Federal bill would protect medical marijuana states, provide access to vets

Published: Jun 15, 2017, 4:59 pm • Updated: Jun 15, 2017, 6:07 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has reintroduced legislation to protect patients in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. The bill introduced Thursday is known as the Compassionate Access,…

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Cannabis firms in Colorado, Florida partner to provide pharma-quality medical marijuana products

Published: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis products firms Wana Brands and Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC have inked a deal that’s one part national expansion play and another part investment in a growing trend: pharmaceutical-quality medical marijuana. Wana Brands, an…

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LA Prop M Puts Minorities First and Provide a Foundation for Cannabis Businesses

LA Prop M puts minorities first and is a new measure being considered in Los Angeles, California that aims to regulate, tax and enforce medical and recreational marijuana – order that’s much needed to bring order in the quasi-legal Los Angeles dispensaries. The choice turns to the voters with Proposition M…

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OLCC Plans Packaging And Labeling Workshops Will Provide Overview Of New Guidelines For Marijuana Products

(via oregonlive.com) The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will provide a series of workshops across the state of Oregon to provide recreational marijuana licensees and medical marijuana registrants information on new guidelines for recreational and medical marijuana packaging and labeling, as well as a pre-approval process and new electronic application system that…

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Illinois Patients Provide Powerful Testimony In Support Of Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

(via firedoglake.com) Illinois has a medical marijuana program, which is great for the patients that can participate in the program. However, there are many, many patients that don’t qualify to be a patient in the program because they don’t suffer from a condition that is on the list of qualifying…

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Earl Blumenauer To Provide Federal Marijuana Law Update This Weekend

(image via Oregon Cannabis Connection) United States Representative Earl Blumenauer is a hero in my eyes, and should be in the eyes of all cannabis consumers and supporters. Earl Blumenauer has always done an outstanding job of representing the State of Oregon in Congress when it comes to cannabis reform, and…

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Americans For Safe Access To Provide Training For Maryland Medical Cannabis Compliance Inspectors

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has been selected to provide training for compliance inspectors operating under the authority of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The auditors are charged with ensuring members of the state’s new medical cannabis industry comply with all applicable regulations, which were finalized by…

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Politician Announces Legislation To Provide Pathway For Expungement Of Certain Marijuana Offenses

Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) announced plans to introduce legislation reinforcing steps taken by Oregon to legalize and provide a clean start for certain marijuana offenses. The Clean Slate for Marijuana Offenses Act of 2015, to be introduced on Tuesday, creates a pathway for the following two groups of federal…

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Hawaii: Measure To Provide Safe Access To Medical Marijuana Becomes Law

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Legislation to establish a system of medical dispensaries for the state’s nearly 14,000 medical marijuana patients has become law. Governor David Ige signed the measure, stating, “I support the establishment of dispensaries to ensure that qualified patients can legally and safely access medical marijuana.…

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