Texas Legalizes Cannabis Oil

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on Monday that allows patients suffering from epilepsy to have access to “low-THC” cannabis oil. Although the governor was adamant that his pen would not legalize medical marijuana, his actions have set the state up to begin distributing a non-intoxicating derivative of the cannabis plant, commonly…

Medical Marijuana News: CBD Oil Gains Respect

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! National Medical Marijuana News 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.…

Letter from ASA Director of Government Affairs

Get All of the ASA Resources Here Welcome legislative and regulatory staff, as well as citizen lobbyists. Whether you are working on a local ordinance, implementing statewide regulations, or passing landmark Congressional legislation, the materials here will help you with your goals in creating medical cannabis programs that are focused on patient wellbeing and community…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Medical Cannabis

Marijuana as a form of medicine is growing in popularity. Although it’s been used for thousands of years, it’s slowly becoming known as the new medicine in North America. Patients with varying medical conditions seem to be flocking to it as an alternative treatment and the population at large is warming up to it. Why?…

Medical Marijuana Now Legal in Tennessee

Governor Bill Haslam recently signed a bill to legalize the use of cannabis oil for limited medical purposes in Tennessee. This marks Tennessee’s first step toward legalizing a marijuana product for medicinal use. The new law allows patients suffering from medical conditions, such as seizures or epilepsy, to get cannabis oil on a doctor’s recommendation.

Puerto Rico Rejects Smoking Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Smoking marijuana for medicinal purposes will not be allowed in Puerto Rico, but cannabis derivatives could be consumed in other ways, government officials said Tuesday as they provided more details on the governor’s weekend executive order on cannabis use. Justice Secretary Cesar Miranda told The Associated Press that the…

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Order To Legalize Medical Marijuana

This is just the start! The Governor has signed the Order but it’s not legalized yet! We still need the rescheduling of the medicine from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2 from the Health Department, and then of course the regulation around it needs to be written up. Things are moving quickly! ————————————————– SAN JUAN, Puerto…

Puerto Rico Marijuana Laws

Penalty Details Marijuana is Schedule I(c) controlled substance under Puerto Rico Law. See: Puerto Rico Laws Ann. tit. 24, §2202 Web Search Possession Possession of marijuana is a felony and is punishable by a fixed term of 3 years imprisonment. This term may be increased to 5 years if there are “aggravating circumstances” or reduced…