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Statement Regarding Training of Medical Professionals to Prescribe Ganja

Statement Regarding Training of Medical Professionals to Prescribe Ganja

Statement Regarding Training of Medical Professionals to Prescribe Ganja

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Ministry of Health wishes to clarify an apparent misunderstanding within the public domain as to the legal requirements for prescribing ganja for medical or therapeutic purposes.

Sessions 'Can't Comment' On Rumors Of Marijuana Crackdown Plans

Jeff Sessions ‘Can’t Comment’ on Rumors of Marijuana Crackdown Plans

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a longtime opponent of marijuana legalization. But in a radio interview on Thursday he was guarded about the Trump administration’s plans to push back against the growing number of states that are ending cannabis prohibition.

Has This Top Marijuana Stock Weathered a Serious Storm?

Has This Top Marijuana Stock Weathered a Serious Storm?

The stock of MedReleaf Corp. has recently outperformed those of other top marijuana stock players in Canada, and there could be further price gains going forward after the recently listed cannabis firm has found its footing and stopped the earlier quarterly revenue declines.

Fearful of Losing Grant Money, Albuquerque Denies Medical Marijuana Bus Ads

Fearful of Losing Funding, Albuquerque Denies Medical Marijuana Bus Ads

The city of Albuquerque has denied a New Mexico medical marijuana provider the chance to advertise their business on city buses. Citing federal funding concerns, Ultra Health, the state’s top medical marijuana company, will have to forego plans to promote its business via the ABQ Ride Buses.

Reverend Al Sharpton Advocates for Civil Rights and Marijuana Legalization

Reverend Al Sharpton Advocates for Civil Rights and Marijuana Legalization

Reverend Al Sharpton is an American civil rights activist, minister, former White House advisor, and talk show host. Now, Sharpton is also speaking up and fighting for marijuana legalization and decriminalization.

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Manhattan District Attorney Announces New Policy to Reduce Impact of Marijuana Possession Arrests, Citing Collateral Consequences

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. announced a shift in his office’s policy for New Yorkers arrested for low level marijuana possession.

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Latest Benjamin Center Brief Debunks ‘Marijuana Gateway Fallacy’

NEW PALTZ, NY, Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 18th discussion brief, “The Marijuana Gateway Fallacy.” The brief marshals extensive social science evidence to show that the idea that marijuana use is a “gateway” to the use of harder drugs is a myth.

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition.

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Chronic Jobs Launches Job Posting and Application Platform Dedicated to the Marijuana Industry

KAUAI, Hawaii, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Chronic Jobs today launches its online job platform dedicated to the marijuana industry. The platform will offer all the various types of services expected from leading recruitment platforms – such as job postings and applications – but tailored specifically and enhanced for the legal marijuana sector.

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Department of Justice Task Force Recommends Against Targeting State-Legal Marijuana Providers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A Dept. of Justice task force subcommittee on marijuana policy is not recommending any policy changes that would target state-legal marijuana programs or businesses operating in compliance with state laws, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Harris Introduces Bipartisan Bill Facilitating Medical Marijuana Research

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On July 25, Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017.

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Wolters Kluwer Publishes First Law School Casebook to Focus on Marijuana-Related Legal Issues

NEW YORK, July 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.’s Legal Education business unit today announced it has published Marijuana Law, Policy, and Authority, the first law school casebook focused on this rapidly emerging new practice area.

Reps. Blumenauer and Rohrabacher Rebuke False Claims Regarding Critical Medical Marijuana Protections

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) rebuked false claims made by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) that critical medical marijuana protections were stripped from Fiscal Year 2018 funding legislation.

L.A. County Cannabis Advisory Team Begins Work in June

LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Los Angeles County’s cannabis regulation efforts have entered an important new phase with the convening of a diverse advisory group made up of health and policy experts, community leaders, cannabis industry representatives and other key stakeholders.

Rep. Correa Sends Secretary Shulkin Letter on Veteran Use of Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Rep. Lou Correa sent Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin a letter asking for clarification of the Department’s policy on medical marijuana usage in states where it is legally prescribed.

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Vermont Legislature Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Historic Measure Now Headed to the Governor’s Desk

MONTPELIER, V.T., May 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont has received final approval from state legislators and is headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott.

