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Zimbabwe Prison Cannabis

The Zimbabwean government agreed to license growers who could produce marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes. Under this new agreement, a prison in Zimbabwe has applied to grow cannabis to fund its operations, and if approved, this would be the first Zimbabwean prison to do so. #Zimbabwe #prison #medicinal #cannabis http://bit.ly/2WlVBxs

Benjamin Caplan, MDZimbabwe Prison Cannabis
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Congressional Funding Bill Protects Cannabis Banking and Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales

In DC, where cannabis is legal but retail sales are prohibited, congressional leaders released an annual spending bill that blocks federal officials from punishing banks for working with marijuana businesses. The legislation also removes a longstanding rider that prevents the city of Washington, D.C. from spending its own money to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis sales. #cannabis #market #dc http://bit.ly/2Wgfxgn

Benjamin Caplan, MDCongressional Funding Bill Protects Cannabis Banking and Lets DC Legalize Marijuana Sales
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Protection for banks doing business with the cannabis industry

Bills protecting banks from federal punishment for doing business with companies in the cannabis industry are being submitted to Congress. While these bills have specific terms, they will open doors for permanent protection from punishment, which will let the industry flourish http://bit.ly/30Ya0OW

Benjamin Caplan, MDProtection for banks doing business with the cannabis industry
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Iowa governor: ‘narrow and cautious’ expansion of medical cannabis law

After vetoing legislation that would have expanded Iowa’s medical marijuana program, governor Kim Reynolds now says that she’d support ‘narrow and cautious’ expansion of medical cannabis law. Though patients using cannabis oils, creams, and pills need higher doses of cannabis to manage their pain, Reynolds told reporters, “I just felt [the bill] was too much of a jump.” http://bit.ly/2KnJwAF

Benjamin Caplan, MDIowa governor: ‘narrow and cautious’ expansion of medical cannabis law
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Utahns fighting for medical marijuana, and the upcoming court battles challenging the Legislature

Christine Stenquist is one of many American patients who uses cannabis to manage her addiction to opioids. She has now taken to Utah’s Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on the benefits of medicinal marijuana. http://bit.ly/2KrroWv

Benjamin Caplan, MDUtahns fighting for medical marijuana, and the upcoming court battles challenging the Legislature
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A lawsuit filed against the Justice Department re: de-scheduling

A lawsuit was filed against the Justice Department alleging that keeping cannabis on the CSA posed serious health risks. Originally dismissed, an appeal was filed and it was decided to leave the case open to apply pressure to the DEA to de-schedule cannabis. Action could be taken soon http://bit.ly/30Yrue3

Benjamin Caplan, MDA lawsuit filed against the Justice Department re: de-scheduling
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