Topic: Medical Marijuana

Wisconsin, the Birthplace of Modern Progressivism, Lags Behind on Marijuana (But Not CBD)

Wisconsin has long been known for its progressive politics. Yet on one of the more progressive issues of the era—the legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or medical use—Wisconsin has made essentially no progress. It is among the minority of states that have not legalized marijuana for any purpose.

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No Patients: Many Physicians Hesitant to Issue Medicinal Marijuana Certifications in the Show Me State

Missouri residents approved medicinal marijuana via Constitutional Amendment 2 back in November 2018. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (“DHSS”) is charged with running the medicinal marijuana program. On June 4, 2019, in preparation for the program to go live in early 2020, the DHSS released application forms to be completed by individuals wishing to become “qualifying patients.” The DHSS will begin accepting the applications on June 28, 2019.

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The Green Rose of Texas? The Lone Star State Expands Medical Marijuana and CBD Access

On June 10, 2019, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 1325, a law that will immediately allow for hemp farming and the production of low-THC hemp and cannabidiol (“CBD”) products. Although some CBD products were already available throughout the state, their legal status was—at best—unclear. Now with the new law, CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC can be legally bought and sold.

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