Heading to gov’s desk: No debate to speed up Louisiana medical marijuana bill

Louisiana won final legislative passage Monday, spurred by personal stories of people with seizures and severe pain that bill advocates say would be eased with medicinal-grade pot. Lawmakers created a framework for the Louisiana medical marijuana program last year, but regulatory hurdles built into the law have slowed its start. The... more →
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Legislation to study medical marijuana limits for drivers

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A bill passed through the House in late April would study potential blood level limits for a driver with a medical marijuana card. House Bill 5024 would authorize a commission to study and recommend a THC limit that would constitute impaired driving, much like the .08 blood alcohol content established as a threshold for drunken... more →
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Orlando Lawyer Preaches To The Choir On Medical Marijuana

KISSIMMEE (NSF) – Attorney John Morgan brought his medical-marijuana crusade to the nation’s premiere cannabis business trade show Tuesday, captivating a roomful of believers before passing around the collection plate for his cause. Morgan — a self-described “salty-tongued” speaker and a devout Catholic — peppered his... more →
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Toronto in a haze over medical marijuana dispensaries

Toronto lawmakers watching medical marijuana shops pop up “like crocuses in spring” are hoping for signals from Ottawa on how to deal with the onslaught. “We need a sign from the federal government — are they going to change the rules around medical marijuana? Should we as council be trying to close these clinics altogether... more →
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Scottsdale may tighten medical-marijuana rules

The clock is ticking for ailing Iowans who want the state Legislature to expand access to medical marijuana, and they may be running out of time. Activists for medical cannabis issued an 11th-hour plea for help on Tuesday, just one day after theIowa House defeated a Republican-backed bill aimed at accessing marijuana oil... more →
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Tuesday he is open to the legalization of medical marijuana in Mexico and that his government would announce new measures in the coming days. “I am giving voice to those who have (in public forums) expressed the necessity of changing the regulatory... more →
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Medical marijuana’s colorful spectrum guides patents

Each medical marijuana company in New York is allowed to produce up to five different strains of the drug. The oils, tinctures and capsules are generally labeled by different colors or brand names, and, in some cases, both. Vireo Health of New York, for instance, uses a red, yellow and green traffic-signal-like system for three... more →
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