Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Medical Marijuana

Federal: Bipartisan Leaders Reintroduce the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act

Update: HR 2528 was referred to committee on June 18th. Update: On May 18, Representatives Mike Coffman (R-CO) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced HR 2528, The Respect States and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017 which would clarify Congressional intent on the...

Federal: Bill Introduced To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Subject: Your Letter: In light of recent comments by the Administration, I’m writing as your constituent to urge you to support and possibly co-sponsor The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, HR 1227. This Act excludes marijuana from the Controlled...

Federal: Protect Lawful Medical Marijuana Programs

Update #2: The House Appropriations Committee released its 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which determines the funding levels for numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice. Predictably, the bill does not include language — known as...

Nevada: Bill to Amend Traffic Safety Laws Signed By Governor

Update: AB 135 was signed into law on May 23. Legislation awaits action from Gov. Brian Sandoval to amend Nevada’s per se traffic safety laws for carboxy-THC., Assembly Bill 135 eliminates statutes criminalizing the operation of a motor vehicle if a...

Texas: Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced

Update: The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health approved HR 2107 on May 5 by a vote of 7-2. The bill will now be considered by the Calendars Committee to determine the date of the full House vote.  Update:...

New York: Legislation To Add PTSD as a Qualifying Condition

Update: A. 7006 was approved by the Senate on June 20 by a vote of 50 to 13. The measure now awaits action from the Governor. Update: Companion legislation, S. 5629 has passed the Senate Health Committee and now heads...

Maine: Support Measure to Expedite Retail Cannabis Sales

Legislation is pending to expedite the retail sale of marijuana products to those over the age of 21. LD 1448 and LD 1491 would permit licensed medical cannabis dispensaries the opportunity to "sell limited marijuana retail products to a person...

Colorado: Patients May Use Medical Cannabis While Awaiting Trial

Legislation was signed into law that permits registered medical cannabis patients to legally use marijuana while on bond in a criminal case. Senate Bill 17 states, “he court shall not require as a condition of any bond that person...

California: Oppose Legislation To Ban Vaping In Public Housing

Update: The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee voted in favor of AB 62 by a vote of 7-0 on April 27 and now heads to the full Assembly.  Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Jim Wood, AB 62, would ban smoking...

Federal: Remove Restrictions on CBD

Update: HR 2273 and S. 1008 were referred to committees in their respective chambers. A bipartisan coalition of legislators has introduced HR 2273 to legalize the therapeutic use of cannabidiol (CBD). Senate companion legislation, S. 1008, is also pending before lawmakers. The...
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Connecticut: Governor Announces Intent to Expunge 40,000+ Marijuana-Related Convictions

Over 40,000 residents with marijuana-related convictions will have their records either fully or partially expunged on January 1, 2023,...
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