Michigan: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Expungement Legislation

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The post Michigan: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Expungement Legislation appeared first on NORML. Expungement LEGISLATION Policy expungement legislation Michigan policyHB 4982 explicitly permits those convicted of one or more misdemeanor marijuana offenses to file a petition with the court to have their criminal record set aside.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/20

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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. Separate legislation is pending in the legislature to implement the Governor’s budget recommendations with regard to marijuana legalization. Legislation is pending, House Bill 550, to expand the state’s marijuana decriminalization law.

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/14/20

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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 is pending, Senate Bill 165, to establish a medical marijuana access program for qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation to access medical marijuana from licensed retail outlets. NORML opposes the passage of this legislation.

Vermont: Lawmakers Finalize Marijuana Retail Sales Legislation

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Members of a bicameral conference committee have finalized an agreement on Senate Bill 54, legislation regulating the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. The post Vermont: Lawmakers Finalize Marijuana Retail Sales Legislation appeared first on NORML.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/25/20

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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. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. Lawmakers are considering senate-approved legislation, S.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” 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, House Bill 1089, to protect cannabis consumers from employment discrimination.

Michigan: Gov. Whitmer Signs Marijuana Expungement Legislation Into Law

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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. Governor Kate Brown (D) signed legislation into law to to automatically conduct a review of past misdemeanor cannabis convictions, and to “set aside” offenses that are no longer a crime under state law. Legislation is pending, S.

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. Governor Doug Ducey (R) of Arizona signed legislation into law to establish medical cannabis testing standards. Governor Janet Mills (D) of Maine signed legislation into law facilitating reciprocity for out-of-state medical cannabis patients visiting Maine.

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. Legislation that would have removed the threat of jail time for low-level possession in Louisiana was defeated on the House floor this week. Legislation is pending, HB 3703, to expand access to medical CBD in Texas.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

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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 allowing medical cannabis to be accessed by patients on school grounds, and separate legislation allowing the production of industrial hemp in accordance with new federal hemp regulations. Governor Larry Hogan (R) of Maryland also signed industrial hemp production legislation into law.

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 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. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) of New Mexico signed cannabis decriminalization legislation into law. Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed legislation into law to add autism as a medical cannabis qualifying condition.

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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries announced their intentions to introduce legislation known as the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), thus ending the nearly century-long federal policy of criminalization and prohibition. Legislation is pending, HB 350, to expand medical cannabis access.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19

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Welcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the state level, Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation into law to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. 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.

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. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation. Legislation is pending, House Bill 19-1230, to allow the social consumption of cannabis by adults in licensed and regulated establishments.

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, House Bill 96 / Senate Bill 98, to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 1286, to expand patient access to medical cannabis in Arizona.

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. Governor Gary Herbert (R) of Utah signed legislation into law that strengthens protections for medical cannabis patients and further improves upon the state’s new medical cannabis access program.

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. At the state level, activists in Texas, Maryland, and Kentucky gathered in their state capitols alongside state and local NORML chapters to lobby for sensible marijuana policy reform legislation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/7/19

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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 that prohibits certain employers from refusing to hire a worker because he or she tested positive for cannabis, as well as legislation encouraging financial institutions to work with licensed marijuana businesses and to process financial transactions and separate legislation to allow industrial hemp production.

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.

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. 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.

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 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.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Several mayors across the state of New Jersey are calling for automatic expungement provisions to be included in the state’s marijuana regulation bill, and are threatening to ban retail sales in their jurisdictions if state lawmakers pass legislation without it. Click here to email your Representative and urge them to support this important legislation. Legislation has been re-introduced by Sen.

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 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. Governor Ralph Northam (D) of Virginia signed legislation into law that will allow medical cannabis oil to be administered to patients on school property. Send a message to your federal lawmakers in support of this important legislation.

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 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. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state.

Virginia: Marijuana-related Bills Advance During Special Legislative Session

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Included in legislation being considered this special session are a number marijuana-related objectives which have advanced in both the Senate and House of Delegates thus far. The post Virginia: Marijuana-related Bills Advance During Special Legislative Session appeared first on NORML.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/21/20

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup. Many state capitols around the country have suspended legislative sessions, continued to vote on key bills remotely, or have at the very least closed to the public and nonessential business. 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 3/7/20

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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. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. NORML opposes the passage of this legislation.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/20

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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. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. Similar legislation, SB 2, is pending in the Senate.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/22/20

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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. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. Lawmakers are considering senate-approved legislation, S.

New Jersey: Assembly Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation

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The legislation now moves to the state Senate for further consideration. Passage of this legislation is the first step in repairing some of the harms caused by the War on Drugs. 2020 Citizen Lobbyists Decriminalization GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION Policy SOCIETYOn Thursday, members of the New Jersey state Assembly approved a substitute version of A1897 by a 63-10 vote, with five abstentions.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/20

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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. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. Lawmakers are considering senate-approved legislation, S.