Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Medical Marijuana

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...

North Dakota: Governor Signs Senate Measure Amending Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

Update: Governor Doug Burgum signed SB 2344 on April 18. You can read the full text of the measure here. Update: Members of the House and Senate have reconciled SB 2344. The measure now awaits action from Gov. Doug Burgum,...

Bill Seeks to Reschedule Marijuana Under the CSA

Update: An additional bill which would reschedule marijuana to a Schedule III drug, HR 2020.  Legislation is pending in the US House, HR 715, to amend the Controlled Substances Act so that marijuana is no longer classified as a Schedule I...
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Poll: Nearly Three in Four Likely Voters Support “Ending the Federal Ban” on Marijuana, Other Federal Reforms

Seventy-four percent of likely voters say that they “support ending the federal ban on marijuana,” according to national polling...
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