Georgia, Oklahoma, and Tennessee embrace CBD cannabis oil legislation, is Texas next? And Hawaiian politicians are slowly inching closer to permitting dispensaries in the Aloha State. Mahalo!
Late last week, Congress in their infinite wisdom barely snuffed out a bill that would have allowed access to medical marijuana for America’s veterans. Unfortunately for our returning vets that suffer from PTSD, Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-OR) amendment that would have allowed the VA’s doctors to help veterans gain recommendations to medical marijuana was defeated last Thursday by the narrow margin of 213-210.
On Thursday of last week in ‘The Peach State’, the governor authorized and signed the CBD cannabis oil bill. That’s right, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 1; the “Hailey’s Hope Act.” According to the newly authorized legislation, HB 1 will allow qualifying patients to use CBD cannabis oils, provided it contains less than 5% THC.
A bill passed last Thursday in ‘The Sooner State’ will now allow the use of CBD oil by children suffering from epileptic seizures and will establish a program for further research on the plants non-psychoactive cannabinoid. Signing HB 2154, Republican Gov. Mary Fallin, has fired up “Katie and Cayman’s Law”.
Tennessee started this week off on an elevated note: First thing Monday morning the Gov. signed the State’s CBD cannabis oil bill. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law HB 1097, the passage of this piece of legislation will expand access to CBD cannabis oil for the sick and suffering.
Even Texas is beginning to recognize the medicinal value of medical marijuana! On Monday two pieces of CBD cannabis oil made their way forward in both chambers. The two CBD bills that would allow epilepsy patients to use CBD cannabis oil won the necessary committee votes in both chambers of the house on Monday. Both Senate Bill 339 and House Bill 892 were passed by an 8-1 vote by their respective committees. A Senate floor vote come could next week.
On Tuesday morning in the Aloha State politicians passed the medical marijuana dispensary legislation, winning one of its final committee votes. With one hurdle left to clear, HB 321 could finally bring dispensaries to the Aloha State as it heads for its final legislative vote. If passed, House Bill 321 would allow up to eight dispensaries statewide with each dispensary permitted two retail locations and two cultivation sites.