Signed by the Governor: Louisiana Approves Medical Marijuana Bill to Shield Patients and Caregivers from Prosecution

BATON ROUGE, La. (June 13, 2016) – Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill specifically exempting medical marijuana patients and caregivers from prosecution in the state. Along with another measure that was signed into law earlier this year, it gives Louisiana a basis for a  functional medical marijuana program, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in effect.

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Louisiana Governor Signs Bill to Start Dormant Medical Marijuana Program

BATON ROUGE, La. (May 23, 2016) – Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law that will serve to resurrect the state’s dormant medical marijuana program by making an important technical change to current statute. The move is an essential step for the state to reject the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.

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Nullification in Effect: Oregon Issues First Recreational Marijuana Producer Licenses

SALEM, Ore. (May 20, 2016) – Two years after voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has approved the first marijuana licenses under the state’s recreational marijuana system. This represents one more step toward nullifying federal marijuana in practice in the state.

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New Pennsylvania Law Legalizing Medical Marijuana Now in Effect; Sets Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 19, 2016) – A new Pennsylvania law legalizing medical marijuana went into effect this week, but it will likely take up to a year before the system is up and running. Pennsylvania is the 24th state to reject the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in practice.

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