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Here is a breakdown of the new legalization passed in a total of 7 states, medical and recreational.

MEDICAL:

FL Win

Qualifying Conditions: ALS, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Crohn's, Parkinson's, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis OR as a physician sees fit.
NO HEMP DISTINCTION
FULL AMENDMENT TEXT



Arkansas Win

Qualifying Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, ALS, Tourrette's, Crohn's, PTSD, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, alzheimer's, cachexia, neuropathy OR as a physician sees fit.
Possession: 2.5 ounces
NO PROVISION FOR PERSONAL CULTIVATION, NO TESTING REQUIREMENTS, NO HEMP DISTINCTION
Effective: Nov, 9th, 2016
SEE FULL TEXT



ND Win

Qualifying Conditions: Cancer, glaucoma, ALS, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, dementia/alzheimer's, PTSD, Crohn's, epilepsy, PTSD, spinal stenosis, neuropathy, pain, cachexia
Testing, quality done by random sampling.
Possession/purchase: not more than "3 ounces in a 14 day period."
Cultivation: if residence is more than 40 miles from nearest "care center" one can grow up to 8 plants in a private residence.
NO HEMP DISTINCTION
SEE FULL TEXT



RECREATIONAL:

CA Win

sec.3.f- Testing provision
z. Re-sentencing/re-designation/dismissal for offenders who sentences would change based on passing of prop 64 (No other state has a similar provision)
aa. Industrial hemp agriculture and research, separate regulation from high THC
Possession: 28.5 grams of Cannabis flower, 8 grams of Cannabis concentrate, 6 living plants
SEE FULL TEXT



Nevada Win

Possession: One ounce of Cannabis flower, 3.5 grams of Cannabis concentrate
Cultivation: 6 living, no more than 12 total in a residence (6 growing, 6 drying for example)
Provision for laboratory testing
NO HEMP DISTINCTION
Effective: Jan, 1 2017
SEE FULL TEXT



Mass Win

Possession: one ounce flower, 10 ounces in private residence, 5 grams concentrate
Cultivation, 6-12 plants
Hemp distinction
Laboratory testing (random samples)
SEE FULL TEXT



Maine Win

Possession: 2.5 ounces, or all that is produced by private residence grow
Cultivation: 6 mature, 12 immature, unlimited seedlings
Testing: facilities for "research and testing" no mention of testing for contaminants or active ingredients.
Industrial Hemp distinction
SEE FULL TEXT



Here's a handy map we put together of the US, highlighting the changes. Looks like we still have some work to do (talking to you gray states!) and lots of potential for expansion in several others!!

"Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still." -Chinese Proverb

Legalization Map
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Discrepancies Between Federal and State Cannabis Laws Pose Significant Barriers to Research – New Guidance Needed!

Twenty-eight states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Many scientists want to conduct research on marijuana in states where it is legal, but are concerned that if they do research with state-legal products they may risk their DEA licenses or federal funding. There are also significant regulatory challenges for state-legal cannabis businesses to comply with federal requirements for conducting research with their products. We need to understand the therapeutic potential of marijuana and the potential adverse health consequences of its use, so the Administration must issue new guidance to provide legal protections for scientists studying marijuana who meet state and federal requirements governing research and who don’t become a source of diversion.

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