Weekly Hit: News Roundup
This week in cannabis: House reps announce bills to make VA more cannabis-friendly; legal cannabis not allowed on Michigan college campuses; Las Vegas expanding MJ BizCon duration starting next year; Ohio's largest healthcare providers prohibit doctors from recommending cannabis.
Two House representatives will introduce a trio of bills next week in order to work toward easier access to cannabis for veterans. There have been numerous attempts to pass legislation for medical cannabis use for veterans, however the Republican-controlled House has blocked progress.
Despite recent legalization of adult-use cannabis in Michigan, several college campuses in the state have declared that the change in state law will not change the school's policies.
MJ BizCon, the three-day cannabis conference and trade show, is in full-swing this week. Organizers for the event have announced that beginning next year, the conference will expand to a week-long event due to popularity.
Ohio legalized medical cannabis in 2016, however the three largest healthcare providers in the state have issued statements that their doctors are prohibited from recommending medical cannabis. Reasons for the prohibition have been cited as lack of FDA regulation or the federal law.