BILLS & BALLOTS

2015 Could Be the Year for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

After coming oh so close last year, lawmakers may actually pass a medical marijuana bill in 2015. The new bill is expected to be patterned after Senate Bill 1182, the one that narrowly failed…

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COMPLIANCE TRENDS

Legalization of CBD Oils

Cannabidiol (CBD) oils, made from extracts of the marijuana plant’s leaves, have been shown effective in treating seizures. Accordingly, state laws legalizing such treatments are springing up all over the country—including in states like Utah, Arkansas and Iowa where you’d least expect medical marijuana legislation to pass.
In addition to these CBD-oils-only laws, it could be argued that use of CBD oils is a form of “useable marijuana” made legal under state medical marijuana laws—especially in the majority of medical marijuana states that define “useable marijuana” to include the leaves, buds and flowers of the marijuana plant and

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LAWSCAPE
 

How Much Money Could Your State Make by Legalizing Cannabis?

How does $3,098,866,907 sound? That’s how much tax revenue could be collected if all 50 states legalized and imposed their normal state sales tax plus a modest…

 

 

 

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DECRIMINALIZATION

The New Marijuana Map

The November 4 elections changed the landscape of marijuana legalization. Here’s a visual rundown of…

 
 
 
 
 

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MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

Rhode Island Cuts Cannabis Cultivation Limits

Highlights of H7610, which took effect in September…

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RESEARCH

State-Sponsored CBD Oil Research Project Underway

Although he opposes medical cannabis legislation, Pennsylvania’s Republican governor is open to medical research. Accordingly, the state Department of Health is…

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

State Senator to DA: Please Leave Cannabis Patients Alone

Even though SB 1182 failed, many lawmakers believe it’s only a matter of time before Pennsylvania adopts a medical cannabis law. With that in mind, State Senator Daylin Leach (D) wrote…

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BILLS & BALLOTS

Time Runs Out on Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Bill

The Republican controlled state Senate voted 43 to 7 to legalize medical cannabis. But, as expected, the House killed the bill by…

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DECRIMINALIZATION

Philadelphia Becomes Largest City to Decriminalize Cannabis

In May, the Philadelphia City Council voted to decriminalize possession of up to 1 ounce of marijuana. But the mayor and police department ignored the bill and let the…

 

 

 

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BILLS & BALLOTS

Pennsylvania Senate Votes to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Despite the opposition of Pennsylvania’s Republican Governor, the Republican controlled state Senate voted 43 to …

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