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Newsletter #180

Ohio’s medical marijuana problems Ohio just began issuing medical cannabis licenses earlier this year, but there’s already a major issue with the nascent program. Three major healthcare providers in the state are prohibiting their doctors from making medical marijuana recommendations. As a result, patients using these providers will likely need to seek out-of-network doctors if they want a medical cannabis recommendation. Not only is it inconvenient, but those out-of-network visits can be prohibitively expensive. Bad call, providers. Sacramento considering lifting dispensary cap There’s a diversity issue with Sacramento’s cannabis economy, and city officials are working to address it. The city currently has

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Newsletter #179

Utah’s confusing medical cannabis situation Utah voters passed Proposition 2, a midterm ballot measure that will establish a statewide medical marijuana program. Many cannabis activists aren’t sure how to feel about this. While the initiative is set to become law December 1st, it could take years for cannabis to be available for sale. Additionally, many supporters are concerned that lawmakers will completely rewrite much of the measure. Get the details on Utah’s uncertain medical marijuana future here. Medical marijuana in Missouri When heading to the polls, Missouri voters had three different medical cannabis initiatives to choose from. Amendment 2 passed. This measure

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Newsletter #178

Marijuana mansions If you’re a cannabis lover with lots and lots of money, you might want to check out these marijuana-friendly mansions. Each home includes a cannabis conservatory, which comes with a harvester ready to cultivate your homegrown bud. Quick FYI: These mansions will be listed for between $30 and $40 million. Mexico’s Supreme Court ruling on recreational cannabis This week, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that completely banning recreational marijuana was unconstitutional. Because this is the court’s fifth similar ruling on this subject, Congress now needs to put together regulations on the use of cannabis. We’re looking forward to seeing

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Newsletter #177

Utah lawmaker tries an edible State Senator Jim Dabakis of Utah decided it was high time to try cannabis while visiting Nevada. During a Facebook Live broadcast, Dabakis said, “I thought it was about time that at least one legislator knew a little about marijuana before we changed all the laws.” He then ate a cannabis-infused gummy. Given that there will soon be a special legislative session in Utah to work out the state’s medical marijuana situation, it’s nice to see Dabakis making an effort to educate himself firsthand. The verdict? He felt a little buzz. Weed stocks are plummeting Cannabis stocks

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Newsletter #176

Alabama vs black marijuana users A new report details how black marijuana users in Alabama are disproportionately impacted by the state’s war on cannabis. The Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and the Southern Poverty Law Center pored over and analyzed arrest data from 2016. They found that that black people were about four times as likely as white people to be arrested for cannabis possession, and the disturbing statistics don’t stop there. Keep in mind that black people and white people use marijuana at roughly the same rate. Get more information about this important, eye-opening report here. Trump on cannabis reform President Donald

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Newsletter #175

Share your opinion on cannabis with the FDA The Food and Drug Administration has asked for public comments on marijuana and related policies. Officials are seeking this feedback in preparation of writing an official statement for the World Health Organization. This is happening because WHO is considering changing its recommendations regarding international marijuana laws, which could have huge implications for cannabis policies around the world. Get more information here. Mormon church and medical marijuana Utah voters will soon vote on an initiative to legal medical cannabis, which the Mormon church originally opposed. Now, the church has joined lawmakers and the governor in

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