The Virginia General Assembly has voted unanimously to allow the small scale cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana oil. The bill was the result of a 2015 bill that allowed patients suffering from epilepsy to treat their condition with cannabidol (CBD) oil but contained no legal mechanism for patients to actually obtain the oil; forcing…
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On Monday, July 7, 2014, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., signed the Compassionate Care Act, making New York the 23rd state in the union with medical marijuana laws. The bill is aimed at helping individuals with debilitating conditions, and is narrower than some states like California, but broader than other states like Georgia.
The Senate Law and Justice Committee voted unanimously today to approve a bill that would make it legal for seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions with recommendations from their doctors. This is the first time medical marijuana legislation has been considered in Pennsylvania. The bill is expected to go to the Senate Appropriations Committee for a vote next, before going to the full Senate.
After years of debating, Minnesota lawmakers passed a bill on May 16, 2014, that clears the way for medical marijuana. Patients must meet one of eight conditions to receive treatment.