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Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House approved medical cannabis. Governor Tom Wolf promised to sign the bill into law. With his signature on the bill, Pennsylvania will become the 24th state with medical cannabis legislation. Here are some of the program's highlights.

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Coalition for Access Now drops new federal bill alongside Rep. Scott Perry

WASHINGTON, DC - Coalition for Access Now announced a new bill this morning that would allow those suffering from debilitating conditions to gain access to life-saving hemp oil therapies across the nation. Rep.Scott Perry (R-PA), families, and other lawmakers just introduced this bill with bipartisan support on the Hill.

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CARERS Act Public Statement

Realm of Caring is encouraged by the support of Senators Booker, Paul, and Gillibrand in the introduction of the CARERS Act, and commend them for recognizing the desperate need for access for families and caregivers across the country to therapeutic hemp oil. We hope that this piece of their bill can continue to advance expeditiously so that those in need do not have to wait for yet another Congress to pass before caring for their loved ones. This is not a tomorrow problem. It is a today problem.

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Compassionate Access Act Public Statement

Realm of Caring is thrilled to hear about another bill in the U.S. Congress which would increase access to potentially life saving cannabis therapies. On April 14th, Representatives Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the Compassionate Access Act to reschedule marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD).

As Griffith stated, "it is time to research this further." The current schedule of marijuana, including CBD derived from marijuana, states it has no medicinal benefits. The Realm of Caring opposes this scheduling and states that cannabinoids have legitimate, positive effects, and, for some, cannabinoid therapies are the only form of care that relieves their symptoms. Children and adults across the country suffer needlessly because they lack access, and it is passed time for this to end.

Contact your lawmakers and tell them why increased access is important to you. Let your voice be heard!

Find your Senators' and Representative's contact information here.

View the press release and read the full bill here.

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