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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FY17 Budget Protects Medical Cannabis Patients

| May 04, 2017 |

After passing a temporary stopgap budget measure, Congress has funded the Government through September 30, 2017. Included in the Appropriations bill is a provision that prevents the Department of Justice from expending federal funds to prevent the implementation of state...

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Having "The Talk"

| May 02, 2017 |

For medical cannabis patients, one of the hardest conversations to have may be with family and friends. After negotiating the hurdles of registering as a patient, finding a physician that will recommend medical cannabis, and finding a dispensary close to...

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What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Medical Cannabis?

| April 25, 2017 |

If you have seen the news lately, you know that the possibility of a government shutdown is looming. Without any action, government funding ends at midnight on Friday April 28th, meaning that all non-essential government operations and agencies are suspended...

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The Science of Medical Cannabis

| April 21, 2017 |

Thousands will be gathering tomorrow across the country for the March for Science, a march and rally in support of scientific fact trumping science fiction in our government and among our elected officials.

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