The Charlotte's Web bill legalizes strains of marijuana that are high in cannabidiol, or CBD, but low in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces a high.
An estimated 125,000 children in Florida suffer from severe epilepsy and their families lobbied hard to persuade reluctant legislators to open the door to limited use. It also could be used by adults.
The law is not related to a more expansive #$%$ referendum up for vote in November, with polls showing widespread support.
Twenty states and the District of Columbia have some form of laws that permit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, though they vary widely, according to a Florida legislative analysis.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law on Monday allowing for the limited use of a special strain of marijuana to treat epileptic seizures and other diseases.
State lawmakers passed the measure this spring with bipartisan support after impassioned appeals from parents seeking access to the form of marijuana known as "Charlotte's Web," named for a Colorado girl whose epileptic seizures have shown some response to the drug.
“As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer," Scott, a Republican, said in a statement. "I am proud to stand today with families who deserve the ability to provide their children with the best treatment available.”
Why Bail the Party is just beginning! Just sit back and relax. This puppy will take off when all the smoke settles. MMJ will soon be legal and taken off the Schedule 1 drug list.
The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 56-2 early Wednesday, sending the bill to the Assembly. Once in the Assembly, the bill moved quickly, with SB 7047 replacing Assembly Bill 9140, which had already cleared several committees.
Later in the day, the Assembly approved the bill on a unanimous 130-0 vote. The bill will now be transmitted to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature.
“This bill positions New York state to take advantage of what will certainly become a new industry,” Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-Binghamton)
The recent passing of a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill allowing agricultural hemp to be grown in certain states presents an exciting new opportunity for the Roaring Fork Valley and rural surroundings.
Hemp is the non-psychoactive version of the cannabis plant. It is not marijuana. It’s a versatile, sustainable, economically profitable agricultural crop that is grown in 30 countries. China is the biggest producer of hemp and the U.S. is the largest importer.
American businesses use various parts of the hemp plant in manufacturing clothing, building products, paper, food and pet bedding, among thousands of other products. But all of that hemp must be imported, which drives up costs and reduces profit, so manufacturers are desperate for American-grown hemp.
The United States remains the only developed nation that fails to commercially cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop, according to the Congressional Resource Service.
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) signed into law Thursday a bill to allow the state to study the feasibility of legalizing industrial hemp.
The bill will require the Commissioners of Agriculture, Consumer Protection and Economic and Community Development to study the feasibility of legalizing industrial hemp for “the purpose of encouraging economic development and increasing the number of new businesses in this state.”
Oh Im sure you have made alot of money on MJNA. DOUCHE BAGS like you bashing to make a few bucks. Tell us how many times have you flipped MJNA?
Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives took a momentous vote, telling the U.S. Justice Department to butt out of states that have passed laws allowing MMJ and industrial hemp production. Finally, this should be the signal that the breakthrough needed to end the conflict between liberalized state laws and outdated federal guidelines is at hand.
June 4, 2014 in Opinion
More than half of states now have #$%$ laws on the books, more than 20 with decriminalization laws, and now recreational cannabis laws exist in Washington and Colorado. Congress and President Obama can act to end an expensive war here at home that damages almost a million Americans each year.
Marijuana should be removed from the Controlled Substances Act completely and put alongside alcohol and tobacco; fully legal, taxed and regulated by the states.
In 1972, a former Republican Pennsylvania Governor and constitutional scholar, Raymond Shafer, ran a blue-ribbon commission that recommended that cannabis be excluded from the CSA altogether. President Nixon, and every president since, ignored that well-thought advice. Now we arrest more than 750,000 Americans every year mostly for possessing a small amount of pot.
So what does the congressional vote last week do? It simply gives politicians some convenient campaign season talking points. More than 80% of American voters support state-legal #$%$. House members get to go back to their home states and say they support the issue, too, while asking for donations and votes.
A group of military veteran farmers will plant one of Kentucky's first hemp crops in decades this week.
The Growing Warriors group had planned to plant hemp seeds last week. After 250 pounds of imported seeds were held in customs by the DEA, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture sued the federal government, and withdrew its support of the Warriors’ planting until the matter could be resolved.
On Friday, federal Judge John Heyburn ruled that the state must apply for a permit to lawfully obtain the seeds, and paved the way for Growing Warriors to obtain individual planting permits.
“I think it’s a victory for everybody," says Michael Lewis, an Army veteran and Rockcastle County farmer who will be among those growing hemp.
Oh another fake id
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