Dallas Wants To Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization, Female Orgasmic Disorder Qualifies For Medical Cannabis In Connecticut And More Updates

Zinger Key Points
  • Two measures seeking to amend the existing medical cannabis program in NH are advancing through the state legislature.
  • Connecticut’s lawmakers agreed that cannabis is beneficial for treating female orgasmic disorder (FOD).
  • Voters in Dallas are ready to vote on whether to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

New Hampshire's MMJ Program Could Expand Soon If Gov. Sununu Approves

As New Hampshire lawmakers are getting ready to cast their final votes on a measure that would allow for cannabis legalization to take place statewide in 2026 and make marijuana for adults legal and regulated, a separate measure that seeks to amend the existing medical cannabis program in advancing through the legislature, reported Marijuana Moment.

With Thursday’s vote deadline looming, negotiators on conference committees from both legislative chambers came to an understanding on two measures.

The first one would make it possible for doctors to recommend cannabis for any condition they think would be alleviated with cannabis use. The other would increase the number of healthcare professionals who have a permit to recommend medical cannabis. The proposal now needs the green light from both chambers to reach Gov. Chris Sununu's (R) desk.

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Female Orgasmic Disorder Qualifies As Medical Marijuana Condition In Connecticut

Female orgasmic disorder (FOD), characterized by lack of or delay and infrequency of sexual climax (orgasm) could be treated with medical cannabis, a growing body of scientific research is suggesting.

Ohio's Medical Board announced earlier that FOD and autism would undergo expert review and public comment after receiving online petitions. Illinois, New Mexico and Connecticut are following suit.

See also: What Women Want: Medical Marijuana To Treat Female Orgasmic Disorder, 4 States So Far Obliging

On Friday, Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program Board of Physicians, unanimously agreed that cannabis is proven to be more likely than not beneficial for those with FOD, reported Marijuana Moment. The move follows a push from Suzanne Mulvehill, a clinical sexologist who last year submitted a petition to address the issue.

Separately, the panel also approved a motion to add autism spectrum disorder as a qualifying condition for the state's medical cannabis program.

Dallas Wants Its Chance To Vote On Marijuana Decriminalization

Voters in Dallas could have a chance to vote on whether to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. That is if City Council members give the green light to a plan that seeks to place the measure on the November ballot in the Texas city, reported The Texas Tribune.

Council member Chad West revealed on Friday his intentions to propose the Dallas Freedom Act at a June 26 meeting. So far, the petition has collected over 50,000 signatures.

"Voters in our city and across the country want to decriminalize marijuana," West said. "Our already burdened police should focus their attention on serious crime, not arresting people with small amounts of marijuana. Bringing this to voters through a City Council-proposed Charter amendment instead of a petition will save the city time and resources."

The latest regulatory development came shortly after residents of Lubbock – West Texas' largest city with 264,000 residents – said no to a measure to decriminalize local low-level marijuana offenses, last month.

Meanwhile, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently sued five Texas cities “for adopting amnesty and non-prosecution policies that violate Texas laws concerning marijuana possession and distribution.” AG Paxton launched lawsuits against the cities of Austin, San Marcos, Killeen, Elgin and Denton.

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