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Rescheduling Pot: Bad For the Nation’s Cannabis Industry, Good For The State of Illinois?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

This article is written by Bob Morgan, health care Special Counsel at law firm Much Shelist. For more articles from Bob Morgan, visit www.muchshelist.com/attorney/bob-morgan.

By now you have all heard the rumors that the federal government may change cannabis from a Schedule I drug to Schedule II under the U.S. Controlled Substances Act.

This would be the biggest thing to happen to Cannabis since Nixon decided he wanted a statement on marijuana that “just tears the ass out of them” 45 years ago.

There are hundreds of questions that will need to be answered if that decision occurs, as alluded to in this April DEA letter to the US Senate. But let’s focus on one question that could dramatically impact the Illinois medical cannabis program – what if cannabis can legally be transported across state lines?

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/rescheduling-pot-bad-for-the-nations-cannabis-industry-good-for-the-state-of-illinois/


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Senators Grassley and Feinstein Introduce Bill to Exempt Certain Medical Cannabis Patients From Federal Prosecution

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, July, 18th 2016 by THCFinder

Washington, D.C. – This past week, the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S. 3269) was introduced in the United States Senate, which would ease research barriers and create exemptions from federal law for certain medical cannabis patients. The bill was introduced by four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee – Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Tom Tillis (R-NC). Much of the bill is focused on allowing for institutions of higher education or manufacturers to register with the federal government in order to conduct research on cannabis (marijuana) or cannabidiol (CBD), but it’s the “Safe Harbor” provision that is drawing the attention of medical cannabis patients.

The Safe Harbor provision would exempt pediatric patients with intractable epilepsy and their parents/legal guardians from the penalties of the Controlled Substances Act for the possession and pediatric use of CBD. Patients with conditions other than intractable epilepsy would be excluded, and no amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are permitted.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/senators-grassley-and-feinstein-introduce-bill-to-exempt-certain-medical-cannabis-patients-from-federal-prosecution/


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Arkansas Will Be Voting On Medical Marijuana This November

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, July, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

This week, the Secretary of State’s office confirmed that the measure, Arkansans for Compassionate Care, had submitted enough signatures from voters in the state to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

The measure would allow for medical cannabis to be produced, tested, and distributed to patients diagnosed by a physician. Qualifications for accessing a medical marijuana card is specified as a patient having one of over 50 qualifying conditions that can be bought at one of the 38 licensed nonprofit care centers. In order for patients to grow their own marijuana, they must receive a ‘hardship certificate’ that states they do not live a reasonable distance from one of the care centers.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/arkansas-will-be-voting-on-medical-marijuana-this-november/


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Law Enforcement Group Endorses California’s Proposal for Legalization

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, July, 15th 2016 by THCFinder

CALIFORNIA – The group, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) recently announced their endorsement of California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

The initiative will be on the ballot this November under Prop 64, and is set to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana for adults. Additionally, Prop 64 would increase privacy protections for medical marijuana patients who have required medical marijuana identification cards, allow courts to re-sentence many prisoners serving time for marijuana offenses, and re-designate or dismiss many marijuana offenses from the criminal records of those who have already served out their sentences. Tax revenue from marijuana sales would be allocated for bolstering communities that have been disparately impacted by the War on Drugs, most notably communities of color. Tax revenues would also be given to law enforcement agencies to improve detection of impaired drivers.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/law-enforcement-group-endorses-californias-proposal-for-legalization/


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Fed Up with Federal Barriers, American Researchers Take Action

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, July, 13th 2016 by THCFinder

A couple of researchers from the University of New Mexico wrote a letter in Science magazine, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), about the ridiculous hurdles medical researchers face when it comes to studying cannabis.

“Our report was just a short (but much overdue) opinion piece designed to inform the general medical and scientific communities as to some major problems with our research system here in the U.S.,” wrote one of the authors, Jacob Miguel Vigil, PhD in an email.

Vigil has been trying to conduct traditional clinical trials using the plant for a few years. He sees strong local support, but is frustrated with what he calls, “the reality of the federal constraints” on marijuana studies.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/fed-up-with-federal-barriers-american-researchers-take-action/


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Arkansas: Medical Marijuana Qualifies for Ballot

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, July, 9th 2016 by THCFinder

Voters in Arkansas will get the opportunity this November to decide, once again, whether the state should legalize a medical marijuana program for the severely sick and terminally ill.

On Thursday, the Secretary of State’s office announced that a proposed ballot measure brought forth by Arkansans for Compassionate Care qualified enough signatures to go before the voting community in the upcoming election. The group recently submitted over 117,000 signatures in hopes that at least 67,887 would be verified by the state.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/arkansas-medical-marijuana-qualifies-ballot


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