Friday, October 7, 2022

Medical Marijuana

West Virginia: Governor Signs West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act

Update: Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on April 19. Update: The House and Senate concurred on an amended version of SB 386 on April 6. A summary of the amended bill is online here. The measure now goes to...

California: Support Legislation to Protect Marijuana Laws From Federal Interference

Update: AB-1578 was passed by members of the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 27 by a 5-2 vote. Update: AB 1578 passed the Assembly on June 1 and now moves to the Senate for consideration. Update: AB 1578 was passed by...

Tell Your Congressional Representative: Join the Cannabis Caucus

Update: Indicating to reporters that a federal crackdown is forthcoming, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said "I'm definitely not a fan of expanded use of marijuana," he said. "States they can pass the laws they choose. I would just say it does...

South Dakota: Two Bills Pertaining to Medical Marijuana Pending

Update: Governor Dennis Daugaard signed legislation March 27, Senate Bill 95, excluding cannabidiol (CBD) from the legal definition of marijuana. The measure reclassifies CBD under state law as a schedule IV controlled substance. You can read the full text here. The...

Tennessee: Legislation Pending to Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Update: Members of the Senate Judiciary have failed to take any further action regrading SB 860. No further movement is expected on either bill this legislative session. Update: The House version of the bill has been tabled for the 2017...

Wisconsin: Legislation Introduced To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Update: The second bill, Assembly Bill 75, was referred to committee. Update: The first bill, Senate Bill 38, was referred to committee. Senator Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) and Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) introduced a pair of bills seeking to provide qualified patients...

Oklahoma: Legislation Pending To Establish a Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program

Legislation is pending in the House, HB 1877, The Medical Marijuana Act of 2017. Passage of the Act would regulate state-licensed dispensaries to provide up to two and one-half ounces of marijuana to qualifying patients.  Separate provisions protect the rights of patients...

Federal: Bipartisan Leaders Reintroduce the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act

Update: (2/27) Indicating to reporters that a federal crackdown is forthcoming, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said "I'm definitely not a fan of expanded use of marijuana," he said. "States they can pass the laws they choose. I would just say it...

Arizona: Governor Vetoes Legislation Permitting Commerce In Industrial Hemp

Update: Governor Doug Ducey vetoed the measure on May 22. He said that he did so because lawmakers failed to include adequate funding to make the proposed program operational.  Update: House members approved the measure by a vote of 53...

Iowa: Governor Signs Measure Expanding CBD Access

Update: Governor Branstad signed HF 524 into law on May 12. You can add his statement here. HF 524 repeals and replaces the state’s more restrictive 2014 CBD exemption law, which was set to expire later this year. Update: Governor...
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It’s Time to Legalize America

By now you’ve no doubt heard the news – and it’s big! Late yesterday, the President signed a directive providing...
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