South Carolina Is Closer than Ever to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

For years medical marijuana advocates have pleaded with South Carolina lawmakers to legalize cannabis for medical use. From parents of severely epileptic children to veterans and sufferers of multiple sclerosis, residents in the southern coastal state are eager to join the 36 other states that support safe access to legal [...]

2021-01-21T05:45:29-07:00January 21, 2021|

Kentucky Lawmaker Files Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Following the governor of Kentucky’s call to legalize medical marijuana at his State of the Commonwealth address, a House lawmaker introduced a bill that would do just that. “Speaking of laws that unduly restrict us from growth and innovation, it is time to legalize medical marijuana,” Gov. Andy Beshear said [...]

2021-01-20T07:09:37-07:00January 20, 2021|

New York Lawmakers Prefile Eight Marijuana Reform Bills for 2021

New York lawmakers prefiled eight medical marijuana-related bills for consideration in the upcoming legislative session. Seven of those were filed in the Assembly with the other prefiled bill introduced in the Senate. The proposed bills cover a range of issues facing qualifying medical marijuana patients in New York, including tenants’ [...]

2021-01-13T05:08:02-07:00January 13, 2021|

New Mexico Judge Rules Incarcerated Patients Have A Right to Use Medical Marijuana

A New Mexico judge ruled a detention center in Albuquerque cannot penalize qualifying medical marijuana patients for accessing cannabis while incarcerated. District Court Judge Lucy Solimon’s ruling concerns the case of Joe Montaño, who recently served a 90-day sentence in home confinement. During his incarceration, correctional officers found him in [...]

2021-01-13T04:55:07-07:00January 13, 2021|

Lawmakers File Bill to Legalize Cannabis in State of Texas

Texas lawmakers pre-filed at least 13 marijuana-related bills for the next legislative session, including a few legalization proposals. Some of the measures put forward include decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis, allowing stronger THC concentrations of marijuana for medical use and a move to get a legalization question on the next [...]

2020-11-25T06:46:15-07:00November 25, 2020|

South Dakota Votes to Legalize Recreational and Medical Marijuana

South Dakota voters approved two ballot measures to legalize the recreational and medical use of marijuana. The initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana is a constitutional amendment that received 53 percent of the vote, while the medical marijuana proposal is a statutory change that garnered 69 percent of the votes cast. [...]

2020-11-20T05:15:26-07:00November 20, 2020|

Mississippi Voters Choose Citizen-Led Medical Marijuana Initiative Over Lawmakers’ Proposal

Mississippi voters comfortably approved a citizen-led initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state, despite fears the two-step ballot process might confuse voters. Voters were first asked whether Mississippi should allow medical marijuana, to which 68 percent said yes. They were then asked whether they prefer the medical marijuana proposal [...]

2020-11-18T11:12:16-07:00November 18, 2020|
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