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  1. Ron Strider

    Bermuda: House - Cannabis Decriminalisation Passes

    A Bill to decriminalize small quantities of cannabis was passed in the House of Assembly last night. The Misuse of Drugs (Decriminalization of Cannabis) Amendment Act, tabled by Zane DeSilva, the Minister of Social Development and Sport, was designed to decriminalize possession of less than 7...
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: Home-Grown Dope? Province Says Nope: Manitoba Unveils New Cannabis Act

    Manitobans will be prohibited from growing marijuana for recreational purposes at home after cannabis is legalized in 2018, if the provincial government's new Safe and Responsible Retailing of Cannabis Act becomes law. The act was introduced by Justice Minister Heather Stefanson in the...
  3. Ron Strider

    South Africa: Medical Marijuana Bill Rejected

    Mario Oriani-Ambrosini introduced the Medical Innovation Bill in Parliament in September 2014. The MP was then diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and commenced a campaign to legalize the medical use of cannabis. The objectives of the bill are to legalize and regulate the use of cannabinoids...
  4. Ron Strider

    Dozens Attend South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance's Medical Cannabis Symposium

    The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act would allow qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions and a recommendation from their physician to use and access medical cannabis. The act was introduced at the beginning of the year. Sunday, the South Carolina Compassionate Care...
  5. Ron Strider

    The Senate Just Reintroduced A Potentially Game-Changing Medical Marijuana Bill

    The marijuana industry has been growing like wildfire in recent years, which is a testament to the rapid changes we've witnessed in public opinion toward the drug, as well as the willingness of state governments to seek tax and licensing revenue through the legalization process. Today, 28...
  6. Ron Strider

    Congress Passes Financial CHOICE Act Without Marijuana Banking Amendment

    The amendment, filed by Florida representatives Matt Gaetz and Darren Soto, was attached to the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, which will undo much of the Dodd—Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, an Obama-era law that tightened financial regulations in response to the economic...
  7. Ron Strider

    Will Cannabis Businesses Find It Easier To Put Money In The Bank

    There’s so much money to be made in cannabis, but not a lot of places where you can put it. Federal law prohibits commercial banks and credit unions from working with businesses that sell or manufacture cannabis products, which means they can’t open accounts or obtain loans. That’s why you’ll...
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    This Bill Would Eliminate The Federal Ban On Marijuana

    For decades, marijuana legislation has been a source of consistent stress for stoners across the United States. Many states have loosened pot restrictions in recent years, but weed is still considered a controlled substance by the U.S. government, a discrepancy that has created a judicial grey...
  9. Icemud

    HB 975 - Respect State Marijuana Laws Act - Very Important To Pass!

    VERY IMPORTANT!!!! With all that is going on in politics, and the uncertainty of the direction of federal cannabis enforcement, along with AG Jeff Sessions comments about enforcing federal law, as well as this week Sean Spicers comments on the probability of enforcement... I encourage each...
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    MA: Senator Lewis Introduces Marijuana Bills

    Boston — Tonight, Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Michael Day are scheduled to provide a general legislative update for the Board of Selectmen along with notifying them about upcoming marijuana laws. Sen. Lewis, who served as Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana during...
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    Court Of Appeals Rules Against Improper Transport, Strengthens Michigan MMJ Act

    Lansing, Mich. - The Michigan Court of Appeals' two-to-one ruling Wednesday strengthened the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. It overturned one man's conviction and states the MMMA trumps illegal marijuana transport and any other inconsistent laws. In other words, if you're a card-carrying...
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    AR: Petitions Law Ends Marijuana Act, Lawyer Argues

    A lawyer in the lawsuit that disqualified the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act from the ballot asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a request by supporters to reconsider the case. Meanwhile, David Couch, the Little Rock-based lawyer supporting the competing Arkansas Medical...
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    AR: Petitions Law Ends Marijuana Act, Lawyer Argues

    A lawyer in the lawsuit that disqualified the Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act from the ballot asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to reject a request by supporters to reconsider the case. Meanwhile, David Couch, the Little Rock-based lawyer supporting the competing Arkansas Medical...
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    MI: Wayland Council Eyes Marijuana Business Possibilities

    The Wayland City Council is looking for ways to benefit from the booming medical marijuana industry. At their regular meeting on Oct. 17, council members discussed recent changes to Michigan law, which will take effect Dec. 20. They include: House Bill 4209, now Public Act 281, which...
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    MI: Wayland Council Eyes Marijuana Business Possibilities

    The Wayland City Council is looking for ways to benefit from the booming medical marijuana industry. At their regular meeting on Oct. 17, council members discussed recent changes to Michigan law, which will take effect Dec. 20. They include: House Bill 4209, now Public Act 281, which...
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    MI: Gov. Snyder Signs Medical Marijuana Bills Clarifying Dispensaries, Edibles

    Lansing, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed bills legalizing and regulating medical marijuana edibles and dispensaries. "This new law will help Michiganders of all ages and with varying medical conditions access safe products to relieve their suffering," Snyder said. "We can finally...
  17. K

    MI: Gov. Snyder Signs Medical Marijuana Bills Clarifying Dispensaries, Edibles

    Lansing, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed bills legalizing and regulating medical marijuana edibles and dispensaries. "This new law will help Michiganders of all ages and with varying medical conditions access safe products to relieve their suffering," Snyder said. "We can finally...
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    AU: ACT Government's Medical Marijuana Scheme To Support Canberrans Seeking Cannabis

    People in Canberra seeking medicinal cannabis will so get the support of the ACT government as it would soon be starting a medical marijuana scheme. The government is developing an evidence-based framework for the scheme, Assistant Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris announced on Thursday. The...
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    AU: ACT Government's Medical Marijuana Scheme To Support Canberrans Seeking Cannabis

    People in Canberra seeking medicinal cannabis will so get the support of the ACT government as it would soon be starting a medical marijuana scheme. The government is developing an evidence-based framework for the scheme, Assistant Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris announced on Thursday. The...
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    PA: State's New Medical Marijuana Act And Its Impact On Local Municipalities Reviewed

    Allentown, Pa. - The executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Thursday night reviewed the land use implications of Pennsylvania's newly signed Act 16, the Medical Marijuana Act and its effects on the Lehigh Valley's numerous municipalities and the basic criteria for the...