Medical cannabis companies and investors are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott’s office and the Department of Public Safety to approve more dispensary licenses beyond the three given provisional approval in May.
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Texas medical marijuana reform is unlikely to occur in 2017. On May 29, 2017, the state’s legislative session came to a close; and with it, all hopes of passing House Bill 2107, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
Democratic Senator Jose Menendez filed Senate Bill 269 Tuesday morning. Menendez was joined by veterans, doctors and families at the State Capitol.
State Senator Jose Menendez will introduce a bill in Austin to legalize the use of medical marijuana.
Among the bills are those that would create a specialty court for certain first-time marijuana possession offenders, reduce criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and re-classify convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance shows that there were nearly half a million marijuana felony and misdemeanor arrests in California between 2006 and 2015.
On Oct. 19, 2015, Charles R. Breyer, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, narrowed the scope of an injunction against the Marin Alliance for Medical Marijuana, effectively allowing the MAMM to get back into the business of dispensing pot.
An amendment protecting state medical marijuana programs from federal meddling passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 21-9. Of those 9 “nays,” only one was from a Democrat—U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein from California. The Drug Policy Alliance hopes to sway the legislator’s opinion.
California is generally very protective of employee rights, including the rights of disabled workers, and imposes strict limits on when employers may require drug testing. The state was also one of early adopters of a compassionate use statute, shielding patients from state criminal prosecution for medical use of marijuana.