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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/4/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) signed legislation into law easing marijuana possession penalties for minors and amending the state’s per se driving limits for THC. Oregon Governor Kate Brown...

Nevada: Lawmakers Approve Measure to Regulate Cannabis Consumption Lounges

Members of the Nevada state legislature have given final approval to legislation seeking to regulate on-site cannabis consumption. The measure now heads to the desk of Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak, who is expected to sign the bill into law. Assembly Bill...

Texas: Recapping the 2021 Legislative Session

A record six bills regarding cannabis policy passed from the Texas House to the Senate this session, including five bills on our priority list. Two of those will become law (HB 1535 & HB 567). Bills were sent to the...

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/28/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The Nevada legislature sent multiple marijuana reform measures to the desk of Governor Steve Sisolak this week amending marijuana penalties for minors, rescinding per se driving thresholds for THC, and permitting consumers...

DEA Announces Intent to License Marijuana Growing Applicants

Following nearly a five-year delay, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has publicly announced its intent to grant marijuana cultivation licenses to a handful of third-party applicants. Since 1968, only the University of Mississippi has been federally licensed to engage in the growing...

The Delta-8 Loophole will soon be closed

The most recent CBD loophole that has popped up has quickly gained a pretty big audience. Unlike marijuana, hemp is legal in all 50 states after the 2018 farm bill was signed into law. CBD is a cannabinoid derived from...

Forgotten Stoner Classic: Trees Lounge

What makes a movie a “Stoner flick”? It’s not the quantity of weed within the span of the film. Doesn’t even require the main character to be much of a pothead. It’s the vibe. The apathy, the pacing, the...

African country Malawi switching to cannabis growth after tobacco sales are deflating

For the country of Malawi, tobacco has been the main crop they have exported for years. At its peak, they were bringing in $350 million yearly. But now it’s down to $200 million, and with the growing awareness of...

Cannabis Marketing Pt. 2: The Candy Backlash

A craze that seems to have popped up and fizzled away just as fast is the whole candy edible boom. Of course, they’re still around, but the backlash has caused some lawsuits for copyright infringement. The latest in line to get...

Hemp In The U.S. Botanic Garden, If These Members Of Congress Have Their Say

Representatives Eleanor Holmes Norton, Barbara Lee, and Earl Blumenauer recently sent a letter to the Executive Director of the United States Botanic Garden, Dr. Saharah Moon Chapotin requesting that male and female hemp plants be on display. The lawmakers...
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Arizona On Track to Sell More Weed Than Colorado in 2021

According to data from the Arizona Republic, the state of Arizona has made over $75 million in tax revenue...
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