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Signed as Law: Three Louisiana Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana, Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey BATON ROUGE, La. (June 19, 2020) – Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed three bills into law that expand the state’s medical-marijuana program despite federal prohibition. Rep. Larry Bagley (R-Stonewall) introduced House Bill 819 (HB819) in March. The new law…

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Virginia Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

By Jenn Michelle Pedini Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation (Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. Northam also recommended technical amendments which must be approved by the legislature before the new law takes effect July 1, 2020. The law reduces penalties for offenses…

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Study Confirms Cannabis is Effective Natural Medicine to Significantly Alleviate Pain

Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States (U.S.), researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) found strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain, with the average user experiencing a…

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New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey TRENTON, N.J. (July 10, 2019) –  Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill expanding the state’s medical marijuana program despite federal prohibition. A bipartisan coalition of 17 legislators sponsored Assembly Bill 20 (A20). Titled the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis…

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Signed as Law: Oklahoma Expands Medical Marijuana Program Despite Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (May 22, 2019) – Earlier this month, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill that will increase the number of doctors authorized to recommend medical marijuana. The new law will effectively expand the state’s medical cannabis program despite federal…

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Signed as Law: Georgia Expands Medical Cannabis Program Despite Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey ATLANTA, Ga. (May 2, 2019) – Last month, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill that expands the state medical cannabis law. Enactment of this measure takes another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect. A bipartisan coalition of five representatives introduced…

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