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April 8, 2019
Medical Marijuana Bill Heads to Georgia Governor

Georgia lawmakers have passed a bill that would provide access to medical marijuana. HB 324, or "Georgia's Hope Act," now heads to Gov. Brian Kemp to be signed into law. The bill will create a five-member Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission to oversee the sale of low-THC cannabis oil.... more »

April 7, 2019
FDA to evaluate regulatory pathways for cannabis-containing, cannabis-derived products

The Food and Drug Administration is taking new steps and actions to advance its consideration of a framework for the lawful marketing of appropriate cannabis and cannabis-derived products under existing authorities. These new steps include: A public hearing on May 31, as well as a broader opportunity for written public... more »
Marijuana banking bill approved by house committee

March 29, 2019
Marijuana Banking Bill Approved By House Committee

The House Financial Services Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would greatly expand marijuana businesses' access to banks and other financial services. Following multiple days of lengthy debate, the House panel backed the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, or SAFE Banking Act, with a 45-15 vote. The measure, which... more »

Guam approves recreational marijuana legislation

March 27, 2019
Guam Becomes First U.S. Territory to Approve Marijuana Legalization

Lawmakers in Guam narrowly approved a bill on Wednesday legalizing recreational marijuana. The measure will now land on the desk of Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero, who is expected to sign it into law. The measure's passage comes five years after Guam voted to approve medical marijuana and a year after... more »
Alaska to Allow On-Site Marijuana Use

March 15, 2019
Alaska Is First State to Approve On-Site Marijuana Use

Alaska has become the first state in the nation with a statewide rule allowing people to use marijuana at licensed dispensaries. Earlier this week, Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer signed and filed rules for the use of recreational marijuana at authorized stores. The rule will allow marijuana use in special sections... more »
New Mexico marijuana legislation

March 8, 2019
Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes House in NM

After a three-hour debate Thursday night, New Mexico lawmakers pushed the state closer to legalizing recreational marijuana for adult use. The state House of Representatives approved a measure — by a narrow 36-34 margin — that would allow any resident 21 years or older to purchase, possess and use cannabis,... more »
Vermont senate passes marijuana bill

March 3, 2019
Vermont Senate Passes Legalization Bill

The state Senate passed legislation Friday that would establish a taxed and regulated market for cannabis sales in Vermont. The legislation was approved a roll call vote of 23 to 5. The bill, S. 54, will now head to the House. If enacted into law, the bill would establish the... more »
Patients prescribed opioids can now buy medical marijuana in Illinois

February 4, 2019
Illinois Launches Opioid Alternative Pilot Program

Patients that suffer from conditions that require an opioid prescription can now buy medical marijuana in Illinois through a new statewide program. The new Opioid Alternative Pilot Program, an offshoot of the state's medical pot program, was established when former Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the Alternative to Opioids Act into... more »

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