Delaware Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

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DELAWARE: Democrat Gov. John Carney has signed legislation into law vacating past, low-level marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 197, which took immediate effect, “provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession [of one ounce or less], use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delaware’s decriminalization of these offenses.” State lawmakers in 2015 enacted legislation reducing the possession Read the full article…

First Ever Veterans-Focused Medical Bill Introduced In Senate

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) on Wednesday introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Under existing regulations, VA doctors are not permitted to fill out the mandatory paperwork necessary Read the full article…

Illinois Governor Signs Landmark Medical Marijuana Legislation

"This law will give thousands of Illinoisans who struggle with the negative side effects of opioids, including harmful addiction, another choice to manage their pain," the governor said.

 Gov. Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation
Gov. Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation
​A new law (HB 2617) signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner amends the Illinois insurance code to require coverage of egg or sperm preservation, a well-established medical practice that gives hope to patients who receive life-saving cancer treatment that they can one day have their own children.

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Gov. Rauner approves landmark legislation to cover hearing aids for children
The governor signed House Bill 4516 at the Capitol with 10-year-old Hunter Martin. Hunter and his brother, Owen, 7, both wear hearing aids. Hunter, who resides in Illiopolis, testified in front of House and Senate committees in 2017 and again this year to advocate for the new law.

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Governor signs measures to ramp up treatment of mental illness, opioid abuse
Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a bill package that increases access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and addresses the state's opioid crisis.

 Rauner enacts legislation to streamline services for veterans
Rauner enacts legislation to streamline services for veterans
​Legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner streamlines veteran identification services and makes it easier for homeless veterans to access needed medical benefits. Rauner also made Nov. 4th GI Bill of Rights Day to pay tribute to the American Legion committee, chaired by the 29th Governor of Illinois, that wrote the historic Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944.

ILLINOIS: Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed the Alternatives to Opioids Act of 2018, adding those who might otherwise seek opioids for pain management to the list of those eligible for medical marijuana. “This law will give thousands of Illinoisans who struggle with the negative side effects of opioids, including harmful addiction, another choice to manage their Read the full article…

California: Teen Marijuana Use Declines Post-Legalization

Teen use in California is down after legalization

CALIFORNIA: Marijuana use by adolescents continues to decline in California, according to statewide data provided by the California Healthy Kids Survey, a biennial survey funded by the Departments of Health and Education. Among 7th graders, 4.2 percent reported ever having used cannabis during the years 2015 to 2017, as compared to 7.9 percent during the years 2013 to 2015 Read the full article…

Nova Scotia Liquor Taps Tilray For Adult-Use Cannabis Products

Cannabis will soon be sold in select NSLC stores.

CANADA:  Tilray Canada announced that it has been selected by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation to receive an initial purchase order for adult-use cannabis. The purchase order would allow Tilray, one of fourteen cannabis producers selected by NSLC, to supply the province of Nova Scotia with a diverse array of cannabis products in anticipation of the launch of Read the full article…

Atlanta Cannabis Market Report

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GEORGIA: The following Cannabis Marketplace Report summarizes the full Atlanta Market Report. Based on large sample sizes that are weighted and balanced to represent the market, the report delivers insightful consumer data about cannabis users including more than 1,000 data points such as opinions, reasons for use, attitudes, types of cannabis products purchased and spending levels.  Consumer Research Read the full article…

Smoking vs Vaping Marijuana, Which Option Is Healthier?

Smoking vs. Vaping. Which is better for your health?

With the many health risks that come with smoking, more and more people today are switching to vaping. Some of the common side effects of smoking include lung infection, throat infection and many other health risks. Thanks to technological advancements, vaporizers have made it possible for you to enjoy your marijuana or nicotine without worrying Read the full article…

Constellation Brands To Invest $4 Billion USD In Canopy Growth

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Expands Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Canopy Growth’s Global Expansion Plans  CANADA: Constellation Brands, a leading beverage alcohol company, and Canopy Growth, a leading diversified cannabis company have announced a significant expansion of their strategic partnership to position Canopy Growth as the global leader in cannabis production, branding, intellectual property and retailing. Constellation Brands will increase its ownership Read the full article…

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

COLORADO:  The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students for Read the full article…

Study: Use Of CBD Products For Health Becoming Widespread

CBD is for sale everywhere you go these days

CALIFORNIA: The use of cannabidiol products for the treatment of either a specific health condition or for general well-being is becoming prevalent among the general public, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Researchers at San Diego State University and at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon surveyed a self-selected cohort Read the full article…