Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Expire This Month

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Three weeks.

That’s how long until a law that protects people who are following state medical marijuana laws from being prosecuted by the federal government is set to expire.
First enacted in 2014 and then again in 2015, the provision prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other Department of Justice agencies from spending money to interfere with the implementation of state medical cannabis laws.
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US government won’t reclassify marijuana, allows research

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most-dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses.

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Outrage at hearing on New Mexico’s medical cannabis backlog

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State lawmakers and members of the public lambasted the New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday for taking too long to issue medical cannabis cards to patients and expressed outrage that the department hadn’t even bothered to send someone to a hearing to discuss the problem.

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Public meeting planned on medical cannabis card delays

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – As the backlog of applications for the state’s Medical Cannabis Program continues, groups are looking for answers.

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TOP 10 HEALTH CONDITIONS BEING TREATED WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS

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The Big Picture
Right now in the United States, there are 25 states plus Washington D.C. that have legalized medical cannabis. And that number is likely to continue growing as more and more states consider making changes to their marijuana laws. Even though it hasn’t been legalized in every state yet, there’s been enough medical cannabis activity for us to start seeing what the medical marijuana landscape looks like for certain health conditions.

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