Legalizing Medical Marijuana On Deck In 2016

The next logical step is to provide for protocols and procedures for the growing and processing in South Carolina.

SOUTH CAROLINA:  Because she has seizures every day and slams into the ground, 18-year-old Dixie Pace has worn a helmet since November. Pace uses cannabidiol oil, an oil derived from marijuana that was legalized in South Carolina last year for certain forms of epilepsy, to reduce her seizures from 50 down to an average of Read the full article…

NC House Panel Rejects Proposal For Medical Marijuana

A state House committee unanimously rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

NORTH CAROLINA:  A state House committee unanimously rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana after an emotional hourlong hearing that ended with a legislator saying he was assaulted by a marijuana advocate. House Bill 78 marks the most progress any marijuana proposal has had in the N.C. General Assembly. Two years ago, a similar bill Read the full article…

Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Senate passed a compromise that would OK a limited form of medical marijuana for disorders including cancer, seizures and sickle cell disease.

GEORGIA:  A two-year effort to legalize medical marijuana in Georgia may finally succeed, as the Senate passed a likely compromise that would OK a limited form of the drug for disorders including cancer, seizures and sickle cell disease. House Bill 1 still needs another nod from the House before it receives final passage. But by beating Read the full article…

Voters To Decide Pot Issue In Michigan, Across Country

In politics, as in so many other things, the rule is: Follow the money.

MICHIGAN:  Tuesday’s election is the first in Michigan and first across the nation to reflect a widespread movement in the change of attitudes on the issue of legalizing marijuana. Residents will vote on ballot measures to significantly amend marijuana laws in four states — Alaska, California, Florida and Oregon — as well as in Washington, Read the full article…