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Inside Bill to Expunge Some Federal Marijuana Crimes | Westword – Westword

WestwordInside Bill to Expunge Some Federal Marijuana Crimes | WestwordWestwordOregon House Representative Earl Blumenauer plans to introduce a bill to Congress today that would clear and expunge particular federal marijuana offenses that are no longer illegal in a number of states across the country — but some marijuana …Blumenauer works to expunge sentences for marijuana offenders | Politics …KATUPolitician Announces Legislation To Provide Pathway For Expungement Of Certain …The Weed Blog (blog)all 6 news articles »

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California: Governor Signs Law Expanding Medical Marijuana Patients’ Rights

Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation today, Assembly Bill 258, to allow medical marijuana patients to receive organ transplants.  Hospitals in California and elsewhere have denied patients from receiving organ transplants solely based on their status as medicinal marijuana consumers. Assembly Bill 258 reads, “A hospital, physician and surgeon, procurement organization, or other person shall not determine the ultimate recipient of an anatomical gift based solely upon a potential recipient’s status as a qualified patient, as defined in Section 711362.7, or based solely upon a positive test for the use of medical marijuana by a potential recipient who is a qualified patient.”  Passage of AB 258 ends these discriminatory practices in California. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2016. According to a study published in the American Journal of Transplantation, marijuana use by patients undergoing transplants does not adversely impact survival rates.

Family hopeful after medical marijuana hearing – Cherry Hill Courier Post

Cherry Hill Courier PostFamily hopeful after medical marijuana hearingCherry Hill Courier PostHAMILTON – The waiting begins. For the second time in five months the family of a Maple Shade autistic teenager, who suffers from severe epilepsy, went before a judge on a quest for the right to administer to their daughter medical marijuana while she …Medical Marijuana Saved Our Daughter's LifeGoodHousekeeping.com (blog)all 2 news articles »

Senate Appropriations Committee Votes To Protect State Medical Marijuana Laws

Members of the United States Senate Appropriations Committee voted by a margin of 2 to 1 today in favor of language limiting the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. The provision was offered as an amendment by Rep. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) in the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2016 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill. The Senate amendment mirrors language approved by the House last week in their version of the CJS bill. Passage of the provision reauthorizes protections signed into law last year, but which are set to expire this September. A vote by the full Senate and reconciliation with the House is necessary before the 2016 spending bill is transmitted to the President.