New York allows PTSD patients to use medical marijuana
New York military veterans and others diagnosed with post-traumatic stress will now be able to enter the states medical marijuana program.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Veterans Day signed legislation that adds PTSD to the list of qualifying health disorders for medical cannabis, according to an AP report.
Our veterans risked their lives in order to defend the ideals and principles that this nation was founded upon and it is our duty to do everything we can to support them when they return home, Cuomo said.
New York joins Arizona, Colorado, and Illinois as states that legally all....
Trumps Commission Denies Evidence That Cannabis Can Mitigate Opioid Abuse
Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid use and mortality, the Chairman of the White Houses Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis today called upon the President to reject any efforts to acknowledge marijuanas promising role in mitigating opioid abuse and dependency.
In a letter sent today to President Donald Trump by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Chairman of the Committee, he writes:
The Commission acknowledges that there is an active movement to promote the use of
Washington state cannabis businesses enter unknown territory with no official seed-to-sale system
Washington state marijuana licensees are incurring added costs in man hours and paperwork now that theyre operating without a contracted state seed-to-sale system.
Nov. 1 marked the first day licensed Washington state marijuana businesses have operated without a traceability program, and its raising questions about the necessity of such systems.
BioTrackTHC, which had the contract with the state for three years, failed to reach an extension with Washingtons Liquor and Control Board LCB, and the agreement ended at midnight Oct. 31.
The LCB selected MJ Freeways Leaf Data S....
The Joint Blog | November 1, 2017 The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that the state must consider reclassifying marijuana due to the fact that marijuanas health benefits are abundantly and glaringly apparent now.
Court Rules New Jersey Must Consider Reclassifying Marijuana
The court ruled that Steve Lee, former director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, had the legal authority to reclassify marijuana away from Schedule 1 when he denied a request in 2014. The ruling says states that since New Jersey has now had a long-running medical marijuana program, the government must revisit the issue and again consider whether marijuana should be removed as a Schedule 1 drug, which indicates it has no medical value and is as dangerous as substances such as heroin.
According to Attorney Joseph Linares of Newark, who brought forth the case on behalf of ....
NORML | October 24, 2017 Protections for the medical marijuana markets that are now legal in 30 states are set to expire on December 8th.
#ACT: Medical Marijuana Could Be On The Line
After that, over 2 million registered patients continued access to their medication will rely on the prohibitionist whims of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been lobbying aggressively for the ability to use the full force of the Justice Department to interfere with their operations.
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MJ Freeways issues mount with more outages, delayed seed-to-sale program
MJ Freeway, one of the leading technology companies in the cannabis industry, continues to experience security and performance issues with its inventory tracking software.
The companys point-of-sale system failed multiple times over the past few days, forcing marijuana retailers nationwide to log transactions by hand or in some cases even close temporarily.
And just last week, Washington state regulators announced that MJ Freeways seed-to-sale tracking program Leaf Data Systems wont be fully functional by Oct. 31. Thats the date when MJ Freeway is scheduled to take ove....
ACLU Pennsylvania: Blacks Eight Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession
African Americans in Pennsylvania are over eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession offenses than are Caucasians, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The ACLU Pennsylvania report reviewed arrest data for all 67 counties from 2010 to 2016. Excluding Philadelphia, which decriminalized cannabis possession offenses in 2014, adult marijuana possession arrests increased 33 percent during this time period at a cost of $225.3 million to taxpayers. Black adults were 8.2 times more likely than their white c....
A bipartisan group of Senate heavy-hitters have filed a bill aimed at reducing the swollen federal prison population by moving away from harsh mandatory minimum drug sentences, among other reforms. But its not completely reformist.
The measure is a mixed bag, a product of lengthy discussions among senators seeking a compromise that could actually pass the Senate. While it has a number of progressive sentencing reform provisions, it also includes new mandatory minimum sentences for some crimes, including some drug offenses. Those provisions will provide political cover to c....
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