Minnesota Governor Signs Extremely Restrictive Medical Marijuana Law

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 10:50 am

Only two licensed manufacturers with eight distribution centers throughout the state will be allowed to produce and provide the medicine to patients. Patients will be able to get pills or liquids which contain whole plant extracts but will not be able to receive actual plant material. Vaporizing extracts is allowed but not actual smoking. Home growing is prohibited.

 

Why We Know the Public Supports Ending Federal Raids on State Medical Marijuana

By: Wednesday May 28, 2014 11:00 am

A 2012 Mason-Dixon poll found 74 percent want the Obama administration to respect local medical marijuana laws while only 15 percent want to see federal prosecutions.

Most New Yorkers Back Medical Marijuana and Wouldn’t Mind a Dispensary Nearby

By: Friday May 23, 2014 11:51 am

The people of New York overwhelmingly want to see medical marijuana legal in the state and readily available to patents. Hopefully, this is the year the state senate finally listens to the electorate on this issue.

New York Senate Committee Advances Medical Marijuana

By: Tuesday May 20, 2014 6:35 pm

The Empire State took an important step towards becoming the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana. On Tuesday the Senate voted 9-8 in favor of the S. 4406B, the Compassionate Care Act. This now sends the bill to the Senate Finance Committee.

This vote is important because the state senate has been the main obstacle preventing New York from adopting medical marijuana.

Minnesota Legislature Reaches Compromise on Restrictive Medical Marijuana Plan

By: Thursday May 15, 2014 12:40 pm

Leaders from the Minnesota House and Senate announced Thursday they had reached an agreement on medical marijuana. Last week both chambers each approved separate medical marijuana bills but there was significant difference between them which needed to be addressed. This final bill is expected to be voted on very soon and then sent to the governor for his signature.

Rep. Rohrabacher to Offer Amendment To Stop Feds from Harrassing State Medical Marijuana Programs

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 11:05 am

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has promised to introduce an amendment to the upcoming Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill that would stop federal agencies from enforcing marijuana laws against state approved medical marijuana programs.

Minnesota Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 12:27 pm

After a long debate on Tuesday, the Minnesota Senate finally gave overwhelmingly approval to SF 1641, a bill authorizing the medical use of marijuana. The measure was passed in a veto-proof vote of 48-18 and now heads to the House for consideration.

Medical Marijuana Gets a Push From a Surprising Source in Congress

By: Wednesday April 30, 2014 1:23 pm

A conservative southern Republican congressman has begun a pushing to change federal law prohibiting the use of medical marijuana. On Tuesday Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia) introduced HR 4498 the ‘Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act’ (LUMMA).

Annual 4/20 Year in Review for Marijuana: First Legal Sales Going Well

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 9:14 am

It is once again that time of the year where I look back at all the progress that has been made on marijuana reform since the last 4/20. Since this past November was an odd-numbered year there weren’t any big advances via the ballot but there have been notable advances in implementation and by local legislatures.

Overwhelming Support for Medical Marijuana in Key Presidential Swing States

By: Friday April 18, 2014 12:40 pm

In the top swing states of Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Iowa over 80 percent of voters back allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. It is possibly the least controversial policy issue that has not yet been adopted.

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