Friday, January 28, 2022

Medical Marijuana

Wyoming: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Introduced

UPDATE: This bill has been defeated and a new bill has been introduced that is much narrower in scope.  -------------- Wyoming State Rep. Mark Baker has introduced HB 157 to decriminalize the possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana.  Baker’s bill...

Contact the Buffalo Common Council to sponsor the BCA

The Buffalo Common Council has received and filed our legislation that WNY NORML has sponsored called the BCA or Buffalo Cannabis Act. This would make Buffalo police issue citations rather than make arrests for Cannabis Position. We have also...

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...
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Delaware is One Step Closer to Legalization

Delaware lawmakers have approved a marijuana legalization bill in a committee vote this last week. On Wednesday, this bill...
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