Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Politics

New Mexico: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Gains Momentum

Update: Members of the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee passed SB 258 on March 14. It must still pass through one additional committee prior to receiving a House floor vote. Update: A Senate substitute version of SB 258 was...

Iowa: Bill Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Update: Members of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee passed the measure to the full Committee on February 28. Senate legislation is pending, SF 280, to reduce penalties involving the possession of five grams of marijuana or less. If passed, the measure would...

Missouri: Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced

Update: The Missouri legislature is adjourned and the bill will not recieve further consideration this year. Update: On May 12 HB 1095 was referred to the House Select Committee on Local, State, Federal Relations and Miscellaneous Business. Legislation has been...

Federal: Bill Introduced To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017, HR 1227, eliminates federal criminal penalties for possessing and growing the plant. This legislation gives states the power and flexibility to establish their own marijuana policies free from federal interference.  With the recent...

Vermont: Senate Approves Legislation to Tax and Regulate the Sale of Marijuana

Update: The House voted to pass S. 22 by vote of a 79 to 66 and the legislation will now go to Governor Phil Scott for his signature or veto. Call the Governors office at (802) 828-3333 and send...

North Carolina: Medical Marijuana Legislation Filed

Update: The bill will not recieve further consideration this year. Update: SB 579 and SB 648 both passed their first readings and were referred to committees. Update: A Senate version of the bill has been introduced, SB 579, by Senators Joel...

Arkansas: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Tax Measure

Update: An amended version of HB 1580 was signed into law and is now Act 1098. It states, “A cultivation facility, dispensary, or other marijuana business shall collect and remit a special privilege tax of four percent from the...

Colorado: Legislation To Support Marijuana Social Clubs Introduced

Update: The House Second Reading for Sb 184 is being laid over daily. Update: SB 184 passed the House Finance Committee on March 20 by a vote of 8 to 3. Update: SB 184 passed the full Senate on Thursday, March...

West Virginia: Governor Signs West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act

Update: Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on April 19. Update: The House and Senate concurred on an amended version of SB 386 on April 6. A summary of the amended bill is online here. The measure now goes to...

California: Support Legislation to Protect Marijuana Laws From Federal Interference

Update: AB-1578 was passed by members of the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 27 by a 5-2 vote. Update: AB 1578 passed the Assembly on June 1 and now moves to the Senate for consideration. Update: AB 1578 was passed by...
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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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