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Utah Medical Cannabis

Utah’s New Medical Marijuana Law Replaces Voter-Approved Ballot Initiative

On December 3, Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah signed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act into law. The act, which was passed by the legislature...
Schedule 1 limits marijuana research

Surgeon General: Schedule 1 Status Hinders Marijuana Research

On December 6, addressing the Second Annual Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative National Law Enforcement Summit in Boston, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams...
Hemp Legalization Farm Bill 2018

Hemp To Be Legalized Under Provisions In Farm Bill

In late November, legislators in the U.S. Congress and Senate in Washington, D.C., agreed on a version of the annual farm bill (titled The...
Medical Marijuana Louisiana

What To Expect From Medical Marijuana in Louisiana In 2019

The complicated history of medical marijuana in Louisiana is about to reach a new milestone, as the state’s first crop, which was harvested in...
Scott Gottlieb FDA

FDA Chief: Federal Marijuana Action Is An “Inevitability”

In an interview on CNBC on November 16, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said in reference to...
Doctor Matthew Roman

Trump Administration Sued By Medical Marijuana Patient Over Gun Ownership Ban

A medical marijuana card holder from Philadelphia has sued the federal government over its ban on possession and purchase of firearms by marijuana users....
Wisconsin voters support marijuana legalization

Voters Show Support For Marijuana Reform in Wisconsin

In the November 2018 election, solid majorities of Wisconsin’s voters—Republican and Democratic alike—approved nonbinding ballot questions on the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana. A...
Kentucky opioid epidemic

Can Marijuana Help Alleviate Kentucky’s Opioid Epidemic?

Kentucky ranks fifth among states suffering from opioid abuse. In 2016, 1,404 people died of drug overdose in the state, for a death rate...
Marijuana reform reaches Missouri, Michigan and Utah

Marijuana Laws Relaxed By Voters In Three More States

On Tuesday, November 6, voters in three states approved legalization measures. In one state, North Dakota, a recreational legalization measure failed. Michigan Michigan voters approved Proposal...
West Virginia Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana Still Not Available in West Virginia

In West Virginia, medical marijuana has not yet reached the market, even though it was legalized in 2017. Although programs have been successful in...