursday, news broke that the Veterans Equal Access Amendment had been stripped from the House Conference Report of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017. The provision was removed from the conference version of the bill, despite passing in the Senate Appropriations Committee…

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