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Congressman Steve Cohen Grills Jeff Sessions Over Federal Marijuana Laws

Congressman Steve Cohen Grills Jeff Sessions Over Federal Marijuana Laws

Congressman Steve Cohen Grills Jeff Sessions Over Federal Marijuana Laws

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th District) questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions on America’s marijuana laws and Session’s infamous quote “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

Ohio Approves $1.8 Million for MMJ Program

Ohio Approves $1.8 Million for MMJ Program

On Aug. 22, 2016, the Ohio Controlling Board, a bipartisan panel that handles adjustments to the state budget, voted to transfer $1.8 million from the Emergency Purposes Fund to the Medical Marijuana Control Program Fund, as requested by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.

Americans for Safe Access Opioid Veterans Senate Committee

Ohio Set to Become the 26th Medical Cannabis State

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Late on Wednesday night, the Ohio Legislature passed a medical cannabis (marijuana) bill, HB 523, which would create a system of retail distribution in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 18-15 in the Senate, followed shortly by a 67-28 vote in the House.


Ohio House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a medical marijuana bill 71-26. The bill, however, would not allow medical users to smoke marijuana or to grow it at home. Patients would have to use a vaporizer, and prescription users would not be allowed to keep more than 90 days’ worth of marijuana.

Vireo Health of New York

Vireo Invites Presidential Candidates to Tour Medical Cannabis Facilities

On April 11, 2016, Vireo Health of New York, one of the five licensed medical marijuana providers in New York, announced that it had invited all five presidential candidates to tour its medical cannabis cultivation and lab facilities at Tryon Technology Park in Perth, New York.


Ohio Legalization Faces Complicated Future

On Nov. 3, 2015, Ohio voters will have the opportunity to amend the Ohio Constitution to legalize medical and adult recreational use of marijuana in the state. But even if Issue 3 passes, the future of legal marijuana is far from certain in Ohio.


ResponsibleOhio Initiative Faces Unlikely Opponents

ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative is confronting an unusual storm of opposition from sources that include not only the expected opponents, but also organizations that have long worked for legalization. Friends are giving friends the cold shoulder on this one.