Congressman proposes budget amendment to protect marijuana research from DOJ

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 10:11 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Republican congressman has proposed an appropriations amendment to provide safe harbor for medical cannabis research in the majority of U.S. states. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a freshman lawmaker representing the western…

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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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