July 1, 2017

Weekly Legislative Update 7/1/17

Here are the bills from around the country that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check for legislation pending in your state.
June 30, 2017

Nevada: Licensed Adult Use Marijuana Sales Set To Begin Saturday

Starting at midnight tonight, specially licensed medical cannabis dispensaries will have the opportunity to engage in the retail sale of marijuana to adults.
June 29, 2017

Will the House of Representatives Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana?

This week, the House Appropriations Committee released its 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which determines the funding levels for numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice. Predictably, the bill does not include language -- known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment -- limiting the Justice Department from taking action against state-sanctioned medical cannabis producers, retailers, or consumers.
June 28, 2017

Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Opioids, Other Pain Medications

Pain patients report successfully substituting cannabis for opioids and other analgesics, according to data published online today in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Among those who acknowledged having used opioid-based pain medication within the past six months, 97 percent agreed that they were able to decrease their opiate intake with cannabis.