Saturday, June 22, 2024

Medical Marijuana

Federal: Bill Introduced To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Subject: Your Letter: As your constituent, I'm writing to urge you to support and possibly co-sponsor The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, HR 1227. This Act excludes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus leaving states the authority to...

New York: Senate Legislation Pending To Expand Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis

Update: The 2017 legislative session came to a close with lawmakers taking no further action on SB 6092 and SB 6308. Update: On May 11 both bills were referred to the Health Committee. A pair of bills are pending in the...

Rhode Island: Bill Establishing a Marijuana Legalization Study Committee Awaits Governor’s Signature

Update: Lawmakers have approved legislation establishing a 19-member special legislative commission to assess marijuana legalization and make recommendations. The purpose of the commission is "to conduct a comprehensive review and make recommendations regarding marijuana and the effects of its...

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...

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...
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DEA’s proposal to move weed to Schedule III has gotten over 20,000 comments

In May, the DEA finally made its decision on whether or not to agree with the Department of Health...
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