Medical Marijuana News

Peruse the headlines as they are told, keep abreast of the issues as they unfold. Keep up with the ever-changing policies that govern our regions, and the political directives that affect our lives.

September 19, 2019

Federal Judge Says Indiana’s Ban On Smokable Hemp Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge in Indiana ruled last week that the state’s law banning smokable forms of hemp is unconstitutional and has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of the statute. In a ruling issued on September 13, Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the Southern District of Indiana said that Indiana’s […]
September 19, 2019

Legislators Have Approved Changes To Utah’s Medical Cannabis Law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators approved changes to the state’s medical marijuana law, an issue that has faced fierce criticism from people on both sides of the debate. The Utah Senate and House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday evening during a special session to send the proposal to […]
September 19, 2019

Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Program Interrupted Due to Software Glitch

Patients in Pennsylvania were denied access to medical marijuana on Tuesday, the result of a crash in the system used to track sales.  All such transactions in the state are processed through a tracking software system called MJ Freeway, which is required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health under the […]
September 18, 2019

New Hampshire House Overrides Governor’s Veto on Home-Grown Medical Cannabis

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that would allow for the home cultivation of cannabis by medical marijuana patients. The measure, HB 364, will now head to the Senate after the House voted 259 to 120 to […]
September 18, 2019

Assistant Speaker Lujan Cosponsors The MORE Act and Introduces Cannabis Legislation

Today, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), the Assistant Speaker of the House cosponsored the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act, HR 3884, which would end the prohibition of marijuana and creates a pathway for states to implement their own reforms, and introduced legislation, the Remove Marijuana from Deportable Offenses […]
September 18, 2019

India Bans All E-Cigarettes Following Vape-Related Deaths in USA

India has banned the sale of all e-cigarettes in the country in response to the string of vaping-related deaths in the United States, according to a report from CNN. “Unfortunately, e-cigarettes got promoted initially as a way in which people can get out of the habit of smoking cigarettes. It […]
September 18, 2019

Inaugural Clio Cannabis Awards Jury Officially Announced

A month after the initial announcement of the Clio Cannabis Awards, High Times and Clio are excited to reveal the choices for the inaugural jury. The Clio Cannabis jury is comprised of experts and executives in the cannabis space who have been determined to be the most qualified to decide […]
September 18, 2019

Mayor Of Chicago Introducing Ordinance Regulating Sale Of Recreational Marijuana

With a new law on the books, Illinois is set to officially legalize recreational marijuana next year. But first, Chicago’s mayor wants to establish where it can and cannot be sold within the state’s major urban center. Lori Lightfoot, who was elected and assumed office as Chicago’s mayor earlier this […]
September 18, 2019

Washington, DC: Mayor Signs Order Expanding Workplace Protections for Cannabis Consumers

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed an order on Tuesday providing explicit protections for certain District employees who consume cannabis while away from the job. The new rules apply to all District government agencies under the direct administrative authority of the Mayor. Under the rules, many would-be employees will no longer face […]
September 18, 2019

New Hampshire is one step closer to legalizing medical homegrow

The New Hampshire State House voted today to override Governor Sununu’s veto of HB364, a measure that would have allowed qualified patients to grow up to three mature plants and 12 seedlings, and to possess up to two ounces of home-grown medical cannabis. This provides relief for patients that are […]
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