Connecticut Officials Vote to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Connecticut may soon be adding two new medical conditions that qualify under the state’s medical-marijuana program.

According to the Associated Press, a board of physicians voted Friday to recommend allowing doctors to prescribe the drug to adults with chronic pain that’s lasted at least six months and is associated with a specified underlying chronic condition. They’re also recommending adding Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a group of disorders that affect connective tissues and can be painful.

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Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Proposes Federal Grants for Marijuana Offenders

Presidential candidate and former Texas Congressmember Beto O’Rourke announced today that he supports a program in which the federal government issues “Drug War Justice Grants” for those who were formerly or are currently incarcerated for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses.

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Germany: First-Ever Medical Marijuana Imports Received From Portugal and Australia

Cannamedical Pharma (located in Cologne) received a commercial shipment of medical marijuana from a company in Portugal this week. According to High Times, although shipper wasn’t made public, last month Tilray Portugal announced that it had come to an agreement with Cannamedical to export medicinal cannabis to Germany.

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Alaska Marijuana Industry Calls for Tax Relifer

Those participating in Alaska’s legal marijuana industry are calling for tax relief amid plummeting prices, reports the Associated Press.

Leif Abel, the owner of Alaska’s Greatland Ganja, says that despite doing well, he’s still living “paycheck to paycheck”. He says his greenhouse expansion is behind schedule, and he said the company could have hired more crews to work on it if taxes and other expenses weren’t so high.

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