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Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

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:

Senator Jerry Hill Introduces Bill to Enable Students Who Rely on Medicinal Cannabis to Take Their Medication at School

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 14, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – K-12 public school students with special needs or severe disabilities who rely on cannabis-based medicine may soon be able to take their medication at school under legislation introduced Tuesday by state Senator Jerry Hill.

Virginia Senate Passes Bill for First-Time Offenders to Have Cannabis Charges Expunged

Virginia Senate Passes Bill for First-Time Offenders to Have Cannabis Charges Expunged

Virginia residents caught with cannabis might get a chance to clear their convictions. On Feb. 12, 2018, the Virginia Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 954, a bill which would reduce the penalties for cannabis possession and allow first-time offenders to have their charges expunged.

Legislative Committees in the Pine Tree State Vote to Delay Maine Marijuana Regulations

Legislative Committees in the Pine Tree State Vote to Delay Maine Marijuana Regulations

Two legislative committees in the Pine Tree State have decided that they need more time to perfect Maine marijuana regulations. On Jan. 25. 2018, the state legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee voted to approve a moratorium bill that would delay the implementation of new medical marijuana rules issued by the state Department of Health and Human Services.

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Bethany Baptist Church Lecture Committee and Drug Policy Alliance to Host Forum on Marijuana Legalization and Racial Justice

NEWARK, NJ, Jan. 29, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – On Thursday, February 1st, the Bethany Baptist Church Lecture Committee and Drug Policy Alliance will host, “What’s at Stake? Why Marijuana Legalization is a Racial Justice Issue,”

Cannabis Oil Bill Introduced in Idaho House Committee

Cannabis Oil Bill Introduced in Idaho House Committee

On Jan. 25, 2018, during the House Health and Welfare Committee, Rep. Dorothy Moon proposed draft legislation, RS25862, that would permit residents to use medically prescribed cannabis oil.

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Signs Marijuana Legalization Bill Into Law

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation today allowing adults 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, and to cultivate up to two mature and four immature cannabis plants. Vermont joins eight other U.S. states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington State – as well as Washington, D.C., that have ended the prohibition of marijuana.

Hatch Applauds Utah Reps for Introducing Medical Marijuana Legislation

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement after Utah Representatives Rob Bishop, John Curtis, Chris Stewart, and Mia Love introduced the House companion to the to the MEDS Act, Hatch’s signature medical marijuana research legislation.

Curbelo: Attorney General’s Marijuana Witch Hunt Favors Those Operating Illegally, Hurts Legal Businesses’ Ability to Compete

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Last night, Representative Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), the sponsor of legislation to provide tax parity to legally operating marijuana businesses, joined a bipartisan group of House colleagues on the House Floor to discuss Attorney General Jeff Session’s recent decision to crack down on legally operating marijuana businesses.

AG Coffman Urges Congress to Update Banking Laws Regarding Legally Operating Marijuana Businesses

DENVER, Jan. 16, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman joined a bipartisan group of Attorneys General in sending a letter to Congress urging them to take the necessary legislative actions to allow legal marijuana businesses access to banking services.

Senator Nicholas Scutari Introduces New Jersey Marijuana Legislation

Senator Nicholas Scutari Introduces New Jersey Marijuana Legislation

During his campaign, governor-elect Phil Murphy voiced his support for marijuana legalization in his state of New Jersey. Though Murphy is not officially in office until next week, Sen. Nicholas Scutari has already made moves to fulfill Murphy’s campaign promise.

New Hampshire House Gives Preliminary Approval to Legalization Bill

New Hampshire House Gives Preliminary Approval to Legalization Bill

A legalization bill in the state of New Hampshire has just cleared its first legislative hurdle. On Jan. 8, 2018, the state House of Representatives voted to give preliminary approval to an amended version of HB 656, a bill legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.

Heck Calls DOJ Withdrawal of Cole Memorandum ‘Reckless and Irresponsible’

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Following the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will withdraw Cole Memorandum guidance regarding enforcement of federal law regarding marijuana use and distribution, U.S. Representative Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement.

Congress Extends Critical Medical Marijuana Protections Through January 19

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congress voted to extend protections for state medical marijuana programs through January 19. The provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, was continued in legislation to fund the government for a month.

Wyden Becomes First Senate Cosponsor of Landmark Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) today became the first U.S senator to cosponsor Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. He announced his support in a Facebook live tonight with Booker.

