Friday, January 28, 2022

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Mississippi: Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Access Bill to Governor’s Desk

Members of the House and Senate have agreed upon legislation, Senate Bill 2095: The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act, to establish a system of licensed dispensaries to provide medical cannabis to qualified patients. Senate members initially approved the bill by a...

South Dakota: House Lawmakers Move to Repeal Citizen-Initiated Home Cultivation Rights

A majority of House lawmakers have advanced legislation, HB 1004, to repeal provisions from the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis law that permit qualified patients to home-cultivate personal use quantities of cannabis. House members decided by a vote of 41 to 29 to...

New York: Regulators Expand Medical Cannabis Eligibility to Include “Any” Patient for Whom a Practitioner Believes Will Benefit From It

Amended regulations that took effect today greatly expand the pool of patients who are eligible to access medical cannabis products. Under the new rules, announced by the Office of Cannabis Management, patients are no longer required to be diagnosed with...

Oregon: New Rules Increase the Amount of Cannabis Adults Can Purchase Per Transaction

Adults can now purchase up to two ounces of cannabis flower from licensed retailers, under amended rules issued by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission. The updated purchasing rule, which increases the quantity of cannabis flower a customer can...

Longtime Cannabis Policy Expert Morgan Fox Hired to Oversee NORML’s Federal Advocacy Efforts

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is pleased to announce the addition of Morgan Fox to its national staff. Morgan Fox will serve as NORML’s Political Director, taking over the position from outgoing NORML staffer Justin...

Montana: Era of Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Begins

Legislation permitting licensed retailers to sell marijuana products to those ages 21 or older took effect on Saturday, January 1. Under the new law, customers may purchase up to one ounce of marijuana per transaction, or the THC equivalent in...

Colorado: Governor Issues Pardons to Over 1,300 Marijuana Offenders

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis issued over 1,300 pardons late last week to those convicted of past marijuana possession offenses. The Governor’s action comes months after lawmakers passed legislation expanding the pool of those eligible to receive pardons for cannabis-related...

Several States to Usher In the New Year with Cannabis Liberalization Laws

New state and local laws amending marijuana policies will take effect on the first day of the new year. MONTANA: Licensed retailers can begin providing marijuana products to adults on January 1. Voters initially passed a pair of initiatives legalizing...

Rick Steves: Let’s Win in 2022

About a year ago, I agreed to be the Chairperson of NORML’s Board of Directors. As I said at the time, I did so to double down on my commitment to ending this nearly century-long policy of prohibition and...

Ohio: Citizens’ Petition Seeks to Compel Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Vote

Advocates with the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol have turned in over 200,000 signatures from registered voters in an effort to compel state lawmakers to decide on a proposal that would allow adults to possess, grow, and purchase...

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Delaware is One Step Closer to Legalization

Delaware lawmakers have approved a marijuana legalization bill in a committee vote this last week. On Wednesday, this bill...
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