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Agriculture Secretary Visits Industrial Hemp Research Projects Exploring Economic Potential for Promising, Versatile Crop

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.

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Delaware General Assembly Creates Task Force to Explore Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

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.

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Colorado Passes Bill that allows Medical Cannabis Treatments for PTSD & Stress Disorders Governor Signs Bill SB17-17 as a Victory for PTSD Survivors

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.

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Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Lauds Colorado General Assembly for a Successful 2017 Legislative Session

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.

South Carolina Republicans Co-Sponsor Medical Marijuana Bill

South Carolina Republicans Co-Sponsor Medical Marijuana Bill

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 Tennessee Republican Legislators Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

Two Tennessee Republican Legislators Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

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.


Ohio Attorneys Cannot Represent Medical Marijuana Businesses

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.

New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Add PTSD to List of Accepted Health Conditions

New Jersey Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Bill to Add PTSD to List of Accepted Health Conditions

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.

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New Jersey Lawmaker Wants to Allow Marijuana in Atlantic City

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.

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Illinois Senate Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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.

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Maryland Passes Bill to Expand Certifying Providers for Medical Marijuana

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.

Wednesday Teleconference: Canadian & Mexican Lawmakers & Advocates Discuss Marijuana Law Reforms Ahead of Global UN Drug War Review

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.

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Patient Advocates Bring Medical Cannabis Issues to United Nations

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.


Ohio Assembly Wants to Thwart ResponsibleOhio Monopoly

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.