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  1. HashGirl

    Employee insurance plan must pay for medical marijuana

    Did anyone see this? What do you think? Employee insurance plan must pay for medical marijuana, human rights board rules - Nova Scotia - CBC News
  2. Ron Strider

    Canada: Eyes On Marijuana Legalization: Lethbridge MP Harder Weighs In On The Process

    As members of parliament get ready to return to Ottawa for the beginning of the new year, one of the biggest issues that is sure to dominate the headlines is the legalization of marijuana. Canada is on track to have recreational marijuana legalized by July 2018, which would make Canada only...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Recreational Marijuana Could Go On Sale Jan. 5 In San Francisco

    Recreational weed could be on sale in San Francisco as soon as Jan. 5 if the mayor quickly signs legislation approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Supervisors adopted regulations Tuesday night favored by cannabis advocates, rejecting attempts to mandate a larger barrier between...
  4. Ron Strider

    Canada: Federal Marijuana Legislation Clears House Of Commons, Headed For The Senate

    MPs passed the Liberal government's bill to legalize cannabis Monday evening, sending the legislation down the hall to the Senate for further study and debate. The legislation was largely supported along partisan lines, although it secured the support of the NDP and Green Party Leader...
  5. HashGirl

    CFAMM's Petition To Ask The Government To Stop Taxing Our Medications

    CFAMM (Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana) are asking people to let the government know taxing medical cannabis is wrong. Join the #DontTaxMedicine campaign and make your voice heard TODAY. On November 10th, the Department of Finance announced a proposal to apply excise tax to both...
  6. Ron Strider

    GA: Ordinance To Lessen Penalties For Marijuana Passes Unanimously

    Atlanta City Council unanimously passed legislation that would reduce the penalties for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana on Monday afternoon. Councilman Kwanza Hall introduced the legislation last month. The current law allows for a penalty of up to $1,000 and up to six...
  7. Ron Strider

    Atlanta Mayoral Hopeful Kwanza Hall Reviving Marijuana Legislation

    Kwanza Hall, an Atlanta City Councilman and candidate for mayor of Atlanta, is calling for a vote in early October on his stalled effort to reduce the penalties on possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city. Hall introduced legislation earlier this year that would have dropped the...
  8. Ron Strider

    CO: Cory Gardner Backing Legislation To Ease The Way For Medical Marijuana Research

    U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is backing bipartisan legislation to ease the way for medical marijuana research that he hopes will be a big positive for Colorado. "Our medical community continues to find new ways medical marijuana can help patients, but currently there are too many barriers that are...
  9. Ron Strider

    Booker's Drive To Legalize Marijuana Picks Up Support

    U.S. Sen. Cory Booker isn't fighting against the war on drugs by himself. His legislation to end the federal ban on marijuana has the support of the Drug Policy Alliance, an advocacy group whose honorary board includes former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders and former Secretary of State...
  10. Ron Strider

    D.C. Poised To Give Minorities Preference For Entering Medical Marijuana Industry

    Members of the D.C. Council advanced legislation to give local minority-owned companies a preference when applying for licenses to operate medical marijuana businesses. It's the latest jurisdiction to join a growing nationwide effort to make sure minorities can profit from legal marijuana...
  11. Ron Strider

    NJ: After Not Wavering, Christie's Successor Likely To Decide Fate Of Marijuana

    New Jersey lawmakers' effort to legalize marijuana has failed to convince Gov. Chris Christie to get behind the change, meaning it will be on the state's next governor to decide the issue. Christie ridiculed a hearing last week in the Democrat-led Senate on new legislation making its way...
  12. Ron Strider

    NJ: Legal Marijuana: Christie Unconvinced; Successor May Decide

    New Jersey lawmakers' effort to legalize marijuana has failed to convince Gov. Chris Christie to get behind the change, meaning it will be on the state's next governor to decide the issue. Christie ridiculed a hearing last week in the Democrat-led Senate on new legislation making its way...
  13. Ron Strider

    RI: Legislators Offer Compromise On Legal Marijuana Proposal

    Earlier this year, proposed legislation was submitted to the Rhode Island General Assembly (RIGA) that would legalize and regulate marijuana in a fashion similar to alcohol. However, as the legislative season nears its end date, when the general assembly adjourns for the year, it seems unlikely...
  14. Ron Strider

    OH:Council - Allowing Marijuana In Any Form Would Not Be In Fairfield's Best Interest

    Fairfield City Council has recently unanimously voted to ban all aspects of Ohio's medical marijuana legislation, except for testing (the legislation does not allow us to ban this aspect). In concert with our Prevention Coalition, we felt it would be an inconsistent message to our youth and the...
  15. Ron Strider

    California Considers Sanctuary State Legislation To Protect Pot Industry

    California lawmakers are talking about doing for their state's new marijuana industry what they are also trying to do for illegal immigrants: create a sanctuary state where local police are ordered not to cooperate with federal authorities. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the man who has...
  16. Ron Strider

    MI: Ontwa To Hear Residents On Medical Marijuana Issue

    Ontwa Township will be taking the pulse of its residents on whether medical marijuana businesses should be allowed to operate in their community. At least one meeting — specifically for township residents to voice opinions on the issue — could be scheduled soon, township board member and...
  17. Ron Strider

    Examining Medical Marijuana In West Virginia

    Medical marijuana is on its way to West Virginia, although it will be more than two years before it arrives and doctors may start prescribing it for patients. A bill legalizing the use of medical cannibis has been signed into law by Gov. Jim Justice, but the drug won't be available to users...
  18. Ron Strider

    High Hopes: Canada Moves Ahead With Cannabis Legalization

    On April 13, 2017, the Liberal Party of Canada fulfilled a 2015 campaign promise, tabling long-awaited legislation to end Canada's prohibition on cannabis. The proposed Cannabis Act would make Canada the first G7 country to legalize and regulate cannabis for recreational use, sale and...
  19. K

    Former Nova Scotia Premier To Advise And Inform Clients On Cannabis Legislation

    Calgary — Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter has a new portfolio: legal marijuana. Dexter, who is vice-chairman of Global Public Affairs, will lead the firm's new branch, called cannabisCONNECT. He said legalized marijuana in Canada is probably still a year or more away. "My bet...
  20. K

    AU: Lucy Haslam - Grass Grows Under Bill For Medical Marijuana

    On the first anniversary of Australian Medicinal Cannabis legislation that was supposed to be the "missing link" for patients, I want to say that that could not be further from the truth. In fact, though it pains me to say it, it is coming very close to being an outright lie. Off the back...