FDA Calls for Public Comment on Cannabis Rescheduling

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FDA officials have put out a call for public comment about the potential rescheduling of cannabis and several other substances.

The feds want specifically to hear about the substances’ “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use.”

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Opinion: Gov Abbott’s Evolving Views on Marijuana Good For Texas

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Activists in Texas have fought hard for every inch they’ve gained on the issue of marijuana, whether it be in swaying public opinion, obtaining support from public officials, or changing laws.

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Texas Gov Greg Abbott Supports Marijuana Penalty Reduction, Hesitant to Legalize Medical Cannabis

During a debate this week between Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic Sheriff Lupe Valdez, the subject of marijuana came up. The question was asked, “What is your stance on marijuana legalization in Texas?”

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Recreational Marijuana Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

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PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced legislation to legalize marijuana.

The bill, submitted by Rep. Jake Wheatley, would permit the recreational use of cannabis products for adults 21 or older.

The bill would also expunge the records of people jailed on pot-related crimes.

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Timeline For Marijuana Legalization in The United States: How The Dominoes Are Falling

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What you need to know about the past, present, and future of marijuana legalization nationwide.

Going green has taken on a new meaning in the United States. Less than two decades ago, marijuana was illegal in all 50 U.S. states. With Oklahoma passing a ballot initiative in June 2018 to legalize medical marijuana, 30 U.S. states now have broad legislation in place that allows of the use of marijuana.

Think of the states as dominoes lined up one by one. When the first domino topples, it leads to a chain reaction that causes most, if not all, of the others to fall. That’s what has happened, and continues to happen, with state legalization of marijuana. The timeline for marijuana legalization in the U.S. shows how those dominoes keep falling.

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U.S. Congressional Committee Approves Cannabis Bill, But Not Without Drama

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The Medical Cannabis Research Act will now move to the House, where it will be voted upon.

The House Judiciary Committee approved the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 on Thursday despite objections that the measure unfairly discriminates against those with criminal records.

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Oklahoma Awards First Medical Marijuana Patient Licenses

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More than 1,600 people and businesses applied for Oklahoma medical marijuana licenses on the first day that applications were made available.

The online application system went live at 10 a.m. Saturday at http://www.OMMA.ok.gov for all potential medical marijuana patients, growers, dispensaries, processors and caregivers. Oklahoma State Department of Health spokesman Tony Sellars said that by Saturday evening, the agency had received 1,054 patient, 634 business and three caregiver applications.

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