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Federal Amendment Announced to Allow Veterans to Use Medical Cannabis

This week, when the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider an appropriations bill related to military construction and Veterans Affairs, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) plans to offer an amendment to make it easier for qualified veterans to access medical cannabis. The amendment will be cosponsored by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Sam Farr (D-CA) …

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Legislation to End Federal Prohibition on Medical Cannabis Announced in U.S. Senate

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On Tuesday, March 10, at 12:30pm EST, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will host a press conference to introduce bipartisan legislation that would end the United State’s prohibition on medical cannabis. Specific details of the proposal will be announced at the press conference. “Almost half the states have legalized …

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Iowa Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Iowa’s Senate, with a vote of 36 to 12, has approved Senate File 2360, a measure to legalize the cannabis compound cannabidiol for medical purposes. Under the proposed law, which now heads to the state’s House of Representatives, cannabidiol will be legal for those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist. Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive …

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Wisconsin Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Extract Legalization Measure Into Law

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has signed Assembly Bill 726, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes, into law. The measure was approved overwhelmingly by the state’s legislature, including being passed unanimously by the Senate. Under the new law, practitioners are authorized to recommend, as well as distribute, cannabis extract such as oil or tincture that’s …

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