Amending the Clackamas County Code to add Chapter 8.09 Establishing Time, Place and Manner Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Declaring an Emergency. Passed 3-0. FAIR USE ... From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 45:43 More in Nonprofits & Activism
Specifically, the bill will allow university medical centers in the state to produce, dispense and study cannabis extracts that are low in THC (0.3% or less). Children with seizure disorders who receive a recommendation from a physician will be authorized to receive and use the medicine.
The measure was approved with widespread bipartisan support, with a 46 to 0 vote in the Senate, and a 85 to 5 vote in the House of Representatives.
According to polling released in 2013, 70% of those in Oklahoma support legalizing medical cannabis (not just cannabis extracts), indicating that Oklahomans support much broader reform then brought forth by House Bill 2154.
The measure will take effect on November 1st.
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United State Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and Denny Heck (D-WA), along with a bipartisan group of 16 other lawmakers, introduced House Resolution 2076 today, a proposal to allow cannabis businesses to access the banking system if following state law.
The bill – which is titled the Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015 – would update federal banking laws and regulations to protect banks from federal persecution if they decide to do business with cannabis outlets (whether recreational or medicinal) that are following their state’s law.
“First and foremost this is an issue of public safety,” says Representative Perlmutter. “Not only are the proprietors at risk, but the employees and customers are also at risk of serious and violent crimes.”
“The federal government can’t keep an eye on business practices if they are forcing them offline and underground,” said Representative Heck. “Forcing businesses into cash-only territory is a dangerous step away from legitimacy, transparency, and regulation and a huge step towards crime, tax evasion, and access to minors.”
He continues; “We’ve got to stop that trend, and with more states legalizing recreational or medical use of marijuana, no time is better than now to move forward with this change to the law”.
House Resolution 2076 is sponsored by Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR), Jared Polis (CO), Hakeem Jeffries (NY), Charles Rangel (NY), James McGovern (MA), Dina Titus (NV), Scott Peters (CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Suzan DelBene (WA), Mike Coffman (CO), Diana DeGette (CO), Julia Brownley (CA), Zoe Lofgren (CA), Brad Sherman (CA), Kyrsten Sinema (AZ), and Chellie Pingree (ME).
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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says he will sign into law a proposal to legalize the possession and use of cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders, and will do so as soon as the end of this week.
House Bill 0197 – which was approved unanimously by the state’s House and Senate – will allow for the possession and use of low-THC (0.9% or less) cannabis extracts for the treatment of seizure disorders such as epilepsy, so long as the individual receives a recommendation from a physician.
A separate proposal to legalize the use of cannabis-based medicines for those with a wide-range of medical conditions was approved earlier this month with a unanimous vote by Tennessee’s House Health Subcommittee, though has yet to advance further.
The full text of HB 0197 can be found by clicking here.
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The possession, personal cultivation and state-sanctioned distribution of cannabis would be legal for those 21 and older in Maine, if a bill filed this week by Representative Diane Russell is passed into law.
H.P. 935 would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, and to cultivate up to six plants at a private residence. Cannabis retail outlets would be authorized to distribute the plant to those 21 and older, with the retail outlets being supplied by state-licensed cultivation centers. Cannabis would be taxed at 10%.
The bill has been assigned to the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
The filing of H.P. 935 occurred the same day the Maine Secretary of State gave approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to put it to a vote in next year’s presidential election.
A proposal to legalize medical cannabis, including state-authorized dispensaries, has been given unanimous approval by Louisiana’s Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Passes Louisiana Senate Committee
The measure – Senate Bill 143 – would allow those with a limited number of medical conditions who receive a recommendation from a physician to possess and use medical cannabis in any form except inhalation, meaning that patients would need to rely on other forms of use, such as through oils, vaporizers, edibles and topicals. The qualifying medical conditions – which would have been any “medically recognized disease or condition” – was amended in committee to be glaucoma, cancer and spastic quadriplegia.
The bill would establish a system of state-licensed dispensaries and cultivation centers, to be regulated by the Department of Pharmacy.
Louisiana’s Legislature has passed medical cannabis legislation before – most recently in 1991 – though the laws were never properly implemented, never provided doctors or patients with protection from prosecution, and never established a means of distribution for the medicine. Senate Bill 143 was filed as a means of fixing the discrepancies in the law
Senate Bill 143, sponsored by Senator Fred Mills (R-New Iberia), is now up for a full Senate vote, where its passage will send it to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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