Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! New York state lawmakers approved legislation on Friday to further expand cannabis decriminalization and expunge certain records. Legislation is pending, S.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/24/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed legislation into law that allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis for any condition for which an opiate would otherwise be prescribed.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/5/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Gary Herbert (R) of Utah signed legislation into law to allow those with certain misdemeanor cannabis convictions to have their records automatically expunged. Legislation is pending, H.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/14/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor John Bel Edwards (D) of Louisiana signed legislation into law giving patients the option to inhale medical cannabis through vaporization.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Larry Hogan (R) of Maryland also signed industrial hemp production legislation into law. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19

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Welcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Laura Kelly (D) of Kansas signed industrial hemp production legislation into law. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation. Legislation is pending, H.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Jim Justice (R) of West Virginia signed legislation into law that allows financial institutions to provide banking services related to the state’s medical marijuana program.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/7/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor John Bel Edwards (D) of Louisiana signed legislation into law to allow the production of industrial hemp and hemp-derived CBD products.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation into law this week permitting the production of industrial hemp in accordance with the new federal regulations.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Senator Ron Wyden introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19

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Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation. Legislation is pending, H.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Legislation has been re-introduced by Sen.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Steve Sisolak (D) of Nevada signed legislation into law this week to allow individuals to get their records vacated for offenses that are no longer a crime in the state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida signed legislation into law to restore patients’ right to smoke medical cannabis. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/11/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Click here to email your Representative and urge them to support this important legislation. Shannon Roers Jones (R) introduced legislation, House Bill 1155, to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Legislation is pending, S.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/4/19

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Happy New Year and welcome to the first Weekly Legislative Roundup of 2019! Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Legislation is pending, HB 350, to expand medical cannabis access.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/17/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Jay Inslee (D) of Washington signed legislation into law to allow individuals with prior low-level cannabis convictions to apply to the sentencing court to have their record vacated. Governor Kevin Stitt (R) of Oklahoma signed legislation into law to permit the retail sale of hemp and hemp-derived CBD products. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation.

Bipartisan Legislation To End Marijuana Prohibition Filed

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“This legislation is effective in its simplicity, it will deschedule marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and end federal prohibition once and for all, full stop.” ACTIVISM Advocacy Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT Legalization LEGISLATION Policy

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/1/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Roers Jones, who sponsored the recently defeated decriminalization bill, is trying to get her language inserted as a part of separate legislation. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/28/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Governor Janet Mills (D) of Maine signed legislation into law setting rules and regulations for the adult use cannabis market. Governors Ron DeSantis (R) of Florida signed industrial hemp production legislation into law.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) signed legislation into law that would strengthen and clarify medical cannabis patient protections. After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy of New Jersey and state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Also this week Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Click here to email your Representative and urge them to support this important legislation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Click here to email your Representative and urge them to support this important legislation. Legislation is pending, House Bill 5595, to permit the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Legislation is pending, H.

Federal Legislation To Facilitate Interstate Marijuana Commerce Introduced

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Today, Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. The legislation would also protect producers or consumers who transport cannabis between cannabis-legal states, provided that both states have legal cannabis programs and that both states affirmatively agree to the transportation. ” Business Cannabis Caucus GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) introduced legislation this week, HR 712 / S. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Click here to email your Representative and urge them to support this important legislation.

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions

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House and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605 , facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The legislation now awaits action by Democratic Gov. Expungement LEGISLATION expungement inslee pardons Washington

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/8/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Mark Gordon (R) of Wyoming signed industrial hemp production legislation into law. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation. Legislation is pending, H.

Vermont: Senate Passes Legislation Permitting Marijuana Sales

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Members of the state Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday establishing a system of retail marijuana sales to adults. In February, NORML’s Deputy Director testified in favor of the legislation before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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ACTIVISM Advocacy Cannabis Caucus Citizen Lobbyists GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION PolicyRepresentative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced HR 493 : The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo.

Bicameral Legislation To Force The VA To Conduct Research

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Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation, HR 712 / S. GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy Research SCIENCE Veterans

Legislation To Produce And Research Cannabis Introduced

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ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana Policy ResearchA bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers has introduced The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019 ( HR 601 ), to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. Click here to send a message to your Representative and urge them to support the measure. .

Sen. Schumer And Rep. Jeffries To Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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Send a message to your elected officials in support of this legislation now. ” “Legislative relief must come sooner rather than later. territories of Guam and Puerto Rico have enacted legislation specific to the physician-authorized use of cannabis.

Iowa: Lawmakers Approve Medical Cannabis Expansion Legislation

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House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, House File 732 , to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. For additional information regarding pending marijuana legislation, visit NORML’s ‘Take Action’ Center here. LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana CBD Iowa low-THCThe measure now awaits action from Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds.

Maine: Governor Signs Legislation Finalizing Rules for Retail Marijuana Sales

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Janet Mills on Thursday signed legislation finalizing regulations governing the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Additional information on pending state legislation is available from NORML’s Take Action Center. Democratic Gov.

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Veterans Medical Marijuana Access Legislation Introduced In House and Senate

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Today, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act , to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. Lee in putting forward this legislation.” ACTIVISM Advocacy GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy Research Veterans

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New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

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In 2018, lawmakers passed legislation to raise the cap on the total number of dispensaries statewide. For additional information on pending legislation, visit NORML’s ‘Take Action Center’ here. ACTIVISM LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana home cultivation New Hampshire SununuMembers of the House and Senate have approved versions of House Bill 364 , which allows qualified patients the option to grow marijuana at home.

My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

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That’s why I testified today to the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health regarding my legislation, the Veterans Equal Access Act, HR 1647, which would lift this prohibition.

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Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses

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House and Senate lawmakers have finalized and passed legislation, House Bill 1383 , decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses and vacating past convictions. The legislation now awaits action from Democratic Gov. For additional information on pending marijuana legislation, visit NORML’s Take Action Center online here.

States Enact Legislation Facilitating Expungement For Low-Level Crimes

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Governors in two western states have signed legislation into law to facilitate the process of permitting those past criminal convictions to have their records expunged. For information about additional pending legislation, visit NORML’s Action Center here. In Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed House Bill 431 : The Clean Slate Act into law.