Monday, July 4, 2022

Politics

Tennessee: Legislation Seeks to Nullify Citywide Decriminalization Ordinances

Update: HB 173 was signed into law by the Governor on April 12. Update: Members of the Senate passed HB 173 on March 28. It now goes to the Governor who has indicated that he will likely "defer to the...

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...

Wyoming: Legislation Introduced to Legalize Marijuana for Adult Use

Update: HJR 11 was tabled on February 3. It will not be considered any further this session.  ------ Wyoming lawmakers are debating HJR 11, a joint resolution to legalize marijuana for adults over the age of 21. This resolution legalizes and regulates...

Kansas: Support Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Reform

Update: Members of the Committee on Federal and State Affairs decided on March 10 to move forward with substitute language which only permits physicians to recommend “non-intoxicating cannabinoid medicines.” Based on these changes, NORML is now of the belief...

New Hampshire: Marijuana Legalization Legislation Pending Before House Lawmakers

Update: HB 656 has been "retained in committee" and will not receive further consideration. Legislation is making its way through the New Hampshire House, HB 656, to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. Members of the House Committee on...

Maryland: Constitutional Amendment introduced to Legalize Marijuana

Update: The House held a hearing about HB 1236 on March 3 at 1pm, and a hearing about SB 891 on March 2 at 1pm. Update: A new Goucher poll cites that 58% of Marylanders support marijuana legalization and only 36% oppose...

Arkansas: Oppose The Legislation To Indefinitely Delay Medical Marijuana Implementation

Update: Senate Bill 238 has been tabled and will not receive further action this session. Senate legislation is pending, SB 238, to indefinitely halt the enactment of the state’s voter-initiated medical marijuana law.  Specifically, the measure states that Arkansas patients may...

Arkansas: Oppose Bill To Impose Presumptive THC Impairment Standards

Update: Lawmakers failed to move SB 130 out of committee. No action will be taken on this measure this legislative session. SB 130 prohibits individuals from operating a motor vehicle if they have 5 or more nanograms of THC per...

Arkansas: Governor Signs Legislation Limiting Medical Cannabis Smoking

Update: A modified version of HB 1400 was signed into law. Act 740 prohibits the smoking of marijuana in any place where smoking tobacco is prohibited, in the presence of a child under age 14 or a pregnant woman,...

North Dakota: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Introduced

Update: House Bill 1340 was defeated on the House floor on Thursday, February 16, by a 54 to 35 vote. Legislation is pending in the House to decriminalize the possession of marijuana and marijuana-related paraphernalia.  House Bill 1340 amends existing law so...
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