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Medical Marijuana

Vermont House Committee Oks Improvements To Medical Marijuana Program

April 27, 2017, 1:57 pm Johnny Green

The senate approved bill would add qualifying conditions and expand access for Vermont medical marijuana patients I received this Alert from the Marijuana Policy Project Today The Vermont Legislature continues to make incremental progress on marijuana policy reform. Today, the House Human Services Committee voted 10-0 to pass S. 16, […]

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Medical Marijuana

Assembly Committee Approves PTSD For NY Medical Marijuana Program

April 25, 2017, 6:25 pm Johnny Green

I received this Alert from the Marijuana Policy Project Today Dear Johnny, New York recently expanded its medical marijuana program by adding chronic pain, but there is an important group of patients who are still left out — those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Twenty-four of the 29 […]

Cannabis Activism

Oregon Marijuana Testing Still Controversial

April 24, 2017, 5:39 am Amber Langston

As cannabis (and medical cannabis) legalization moves further into the American mainstream, states coming online are looking to established protocols and best practices in the industry after which to model new regulations. As I speak with cannabis colleagues across the country, one question I hear repeatedly is, “What is Oregon […]

Marijuana Legalization

Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s 4/20 Update

April 21, 2017, 8:45 am Johnny Green

Today of all days, it seems appropriate to update you on our marijuana reform efforts in Congress. More and more states are following Oregon’s leadership in legalizing and regulating marijuana. Although 95 percent of Americans now live in states or territories that permit, to varying degrees, legal access to medical […]

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Medical Marijuana

West Virginia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

April 20, 2017, 7:30 am Johnny Green

Governor Jim Justice has signed the Medical Cannabis Act (Senate Bill 386).  The Governor was joined for the bill signing by two of the initiative’s primary supporters, Senator Richard Ojeda (D-Logan) and Delegate Mike Pushkin (D-Kanawha), as well as Senator Mike Woelfel (D-Cabell) and Dr. Rahul Gupta the State Health […]

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Marijuana Studies

Cannabidiol May Cut Tough-To-Treat Epilepsy Seizures In Half

April 19, 2017, 8:00 am Johnny Green

Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy, according to new information released today from a large scale controlled clinical study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April […]

Marijuana Legalization

NORML To Host ‘Faces of Marijuana Prohibition’ Event On Capitol Hill

April 17, 2017, 9:04 pm Johnny Green

NORML is organizing a ‘Faces of Marijuana Prohibition’ event on Capitol Hill on April 19, where lawmakers and their staff will hear first-hand from those most adversely impacted by the criminalization of marijuana. The following day on 4/20, marijuana consumers and advocates will gather around the world to show their […]