Tag: legislation

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June 30, 2015
06/30/2015
Unregulated Pesticide Use Concerns Cannabis Consumers

Unregulated Pesticide Use Concerns Cannabis Consumers

The problem of unregulated pesticide use could be solved by federal legalization, or possibly even rescheduling. The feds are the ones who dictate which pesticides are safe...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
Marriage Equality & Legal Cannabis: Will the U.S. Make It Work?

Marriage Equality & Legal Cannabis: Will the U.S. Make It Work?

The old saying goes “everything changes, nothing changes,” and in some ways the last few years in the United States have proved that human nature is strange...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

Shabnam Malek founded the National Cannabis Bar Association. The mission of the NCBA is to be, “a specialty bar association dedicated to providing attorneys in the cannabis...
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June 4, 2015
06/04/2015
Delaware House Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Delaware House Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Delaware House lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would treat simple marijuana possession and personal use by adults like a traffic violation, replacing criminal penalties with civil...
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June 2, 2015
06/02/2015
Texas Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oils for Epilepsy

Texas Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oils for Epilepsy

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill Monday legalizing the limited use of marijuana extracts for severe forms of epilepsy. The law allows the use of...
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May 29, 2015
05/29/2015
U.S. Anti-Legalization Group Urges More Access to Marijuana Research

U.S. Anti-Legalization Group Urges More Access to Marijuana Research

A group opposed to pot legalization unveiled proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential as medicine, after three...
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May 27, 2015
05/27/2015
Veteran’s Affairs Can No Longer Enforce MMJ Ban

Veteran’s Affairs Can No Longer Enforce MMJ Ban

Another watershed moment in the cannabis movement happened somewhat under the radar. The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed a bipartisan amendment by a vote of 18-12 that...
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May 19, 2015
05/19/2015
Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

Texas Legislature Kills Marijuana Bills

There has been a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the reform of marijuana laws in the state of Texas over the past several weeks, but all hope...
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May 18, 2015
05/18/2015
Washington Liquor Board Drives Cannabis Cup Out of State

Washington Liquor Board Drives Cannabis Cup Out of State

Held annually for the last couple years, the Cannabis Cup has been a wild success, with more people attending every year. This year, the state liquor board...
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May 13, 2015
05/13/2015
Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical Marijuana Legalization Passes Pennsylvania Senate

Medical marijuana faced the next hurdle on its way to passage Tuesday as the Pennsylvania Senate considered a bill that would legalize the use of cannabis to treat...
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May 6, 2015
05/06/2015
Indiana’s Anti-Gay Law Inadvertently Clears Way for The First Church of Cannabis

Indiana’s Anti-Gay Law Inadvertently Clears Way for The First Church of Cannabis

Indiana’s “Religious Freedom” law, which made it legal for businesses to deny service to the LGBTQIA community based on the proprietor’s religious views, inadvertently allowed for the...
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May 4, 2015
05/04/2015
Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order to Legalize Medical Pot

Puerto Rico’s governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has introduced a new bill which appears to target the same aims of the so-called “Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment,” which many advocates claimed would end...
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April 23, 2015
04/23/2015
Will California Legislature Tame the Wild West?

Will California Legislature Tame the Wild West?

After 12 years of operating under little more legal guidance than an affirmative defense and a limited cooperative law with an iconic bill number, the workers of...
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April 16, 2015
04/16/2015
Washington Legislature Approves Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Washington Legislature Approves Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Yesterday the Washington State Legislature sent Gov. Jay Inslee a bill that abolishes medical marijuana dispensaries and calls upon state-licensed retailers to serve patients as well as...
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April 1, 2015
04/01/2015
Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

Katelyn Pauling, Face of Minnesota MMJ, Passes Away

“She put a face to the kids that are hurting,” commented Mr. Pauling. “She changed a lot of people in a lot of different ways, not only...
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April 1, 2015
04/01/2015
Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

Reefer in Rome? It Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

An effort to legalize marijuana is getting underway in the Italian parliament, with some 60 lawmakers having signed onto a motion to do just that by the...
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Why Not Try Medical Marijuana for Pets?

Why Not Try Medical Marijuana for Pets?

Last week, Nevada state Senator Tick Segerblom introduced a bill in the Nevada legislature that would allow pets to use medical marijuana.
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
New York State’s Medical Marijuana Rules Shaping Up as Unusually Restrictive

New York State’s Medical Marijuana Rules Shaping Up as Unusually Restrictive

When New York State’s lawmakers were mulling legalizing the medical use of marijuana last summer, some proponents feared that the proposed law was so restrictive that it...
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Lawmakers: Edible Pot Must Look Different Than Regular Food

Lawmakers: Edible Pot Must Look Different Than Regular Food

Edible marijuana sold in Colorado must look different from regular foods, lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday in rejecting a bill to loosen requirements. The rejection means...
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