Monday, May 23, 2022

Politics

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...

Massachusetts: Reject Tax Hike — No More Changes to Question 4

You have spoken. Are your elected officials listening? On Election Day, 54 percent of voters decided in favor of Question 4: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act – permitting adults to legally grow and to possess marijuana for personal...

Urge Your Senator To Oppose Jeff Sessions For US Attorney General

Senate lawmakers are only days away from taking a vote that may have a drastic impact on the future of marijuana policy. Sessions recently was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee and during his confirmation hearing, he failed to give...
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State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights...
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