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New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act is gaining ground in both the House and the Senate.  The bill aims to legalize medical marijuana on a...
Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...
Medical Marijuana Stalls in Pennsylvania House

Medical Marijuana Stalls in Pennsylvania House

A medical marijuana bill that passed the Senate last week in Pennsylvania hsa stalled in the Republican-controlled House.  House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said Monday that the caucus does...
PA Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

PA Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Senators overwhelmingly voted to legalize medical marijuana, with a few stipulations.  Patients cannot smoke marijuana and they must receive a physician’s recommendation to use medical...
Record Number of Pennsylvanians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

Record Number of Pennsylvanians Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

A new opinion survey conducted by Franklin & Marshall College found that 84% of Pennsylvanians strongly favor or somewhat favor legalizing medial marijuana for adults if it is recommended...
New York Senate Committee to Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

New York Senate Committee to Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

On Tuesday, New York Senators in the Health Committee will hear a bill that would create a network of medical marijuana dispensaries for patients suffering from a list of...
Minnesota Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

Minnesota Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

On Tuesday, Minnesota Senators advanced a bill to legalize the recommendation and sale of medical marijuana to patients suffering from debilitating illnesses. The bill, sponsored by Senator Scott Dibble,...
Florida Senate Passes Low-THC Marijuana Bill

Florida Senate Passes Low-THC Marijuana Bill

The Florida Senate has voted 36-3 to legalize the “Charlotte’s Web” strain of medical marijuana.  The low-THC strain has become popular n medical marijuana states such as Colorado, prompting...
Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

On Thursday, the Maryland Senate passed a Senate Bill which would give patients access to medical marijuana with a vote of 45-1.  The Senate version is much less restrictive...
Marijuana Tincture Bill Passes Kentucky Senate

Marijuana Tincture Bill Passes Kentucky Senate

On Wednesday, the Kentucky Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill that would make marijuana tinctures and extracts available to patients suffering from sever forms of epilepsy. The bill,...