COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The following statement may be attributed to Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley, R-Cincinnati, on oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program:
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Connecticut lawmakers have put recreational marijuana back on the table — sort of. According to the CT Post, lawmakers are curious as to how they would successfully regulate the drug if it were ever to be legalized in the New England state.
The Green Mountain State just got a little bit greener as Vermont recreational marijuana is now a reality. On Jan. 22, 2018, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed H. 511, legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. This makes Vermont the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana and the first state to do so via the state legislature instead of a ballot initiative.
HARRISBURG, Penn., Aug. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited two of 14 research projects that seek to demonstrate the economic value and viability of industrial hemp as a marketable crop in Pennsylvania.
DOVER, Del., July 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The General Assembly passed a concurrent resolution Saturday morning to create a task force that will study regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use in Delaware.
DENVER, June 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Colorado General Assembly recently approved SB 17-17 to add Post-Traumatic Stress Bill to the list of approved medical conditions for the use of medical cannabis.
DENVER, May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the 2017 General Assembly Session comes to a close, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) applauds legislators for another productive session in regards to the continued regulation of the legal cannabis industry in Colorado.
After losing a son to opioid addiction last year, a conservative South Carolina Republican is co-sponsoring a medical marijuana bill in the state’s General Assembly. State Rep. Eric Bedingfield said he believes medical marijuana can help people overcome opioid addiction.
Two Republican legislators in Tennessee have introduced a new medical marijuana bill, according to an article in The Tennessean. At an announcement that included supporting comments from singer Gary Chapman, Rep. Jeremy Faison and Sen. Steve Dickerson insisted their bill was not opening the door to adult-use marijuana.
DENVER, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has awarded $2.35 million in grant funding for seven research studies to address potential public health and safety impacts of marijuana use.
Powerful Virginia Senate leader, Tommy Norment: It’s time to look at marijuana decriminalization.
According to a new poll, a majority of voters in Delaware support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
While Maryland is on pace to have one of the slowest rollouts of medical marijuana in the country, patients across the state must skirt the law if they want to treat themselves.
Ohio attorneys cannot use medical marijuana or help businesses that offer medicinal cannabis, according to an Aug. 11, 2016, opinion from the state’s Board of Professional Conduct. Medical marijuana is still prohibited by federal law.
Lawmakers in the New Jersey Assembly voted 55 to 14 in favor of a bill that would add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of accepted health conditions that qualify a patient to obtain medical marijuana in the state.
Reed Gusciora, an assemblyman in New Jersey, wants to allow marijuana in Atlantic City, according to a June 15, 2016, article at NJ.com. Gusciora’s bill will ask lawmakers to place a question on November’s ballot, which would ask voters if people who are 21 years of age and older should be allowed to grow, sell and consume marijuana.
CHICAGO, April 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Illinois Senate approved a bill 40-14 on Tuesday that would replace criminal penalties with a civil fine for possession of a personal amount of marijuana. It will now go to the House for further consideration.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, the Maryland Senate by a vote of 36-10 passed HB104, Medical Cannabis – Written Certifications – Certifying Providers on the last day of the legislative session.
WASHINGTON, April 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Just weeks ahead of the highest-level review of the global war on drugs in nearly two decades, national legislators and activists from Canada and Mexico will join with US-based drug policy reformers to discuss marijuana law reforms.
RICHMOND, Va., March 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, Virginia’s lawmakers passed a bill which will allow for the eventual production and distribution of low THC marijuana oils in the Commonwealth.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), Steph Sherer, and Michael Krawitz, Executive Director, Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access will join organizations and patient advocates from across the globe at at the UN Headquarters to continue preparations for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS 2016) on drug policy to be held April 19th-21st.
In Ohio, a handful of marijuana legalization groups are scrambling to get their competing voter initiatives on the ballot for 2016. ResponsibleOhio is the most notable of these groups and has drawn heavy criticism from both sides of the debate.
After nearly 20 years of neglect, the California State Assembly has finally taken steps to reign in the state’s medical marijuana system by voting 50-5 to approve a bill, AB 266, aimed at provided more structure to the loosely regulated program.