BILLS & BALLOTS

Vermont Considers Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

In November, the state was to hold televised public hearings. The issue: Should Vermont adopt a Colorado-style system to regulate and tax recreational cannabis? The state has also hired…

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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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MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

By the Numbers: The Oregon Program

Key numbers on Oregon’s medical cannabis program…

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ECONOMICS

The Economics of Legalization

If retail cannabis were made legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, sales would generate $35 billion per year, according to a new research report from GreenWave Advisors…

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MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

Arizona Proposes Changes to Medical Cannabis Program Rules

On Oct. 2, the Health Department published a draft set of revised program rules. The plan is to take public comments and finalize the changes in summer 2015…

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CANNABLOG

4 Problems with Kentucky’s New CBD for Seizures Law

By Glenn Demby  bio
Not surprisingly, the new Cannabis Compassion Act (SB 124), which was signed into law in April, hasn’t helped Kentucky patients get the low THC cannabidiol (CBD) they need. Other than the fact that…

 
 
 

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CANNABLOG

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal: Unlikely Cannabis Champion

By Glenn Demby  bio
It takes some degree of courage for a Governor to support medical marijuana legislation.
It takes principles and gumption for a Governor to actually get out ahead and lead the fight for medical marijuana legislation…

 

 

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RECREATIONAL CANNABIS

Vermont Studies Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis

Should Vermont adopt a Colorado-style scheme to legalize and regulate adult-use marijuana?…

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RESEARCH

DEA Okays Big Increase to Research Supply

Even though marijuana cultivation is illegal, the Drug Enforcement Administration allows the government to grow a specific amount of cannabis each year for the purposes of…

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CANNABLOG

The Long, Winding Road: How Cannabis for PTSD Became—and Is Still Becoming—Legal in Arizona

By Glenn Demby  bio
It is—correction, will soon be—legal for qualified patients in Arizona to use cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
But don’t thank Will Humble for that.
The Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services has fought the new rule every step of the way.
The Original PTSD Petition
The real hero of the Arizona cannabis-for-PTSD drama are the nurses who filed a petition in July 2013 asking the Health Department to add PTSD to the list of…

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