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    Congressional Leadership Resists Bipartisan-Backed Marijuana Reforms

    Congressional leaders have moved in recent days to quash a number of proposed marijuana law reforms. Specifically, provisions previously voted on by Congress to expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans have been removed by leadership during the conference committee...
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    Congressional Leadership Resists Bipartisan-Backed Marijuana Reforms

    Congressional leaders have moved in recent days to quash a number of proposed marijuana law reforms. Specifically, provisions previously voted on by Congress to expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans have been removed by leadership during the conference committee...
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    Medical Marijuana Bill Cleared By The Senate, Headed To Gov. Kasich

    Columbus, Ohio - A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure. The Ohio House approved Senate changes to the bill by a 67-28 vote Wednesday. It cleared the Senate by a narrow...
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    No Decriminalization Of Marijuana Possession For Now

    Concord - House and Senate negotiators have agreed on Senate Bill 498 that would lower the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana, but that supporters of decriminalizing the offense say is a step sideways. Meeting briefly on Tuesday morning negotiators quickly agreed to the Senate...
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    LA: Senate Committee Kills Bill To Allow For Hemp Growth And Study

    State Rep. Jack Montoucet's push to allow Louisiana academic institutions to study industrial hemp has met its end in the Senate. The Crowley lawmaker failed to convince the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday that his House-approved bill could help farming revenue and wouldn't lead to...
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    Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Pennsylvania Senate Again

    The state Senate passed medical marijuana legislation for the second time in less than a year on Tuesday, and backers said they hope the House will accept the changes and send it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk later this week. The issue has won overwhelming bipartisan support in both...
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    PA: Medical Marijuana Approval Still Hanging

    What could be the final vote needed to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania isn't expected until next week at the earliest. Sources on Thursday said leaders and staffers in the state House and Senate continue to review the recently-passed House legalization bill and discuss possible...
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    OK: Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Committee Nod And Heads To Full Senate

    A low-dose form of medical marijuana may soon be used by adults afflicted with several medical conditions including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and cancer. A state Senate panel approved House Bill 2835 Monday by a 9-0 vote to allow people 18 and over to receive cannabidiol (CDB) oil and...
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    PA: State Senate Back In Session Over Medical Marijuana Vote

    The state Senate is back in session and could address the House's bill legalizing medical marijuana. The bill won approval in the state House last month after nine months of waiting. If the bill is passed, Governor Wolf said he will sign it. Hundreds of parents across the Midstate are...
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    Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania Heads Toward Another Crucial Vote

    A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania is expected to face another vote next week. Supporters, who continue to sit on pins and needles, can only hope it's the last one -- or even that the end of their long fight is near. As of Friday morning, state Senate leaders and state House...
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    Senate Weighs Options On Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Legislation

    The fate of legislation to legalize medical use of marijuana in Pennsylvania is in the hands of the state Senate - and lawmakers there have questions. The legislation, Senate Bill 3, passed the House of Representatives March 16 on a 149-43 vote. The Senate has two options — vote on the...
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    Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Faces Limbo In Senate

    Building momentum to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, bolstered by an overwhelming 149-43 vote in the state House of Representatives, could be in jeopardy after several state senators raised concerns this week about the amended bill and the technical implementation of the program...
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    Marijuana Another Option For Patients And Doctors

    Pennsylvania senators have expressed concern about the recently approved House version of a bill approving medical marijuana. The Senate should do its best to address the issues and bring the bill to final passage. Medical marijuana will add a welcome new treatment option to doctors and their...
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    New Roadblocks For Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill?

    A week after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives took a long-awaited vote to legalize medical marijuana, key backers are worried that the law's implementation could be slowed or even derailed by last-minute changes to the measure. Senate Republicans say that the 154-page legislation...
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    GA: Medical Marijuana Bill Fails At End Of Legislative Session

    Georgia General Assembly adjourned at 12:30 a.m., half an hour after adjournment time. The medical marijuana bill did not pass. The Georgia House passed a watered-down version of a medical marijuana bill on Thursday. The bill would open up cannabis oil to a larger group of patients by...
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    Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill Sponsor Ready For Strong Push Last Legislative Day

    State Representative Allen Peake isn't giving up hope for his new medical marijuana bill. The lawmaker made the following post on his Facebook page Wednesday: As a procedural move to keep the bill alive, Peake attached his bill to Senate Bill 145. This happened after Senator Renee...
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    PA Medical Marijuana Train Slows For Now

    It appears it will be at least few more weeks before a medical marijuana bill can get to Governor Wolf's desk. The state Senate passed a medical marijuana bill last spring. The House finally acted on that bill last week, but it amended the Senate bill, sending it back to the Senate. But it...
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    PA: MMJ Bill Passed In House, Recreational Use Not Being Considered For Legalization

    After passing in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a clear majority, Senate Bill 3, which legalizes the use of medical marijuana in certain cases, is likely to be passed in the Senate and signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf. However, the Senate and the governor are not considering...
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    Georgia Lawmaker Plans New Push For Medical Marijuana Bill

    A push to expand the number of people allowed to possess medical marijuana in Georgia got new life Tuesday after a Republican lawmaker's original proposal stalled in the state Senate. Republican Rep. Allen Peake of Macon gutted an unrelated Senate bill already approved by that chamber and...
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    'I'm In A Fight For My Life,' Medical Marijuana Advocates Rally, Then Wait At Capitol

    Dozens of medical marijuana supporters are waiting at the state Capitol this week, hoping the House of Representatives approve long-standing legislation which would legalize cannabis in Pennsylvania for medical use. Monday's rally occurred before the state House was expected to debate and...