Civil Rights Victory for Massachusetts Patients

| July 17, 2017 |

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a woman fired for using medical cannabis can sue her employer under a state handicap discrimination statute. This represents a great victory not only for the medical cannabis patients in Massachusetts, but...

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PFC Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic

| July 14, 2017 |

PFC Offers Free Services for Laboratories To Help Address Opioid Epidemic Across the nation, opioid-related deaths and fatalities are decreasing in states that have medical cannabis programs, but the benefits are limited due to a lack of accurately labeled and...

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Utah Patient Advocates Launch medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative

| June 27, 2017 |

On June 26, 2017, in Salt Lake City, patients, advocates, and their families introduced a ballot initiative application that would allow for a comprehensive medical cannabis program in Utah. The initiative grew from  patient advocates and their families who are...

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Trump Commission Ignores the Role of Medical Cannabis in Fighting the Opioid Crisis

| June 16, 2017 |

On June 16, President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis held its first meeting to begin formulating recommendations on how to combat the opioid epidemic. The meeting provided compelling stories and thoughtful suggestions on how to...

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BREAKING NEWS: The CARERS Act of 2017 has been introduced

| June 15, 2017 |

Great news: the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act of 2017 was introduced in the U.S. Senate this afternoon! The bill is being introduced by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (New York), Cory Booker (New Jersey), Al Franken (Minnesota), and Rand...

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If You Don’t Think Jeff Sessions is a Threat You’re Not Paying Attention

| June 13, 2017 |

On Monday, a letter from  Attorney General Jeff Sessions that highlights his opposition to medical cannabis became public.  While the Administration had previously given somewhat vague statements about their intentions relating to medical cannabis, this letter provides clear cut opposition...

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“No More Delays” Rally in Baltimore a Success

| June 02, 2017 |

Dozens of medical cannabis patients and industry advocates gathered this morning in front of the courthouse in Baltimore, Maryland to protest further delays to the state’s medical cannabis program.  The potential delays came from a restraining order issued by a...

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Approval of the First Medical Cannabis Grow Operation in Maryland Granted to Patient Focused Certified Company

| May 25, 2017 |

Maryland regulators issued the first license to grow medical cannabis in Maryland to ForwardGro, a company with a 1-acre greenhouse located in Anne Arundel County. This decision comes more than four years after Maryland first approved a medical cannabis program. ForwardGro...

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Another Red Flag from Jeff Sessions

| May 12, 2017 |

A large majority of drug prosecution cases occur on the state level. But when federal prosecutors get involved, the consequences can be much more serious. It’s unclear whether a recent memo issued by the Department of Justice could apply to medical...

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Trump's Signing Statement Has Left Patients Scratching their Heads: What Does it Mean?

| May 08, 2017 |

Last Friday, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, into law. This budget bill will fund the government through September 30, 2017. Included in the appropriations bill was language that prohibits the Department of Justice...

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