Saturday, August 18, 2018

Legislation Introduced to Allow Marijuana Use in Public Housing

When states began to legalize medical marijuana in the late nineties, various legal issues were sure to result from the discrepancy between state and...

Marijuana Makes Progress in the Middle East

In Israel, the parliament has approved a bill that decriminalizes marijuana, and a neighboring country, Lebanon, is considering legalizing the growing of medical marijuana. Israel...
Oregon medical marijuana admits lack of oversight

Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program Admits Lack of Oversight

On July 12, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), which oversees Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), issued a report on the “administrative shortcomings” that are...
Tennessee TRUMP Act

Tennessee Lawmakers Propose Medical Marijuana Bill: the TRUMP Act

In late June, two Tennessee lawmakers who are also anesthesiologists proposed to introduce legislation to legalize medical marijuana. Representative Bryan Terry and Senator Steve...
Luxembourg legalises medical cannabis

Luxembourg Legalizes the Medical Use of Cannabis

In late June, Luxembourg joined more than fifteen other European nations in allowing for some form of legal marijuana. The grand duchy’s lawmakers unanimously...
Oklahoma voters approve medical marijuana

Oklahoma Voters Legalize Marijuana for Medical Use

On June 26, Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788, legalizing medical marijuana in the state. Now that the law has been approved, however, advocates...
FDA approves epidiolex first marijuana-based drug

FDA Approves First Marijuana-Based Drug

On June 25, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), granted approval of Epidiolex, the brand name of a cannabidiol (CBD) preparation used in the...
Maine marijuana laws cities

Maine Cities, Towns Might Gain Complete Control of Retail Marijuana Sales

In Maine, the legislature and Republican governor Paul LePage continue to be in conflict over marijuana. In early July, the state legislature overrode his...
New York Medical Marijuana Opioid

New York Will Allow Medical Marijuana as Prescribed Opioid Alternative

On June 18, the New York State Department of Health announced that opioid use would be added to the list of qualifying conditions for...
UN Cannabis is effetive and safe

UN Committee: Cannabis is Medically Effective and “Relatively Safe”

In early June in Geneva, a committee of the World Health Organization presented a report on its globe-spanning scientific research on marijuana. The research...