California Law Will End Discrimination Against Medical Cannabis Patients in the Organ Transplant Process

| July 06, 2015 |

Sacramento, CA - Today Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act.  AB 258 prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process, unless a doctor has determined that medical cannabis use is clinically significant...

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Drug Caucus Holds Hearing on Barriers to Cannabidiol Research

| June 24, 2015 |

Washington, DC - Earlier today, the Senate International Narcotics Control Caucus held a hearing on facilitating cannabidiol (CBD) research. CBD is found in cannabis and has shown great potential to treat intractable epilepsy and numerous other therapeutic benefits. According to...

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California State Senate Moves To End Discrimination Against Medical Cannabis Patients Seeking Organ Transplants

| June 22, 2015 |

Sacramento, CA - The California Senate approved AB 258, the Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, earlier today by a margin of 33-1.  AB 258 prohibits discrimination against medical cannabis patients in the organ transplant process, unless a doctor has determined...

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Decision Removes Unnecessary Burdens On Legitimate Scientific Inquiry

| June 22, 2015 |

Washington, DC - Earlier today the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced they will lift the public health service (PHS) review on marijuana research projects not funded by the federal government. The PHS review process was established in...

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Mikulski Medical Marijuana Amendment to CJS

| June 11, 2015 |

Washington, DC-  Earlier today the United States Senate Appropriations Committee voted for the Mikulski medical cannabis (marijuana) amendment to the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 by a margin of 20-10.  Senator Barbara Mikulski ‘s...

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Americans for Safe Access Applaud Step Forward for California Medical Cannabis Patients

| June 05, 2015 |

Sacramento, CA - Americans for Safe Access (ASA) today announced support for AB 266, which would create a comprehensive regulatory structure for California’s landmark medical cannabis program. Earlier today AB 266 passed the California Assembly by a margin of 60-8-12. ...

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House Vote Would Continue Prohibition on Federal Interference in State-Level Medical Marijuana Programs in 39 States

| June 03, 2015 |

Washington, DC-  The United States House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr medical cannabis (marijuana) amendment to the Commerce, Science, and Justice (CJS) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2015 by a margin of 242 to 186. The Rohrabacher-Farr medical...

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Veterans Equal Access Amendment Would Allow Veterans Administration Physicians To Recommend Medical Cannabis

| May 21, 2015 |

Washington, DC - In a landslide vote, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations voted to the add the Veterans Equal Access Amendment (VEAA) to the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilConVA) Appropriations bill, which sets the budget for the...

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Medical Cannabis Advocates Applaud Bipartisan Vote

| May 13, 2015 |

Harrisburg, PA - On Tuesday the Pennsylvania Senate passed SB 3, a legislative proposal that would create a functional medical cannabis program in the state. Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) co-sponsored the legislation and built up...

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Bill Would End Organ Transplant Discrimination Against Medical Cannabis Patients

| May 01, 2015 |

Sacramento, CA - The California State Assembly passed AB 258,The Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, yesterday by a vote of 52 to 8. The bill is authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by Americans for Safe...

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