Vermont House Approves Bill Granting Automatic Expungement

The Vermont House of Representatives voted last week to approve a bill that would grant automatic expungement of low-level marijuana offenses while increasing the limits on the personal possession and cultivation of cannabis.  Under the measure (S. 234), convictions recorded prior to January 2021 for possession of up to two…

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Pakistan Approves Industrial Cannabis and Hemp

Pakistan made a bold move when they decided to allow commercial, domestic, medical cannabis and hemp production within the nation. The hemp, at least for now, will be grown at an Herbal Medicine Park based in Jhelum.  “Cabinet has approved the first license for @MinistryofST and PCSIR [Pakistan Council of…

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FDA Approves First Human Trials with Cannabis (Fails to Realize 200,000,000 Humans Currently Use Cannabis)

FDA Approves First Human Trials with Cannabis, Fails to Realize 200,000,000 Humans Currently Use Cannabis Although the history of cannabis in America is mixed with wonderful developments in cultivation and technologies, the FDA and other federal agencies have continually hindered the development of the industry. This cannot be ignored, as…

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US Government Finally Approves Enough Weed to Make 5 Million Joints for Research

US Government Finally Approves Enough Weed to Make 5 Million Joints for Research It’s been a long time coming. The government has just approved the cultivation of the biggest crop of cannabis for research purposes, as a response to the need for cannabis plants with varying levels of CBD and…

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U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to…

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Vermont House approves expansion of medical marijuana, including option to both grow and buy

Published: May 2, 2017, 7:44 am • Updated: May 2, 2017, 7:44 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers have approved a modest expansion to the state’s medical marijuana program, giving people access to the drug for a wider range of diseases and allowing more dispensary locations.…

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Oregon senate approves proposal to shield weed buyers’ info from feds

Published: Mar 22, 2017, 7:39 am • Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 8:29 am By Kristena Hansen, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at…

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North Dakota Senate committee approves medical marijuana regs including barring patient home grows

Published: Feb 21, 2017, 7:36 am • Updated: Feb 21, 2017, 11:50 am By James Macpherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Five out of every 1,000 North Dakotans are expected to use medical marijuana when it’s available in the state, a threshold needed to fund planned oversight of the…

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Georgia Senate approves cutting medical marijuana THC level, sets up conflict with House for access

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 8:06 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 2:05 pm By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Georgia Senators are working to slash the potency of medical cannabis oil while slightly expanding access. The bill passed the full Senate Thursday with a vote of 41-12 after lengthy debate…

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