Friday, January 28, 2022

Politics

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,...

New York: Legislation Pending to Eliminate ‘Public View’ Marijuana Possession Arrests

Update: The 2017 legislative session came to a close with lawmakers taking no further action on SB 482 and AB 332. Update: SB 482 and AB 332 have both been referred to committees. Legislation has been filed for the 2017 legislative...

Virginia: Governor to Act on Legislation to Amend Driver’s License Suspension Policy For Drug Offenders

Update: The Governor signed both bills, effective 7/1/2017. Update: SB 1091 and HB 2051 have both passed the full Senate and the House of Delegates. The measure now awaits action from the Governor. A spokesman for Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will...

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...

South Carolina: Compassionate Care Medical Marijuana Act Introduced

Update: SB 212 and HB 3521 failed to receive action before the legislative crossover dates, and are dead for this legislative session. Update: Members of the House subcommittee on Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs voted 3-0 on February 21...

Connecticut: Adult Use Marijuana Regulatory Bills Filed In House and Senate

Update: Lawmakers are not anticipated to vote on any legalization bills this legislative session, though advocates remain hopeful that the issue will be raised during future budget negotiations. Update: SB 11 had a hearing on March 22. Update: Rep. Melissa Ziobron,...

Gov. Asks “Why Do We Need Medical Marijuana?” Here’s Why:

  Update: On Tuesday, February 28, a special committee -- the 17-member Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation -- charged with facilitating Maine’s transition into a legal marijuana marketplace will hold a meeting to hear public comments on the process as...

VP-Elect Pence: Where will the new administration take cannabis policy?

After the 2016 Presidential campaign dust has settled, Michigan NORML had a distrubing thought: with their states electoral votes as well as the White House going to Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence, what will happen to the good...

Texas: Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced

Update: The Texas House of Representatives Calendar Committee refused to schedule a vote for HR 2107 and it will not recieve any futher consideration this session. Watch the video from the bills sponsors, State Representatives Eddie Lucio III and...
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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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