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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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Signed By the Governor: Two Virginia Bills Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Program

By Mike Maharrey Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed two bills into law that expand the states medicinal cannabis program. Enactment of this law takes another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect. Sen. David Marsden (D-Burke) sponsored Senate Bill 1719 (SB1719). The new…

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Signed by the Governor: Arkansas Decriminalizes CBD Despite Ongoing Federal Prohibition

By Mike Maharrey Last week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law that decriminalizes hemp-derived cannabidiol. This will not only open up markets in Arkansas, but it is also a crucial step given the FDA’s continued regulation of CBD. Rep. Justin Boyd (R-Fort Smith)…

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The Feds Can’t Enforce Marijuana Prohibition—And They Know It

By Michael Maharrey Thirty-three states have effectively nullified federal marijuana laws. US Attorney General nominee William Barr said so during his confirmation hearing when he called the current system “back door nullification.” Back door or front door, the practical effect is the same—the feds can’t enforce…

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Another Maine Town Passes a Food Sovereignty Ordinance; Foundation to Hinder FDA Control

By Michael Maharrey FAIRFIELD, Maine (Nov. 2, 2018) – The Fairfield town council unanimously passed a food sovereignty ordinance last month. The ordinance not only frees local farmers and consumers from onerous state regulations, but it will also create an environment hostile to federal regulations and…

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