Media Advisory: Polis to host first ever Marijuana Big Thinker Talks and Expo on Capitol Hill

Media Advisory: Polis to host first ever Marijuana Big Thinker Talks and Expo on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., will host a series of conversations focused on the need to pass legislation that legalizes marijuana at the federal level. The Marijuana Big Thinker Talks will bring medical experts, analysts, business leaders, professional athletes, and federal, state, and local officials together to highlight the robust cannabis industry.

Federal Funding Bill Extends Protection for State-Legal Medical Marijuana

Federal Funding Bill Extends Protection for State-Legal Medical Marijuana

With top members of Congress agreeing to a funding bill on April 30, 2017, the federal government should be able to avoid a shutdown and state-legal medical marijuana programs should have extended protection from federal enforcement actions.

Blumenauer Statement on Critical Marijuana Policy Provisions Extended in FY17 Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, welcomed the extension of critical marijuana policy provisions through September 30 in the fiscal year 2017 omnibus funding legislation. The legislation is expected to be passed by Congress later this week.

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Sweeping Bipartisan Marijuana Bills Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives introduced seven measures to advance more sensible cannabis policy at the federal level. The bills covered a broad range of issues related to resolving the tension between state and federal cannabis laws.

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Vermont House Committee Approves Proposal to End Marijuana Prohibition; New Poll Shows Strong Public Support

MONTPELIER, Vt., March 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill 8-3 Wednesday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.

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Illinois General Assembly to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in Illinois and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use.

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IMPACT Network Announces Clinical Research Focus on Cannabis for Women

DENVER, March 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — IMPACT Network, a nonprofit dedicated to Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabinoid Therapeutics, announced their new focus on cannabis for women’s health, as well as several new executive team appointments that will support Founder and Executive Director, Dr. Michele Ross, and newly promoted Deputy Executive Director Susan Parker.

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Bipartisan Vote Carries Medical Marijuana Research Bill to Passage in New Mexico State House

Saturday afternoon, the New Mexico State House voted (41-26) to pass House Bill 155, co-sponsored by Rep. D. Armstrong (D-Albuquerque) and Rep. McCamley (D-Las Cruces) to establish a fund in the state treasury for research related to the production, uses, effects, and efficacy of medical marijuana.

Israel gives green light to decriminalize marijuana use

Israel Gives Green Light to Decriminalize Marijuana Use

The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.

Oregon Lawmakers Move to Protect Marijuana Consumer Information

Oregon Lawmakers Move to Protect Marijuana Consumer Information

In response to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s recent comments on federal marijuana policy, Oregon lawmakers are making moves to protect the the private information of recreational marijuana consumers.

NFLPA Pursuing 'Less Punitive' Marijuana Policy Despite Spicer's Comments

NFLPA Pursuing ‘Less Punitive’ Marijuana Policy Despite Spicer’s Comments

The NFL Players Association will continue to pursue a “less punitive” marijuana policy despite the recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicating that the Trump administration will increase its enforcement of federal marijuana laws.

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Aims to Shape the Future of Cannabis Policy

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Aims to Shape Future of Cannabis Policy

On Feb. 16, 2017, the Congressional Cannabis Caucus held a press conference in Washington, D.C., to address the future of cannabis policy reform in the United States.

Advocates in Action: Livestream the Congressional Cannabis Caucus

Advocates in Action: Livestream the Congressional Cannabis Caucus

On Feb. 16, 2017, the Congressional Cannabis Caucus will be in Washington, D.C., to host a press conference at 2 p.m. on the future of states’ rights and federal cannabis reform, with a livestream of the event available for those who are unable to attend.

Rohrabacher, Blumenauer, Young, Polis to Hold Press Conference to Launch New Cannabis Caucus, Discuss the Future of Cannabis Policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Don Young (AK-At Large), and Jared Polis (CO-02) on Thursday, February 16, will hold a press conference to discuss the role of the newly formed Cannabis Caucus and the future of cannabis policy.

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NCIA Statement on Confirmation of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as new U.S. Attorney General.

Republican Congressman Introduces Bill That Would Resolve the Conflict Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws, Allow States to Determine Their Own Policies

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday that would resolve the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws and allow states to determine their own marijuana policies.

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MedMen CEO Joins Policy Council at National Cannabis Industry Association

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Adam Bierman, co-founder and chief executive of Los Angeles-based cannabis firm MedMen, has been tapped by the industry’s top trade organization to help lead its efforts in shaping federal marijuana policy.


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