A closer look at the VA’s softer stance on medical marijuana

Published: Jan 23, 2018, 8:17 am • Updated: Jan 23, 2018, 8:18 am By Michelle Andrews, Special To The Washington Post “Don’t ask, don’t tell” is how many veterans have approached health-care conversations about marijuana use with the doctors they see from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Worried that owning…

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Colorado pot clubs one step closer to reality as bill clears first hurdle

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 12:14 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 12:48 pm By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allow marijuana clubs. But the measure that passed a Republican state Senate committee Wednesday evening doesn’t go as far as some…

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Arkansas one step closer to implementation of medical marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2017, 4:00 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2017, 4:00 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas’ Medical Marijuana Commission has approved a final set of rules on how businesses can cultivate and sell the drug. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the rules approved Tuesday will…

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European Medical Marijuana Bill Inches Closer To Reality

European Parliament Conference on Medical Cannabis On November 24th, in Brussels, was hosted by the European Parliament, the first international conference on medical cannabis. The European cannabis parliament conference witnessed some of the most intense and engaging deliberations on the future of medical marijuana in Europe. The European  conference in…

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Mexico moves closer to medical marijuana with overwhelming Senate approval

Published: Dec 14, 2016, 6:31 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2016, 6:34 pm By Peter Orsi, The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that…

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A closer look at the North Dakota medical marijuana measure on the 2016 ballot

Published: Oct 24, 2016, 7:02 am • Updated: Oct 24, 2016, 7:02 am By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota voters will decide next month whether to legalize marijuana for medical use by siding either with opponents who say sciences is on their side or with…

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Kansas City NORML Moves One Step Closer To Decriminalizing Marijuana

(image via Wikipedia) By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator Great news for marijuana consumers in Kansas City, Missouri! After months of back and forth meetings with city officials, NORML KC, the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of marijuana laws, has received approval to move forward with…

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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative Moves Another Step Closer To 2016 Ballot

A proposed initiative to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol in Massachusetts moved another step closer to the 2016 ballot Wednesday when the state Attorney General’s office certified the petition in support of the measure. The attorney general is required to review all initiative petitions to ensure they meet certain…

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