The History of Appropriations

Posted on: September 17th, 2018 by admin No Comments

by Michelle Rutter, Government Relations Manager Congress doesn’t spend much of their time on passing legislation, but one exception is how much time they spend on the nation’s annual spending bills.

Hemp: One of the Nation’s Oldest, and Now Newest, Agricultural Commodities

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by Michelle Rutter, NCIA’s Government Relations Manager HISTORY Farming and agriculture has long been a part of North American history. When the Great Depression hit in the 1930’s, both President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Congress knew that the United States would struggle until the agriculture industry became prosperous again. As a result, many New Deal programs dealt with farming, but arguably the most notable agriculture related legislation was the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 , which was the first version of what we know today as simply the “Farm Bill” that is updated roughly every five years

WENY News – PA Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana – WENY-TV

Posted on: June 23rd, 2018 by admin No Comments

WENY-TV WENY News – PA Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana WENY-TV Both chambers voted Friday for a bill that was drafted in response to a Commonwealth Court judge's decision last month to halt Health Department regulations for licenses issued to growers and dispensaries that partner with state medical schools … Lawmakers approve bill to spur research on medical marijuana Bradenton Herald all 325 news articles »

Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients – The State Journal-Register

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The State Journal-Register Rauner to consider allowing medical cannabis for opioid patients The State Journal-Register Gov. Bruce Rauner soon will be asked to weigh in on a bill designed to avoid addiction to prescription painkillers and reduce opioid overdoses by giving certain patients quick but temporary access to the state's medical marijuana program

Our view: State mustn’t let fiscal need outrun science on marijuana – Press of Atlantic City

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Press of Atlantic City Our view: State mustn't let fiscal need outrun science on marijuana Press of Atlantic City Last week, Democrats introduced a bill in the state Senate to legalize the use of marijuana for pleasure. Leading sponsor Sen.

Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative – NPR

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NPR Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative NPR A painkiller prescription could become a ticket for medical marijuana in Illinois. Lawmakers there passed a bill making anyone with a prescription for opioids eligible for its medical cannabis program.

Elizabeth Warren, Cory Gardner Launch Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill – High Times

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High Times Elizabeth Warren, Cory Gardner Launch Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill High Times A senator from a state on the cusp of legalizing adult-use cannabis and another from a state with the oldest legal adult-use program in the country are coming together over a new bill that would protect any state that has legalized cannabis for any …

Trump hints at supporting pro-medical marijuana bill – NewsOK.com

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NewsOK.com Trump hints at supporting pro- medical marijuana bill NewsOK.com President Donald Trump said Friday he will probably support a bill that would prevent federal law enforcement from interfering in states that regulate medical and recreational marijuana .

Governor of Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana for Autism Treatment – High Times

Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by admin No Comments

High Times Governor of Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana for Autism Treatment High Times Their cause was gaining support of Colorado HB 1263, which would have granted children with autism access to legal medical marijuana treatments.

Illinois lawmakers OK medical marijuana as painkiller substitute, bill now goes to governor – Chicago Tribune

Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Chicago Tribune Illinois lawmakers OK medical marijuana as painkiller substitute, bill now goes to governor Chicago Tribune Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure not only to allow medical marijuana to be used in place of prescription painkillers, but also to eliminate requirements for patients to get fingerprints and criminal background checks. The change would allow …

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