The Weed Blog (blog)Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Deserves A House VoteThe Weed Blog (blog)pennsylvania marijuana legislature A medical marijuana bill was passed recently by the Pennsylvania Senate. The bill is far from perfect, as most marijuana legislation is, but it is certainly better than no medical marijuana bill at all. Medical …The vote on medicalmarijuana bill overdueSharonheraldall 4 news articles »
Washington Post, 26 May 2015 – Veterans suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and other chronic pain issues may be able to ask their VA doctors for a new treatment soon: medical marijuana. Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted to back the Veterans Equal Access Amendment. Under the measure, Veterans Affairs would be allowed to recommend medical marijuana to patients for everything from back pain to depression to flashbacks.
Chicago Sun-Times, 22 May 2015 – Bill That Would Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana Is Through the Illinois House and Senate; Decision Now Up to Gov. Rauner Police won’t be able to arrest Illinoisans for having small amounts of marijuana if a bill passed by lawmakers gets Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature.
The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of increased cannabis access. Committee members voted 18 to 12 in favor of The Veterans Equal Access Amendment, sponsored by Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana and Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon. It was added in committee to a must-pass military construction and veterans affairs spending bill (the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act). The bill is “certain” to pass on the Senate floor, according to a Drug Policy Alliance press release. Weeks ago, House members narrowly killed a similar amendment in the House version of the Appropriations Act by a floor vote of 210 to 213. Once the Senate version of the act is passed by the Senate floor, House and Senate leaders will need to reconcile the two versions.
The HillIn Historic Vote, Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Veterans Medical …Drug Policy Alliance (press release) (blog)The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment today, 18 to 12, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal. The vote is the first time the …Senate Committee Approves Historic Measure To Increase Veterans' Access To …Huffington PostSenate panel votes to end VA ban on medical marijuanaThe HillFeinstein's game-changing vote for medical marijuanaSFGate (blog)Daily Caller -Drug War Chronicleall 78 news articles »