OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has scrapped plans to convene a special legislative session for the purposes of amending provisions of State Question 788 – the medical marijuana access initiative approved by voters last week. On Friday, Fallin – who publicly campaigned against the measure – stated: “After conferring with legislative leaders, we believe […]
In light of the recent shifts in Florida’s state cannabis laws, theLeafOnline.com is presenting this report on the history of medical marijuana in Florida and how you, as a patient and resident, may qualify for access to the state’s new program. It’s easy … if you can find the right doctor and don’t need to […]
The American Hemp Campaign will highlight the economic benefits of domestic hemp production and build support for changing state and federal laws to allow U.S. farmers to grow industrial hemp WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization, Vote Hemp, is teaming up with craft brewer New Belgium Brewing and GCH, the company behind Willie Nelson’s cannabis brands, to form the […]
BONN, GERMANY — The operation of medical cannabis dispensaries is not associated with increases in either violent crime or property crime, according to the findings of a discussion paper published by the IZA Research Institute. Researchers affiliated with the RAND Corporation investigated whether the establishment of medical cannabis dispensaries in California effects local crime rates – including rates of violent […]
MONTPELIER, VT — Legislation permitting adults to legally possess and grow set quantities of cannabis for their own personal use took effect on Sunday, July 1. Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state to enact […]
Dominique Mendiola has been named the new Colorado Director of Marijuana Coordination.
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Florida voters have twice passed medical marijuana initiatives by wide margins — 72 percent of Floridians in 2016, and yet a state appeals court on June 18 thwarted an effort to allow patients access to its natural and most used form, smoked flowers. Assistant Attorney General Karen Brodeen pledged to make sure that smokable medical […]
ATLANTA, GA — The self-reported use of marijuana by young people in Colorado is largely unchanged in the years following the enactment of adult use legalization, and remains slightly below the national average, according to federal data provided. According to the latest edition of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the percentage […]
MONTPELIER, VT — Adults in Vermont will be able to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis legally under state law, beginning this Sunday, July 1. Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — A majority of Oklahomans voted on Tuesday to enact State Question 788 – a statewide voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients who may benefit from it. Oklahoma is the 31st state to legalize and regulate the use of medical cannabis under state law. State Question 788 permits licensed […]
With the approval of Senate Bill C-45, Canada became the first G7 member country to legalize recreational marijuana. Being a wealthy nation, it is poised to become a model for other countries who are planning to do the same thing. It is expected that such a move will impact the national economy in more ways […]
MONTPELIER, VT — July 1, 2018 will go down in Vermont’s history as the day the state officially stopped punishing adults for consuming marijuana. Residents of Vermont are seeing the fruits of our movement’s tireless efforts to reform harmful and ill-conceived marijuana laws. As of Sunday, adults can now legally possess, consume, and grow limited […]
Longmont officials on Monday announced the four businesses that will be permitted to operate retail marijuana sales establishments within the city limits.
Last week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock – a former opponent of legalizing marijuana in Colorado – rallied colleagues from other cities to form a coalition supporting a bill introduced by Republican U.S.
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Voters approved State Question 788 on June 26, 2018, making Oklahoma the 30th state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The voter-initiated measure that permits doctors to use their discretion to recommend medical cannabis to patients passed by 57-43 , according to the state elections board website. NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano contributed […]
The DEA says marijuana has no recognized medical value and must be prohibited as a Schedule 1 federally banned drug. Meanwhile, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug that contains an active ingredient derived from the cannabis plant. The drug, Epidiolex, an oral solution containing cannabidiol (CBD), will be the first […]
On the evening of June 27, the Delaware House of Representatives voted 21-15 (with five not voting) to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana for adults. This was only the third time that the majority of a state legislative chamber voted to legalize and regulate marijuana. Unfortunately, however, a majority was not enough. A three-fifths supermajority […]
ATLANTA, GA — Cannabis exposure during pregnancy is not independently associated with lower birthweight among infants, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assessed the relationship between maternal marijuana exposure and birthweight. They reported that infants, on average, weighed no less than controls after […]
US Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced federal legislation June 26 to decriminalize and de-schedule cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) co-sponsored the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act. If adopted, the change would not affect state marijuana laws other […]
MONTPELIER, VT — Marijuana will become legal for adults in Vermont on Sunday, making it the ninth state to lift its prohibition on adult marijuana use (in addition to D.C.) and the first to do so via the legislative process. House Bill 511 was approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott […]
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