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Bill safeguarding medical cannabis states from federal interference gets green light in the Senate

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

At the end of October, the Senate gave a chunk of spending legislation the green light. The legislation includes a medical cannabis provision that shields legal states from federal interference. Although promising, it remains uncertain as to whether or not the final bill will contain extended protections...

Kansas could (finally) be welcoming legal weed in 2020

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

The people of Kansas are urging lawmakers to legalize medical cannabis. Next year, it is likely that the pleas of Kansans' will be heard and, hopefully, something done about the lack of access to cannabis-based medicines in the state. On Wednesday, October 23, a legislative committee formed to list...

Influx of applicants expected as Utah launches medical cannabis dispensary licensing round

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

“Dozens of interested applicants” are hoping that they will become one of the first medical cannabis dispensary owners in Utah to begin ushering in customers next year. This is according to the director of the Utah Department of Health’s Center for Medical Cannabis, Rich Oborn.  Utah's medical cannabis pr...

Students file lawsuits against U.S. colleges that prohibit medical cannabis on-campus

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 18, 2019

Heated arguments are erupting between colleges in the United States and their students; medical cannabis patients are not allowed to use their medicine on-campus. This is down to a clash between federal and state cannabis laws.  Due to outdated campus drug policies, students are faced with restrictions...

New York Governor prepares to ease restrictions on cannabis

New York Governor prepares to ease restrictions on cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 29, 2019

Federal cannabis legalization could very well happen next year. However, until restrictions on the green, leafy plant's legal status are lifted, U.S. states must hash out their own rules for cannabis sale, use, cultivation and production. Paving the way for cannabis regulation is New York Gov. Andrew C...

Texas unexpectedly closes application process for new medical cannabis dispensaries

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 28, 2019

Medical cannabis business owners in Texas are demanding an explanation after the Texas Department of Public Health and Safety closed the application process for new dispensary permits without warning on Wednesday, October 9. Initially, the department had planned to accept applications up until November 1,...

California governor signs legislation to reverse cannabis prohibition on school campuses

California governor signs legislation to reverse cannabis prohibition on school campuses

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 25, 2019

Following the signing of a chunk of legislation by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, October 9, schools in California will now be able to decide whether or not parents can administer students with medical cannabis on school grounds. A similar law was dismissed in 2018 by Democrat Jerry Brown – ...

Missouri will not deprive cannabis consumers of welfare benefits

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 21, 2019

Following a months-long review by Governor Mike Parson’s Administration, Missourians who claim welfare money will still be entitled to obtain medical cannabis. A statement detailing the Administration's new ruling was submitted to the Post-Dispatch. It outlined how individuals enrolled in Missouri's Temp...

Medical cannabis patients in Ohio complain of their medicine being too pricey

https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/could-ohio-be-the-first-to-legalize-cannabis-in-the-midwest

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 17, 2019

The cost of medical cannabis in Ohio is deterring patients from paying for their medicine. This is based on the results of a survey carried out by the Ohio State University's Drug Enforcement Policy Center. Conducted in collaboration with the nonprofit pro-cannabis group Harm Reduction Ohio, the survey ...

Wisconsin lawmakers welcome medical cannabis bill

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 3, 2019

On Friday, September 20, lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced a medical cannabis bill that would permit patients’ access to pharmaceutical-grade products, so long as they register for enrolment with the state. Lawmakers also pushed for the development of a licensing system for cannabis cultivators....

Judge invites nonresidents to participate in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/04/new-mexico-medical-marijuana-program-tops-50k-patients/

October 1, 2019

Individuals living outside New Mexico can now apply to participate in the state’s medical cannabis program. A Permanent Writ of Mandamus court order was certified by Santa Fe District Court Judge Bryan Biedscheid on Monday, September 23. The Writ of Mandamus removed the rule that restricted New M...

Colombia is metamorphosing into a prominent medical cannabis producer

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 30, 2019

Colombia is tapping into the "Green Rush", with the South American country bestowing numerous licenses upon cannabis cultivators since 2017. The number of licensed cannabis growers is swelling in Colombia, increasing from 60 – when licenses were first being issued in 2017 – to more than 300 as ...

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