March 20, 2019 medical marijuana south carolina

South Carolina Faith Leaders Strongly Urge Legislature to Pass Medical Cannabis Law

In a statement delivered to lawmakers Wednesday, the group of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim clergy members said they ‘object to patients being treated like criminals’ and believe ‘those who could benefit from medical cannabis should have safe, legal, and reliable access to it’ South Carolina faith leaders sent state lawmakers a strong message in support […]

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February 6, 2019

Maryland Lawmakers File Bills to Legalize Marijuana

State lawmakers in both chambers filed legislation Wednesday that would end cannabis prohibition in Maryland. SB0771, sponsored by Sen. William C. Smith, Jr., and HB0656, sponsored by Del. Eric Luedtke, would make cannabis legal for adults 21 and older and establish a system in which cannabis is regulated and taxed for adult use. Past convictions […]

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January 15, 2019 william barr attorney general

Trump’s AG Nominee Wants To Keep Marijuana Illegal

William Barr, the former Attorney General under President George H. W. Bush and President Donald Trump’s current nominee to lead the Justice Department, says it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana at the federal level. “We should either have a federal law that prohibits marijuana everywhere — which I would support, myself, because I […]

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January 11, 2019 tennessee medical marijuana

Republican Lawmakers Aim to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Tennessee

Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives say they will introduce a new medical marijuana bill during this year’s General Assembly. According to Tennessee State Sen.Janice Bowling (R- Tullahoma), a robust medical marijuana bill is currently being crafted with the help of Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) from the Tennessee House of Representatives. […]

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January 10, 2019 marijuana legalization bill

Federal Bill to Legalize Marijuana Appropriately Named HR 420

A bill filed in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) that aims to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances was assigned a familiar number. HR 420, also known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act if it […]

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January 10, 2019 ky medical marijuana

Kentucky State Senator Chose Marijuana Over Oxycontin During Battle With Cancer

A republican state senator from Kentucky told reporters Wednesday that he smoked marijuana instead of taking prescription pain killers during a battle with colon cancer seven years ago. During a news conference where he spoke out in support of House Bill 136, a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Senator Dan Seum (R- Fairdale) […]

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