Category: medical marijuana

Texas NORML Announces Dates for Capitol Meet and Greet, Advocacy Training and 2019 Lobby Day!

Texas NORML will be kicking off the Lone Star State’s 2019 legislative session with several events. From planning a meet and greet with state lawmakers and organizing an advocacy workshop, to hosting a lobby day that’s expected to draw hundreds of Texans from all corners of the state, it’s going to be a very busy and exciting year for marijuana law reform advocates!

Low-Income Medical Marijuana Patient Evicted for Doctor Recommended Therapy

As a result of the ongoing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws, tens of thousands of low-income medical marijuana patients around the country are at risk of losing their homes. If approved by Congress, the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act would protect medical marijuana patients who are in compliance with state laws from being denied access to federally assisted housing.

Survey: Cannabis Use Becoming Common Among Older Adults

The use of cannabis is relatively common among those over the age of 65 who reside in a legal marijuana state, according to data published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Authors concluded, “Respondents reported using recreational marijuana to target a variety of medical symptoms and conditions with few reported adverse effects.”

DEA Reclassifies Plant-Derived Marijuana Medicine To Schedule V

Epidiolex, a prescription medicine containing a standardized formulation of plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD), has been reclassified today by the US Drug Enforcement Administration to Schedule V — the lowest restriction classification available under federal law. The rescheduling change is only specific to Epidiolex, and does not amend the schedule I status of either whole-plant cannabis of CBD.