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Vermont legislature makes cannabis history

Vermont legislature makes cannabis history

May 4, 2017

Vermont made cannabis reform history yesterday by being the first state to pass legalization measures through both the House and Senate chambers without the need for a public vote. The two chambers need to pass identical measures within one week to send a legalization bill to Gov. Phil Scott. Ballot initiative...

Congress’ new budget will allow medical cannabis states to proceed without fear of federal intervention

(CBP Photo by Glenn Fawcett)

May 1, 2017

Congress included a provision in its newly unveiled budget that will block the Justice Department, including U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, from spending federal dollars on interfering with states' medical cannabis laws. The provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, states "None of th...

West Virginia becomes 29th state to introduce medical cannabis legislation

West Virginia becomes 29th state to introduce medical cannabis legislation

April 27, 2017

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice recently signed the West Virginia Cannabis Act into law, marking the 29th state to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes. Citizens of The Mountain State won't have access to medical cannabis until July 1, 2019, with the exception of terminally ill cancer patients....

New legislation aims to remove cannabis as a Schedule I drug

New legislation aims to remove cannabis as a Schedule I drug

April 24, 2017

As cannabis legalization, and therefore rescheduling, has reached an all-time high in the United States, two Congressman have proposed a bill that would allow medical patients, scientists and medical researchers easier access to cannabis. The legislation would remove cannabis from its current Sche...

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