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Aug 10, 2017

Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the New York’s medical marijuana program to improve access.

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Aug 10, 2017

Utah Patients Coalition Approved to Begin Collecting Signatures for 2018 Medical Cannabis Initiative

Utah Patients Coalition has received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot.

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Aug 09, 2017

Chairman Joe Moody Hosts Public Hearing on Reducing Penalties for Small Amounts of Marijuana

Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Joe Moody held a public hearing to discuss reducing state marijuana possession penalties and to support HB 334, which was introduced by Chairman Moody in the special legislative session in July.

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Aug 07, 2017

National Conference of State Legislatures Urges De-Scheduling Marijuana

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution urging that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to remove marijuana from scheduling in order to give federally approved banks the ability to work with marijuana businesses.

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"Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record."
DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young, Ruling in the matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition, September 6, 1988