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MD: Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill
Posted on 11 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ANNAPOLIS, MD - Salem-News.com reports that the Maryland Senate, by a vote of 35-12, passed SB 627, which would enable qualified patients to obtain medical marijuana prescribed by their doctor and receive safe access to the medicine through state-licensed... Read More

CA: Federal Judge to Issue Ruling on Access to Medical Marijuana Under Americans With Disabilities Act
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SANTA ANA, CA - The Orange County Register reports that U.S. District Judge Andrew Guilford is expected to issue his final ruling Tuesday with respect to the claims of four Orange County medical marijuana patients who say they have a right to access medical... Read More

CO: Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Bill to Regulate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER. CO - Lawmakers will hold a hearing Tuesday regarding House Bil 1284, which would regulate the medical marijuana dispensary industry in the state. Source: dscriber greenzone Read More

IL: House Close to Having Enough Votes to Pass Medical Marijuana Bill
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHICAGO, IL - State Representative Lou Lang says he has 56 of the 60 votes needed to pass a medical marijuana bill this week in the House. Otherwise, he plans to take up the bill again in January when the new General Assembly is sworn in. Source: Chicago... Read More

CO: Senate Passes Bill to Restrict Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Posted on 7 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DENVER, CO - The Senate voted Thursday to pass a bill to restrict medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The bill now goes back to the House to approve Senate changes, after which it will be sent to the Governor for his signature. Source: nbc11news... Read More

IA: Lawmakers to Discuss Legalization of Medical Marijuana Next Week
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

DES MOINES, IA - The Iowa Board of Pharmacy recently recommended that the legislature reclassify marijuana as a schedule two drug, which would then allow physicians to prescribe it to patients. Lawmakers are scheduled to discuss the issue in committee... Read More

D.C.: Council Approves Use of Medical Marijuana
Posted on 5 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York Times reports that the District of Columbia Council unanimously approved a measure on Tuesday to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana. The measure is now before Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. Unless the federal... Read More

OR: Labor Commissioner Opts Not to Pursue Appeal to US Supreme Court
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Portland , OR (CompNewsNetwork) - Earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled that medical marijuana users are exempt from the employment protection of state and federal disability law, overturning the state Appeals Court and BOLI. Having reviewed... Read More

CA: Federal Judge Rejects Bid to Prevent Cities From Closing Down Marijuana Dispensaries
Posted on 3 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SANTA ANA, CA - The Orange County Register reports that U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Guilford on Monday turned down a request for a preliminary injunction to prevent Lake Forest and Costa Mesa from shutting down marijuana dispensaries. The four patients... Read More

RI: Lawmakers Debate Bill to Restrict Medical Marijuana Laws
Posted on 21 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

PROVIDENCE, RI - The Providence Journal reports that lawmakers on Wednesday debated measures to add restrictions to the state's four-year-old medical marijuana program, including shutting off public access to information about the program and banning... Read More

MI: ACLU Sues Wal-Mart on Behalf of Cancer Patient Fired for Legally Using Medical Marijuana
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

BATTLE CREEK, MI – The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Michigan, in partnership with the law firm of Daniel W. Grow, PLLC, filed a lawsuit June 29 against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and the manager of its Battle Creek store for wrongfully... Read More

TN: Lawmakers Authorize Study for Medical Marijuana
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

NASHVILLE, TN - The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the House Health and Human Resources Committee approved legislation on Tuesday, authorizing the state boards of pharmacy and medical examiners to study issues related to the medical use of... Read More