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

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

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

NCIA Update From Capitol Hill

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 by admin No Comments

NCIA’s team in Washington, D.C. and our allies in Congress have been busy advancing cannabis reforms on Capitol Hill over the last couple of weeks. The Congressional appropriations process for the FY2019 federal budget is well under way and cannabis has been at the center of some of the debates around government spending.

Medical marijuana gaining momentum in SC. Primary vote could deliver another boost – Greenville News

Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by admin No Comments

Greenville News Medical marijuana gaining momentum in SC. Primary vote could deliver another boost Greenville News COLUMBIA — In the flurry of activity near the end of this year's legislative session, a proposal to legalize medical marijuana quietly passed committees in both the S.C

Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Cannabis Amendments – NORML Blog (blog)

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

NORML Blog (blog) Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Cannabis Amendments NORML Blog (blog) Among the amendments offered, the most critical one is known as Veterans Equal Access, which would allow VA doctors to fill out the authorizing forms needed for veterans to obtain state-legal medical marijuana . Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), … Rep

Illinois looks at medical marijuana use for opioid dependence – News-Medical.net

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News-Medical.net Illinois looks at medical marijuana use for opioid dependence News-Medical.net Illinois officials are now considering the use of medical marijuana to combat the rising menace of opioid abuse and dependence.

Could medical marijuana help fight opioid abuse in Illinois? It’s complicated – Bloomington Pantagraph

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Bloomington Pantagraph Could medical marijuana help fight opioid abuse in Illinois? It's complicated Bloomington Pantagraph Utley is among those who see expanded access to medical marijuana for people in pain as one solution for the nationwide epidemic of addiction to legal opioid painkillers and illegal opioids such as heroin and fentanyl

Special session begins with attempt to get medical marijuana bill onto agenda – WSAZ-TV

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by admin No Comments

WSAZ-TV Special session begins with attempt to get medical marijuana bill onto agenda WSAZ-TV CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV Metro News) — CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The special legislative session kicked off with an attempt by House Democrats to introduce a medical marijuana bill and move it right to the floor.

Letter to the Editor: Schools should allow medical cannabis for students – Mountain View Journal

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by admin No Comments

Mountain View Journal Letter to the Editor: Schools should allow medical cannabis for students Mountain View Journal Dear editor,. We've come a long way since cannabis was first decriminalized in Oregon in 1973 and then in New Mexico.

Missouri Voters, Not Lawmakers, Will Decide The Future Of Medical Cannabis – KCUR

Posted on: May 20th, 2018 by admin No Comments

KCUR Missouri Voters, Not Lawmakers, Will Decide The Future Of Medical Cannabis KCUR Only terminally ill patients and people with epilepsy could have obtained smokeless medical cannabis under a measure added to a healthcare bill by GOP Rep.

Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Md. House – CBS Local

Posted on: March 24th, 2013 by admin No Comments

CBS Local Medical Marijuana Bill Advances in Md. House CBS Local ANNAPOLIS, Md

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