California Governor Signs Contentious Cannabis Overhaul Bill

California just signed a new law into effect that will consolidate the state’s cannabis programs into one department.  This was done to help simplify regulatory oversight and make access to licenses more clear and straightforward for those seeking to find them.  It would consolidate the three agencies that already exist…

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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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Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill expanding access to medical marijuana | KVUE

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed HB 1535, expanding the State’s medical marijuana program. The law goes into effect on Sept. 1. STORY: https://www.kvue.com/article/news/state/texas-news/gov-abbott-signs-more-bills-including-one-expanding-access-to-medical-marijuana/269-04aea2af-2876-4bf1-bce4-3055235fcf94 KVUE is Austin’s ABC affiliate station and has been delivering local news for Central Texans since 1971. Today it is owned by TEGNA, Inc., which…

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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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Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam Signs Cannabis Legalization Bills Into Law

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia signed a bill to legalize cannabis on Wednesday, marking the first time a state in the South has approved the use and sale of recreational marijuana for adults. The measure moves up the legalization of simple possession of cannabis to July 1, two years…

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