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Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Passed by Michigan Legislature

Michigan’s full legislature has given approval to a package of bills that would establish a legal framework for medical cannabis dispensaries, supplied by licensed cultivation centers. The proposals would also legalize medical cannabis edibles, to be sold by dispensaries. Although medical cannabis has been legal in Michigan for years, the passage of the bills is …

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Hawaii Joint Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

A joint Senate/House conference committee in Hawaii has given approval to a modified version of House Bill 321, which would legalize the distribution of medical cannabis through state-sanctioned dispensaries. The bill will now go to the Senate, where it’s already passed 23 to 2, and to the House of Representatives. Its passage in both chambers …

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Hawaii Senate Votes to Legalizes Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

With a 23 to 2 vote, Hawaii’s full Senate has passed House Bill 321, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries. The Bill has already passed the full House of Representatives, but will be sent back for another vote for concurrence purposes before being sent to the governor. If passed into law, the measure would …

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Hawaii: Two Senate Committees Approve Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Two different Senate committees in Hawaii approved House Bill 321 this week, a proposal to legalize the distribution of medical cannabis through state-licensed dispensaries. The proposal has already been approved by the state’s House, as well as the Senate Public Safety Committee. On Wednesday, Hawaii’s Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 8 to 2 to …

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Oregon Proposal to Prohibit Cities from Banning Dispensaries Approved Unanimously Through Senate

A bill that would allow Oregon cities and counties to regulate medical cannabis dispensaries, while prohibiting them from placing an all-out ban, has been approved unanimously through the Senate. Senate Bill 1531 now heads to the House of Representatives, where its passage will send it to the governor. Senate Bill 1531 would allow city and …

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Hawaii Lawmakers to Consider Legalizing Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

During the opening ceremony of the Hawaii Legislature earlier this week, the state’s Speaker of the House Joe Souki announced that he’s in support of legalizing medical cannabis dispensaries, stating that the lack of locations for patients to buy cannabis is a “gap in the law”, and that the matter is a humanitarian issue. Currently …

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Michigan Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Proposal to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Michigan’s House Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a proposal to legalize medical cannabis dispensaries, as well as medical cannabis edibles; it not heads to the full House for consideration, before going to the Senate. Under the measure – House Bill 4271 – localities would be allowed to choose whether or not they want medical cannabis …

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Majority in Massachusetts Support Having a Medical Cannabis Dispensary in Their Community

New polling conducted by the Western New England University Polling Institute has found that 61% of adults in Massachusetts are in support of having a medical cannabis dispensary in their community, with only 30% opposed to the idea. The poll also found that, a year after medical cannabis was legalized in the state, support for …

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Obama Administration Drops Charges on California Landlords Renting to Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Earlier this week, the¬† U.S. Attorney’s office made an uncharacteristically reasonable move, and dropped all charges against several California landlords renting to dispensaries. As property forfeiture has remained a major risk of renting to dispensaries (and other medical marijuana related establishments), landlords in medical cannabis-permitting states are no doubt breathing a collective sign of relief, …

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