Senate committee, rejecting request from Sessions, keeps protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Jul 27, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 1:56 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference, despite a written request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year that they…

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Massachusetts Legalization Regulations: Senate and House Must Find Common Ground

Massachusetts House and Senate members have until the end of the month to hammer out a bill that would amend the marijuana legalization measure approved by voters in November. The two chambers approved separate bills aimed at overhauling the voter-approved law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts. The…

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Massachusetts Senate to House: High marijuana tax rate “not the will of the voters”

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on pot and would leave…

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Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein Senate and House committee appearances live blog

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 8:33 am By The Cannabist Staff Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to appear before Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees to discuss the Justice Department’s budget. He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and…

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Delaware Senate makes it easier for those with PTSD to get medical marijuana

Published: May 19, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: May 19, 2017, 11:12 am By Randall Chase, The Associated Press DOVER, Del. — The state Senate has approved a revised bill regarding regulations for medical marijuana in Delaware, two days after the original measure failed to win passage amid unaddressed concerns…

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Iowa Senate committee proposes expanding CBD oil conditions list

Published: Apr 14, 2017, 8:12 am • Updated: Apr 14, 2017, 11:47 am By The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Senate Republicans are showing support for legislation that would expand a state medical marijuana oil program, but it appears to lack support in the House. The Senate Appropriations…

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Florida Senate proposes increase in number of medical marijuana licenses

Published: Apr 4, 2017, 11:04 am • Updated: Apr 4, 2017, 11:04 am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Senate’s version of a bill to implement the state’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment has passed its first committee. The bill (SB 406) passed the Health Quality Committee on Tuesday. It must go…

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West Virginia Senate votes to create medical marijuana system

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 1:26 pm By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Senate has voted to legalize the use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions. The bill, approved 28-6, now goes to the House for possible consideration. It would…

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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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