Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.

 National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Tom Tillis (R-NC), filed the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S. 3269). The bill would require the attorney general to determine whether CBD should be considered a separate substance from marijuana and whether it should be rescheduled or removed from the Controlled Substances Act.


Last Friday, Humboldt County approved a massive medical marijuana farm. The Emerald Triangle cannabis-growing county has approved its first medical marijuana grows under new regulations adopted this year. One is a quarter-acre mixed-light farm in Carlotta and the other is a 7-acre outdoor grow and processing center in Honeydew.


Last Wednesday, a medical marijuana initiative qualified for the ballot. An initiative aimed at reestablishing the state’s system has qualified for the November ballot, state officials said. The I-182 initiative would reverse restrictions imposed by the legislature in Y 2011 and, after lengthy court challenges, set to go into effect on August 31. Voters had approved the state’s system on cannabis in Y 2004.

Rhode Island

Last Wednesday, the governor signed a bill allowing medical marijuana for PTSD. Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed into law a bill that will allow medical cannabis to be recommended for the treatment of PTSD symptoms.

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By Phillip Smith

Paul Ebeling, Editor

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