Cayman Islands Governor Signs Legislation Legalizing Medical Cannabis Oil

Medical Cannabis OilCayman Islands Governor Helen Kilpatrick has signed legislation into law that legalizes the medical use and distribution of cannabis oil.

The new law allows physicians to prescribe medical cannabis oil (including tinctures) for the treatment of conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. Pharmacies will be allowed to distribute cannabis oil to qualified patients, giving them a means of safe access to their medicine.

In May, Premier Alden McLaughlin called the proposal “a matter of urgency” during a budget address. Parliament approved the measure in October, followed by the bill’s signing this week.

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Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts in North Carolina

North Carolina’s Senate, with a unanimous vote, has passed House Bill 1220, a measure to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes. The proposal has already passed the state’s House (111 to 2 vote), but will go back for one final vote (which is expected to happen quickly) for heading to Governor Pat McCrory for consideration.

A bottle of tincture made from cannabis extracts.
A bottle of tincture made from cannabis extracts.

If approved into law, HB 1220 will allow for the possession of cannabis extracts that are low in THC and high in CBD, for those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a neurologist and subsequently become registered with the state’s Department of Health. Neurologists would be authorized to dispense the medicine, and a provision in the bill allows and encourages colleges in the state to study cannabidiol as a potential treatment for “intractable childhood epilepsy”.

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North Carolina Senate Rules Committee Unanimously Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

North Carolina’s Senate Rules Committee has unanimously approved House Bill 1220, a measure which would legalizemedcanptsd cannabis oil for medical purposes. The proposal has already passed the state’s House of Representatives with an 11 to 2 vote, and now heads to the full Senate, where its passage would send it to the governor for consideration.

Under House Bill 1220, those with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a neurologist would be authorized to possess cannabis extracts that are low in THC and high in CBD, as long as they receive a registration card from the state’s Department of Health. Neurologists would be authorized to dispense the medicine.

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Mississippi Legislature Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

Mississippi’s House of Representatives voted 112 to 6 Thursday to approve House Bill 1231, a measure to legalize medical cannabis oil that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). The bill’s already passed the state’s Senate, and now heads to the governor.

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Cannabis oil in a syringe.

If House Bill 1231 becomes law, the possession of low-THC cannabis oil 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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Utah Legislature Gives Final Approval to Medical Cannabis Bill, Heads to Governor

Utah’s House of Representatives gave final approval today to House Bill 105, a measure to legalize medical cannabis extracts. The proposal has already been approved procon.orgthrough the state’s Senate with a unanimous vote; it now heads to Governor Gary Herbert, who’s in support of the measure.

If approved into law, House Bill 105 would allow those in the state who receive a recommendation from a neurologist to legally possess and use cannabis extract that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), if they receive a waiver from Utah’s Department of Health.

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Kentucky Senate Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Extract Bill

Kentucky’s full Senate, in a 38 to 0 vote, has approved Senate Bill 124, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis extracts under certain circumstances.kentuckycanna

If approved into law, the proposal would allow universities in the state with a school of medicine to produce and distribute cannabis oil (that’s low in THC) to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians; they could then conduct research on the safety and efficiency of the oil. The measure would also explicitly 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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