Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Medical Marijuana

Kentucky: Legislation to Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Update: SB 57 did not pass before the legislative crossover and likely will not be voted on this year.  Legislation filed by Senator Perry Clark of Louisville, SB 57, seeks to establish a statewide, comprehensive medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 57,...

New Mexico: Legislation Before Governor to Expand Medical Cannabis Program

Update: Governor Susana Martinez vetoed HB 527 on April 7. Update: SB 177 was tabled in lieu of HB 527. An amended version of HB 527 is now before the Governor, having passed the House by a vote of 45...

Nebraska: Lawmakers Move Medical Marijuana Bill

Update: The bill stalled on general file without reaching a formal vote of the Legislature. Update: LB 622 has advanced out of committee by a vote of 6 - 1.  LB622 will allow patients with conditions such as Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, opioid addictions...

New York: Support Legislation To Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Law

Update: Members of the Senate Health Committee killed SB 1087 on April 25. Update: Notice of committee consideration was requested on 3/13. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 1087, to expand the state’s medical marijuana law by removing the existing prohibition on...

Federal: Legislation Pending To Halt Forfeiture Actions Against Marijuana Facilities

Update: HR 331 was referred to committee. Legislation is pending before Congress, HR 331, to halt the federal government from taking civil forfeiture action against properties involved in state-sanctioned, medical marijuana-related conduct. If approved, it would “amend the Controlled Substances...

Mississippi: Legislation Introduced to Establish a Medical Marijuana Pilot Program

Update: This bill has been defeated in committee.  ----------------------- Legislation is pending, House Bill 179, to establish a pilot program to provide qualified patients with legal access to medical marijuana products. Under this program, patients would be permitted to obtain up to...

Indiana: Pending Legislation Seeks to Provide Medical Marijuana Access

Update: Lawmakers failed to take action on SB 255 during the 2017 legislative session, instead moving forward with a far more limited CBD-exemption bill. A Senate lawmaker has reintroduced legislation, SB 255, to regulate marijuana access to qualified patients. The measure,...

Missouri: Multiple Medical Marijuana Bills Pending

Update: The Missouri legislature is adjourned and the bill will not recieve further consideration this year. Update: A hearing was held on 4/26 for SB 56. Two separate legislative proposals are pending to allow qualified patients to obtain and legally consume...

South Carolina: Compassionate Care Medical Marijuana Act Introduced

Update: SB 212 and HB 3521 failed to receive action before the legislative crossover dates, and are dead for this legislative session. Update: Members of the House subcommittee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs voted 3-0 on February 21...

Gov. Asks “Why Do We Need Medical Marijuana?” Here’s Why:

  Update: On Tuesday, February 28, a special committee -- the 17-member Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation -- charged with facilitating Maine’s transition into a legal marijuana marketplace will hold a meeting to hear public comments on the process as...
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Some videos to enjoy while high today

Happy 4/20!! In honor of today's highness, here are a few videos to watch, all of them catered for joy...
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