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Medical Marijuana News

Tennessee: Medical Marijuana Will Not Be Coming This Year

March 22, 2017, 7:15 am Johnny Green

The push to legalize medical marijuana this year in Tennessee is officially dead. A bill that was introduced in the House was getting some consideration, but due to what sounds like reefer madness fears, the effort to get the legislation moving couldn’t get off the ground. As it stands right […]

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Marijuana Edible Ban Defeated In Arkansas

March 21, 2017, 7:30 am Johnny Green

For some reason when it comes to marijuana reform, marijuana edibles tend to be the biggest boogeyman for marijuana opponents. The argument goes that because edibles can sometimes be shaped like candy or other sweet treats, that they are appealing to kids and therefore should be banned (or at least EXTREMELY […]

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Medical Marijuana News

New Mexico: Medical Marijuana For Opioid Use Disorder

March 21, 2017, 6:35 am Johnny Green

Late Friday night, the New Mexico State Senate approved a bill that would make changes to New Mexico’s medical marijuana law. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for consideration.The measure was a collaboration between Sen. McSorley (D-Bernalillo) and Rep. Gentry (R-Bernalillo). Sen. McSorley sponsored the initial measure to […]

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Marijuana Drug Testing

The Dräger 5000 Cannot Prove Marijuana DUI

March 18, 2017, 10:59 am Johnny Green

One of the biggest concerns about marijuana reform is what effect, if any, it will have on public roadways. Marijuana opponents try very hard to convince the American public and elected officials that immediately following marijuana reform there will be an inevitable stoned driver epidemic the likes of which is […]

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Medical Marijuana News

Georgia Expected To Expand Medical Marijuana Program

March 18, 2017, 9:16 am Johnny Green

In 2015 Georgia passed a low-THC medical cannabis law (less than 5% THC). Georgia is one of 16 states that have legalized medical cannabis in this limited form. The legislation created a medical marijuana program for people diagnosed with one or more conditions from a very short list, and allows […]

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Significant Changes Being Made To NY Medical Marijuana Program

March 16, 2017, 5:56 am Johnny Green

New York’s medical marijuana program has been off to a rough start. After a long battle to legalize medical marijuana, then a long battle to get New York’s medical marijuana to actually begin, the program has struggled due to being so restrictive. The last report I read put the total patient […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Sessions: Marijuana’s “Only Slightly Less Awful” Than Heroin

March 15, 2017, 9:57 am Russ Belville

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Richmond, Virginia, this morning to members of law enforcement and the media, telling them in his prepared remarks that he is “astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency […]

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Medical Marijuana News

Canadian MMJ Patient Base Quadrupled Since Trudeau Was Elected

March 15, 2017, 6:15 am Johnny Green

The number of medical cannabis patients in Canada has grown exponentially since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015. When Trudeau was elected in October 2015, there were roughly 30,000 medical cannabis patients in Canada. By the end of 2016, that number had quadrupled to almost 130,000 patients. In […]

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Hemp Industry

DEA Reiterates: Hemp CBD is Illegal

March 14, 2017, 12:31 pm Russ Belville

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a new clarification about the coding of marijuana extracts that rebuts the claims by sellers of “hemp-derived CBD oil” that their product is “legal in all 50 states.” CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second-best known cannabinoid occurring in the cannabis plant. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, […]