Saturday, May 15, 2021

Medical Marijuana

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...

VP-Elect Pence: Where will the new administration take cannabis policy?

After the 2016 Presidential campaign dust has settled, Michigan NORML had a distrubing thought: with their states electoral votes as well as the White House going to Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence, what will happen to the good...

Texas: Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced

Update: The Texas House of Representatives Calendar Committee refused to schedule a vote for HR 2107 and it will not recieve any futher consideration this session. Watch the video from the bills sponsors, State Representatives Eddie Lucio III and...

Urge Your Senator To Oppose Jeff Sessions For US Attorney General

Senate lawmakers are only days away from taking a vote that may have a drastic impact on the future of marijuana policy. Sessions recently was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee and during his confirmation hearing, he failed to give...
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What’s in the Republican-backed Federal cannabis legalization bill?

We’ve come a long way. Republicans are beginning to introduce bills that would take marijuana off of the Controlled...
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