Utah latest state to legalize medical pot, expand Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the list of more…

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana program to allow sale of flower, expand list of qualifying conditions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Patients in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program should be able to obtain the drug in dry leaf or flower form for vaporization by sometime this summer, the Wolf administration announced Monday. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said she was accepting that and other recommendations made recently by an…

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Pennsylvania medical marijuana program may allow sale of flower, expand list of qualifying conditions

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state medical marijuana board recommended Monday that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it, and expand the kinds of medical conditions it can be used to treat, including cancer remission therapy. The Medical…

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Jeff Sessions drug policies will expand black market, not reduce crime

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 pm By Radley Balko, Special To The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the pages of The Washington Post recently to write an op-ed. Sessions is rescinding an Obama administration policy that instructed federal prosecutors to…

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Iowa takes small step to expand medical marijuana program, but advocates want more

Published: Apr 28, 2017, 4:24 pm • Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 4:24 pm By Linley Sanders, The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — A medical marijuana oil program approved by the Iowa Legislature might not offer much help to patients with qualifying medical conditions, but advocates say it’s at least…

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Colorado ganjapreneur wants to expand cannabis pairing tours to other states

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 4:06 pm By The Summit Daily In the years since recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, Philip Wolf, founder of Cultivating Spirits, has created a business that combines cannabis, food and wine tastings. Now Wolf and his new business partner…

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Georgia lawmakers expand medical cannabis conditions, but still haven’t legalized cultivation

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 3:10 pm • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 3:13 pm By Ezra Kaplan, The Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia General Assembly is on the cusp of expanding access to medical cannabis. The House voted 167-4 Tuesday to pass a bill that would add six new diagnoses…

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Chicago Tribune Editorial Board To Illinois Governor – Expand Medical Marijuana Program

(via firedoglake.com) Illinois has one of the most restrictive medical marijuana programs in the country, allowing only those that suffer from a short list of conditions to become patients. Multiple times now the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board has endorsed expanding the list of conditions for the program, and both times…

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Maryland Passes Bill To Expand List Of Who Can Recommend Medical Marijuana

Yesterday, the Maryland Senate by a vote of 36-10 passed HB104, Medical Cannabis – Written Certifications – Certifying Providers on the last day of the legislative session. If Governor Larry Hogan (R) signs the legislation as expected, it will allow dentists, podiatrists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners in addition to…

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Maryland House Votes To Expand Who Can Recommend Medical Marijuana

A medical marijuana program is only as good as its ability to serve suffering patients. One issue that some states experience, especially when their medical marijuana programs are new, is getting people on board who are legally able to sign the papers to recommend that someone become a medical marijuana…

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