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Hawaii Legislature Passes Measure to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Bill Heads to Governor

After months of discussion and debate, Hawaii’s full Legislature has given approval to House Bill 321, a proposal to legalize the cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis through state-sanctioned production centers and dispensaries. The bill was approved unanimously, 24 to 0 in the Senate, and 38 to 13 in the House of Representatives. Specifically, the …

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Proposal to Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Passes Texas House Committee

In a surprise and historic move, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee has approved legislation that would completely repeal cannabis prohibition in the state for those 21 and older, making it legal to possess, cultivate and distribute the plant. House Bill 2165 was approved with bipartisan support, with five committee members voting in favor (two …

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Cannabis Legalized in East Lansing, Michigan

Voters in East Lansing, Michigan have officially legalized cannabis through the overwhelming passage of Proposal 1. The initiative, which was approved with 65% of the vote, legalizes the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis on private property by those 21 and older. Consuming cannabis in public, and cannabis distribution, would …

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Tennessee Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

The medical use of cannabis extracts for those with epilepsy is now legal in Tennessee, after Governor Bill Haslam signed House Bill 0197 into law Monday. The bill allows those with seizure disorders to possess and use cannabis extracts – such as tinctures and oils – if they receive a recommendation from a physician. The …

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Louisiana Senate Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Louisiana’s Senate, with a 22 to 13 vote, has given approval to a proposal that would legalize medical cannabis, including state-licensed dispensaries. If passed into law Senate Bill 143 would allow those with glaucoma, cancer and spastic quadriplegia who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use medical cannabis. Unfortunately, the measure would prohibit …

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