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July 18, 2018

Oklahoma: Attorney General Warns Regulators Acted Improperly When Amending Voter-Initiated Marijuana Measure

Oklahoma’s Attorney General warns that members of the state Board of Health “acted in excess of their statutory authority” when they amended State Question 788 – the state's voter-approved medical cannabis access law. He concluded, “It is therefore my judgement that the Board reconvene to reconsider the rules … in a manner consistent with the advice of this letter.”
July 17, 2018

House Rules Committee Blocks FY19 Marijuana Amendments

Late Monday night, the House Rules Committee led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) blocked two amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer protections from Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to cannabis.
July 16, 2018

Kentucky NORML: Seniors and Cannabis

Older Americans are using cannabis more frequently than ever before, according to a review of demographic data published in the journal Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine.
July 13, 2018

New York: State-Commissioned Study Calls For Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use

A state-commissioned study released today by the New York Department of Health recommends replacing cannabis criminalization with a policy of adult use legalization. It concludes, "A regulated marijuana program enjoys broad support and would have significant health, social justice, and economic benefits."