U.S. House Panel Passes Conflicting State Cannabis Program Protection Measures

Today in cannabis news: In a new advisory, Florida state officials criticize hemp goods coming from the state of Oregon and urge residents to shop locally; the Governor of Colorado announces the creation of a new cannabis business office with an emphasis on social equity; and a new amendment to…

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Georgia Medical Cannabis Program Finally Revamps and Expands

Georgia’s medicinal cannabis program is about to undergo a significant expansion after the state’s regulatory board “chose six companies Saturday that will be allowed to sell the drug, a decision that will finally give registered patients a legal way to obtain medication first approved six years ago,” according to the…

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Arizona Launches Much-Needed Marijuana Conviction Expungement Program

Arizona residents with low-level marijuana convictions can have their records wiped clean under a state expungement program launched this week. The expungements for minor cannabis convictions are being issued in accordance with Proposition 207, the 2020 ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adults that was passed by 60 percent of…

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Colorado Limits Purchases of Cannabis Concentrates and Puts Restrictions on Medical Marijuana Program

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Thursday that tightens limits on cannabis concentrates and puts restrictions on medical marijuana patients and their physicians. The measure, House Bill 1317 (HB21-1317), also funds research into the effect that high-potency marijuana products can have on developing minds. Democratic Rep. Yadira Caraveo,…

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Texas Governor Signs Bill Expanding State Medical Marijuana Program

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill on Tuesday that expands the state’s medical marijuana program, although cannabis activists say the legislation does not go far enough. The measure, House Bill 1535 (HB 1535), was signed by the Republican governor after lawmakers in the Texas Senate made significant changes to…

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Ohio Adds Qualifying Conditions To Medical Cannabis Program

State officials tasked with overseeing Ohio’s medical marijuana program approved last week the addition of three health conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis medicinally. The move brings the number of severe medical conditions that allow a patient to use cannabis medicinally in Ohio to 25 and marks the…

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Cannabis News: Federal H.U.D. Program Urged to Review Cannabis Policy #shortsbeta

Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton wants Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge to utilize their “executive discretion” to waive the federal prohibition on cannabis consumption in federally subsidized housing in states where it is lawful. Since cannabis is prohibited within national statute, existing HUD…

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New Hampshire Governor Signs New Bill, HB 89, to Expand Medical Cannabis Program

New Hampshire will now be expanding the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis, thanks to a newly signed bill, HB 89. This week, Republican Governor Chris Sununu signed HB 89, which will go into effect July 21. Under this new law, physicians will be allowed to authorize patients…

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Georgia Governor Signs SB 195 To Expand Medical Cannabis Program

After a long legacy of having a medical cannabis program that barely took care of patients, the governor of Georgia has finally signed SB 195—a law that will expand the medical cannabis program to license retailers of low-THC cannabis  Republican Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 195 into law last…

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