Idaho Senate Approves Cannabis Extract Bill

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A syringe containing cannabis oil.

Idaho’s full Senate has voted 22 to 12 to approve Senate Bill 1146 a proposal to legalize the possession and use of low-THC cannabis extracts for the treatment of epilepsy. The Senate also voted to approve the use of Epidiolex, a cannabis-based medicine from the makers of Sativex. The vote on the latter proposal, Senate Bill 1156, was unanimous.

Senate Bill 1146 would allow those with epilepsy who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use cannabis extracts – such as tinctures and oils – that have low amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and high amounts of CBD (cannabidiol). Unfortunately no legal method of obtaining the medicine was established.

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Florida Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed Senate Bill 1030 into law, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposes.floridamed

The new law – which takes effect immediately – legalizes low-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), high-CBD (cannabidiol) cannabis extracts for those with cancer, epilepsy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), as long as they receive a recommendation from a physician. A small number of dispensaries where patients can purchase cannabis-based medicines will also be allowed.

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Florida Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Measure, Sends it to Governor

Florida’s Senate gave final approval today to Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extractsapproved, sending it to Governor Rick Scott, who stated yesterday that he will sign it into law once given the chance.

The new law legalizes cannabis extracts – such as oil, tinctures and lotions – for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. The extract must contain less than 0.8% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), and a handful of dispensaries will be authorized to distribute the medicine.

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Missouri Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Bill, Sends it to Governor

Missouri’s Senate vote unanimously to approve House Bill 2238 Thursday, sending the measure to the governor. The proposal would legalize the possession and distribution of low-THC cannabis extracts.

The Missouri State Flag.
The Missouri State Flag.

If signed into law by Governor Jay Nixon, or allowed to become law without his signature, House Bill 2238 would authorize the state’s Department of Agriculture to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis extract that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). Those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist would be allowed to possess up to 20 ounces of the extracts.

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Florida House Approves Medical Cannabis Measure, Governor Announces His Support

Florida’s House of Representatives has voted 111 to 7 in favor of Senate Bill 1030, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts. The proposal was approved by the Senate on Thursday with a 36 to 3 vote.florida

After the super-majority vote in favor of the measure in the House, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that if the measure gets to his desk, he’ll sign it into law, an announcement that surprised many given his staunch anti-cannabis opinions. Senate Bill 1030 was altered slightly in the House, so it will be up for one more Senate vote – expected Friday – before heading to Governor Scott.

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Medical Cannabis Measures Becomes Law in Mississippi

Mississippi House Bill 1231, a measure legalizing cannabis extracts for medical purposesmississippisign, has been signed into law by the state’s governor.

Under the new law, which takes effect on July 1st (and is named after Harper Grace Durval, a 22-month-old girl who has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy), the possession of low-THC cannabis extracts such as cannabis oil and tincture will be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. The University of Mississippi Medical Center would be authorized to dispense the medicine.

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Alabama Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed Senate Bill 174, a medical cannabis proposal whichconsumecannabisdotcom was passed unanimously by the state’s House and Senate.

Under the new law, the University of Alabama’s Department of Neurology will be authorized to prescribe, produce and distribute low-THC cannabis extracts (such as cannabis oil and tincture) to those with seizure disorders.

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Kentucky Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 124 into law, legalizing cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis compound)plant for medical purposes.

Under the new law, which was approved unanimously by the Kentuck’ys House and Senate, universities in the state with a school of medicine will be authorized to produce and distribute the cannabis extract cannabidiol to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians. The measure would also allow anyone enrolled in an FDA trial (two such trials were approved by the FDA last year) to be legally treated with cannabis oil.

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Missouri Medical Cannabis Bill Passes House Committee Unanimously

A proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes has been passedmedicanna with a unanimous vote by Missouri’s House General Laws Committee.

Under the proposed law – House Bill 2238 – the state’s Department of Agriculture would be authorized to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis extract that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). Those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist would be allowed to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis extract.

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Wisconsin Senate Unanimously Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts

With a unanimous vote, the Wisconsin Senate has passed Assembly Bill 726, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medicalmedcanptsd purposes. The state’s House has already approved the measure, meaning it will now go to Governor Scott Walker for consideration.

If signed into law by the governor, or allowed to become law without his signature, the proposal would make it legal for practitioners to recommend, as well as dispense, cannabis extract (such as oil or tincture) that’s low in the psycoactive compound THC (tetrahydocannabinol), and high in CBD (cannabidiol).

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