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New York City: Municipal Legislation Enacted Prohibiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 14, 2019 City lawmakers have successfully passed a pair of municipal bills limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for past cannabis exposure. Democratic Mayor Bill DeBlasio on...

Washington: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 14, 2019 Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The measure states: “Every person convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana offenses, who was 21...

Arkansas: Licensed Medical Cannabis Sales Begin

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 13, 2019 Qualified patients now have limited access to medical cannabis products, after the state’s first licensed dispensaries began making sales this week. Voters initially approved medical cannabis access by passing a statewide...

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

by NORMLMay 9, 2019 Today, 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),...

North Dakota: Governor Signs Law Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 8, 2019 Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation into law reducing marijuana possession penalties. House Bill 1050 reclassifies the possession of up to one-half ounce (14.175 grams) of cannabis and/or the personal possession...

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 2, 2019 Members of the House and Senate have approved versions of House Bill 364, which allows qualified patients the option to grow marijuana at home. Members of both chambers must now finalize...

Colorado: Lawmakers Approve Home Deliveries For Cannabis

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 2, 2019 Legislation is before Democratic Gov. Jared Polis to regulate the home delivery of cannabis and cannabis-infused products. House Bill 1234 establishes regulations for the delivery of cannabis products from state-licensed retailers. Under...

NORML Chapter Newsletter – April 2019

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach DirectorMay 1, 2019 Everyday NORML Chapters from around the country invest countless hours in advocating for meaningful marijuana law reforms on the local, state and federal level! Below is a brief rundown of some of...

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director May 1, 2019 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. Jay Inslee, who has...

Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director April 30, 2019 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. David Ige. The...

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