Friday , 17 November 2017

News by State

5 Unforgettable Cannabis Vacation Destinations You’ll Want to Book ASAP

As cannabis legalization continues to spread across the globe, a new type of traveling has been gaining momentum: cannabis travel destinations, where you can get in some much-needed rest and relaxation time without giving up your green. Cannabis-friendly booking places (such as Bud And Breakfast) have been popping up to provide everything you could possibly need for your cannabis-inclusive vacation, ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Bill on the Way to Governors Desk

Texas’ first medical marijuana bill, specifically for epilepsy patients, is headed to the governor’s desk. Senate Bill 339 would legalize low-THC marijuana based oil, allowing doctor-prescribed oil derived from the marijuana plant for use in treating intractable epilepsy. The bill allows up to three dispensaries licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety to sell medical marijuana oil to certain ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana Jumps first Senate Hurdle in Nebraska

A bill that would legalize some forms of medical marijuana in Nebraska passed its first hurdle Tuesday after state senators voted to advance the proposal. The bill, which was first debated last week, gained support among skeptics after senators adopted an amendment that would prohibit marijuana smoking and exclude “chronic pain” from the list of qualifying medical conditions, according to ... Read More »

Pennsylvania Senate Approves Medical Cannabis Act

Doctors across Pennsylvania are a step closer to receiving the ability to recommend medical cannabis to patients with cancer, epilepsy and several other approved medical conditions. The state Senate on Tuesday approved the Medical Cannabis Act, sending the legislation to the House, where it still faces uncertainty.  The bill prohibits the smoking of medical marijuana, but allows physicians to recommend ... Read More »

Texas House Council Approves Full Legalization Cannabis Bill

A self-described constitutional conservative, David Simpson opposes cannabis prohibition on religious grounds. He wants the plant legalized in Texas for full recreational use. his legalization bill, which eliminates marijuana offenses (except for sales to minors) from the Texas criminal code, cleared the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, making it theoretically possible that it will get a floor vote. The committee vote ... Read More »

Texas Lawmakers Discuss Legalizing Cannabis for Epileptic Children

Jeff Davis wants his daughter to live a full life — at least a life not riddled with constant seizures and pain. About two years ago, Davis and his wife, Shawna, got the heartbreaking news that their daughter Karley, who was 1 at the time, had Dravet syndrome, a type of intractable epilepsy. Now 3, Karley suffers up to 100 ... Read More »

Haslam Commits to Signing Cannabis Oil Bill

Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee,  will sign into law a measure that allows limited usage of cannabis oil for medical reasons. Haslam Commits to Signing Cannabis Oil Bill The governor had said several times he wasn’t opposed to the bill, but confirmed Tuesday he could sign the bill as soon as the end of this week. “We do plan to sign ... Read More »

Cook County to Dismiss Minor Cannabis Cases

In Cook County, Illinois, the state attorney has proclaimed that they are changing their ways when it comes to prosecuting low-level drug offenses, and those will include the dismissal of cannabis cases that are misdemeanors. “If someone is caught with a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, the state’s attorney’s office will no longer prosecute that case,” Cook County office spokesperson Sally ... Read More »

Expanded Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Iowa Senate

The Iowa Senate voted Wednesday to establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program for Iowans seeking relief from debilitating diseases and conditions, a measure that proponents say builds in safeguards to keep it from ushering in legalized use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Senators approved by a 26-19 margin the medical cannabis expansion legislation that would authorize the production and dispensing ... Read More »

Idaho Moms Advocate for Cannabis Oil Bill

A bill is on its way to the governor’s desk would allow parents to use a type of cannabis oil to treat their kids’ seizures. But, opponents have said there’s not enough science behind it, and it might lead to legalization of marijuana. But, mothers of the children suffering from serious seizures say they need help now. Clare Carey’s 10-year-old ... Read More »

GA Governor To Sign Cannabis Oil Bill Into Law

Hundreds of families in Georgia will now have access to medical marijuana to treat severe seizure disorders and other illnesses. Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign a bill legalizing cannabis oil after the legislative session ends Thursday. The cannabis oil law will be life-changing 8-year-old Zoey, who now has access to the one treatment her family has been fighting ... Read More »

Tennessee Bill Focuses on Cannabis Oil Legalization for Chronic Sufferers

The bill, introduced and sponsored by Rep. Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, and Sen. Steven Dickerson, R-Nashville, would allow marijuana to be grown, manufactured into medical products and sold to Tennesseans of all ages who suffer from a handful of debilitating medical conditions including epilepsy, terminal cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Current Conditions List Proposed legislation aims to give patients the ability to ... Read More »