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Utah Congressman Introduces Bill To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients Using CBD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

Congressman Jason Chaffetz medical marijuana cbdToday, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 4779, the CBD Oil Act of 2016, which would bar prosecution of individuals who use cannabidiol (CBD) oil for medical purposes as permitted by existing state law. Fifteen states, including Utah, have passed legislation permitting use of CBD oil for medicinal purposes. This legislation is supported by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

Chaffetz: ”The use of CBD oil to treat epilepsy, cancer, and other intractable diseases has been successful for many patients including children. Patients who qualify to receive treatment should not have to fear prosecution by the federal government. States have taken the lead on this issue and the federal government should follow.”

Gov. Herbert: “I support Rep. Chaffetz in his effort to alleviate the fear that many Utah families face over conflicting state and federal laws regarding cannabis oil. This legislation resolves that concern by respecting decisions made at the local level.”

CBD oil is a naturally occurring substance derived from cannabis and, as a Schedule I substance, it falls under the definition of “marihuana” in the Controlled Substances Act. Consequently, the purchase or possession of the substance could subject a patient to federal prosecution. This bill defers to states on the legality of prescribed medicinal CBD oil use.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/utah-congressman-introduces-bill-to-protect-medical-marijuana-patients-using-cbd/


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Category: Videos | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder


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Oregon Health Authority’s Marijuana Extract Policy Hurts Patients That Are Suffering The Most

Category: News | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

dabs concentrates extracts bho shatterShock waves were sent throughout the Oregon medical marijuana world this week when the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a directive to medical marijuana dispensary operators to no longer accept cannabis extracts. Cannabis extracts are defined by OHA as involving heat and pressure during the creation process. That means no BHO and no CO2 products. No more shatter. No more cartridges. At least not in the near future.

Only entities that have a license to produce extracts are considered legal by OHA. The problem of course being that there aren’t any licenses currently. In fact, the application process doesn’t even start until next month for OHA. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will regulate recreational marijuana, which will eventually have its own licenses for extracts. But as of right now there are no licenses issued in the State of Oregon. So when will licenses be issued? Per Oregon Live:

The health authority plans to roll out a licensing process for commercial extract companies, but André Ourso, manager of the state’s medical marijuana program, said Tuesday that the application won’t be online until April 1.

Applying, he said, is just the beginning of a “long process” for getting registered. In all, he said the process could take “a few months.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/oregon-health-authoritys-marijuana-extract-policy-hurts-patients-that-are-suffering-the-most/


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Pennsylvania Could Become the Next State to Legalize a Medical Marijuana Program

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, March, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

Pennsylvania may be well be on its way to becoming the next state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program.

On Wednesday, following a nerve-racking few days debating additional amendments, the House of Representatives voted 149 to 43 in favor of Senate Bill 3, a measure aimed at legalizing a medicinal cannabis program for patients suffering from around 17 qualified conditions — a major move forward from the nature of the original proposal. 

The bill must now go before the Senate once again in hopes that the body will agree with the House and put its seal of approval on the changes made to the original language. Although the Senate voted 40 to 7 in favor of the measure in May of last year, there are some concerns that the recent amendments could be a deterrent to a majority vote. Nevertheless, reports indicate that the earliest the Senate would possibly deliberate the issue would be next Monday.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/pennsylvania-could-become-next-state-legalize-medical-marijuana-program


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