California vs. Trump administration: Bill would create sanctuary state for marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2017, 9:26 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian If the Trump administration decides to crack down on state marijuana programs, a group of legislators wants to make it illegal for California authorities to help them. A bill introduced Friday…

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Weed delivered to your front door could be reality under new Colorado bill

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 3:34 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Pizza, prescriptions, Prime … pot? A bill introduced this week in the Colorado Senate would open the door for home-delivered recreational and medical marijuana in the state. Senate…

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South Dakota hemp bill advances despite Public Safety warning that hemp sends “mixed messages” to kids

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 2:48 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota residents who pass background checks and get a license from the state agriculture department would be allowed to cultivate industrial hemp under a measure a House…

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Advocates Push for a 2017 Texas Medical Marijuana Bill in Austin

by C.M. Watts – The Weed Blog https://www.theweedblog.com Advocates push for a 2017 Texas medical marijuana bill during a Constituent Advocacy Day that brought a few hundred cannabis supporters to the state capitol, in Austin. The effort to galvanize support for cannabis in the southern state was organized by a coalition…

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House bill seeks to protect individuals in legal marijuana states from the feds

Published: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm • Updated: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm By Daniel M. Jimenez, The Cannifornian Could Congress step into the breach and prevent the federal government from shutting down states’ efforts to legalize cannabis? A new bill by a California representative seeks to do exactly that.…

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New Mexico Bill to Legalize Marijuana Passes House Committee

A New Mexico Bill to Legalize Marijuana passed the House Committee moving the issue forward in a state that shares its borders with Arizona and Colorado, both states that have successful marijuana policies. As many of our readers know, 8 states have legalized marijuana. During the 2016 election in November, the…

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All vets would automatically qualify for medical marijuana in New Mexico under new bill

Published: Feb 9, 2017, 8:22 am • Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 8:22 am By The Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — Extensive revisions to New Mexico’s medical marijuana program that would automatically allow all military veterans to qualify as patients are advancing in the state Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee…

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Colorado bill allowing medical marijuana for PTSD sails through Senate

Published: Feb 3, 2017, 12:42 pm • Updated: Feb 3, 2017, 12:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legislation to add PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Colorado is quickly progressing. Senate Bill 17, which would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana for post-traumatic stress disorder…

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New cannabidiol oil bill advances in Wisconsin legislature

Published: Feb 2, 2017, 1:45 pm • Updated: Feb 2, 2017, 1:45 pm By The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin state Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill that would allow possession of a marijuana extract be used to treat seizures. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to…

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