Hartford City Council Unanimously Endorses Marijuana Legalization

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — At a meeting Monday evening, the Hartford Court of Common Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution in support of making cannabis legal and regulated for adults in Connecticut.

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Manitoba Introduces Measures to Responsibly Control Retail Sales of Cannabis

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Manitoba government is introducing new legislation today that would set out where and how legal cannabis may be sold, with additional measures to protect young Manitobans and empower municipal decision-making, Justice Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

Travel Writer Rick Steves Makes Case for Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

Travel Writer Rick Steves Makes Case for Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

Travel writer and public television personality Rick Steves is making the case for legalizing recreational marijuana in the state of Illinois. On Nov. 28, 2017, Steves testified before a joint state House-Senate committee and explained why Illinois should become the ninth state to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Travel Writer Rick Steves to Hold News Conference in Support of Ending Marijuana Prohibition in Illinois

CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Travel guru Rick Steves will visit Illinois on Tuesday to advocate for legislation to make marijuana legal for adults and regulate it similarly to alcohol.

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

State officials met Tuesday in hopes to legalize medical marijuana here in Kentucky. A task force lead by Kentucky’s Secretary Of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon to explore the possibilities.

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Norton Elated That Republican Senate D.C. Appropriations Bill Contains No Anti-Home-Rule Riders for Third Year in a Row

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Republican Senate fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia appropriations bill does not contain any anti-home-rule riders.

KLCC Announces Confirmation of Categorization for Proposed Cannabis Legislation

KAHNAWAKE, Quebec, Nov. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Kahnawàke Legislative Coordinating Commission would like to inform the community of the confirmation of Categorization for proposed Cannabis legislation as Type II (laws that are regulatory in nature) in the Community Decision Making Process.

Maryland Black Caucus Plans to Address Racial Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry

Maryland Black Caucus Plans to Address Racial Diversity in Medical Cannabis Industry

In an effort to increase racial diversity in the state’s medical cannabis industry, the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus has announced plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session that would award additional medical cannabis licenses to businesses owned by African-Americans.

Greece Hopes Its Economy Can Get High From Medical Weed

Greece Hopes Its Economy Can Get High From Medical Weed

Investors in medical cannabis projects are focusing on Greece, where a warm, sunny climate and potentially favorable future legislation could help the government deliver on a promise to pull the country out of a seven-year economic crisis.

Governor Signs Five Bills, Adding PTSD as a Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana, Waiving Fees and Improving Services for Veterans, and Creating POW/MIA Memorial

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed five pieces of legislation to further support New York veterans by improving healthcare and services, as well as memorialize veterans throughout New York State in a number of different ways.

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Regulate Recreational Marijuana

Maine Governor Vetoes Bill to Regulate Recreational Marijuana

On Nov. 3, 2017, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed LD 1650, a bill that would regulate recreational marijuana in the state. In his veto letter, LePage outlined three key concerns and urged legislators to come together and rework the bill.

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Government of Canada to Invest in Cannabis Education and Awareness

OTTAWA, Ontario, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits from criminals and organized crime.

Vote Hemp Releases 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report Documenting Industrial Hemp Cultivation and State Legislation in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, has released its 2017 U.S. Hemp Crop Report.

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Kahnawake Legislative Coordinating Commission receives second request for Cannabis legislation

KAHNAWAKE, QUEBEC, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Kahnawàke Legislative Coordinating Commission would like to inform the community that it has received an additional request for legislation regarding Cannabis.

Maine Governor May Veto Marijuana Law Rewrite Approved by Legislature

Maine Governor May Veto Marijuana Law Rewrite Approved by Legislature

On Oct. 23, 2017, the Maine House of Representatives and Senate voted in a special session to approve LR 2395, a bill that would rewrite the Marijuana Legalization Act and pave the way for recreational marijuana sales. The measure will now go to the desk of Gov. Paul LePage, where it faces an uncertain future.

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AusCann Welcomes The Passing of Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment

CARABOODA, Western Australia, Oct. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — AusCann Group Holdings Ltd (ASX:AC8 or ‘the Company’) welcomes the passing of the Medicinal Cannabis Legislation Amendment (Securing Patient Access) Bill 2017 (the Bill) in the Senate yesterday.

Kwanza Hall Says New Marijuana Law a Victory for the People of Atlanta Keeps Families Safer, Saves Taxpayers Millions

ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Upon the announcement of the signing of legislation today by Mayor Kasim Reed to reclassify Atlanta’s marijuana laws, Kwanza Hall stated the following: “We should all thank the Mayor for his willingness to sign this ordinance into law.”


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