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An amendment that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend MED in legal states passed both houses of Congress but was
from the legislation before it reached President Obama’s desk. Supporters of the bill are blaming Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk (R), who said "I don't think we have too few high veterans out there" earlier this year.
Kirk is in a
to keep his Senate seat against Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D), who lost both her legs when the helicopter she was co-piloting was shot down in Iraq. She has been more supportive of veterans’ access to MED.
The Washington Post finds
22 members of Congress
who support legalization. Only one, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, (Calif.) is a Republican.
is a big Hillary Clinton supporter.
Responding to accusations that he
was like Hitler
, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said he would like to “slaughter” 3 million drug addicts. Duterte’s ongoing drug war may be contributing to the country’s
in HIV cases.
California’s elections watchdog said it would
legalization opponent Kevin Sabet’s political organization SAM Action for alleged tardiness in disclosing donors and failing to account for the spending of about $150,000. (Sabet didn’t respond to an email from WeedWeek requesting comment.)
Pro-cannabis Oakland is
at an impasse
about the industry’s future in the city. In Portland, activists want a
3% weed tax
to support minority-owned cannabusiness.
A bill in Ohio would extend “
,” to out-of-state MED card holders, as long as they're from states that don’t allow it to be smoked or grown at home.
The head of Arizona’s Department of Economic Security
sent an anti-REC email
to thousands of employees. Arizona votes on REC next month. The Village Voice looks at the REC votes in
Massachusetts and Maine
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law
creating statewide standards
for MED manufacturers. He also signed legislation creating a class of license for “
” with 500 square feet or less of indoor grows and somewhat larger for outdoor grows.