SC Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Bill

Senate Panel in South Carolina Advances Updated Medical Marijuana Bill In June last year, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a very limited medical marijuana bill into law. Although the bill did not offer provisions for growing or processing marijuana as a medical treatment in South Carolina, it was the first small step toward legalizing … [Read more...]

Can Medical Marijuana Users Fly Across State Lines With Marijuana?

As More States Make Recreational Marijuana Legal, Flying Between States with the Drug Gets Tricky Washington State and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana in 2012. During the midterm election in 2014, Alaska and Oregon became the next two states to legalize the recreational use of the drug for people over 21 years old. And another … [Read more...]

Poll Shows Medical Marijuana Legislation for Kids Not Popular

Americans Okay with Medical Marijuana Legislation for Adults, But Not For Children Although South Carolina and Georgia have both recently passed limited medical marijuana legislation specifically to allow children with debilitating chronic illnesses to use medical marijuana oil, a recent poll shows that this type of medical marijuana legislation … [Read more...]

Mother Charged After Son Defends Medical Marijuana in Classroom

Medical Marijuana Advocate Charged After Son Defends Drug in Classroom Presentation On March 24th, medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda, who lives in Kansas, had her son taken away by Child Protective Services, and her home raided, after her son defended medical marijuana during a classroom presentation. Police and educators were conducting a … [Read more...]

Georgia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Georgia Governor Signs Legal Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law After a two year battle, the state of Georgia has finally legalized medical marijuana use for some patients with specific disorders. On Friday, March 27th, Governor Nathan Deal signed “Haleigh’s Law,” officially legalizing some forms of medical marijuana throughout the southern state. … [Read more...]

Recreational Marijuana Legal in Alaska

Recreational Marijuana Ballot Goes Into Effect in Alaska During the midterm elections in November 2014, 53% of Alaskan voters said yes to legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. As of February 24th, 2015, the ballot measure is in effect and adults aged 21 and older can consume and grow the drug legally. “Most adults use marijuana for the … [Read more...]

Religious Group Wants Medical Marijuana Edibles

Orthodox Jews Aim for Kosher Certification of Medical Marijuana Edibles in NY So far, 23 states have passed some form of medical marijuana legislation, and many dispensaries in those states offer non-smoking versions of marijuana, including edibles like brownies, cookies, and chocolate bars. Now, several companies who make medical marijuana … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Card Holders Can Face DUI Charges

Judge Rules that Medical Marijuana Card Holders Can Face DUI Charges A judge in Arizona ruled that medical marijuana card holders can be charged for DUI, if they are found to be impaired at the time they are pulled over. The ruling stemmed from an appeal filed by Travis Lance Darrah, who was arrested on DUI charges in 2011 for having marijuana in … [Read more...]

Smoking Legal Marijuana, Termination and A SC Board Investigation

Smoking Legal Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Your Professional License Several states across the country are legalizing marijuana – currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia offer legalized marijuana in some form. Only two states, Washington State and Colorado, offer recreational use of marijuana, although use is very restricted to certain … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Oil Now Legal in SC

Medical Marijuana Bill Legalizing Cannabis Oil Passes into Law On June 2nd, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill legalizing one specific form of medical marijuana – CBD oil, or cannabidiol – into law to treat some specific disorders such as severe childhood epilepsy. The bill was inspired by the story of one girl, Mary Louise, whose … [Read more...]

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