Members of the New York state senate approved legislation by a 58 to 2 vote…
City council members in Kansas City, Missouri approved a municipal ordinance repealing all local penalties specific to activities involving the personal possession of marijuana.
Members of the Ohio senate advanced a measure expanding the state’s long-standing decriminalization policies.
Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation into law which provides the office with expanded powers to pardon those with past marijuana convictions.
“Just as doctors are entrusted to make decisions regarding the use of opioids, the law should provide doctors with similar flexibility for recommending cannabis therapy to a bona fide patient.”
“Suspicionless marijuana testing never has been an evidence-based policy. Rather, these discriminatory practices are a holdover from the zeitgeist of the 1980s ‘war on drugs.’
The proposed measure expands the discretion of physicians so that they can recommend cannabis therapy for “any condition” that they “consider debilitating…”