Monday, September 27, 2021

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New Jersey: Courts Expunge Over 360,000 Marijuana Cases

New Jersey courts have either dismissed or vacated an estimated 362,000 marijuana cases since July 1, according to data provided by the state Judiciary and reported by NJ.com. The actions come just months after the New Jersey Supreme Court issued...

California: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Medical Cannabis Use in Hospitals

Members of the California Assembly and Senate have advanced legislation to the Governor’s desk permitting for the use of medical cannabis products within hospitals and other eligible health care facilities. Senate Bill 311 (a/k/a Ryan’s Law) provides for “a terminally...

South Dakota: Lawmakers Seek to Repeal Vote Permitting Home Cultivation of Medical Cannabis

Lawmakers are moving forward with efforts to remove provisions from the state’s voter-approved medical cannabis law that permit qualified patients to home-cultivate personal use quantities of cannabis. Nearly 70 percent of voters decided in favor of the ballot Measure...

Texas: Expansions to Medical Cannabis Access Law Take Effect

Legislative changes to the state’s limited medical access law went into effect on Wednesday, September 1. The changes permit physicians to recommend low-THC, high-CBD formulations of cannabis to patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress and with cancer. The new provisions also...

California: State NORML Affiliate Recommends Voting ‘No’ on Gubernatorial Recall

California voters will decide next week on whether to recall Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. The September 14, 2021, California Gubernatorial Recall Election ballot will ask voters if they wish to remove the governor from office. If a majority of...

Colorado: State NORML Affiliate Urges ‘No’ Vote on Ballot Proposal to Increase Retail Taxes on Adult-Use Marijuana Sales

Voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot proposal that seeks to increase taxes on adult-use cannabis sales. Officials with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office confirmed last week that proponents of the measure, Ballot Initiative #25 (a/k/a...

NORML Submits Comments On Senate Leaders’ Federal Marijuana Reform Proposal

Washington, DC: NORML submitted its comments today suggesting improvements to the recently introduced discussion draft legislation, “The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act,” offered by Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, and Senator Cory Booker. “We appreciate the...

NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion 8/30/2021

Most Mondays, NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a live stream on the NORML Facebook page at 4 pm EST for the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level.  This week on the agenda was...

Join NORML at the National Cannabis Festival in DC

This Saturday, August 28th, you can join the leaders of Delaware NORML, Maryland NORML, Virginia NORML, and multiple senior members of National NORML at the National Cannabis Festival in Washington, DC. Tickets and more information are available here. **Please...

NORML Live: Federal Policy Discussion

Most Mondays, NORML’s Political Director Justin Strekal hosts a live stream on the NORML Facebook page at 4 pm EST for the latest news and a frank discussion about marijuana policy reform at the federal level.  This week on the...

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