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Florida Senate kills THC cap for medical marijuana; House concedes

The House last week approved a THC cap for medical marijuana. It only would have applied to minors.

But the chronologically limited proposal, on what had been an unrelated health care bill, hit a Senate roadblock.

And that was the end of this year’s quest to cap THC levels in cannabis, even as the Senate passed the bill 39-0.

House members previously approved a Rep. Ray Rodrigues amendment (434551) to HB 713 that would resuscitate a 10% cap on whole flower and derivatives for patients under 21.

Fri
13
Mar

Alabama Senate approves medical marijuana bill

The Alabama Senate voted 22 to 11 Thursday to allow the use of medical marijuana for certain medical conditions. 

The vote on the bill, sponsored by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence, came after about 5 hours of often intense debate. It goes to the House of Representatives, where it has faced difficulties in the past.

"There could have been more of an organized effort to slow it down, and I appreciate the body not doing that," Melson said after the vote. "We tried to address some very serious things. I’m not taking this bill lightly. It’s a big step for Alabama, and there’s still a long way to go."

Fri
13
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CBD Vape Oil For Pain, Anxiety, & More: Why Do People Vape CBD?

More and more people are using CBD vape oil thanks to its convenience and fast acting effects

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana plants. Unlike the mind-altering THC, the cannabinoid associated with marijuana, CBD does not have the ability to make a user high. The hemp and CBD industry have seen immense growth over the last decade due to countless studies that suggest cannabidiol may provide various health benefits.

Fri
13
Mar

House Panel Advances Medical Marijuana For Veterans Bills

Two bills that would change federal policy regarding the medicinal use of cannabis by military veterans were approved by the House Veterans Affairs Committee on Thursday, a move that sets the stage for a potential floor vote on the measures by the full House.

Fri
13
Mar

Tennessee Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill—But There’s A Catch

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee cleared a major hurdle on Wednesday, passing out of a state Senate committee. But that step forward may be accompanied by a step backwards, as the panel tacked on an amendment to the legislation that would almost certainly lead to a significant delay of its implementation .

Fri
13
Mar

Lebanon set to legalise medical, industrial cannabis cultivation

Lebanon's parliament is set to vote on a law that would legalise the cultivation of cannabis for medical and industrial use in an effort to boost its crippled economy and curb illicit production of the psychoactive plant.

The draft law, which has been endorsed by parliamentary committees and is now headed for a final vote, would only affect cannabis that contains less than one percent of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabidinol, or THC.

THC gives cannabis the recreational effects that have made it the most widely used illicit substance across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that around 147 million people, or 2.5 percent of the world population, consume cannabis.

Fri
13
Mar

Florida Medical Marijuana Overview in 2020

In recent years medical marijuana has been legalized for use by people who qualify. Originally, only low THC, and CBD oil products could be sold in Florida dispensaries. However, this quickly changed with revised MMJ laws in 2017. The new regulations made regular medical-grade marijuana legal, along with smokable flower, which is the most utilized source of cannabis last year.

The entire industry grew by leaps and bounds in 2019 and is poised to become even bigger, with more patients, doctors, and dispensaries becoming approved.

Still, there are some factors that patients want to change, so that using marijuana as medicine becomes more affordable, and more available to everyone.

Thu
12
Mar

Oral Health And Weed: Could Marijuana Prevent Cavities?

A recent study found that cannabinoids have the potential to be used as an effective antibacterial agent against dental plaque-associated bacteria.

A January 2020 study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science found something remarkable about marijuana’s effect on oral health. The study looked at the effect of marijuana or THC on dental plaque, a film that forms on the teeth and gums that can lead to heart disease. Examining the efficacy of multiple oral care products and cannabinoids together, researchers wanted to gauge which reduced plaque bacteria better.

Thu
12
Mar

Utah Takes First Steps Into Medical Cannabis Marketplace: 'They Saw The Will Of Their Citizens'

March 1, 2020, marked the launch of Utah's medical cannabis program and its marketplace.

Spending in the new market could reach $84 million by 2024, according to data from BDS Analytics and Arcview Market Research. 

The state health department began accepting applications March 1, and the state's first dispensary — referred to as a pharmacy in Utah — opened the following day. 

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12
Mar

NJ Court Rules Medical Marijuana Patients Cannot Be Fired For Failed Drug Test

New Jersey workers can’t be fired for failing a drug test as a result of using medical marijuana, the state’s highest court ruled on Tuesday.

In a decision that backed an appellate court’s earlier ruling, the New Jersey Supreme Court said that patients approved under the state’s medical marijuana program are indeed protected under the Law Against Discrimination. 

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