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Posted Date: 06/27/2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah Patients Coalition has launched its 2018 ballot initiative campaign to establish a medical cannabis program for patients in Utah. The proposed ballot initiative would allow patients to legally and safely access medical cannabis with the recommendation of their doctor. It represents a conservative approach to medical cannabis policy by […]


Posted Date: 06/23/2017

MONTPELIER, VT: Members of the House voted Wednesday to block a marijuana legalization compromise bill, H. 511, from further consideration this legislative session. The vote came after Senate members approved the bill, which eliminated civil and criminal penalties for the private possession and cultivation of small quantities of marijuana. Republican Gov. Phil Scott — who […]


Posted Date: 06/23/2017

A new Survey USA poll commissioned by Marijuana Majority finds the strongest support yet for letting states legalize cannabis without federal interference. In the survey of 1,500 American adults, three out of four (76%) say that states should be able to implement their own marijuana laws regardless of federal prohibition. In the new poll, just […]


Posted Date: 06/22/2017

MONTPELIER, VT — Another bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont was approved by the Senate on Wednesday, the first day of a two-day veto session. House Bill 511 reflects a compromise between legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Scott, who vetoed a similar bill, S. 22, in late May. It will now […]


Posted Date: 06/21/2017

Oral CBD administration is associated with reduced blood pressure in healthy volunteers, according to clinical trial data published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Investigators from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom assessed the effects of a single oral dose of 600 mg of CBD extract versus placebo in nine male subjects. […]


Posted Date: 06/21/2017

The bipartisan proposal is headed to the governor’s desk after passing 50-13 in the Senate on Tuesday; it received overwhelming approval in the Assembly last month ALBANY, NY — A bipartisan proposal to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition for New York’s medical marijuana program has received final approval from state lawmakers […]


Posted Date: 06/20/2017

Oklahoma voters will get the chance to legalize medical marijuana in 2018. While supporters had gathered enough signatures to place the measure before voters in 2016, advocates had filed a lawsuit against then-Attorney General E. Scott Pruit after he rewrote the initiative’s ballot title, delaying the vote. Advocates were successful in their lawsuit earlier this […]


Posted Date: 06/20/2017

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has signed into law a bill to make medical marijuana available in Mexico. The new law, which was approved by lawmakers earlier this year, will direct the Ministry of Health to draft and implement policies to regulate the use, importation, and production of pharmaceutical products derived from CBD-dominant/low-THC cannabis. Currently, CBD-infused products […]


Posted Date: 06/18/2017

DENVER, CO — Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation, Senate Bill 17, permitting physicians to recommend cannabis therapy to patients suffering from post-traumatic stress. PTSD is the first new qualifying condition to be added since the state legalized medical cannabis in 2001. Members of the Colorado Board of Health had previously rejected efforts to include PTSD […]


Posted Date: 06/18/2017

CARSON CITY, NV — Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed legislation, Senate Bill 396, expanding the state’s hemp law to permit broader commercial cultivation of the crop. The new law permits regulators to license growers to engage in hemp cultivation and to produce edible products derived from hemp. Under a 2015 law, hemp could only […]