New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections

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New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the newly proposed appropriations package known as an omnibus bill, a spending restriction upon the Department of Justice from prosecuting state-legal medical marijuana programs will remain … Read More

Missouri Medical Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 200,000 Signatures

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Legalization Drive Reaches 200,000 Signatures | NORML COLUMBIA, MO — Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have surpassed 200,000 signatures. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 … Read More

Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program

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Opioid Use Declines Among Pain Patients in Minnesota’s Medical Marijuana Program | NORML ST. PAUL,  MN — Patients with intractable pain reduce their use of prescription opioids following cannabis therapy, according to data compiled by the Minnesota Department of Health. Investigators assessed … Read More

Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative Effort Reaches Signature Milestone | Paul Armentano Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have surpassed over 200,000 signatures. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 … Read More

New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program

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New Jersey Governor Calls for ‘Patients First’ Expansion of Medical Marijuana Program | Paul Armentano TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed an executive order on Tuesday calling on state regulators to review the state’s eight-year-old medical cannabis access program and to recommend … Read More

Medical Marijuana Protections Extended as Part of Temporary Federal Budget Agreement

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Medical Marijuana Protections Extended as Part of Temporary Federal Budget Agreement | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — A recently approved plan by the members of the US House and Senate to temporarily extend federal funding through February 8, 2018 also … Read More

Oklahoma Voters to Decide in June on Sweeping Medical Marijuana Initiative

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Oklahoma Voters to Decide in June on Sweeping Medical Marijuana Initiative | NORML OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Oklahoma voters will decide this June on State Question 788 – a statewide ballot measure legalizing the use, cultivation, and distribution of medical cannabis to qualified patients. NORML … Read More

Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates

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Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates | Americans for Safe Access WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded the 2013 memo created by then Deputy Attorney General James Cole known … Read More

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