Monday, May 23, 2022

Jax James NORML State Policy Manager

State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights of cannabis consumers, heads to the assembly floor. The bill bans employers from denying jobs or firing employees based solely...

Delaware: House Members Pause Action on Marijuana Retail Bill Until After Legislative Break

For the second time this legislative session, members of the House addressed legislation to establish a regulated, adult-use cannabis market. House Bill 372, the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, provides for commercial production and sale of marijuana by state-licensed entities.  Earlier this...

Status Update: 2022 Ballot Initiatives and Referendums

Voters in several states are anticipated to decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where those efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Arkansans for Marijuana Reform is seeking to place a constitutional amendment on the November...

State Policy Weekly Update 5/13/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancement in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, and more! California  Pain patients rights legislation, AB 1954, passed through the committee process and now heads to the Assembly floor. This bill prohibits a physician and surgeon from...

State Policy Weekly Update 5/6/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancements in several states, including Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.  Colorado Senate Bill 099 streamlines and expands the record sealing process for those with marijuana-related records. This legislation also provides employment...

State Policy Weekly Update 4/29/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancements in several states, including Kentucky, Virginia, Vermont, Tennessee, and Kansas.  Vermont Current state law in Vermont provides a THC cap of 30 percent for cannabis flower and 60 percent in solid concentrates. Such caps are...

State Policy Weekly Update 4/22/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative advancement in Alaska, California, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, and in several other states.  Alaska HB 246 seals the records of those with low-level convictions from nine certain types of criminal history background checks. People with otherwise clean...

State Policy Weekly Update 4/15/2022

This week’s update highlights important advancements of legislation in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Delaware, and additional important movements in Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois and other states.  Pennsylvania NORML opposes SB749​, which will make it easier for employees in “safety sensitive” occupations to...

State Policy Update 4/8/2022

This week’s update highlights important legalization advancement in Maryland, medical cannabis advancement in South Carolina, and additional important movements in Delaware, Illinois and other states.  California  Twenty-five years after the passage of Prop. 215, California still has many regions lacking access...

Status Update: 2022 Ballot Initiatives and Referendums

Voters in several states are anticipated to decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is where those efforts stand…  Arkansas The group Arkansans for Compassionate Care has withdrawn its 2022 ballot initiative effort. The group says that it intends to...

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State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights...
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