COLORADO

Colorado PTSD marijuana bill advances to House vote, gains amendments focused on children. Lawmakers add stipulations that would require additional physician clearance for patients under 18

http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/04/20/colorado-medical-marijuana-ptsd-bill-house-children/77500/

Colorado doctors should be allowed to recommend medical marijuana in treating PTSD symptoms of adults, but there should be additional guardrails when it comes to children, state lawmakers decided Thursday.

An amended Senate Bill 17, which would add post-traumatic stress disorder to Colorado’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, passed a second reading Thursday in the state House.

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NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota lays out initial medical marijuana regulations

OHIO

THE OHIO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONTROL PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RELEASE LIST OF APPROVED PESTICIDES

http://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/cultivation

MMCP Approved Pesticide List

 

THE OHIO MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONTROL PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RELEASE CULTIVATOR APPLICATIONS

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CULTIVATOR APPLICATION

**Please note, application forms will be posted in fillable format early next week.

http://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/cultivation

OREGON

Oregon OKs bill to protect rec marijuana industry from feds

 

TEXAS

Hemp bill passes Texas committee unanimously

http://txcann.com/hemp-bill-passes-texas-committee-unanimously/

A bill to allow Texas farmers to grow hemp has been passed unanimously out of committee just over a week after its hearing.

HB 3587, filed by Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington), seeks to end the inconsistency with industrial hemp, a product which can be sold and consumed in Texas, but not grown.

The vote was 5-0 in favor, with two members of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee absent.

Hemp has proven to be versatile plant which consumes half the water of cotton while producing 250 percent more fiber, grows in most soil, and is used in over 25,000 products.

“It ought to be something that we ought to be able to grow in Texas,” Zedler said. “This will provide an economic boon to the state.”

VERMONT

Vermont Senate Votes to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

 

WASHINGTON

WA Liquor and Cannabis Board Withdraws Over 2000 Retail Cannabis Applications