Higher Education? OSU To Offer Marijuana Policy Course

OREGON:  Students at Oregon State University will have a chance to help shape policies related to marijuana legalization in Oregon as part of a new public policy course taught this winter on the OSU campus in Corvallis. “Marijuana Policy in the 21st Century” is a new sociology course developed by Seth Crawford, an instructor in Read the full article…

142 Oregon Cities And 26 Counties Pass Cannabis Bans

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OREGON: Cities and counties across Oregon spent the past two months rushing to adopt temporary bans on medical marijuana dispensaries, after a new state law created a brief window for officials to pass the moratoriums. By the May 1 deadline, the map of cities and counties with moratoriums on the retail outlets looked like a Read the full article…

Nurse Practitioners Added To List Of Those Who Can Prescribe Medical Marijuana

MAINE:  The state’s medical marijuana law, first approved by Maine voters in 1999, has been amended, and the biggest change replaces the word physician with the words “medical provider.” The amendment , which was signed into law by Gov. Paul LePage last week and goes into effect in August, will allow nurse practitioners to prescribe the medication, members Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Changes On Tap Today

GEORGIA:  Gov. Nathan Deal’s staff has quietly worked on a plan to allow the limited use of medical marijuana since lawmakers scuttled a legislative push to do so last month. He is ready to unveil that proposal later today. Deal will hold a press conference this afternoon to outline his plan that could allow some families Read the full article…

Filipino Lawmakers Endorse Medical Marijuana

PHILIPPINES:  The House minority bloc is pushing for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Minority leader Ronaldo Zamora said they would join minority colleague Rep. Rodolfo Albano III of Isabela in advocating and promoting medical marijuana. “We are in agreement that marijuana for medicinal, strictly medicinal, purposes should be examined and legitimized. For recreational Read the full article…

Iowa Lawmaker Still Seeking Medical Marijuana Law

IOWA: Legalizing medical marijuana will again be debated in the upcoming legislative session, though Iowa lawmakers have so far been loath to embrace a policy that is finding acceptance elsewhere. Democratic Sen. Joe Bolkcom, of Iowa City, says he will pursue legislation seeking to legalize medical marijuana in 2014. Bolkcom acknowledges similar efforts have failed Read the full article…

Oregon mulls candidates for committee that will draft rules for medical marijuana shops

OREGON: A committee that makes recommendations to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program has suggested adding two prosecutors and an Oregon State Police official to the committee that will draft rules for the new registry for medical marijuana retailers.