Friday, October 7, 2022

Politics

Oregon: Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination Against Adult Marijuana Consumers Stalls Among Lawmakers

Update: The Oregon Register Guard reports that lawmakers will not take further action on SB 301 this legislative session, stating that the measure lacked support to pass a Senate floor vote. "Key backer Sen. Floyd Prozanski, a Eugene Democrat,...

New York: Support Legislation To Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Law

Update: Members of the Senate Health Committee killed SB 1087 on April 25. Update: Notice of committee consideration was requested on 3/13. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 1087, to expand the state’s medical marijuana law by removing the existing prohibition on...

Federal: Legislation Pending To Halt Forfeiture Actions Against Marijuana Facilities

Update: HR 331 was referred to committee. Legislation is pending before Congress, HR 331, to halt the federal government from taking civil forfeiture action against properties involved in state-sanctioned, medical marijuana-related conduct. If approved, it would “amend the Controlled Substances...

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...
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It’s Time to Legalize America

By now you’ve no doubt heard the news – and it’s big! Late yesterday, the President signed a directive providing...
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