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Wisconsin: GOP Lawmakers Consider Support for Marijuana Law Reform Legislation

GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin have a track record of opposing efforts to reform marijuana laws in the Badger State, but a recent comment from Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has some marijuana advocates hopeful for progress during the 2017 legislative session. “If you get a prescription to use an opiate or you get a prescription to … Continue reading »

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New York: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Legalization Measures

Lawmakers failed to take action on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which would have legalized the drug for people over the age of 21. S 1747 and it’s counterpart A 3089, sought to regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. It also would have permitted the … Continue reading »

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Massachusetts: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Medical Marijuana Expansion Measure

Lawmakers failed to move legislation forward to protect patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health to access medical marijuana.  H. 2065 sought to protect qualified patients from discrimination. The measure would have no longer permitted employers, landlords, hospitals, universities, and family services to discriminate and/or sanction individuals based solely on … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Bill To Legalize Marijuana Production and Retail Sales

Lawmakers failed to consider legislation to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of cannabis this legislative session.  House Bill 4276, the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, would have permitted those over the age of 21 to legally possess up to 30 grams of cannabis and/or to engage in the home cultivation of … Continue reading »

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South Carolina: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Medical Marijuana Program Act

Members of the Senate Medical Affairs and House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee have failed to act on legislation, SB 672 and H. 4037, the Medical Marijuana Program Act. The 2016 legislative session has now come to a close.  The legislation sought to allow the use of medical marijuana for debilitating medical conditions such as … Continue reading »

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Federal: Congress to Consider Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2015

Congresswoman Diana Degette (D-CO) has reintroduced legislation, H.R. 3629, the Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2015, to amend the Controlled Substances Act in a manner that allows marijuana-related businesses and consumers in states that have legalized marijuana to be safe from federal interference.  According to a 2015 nationwide Pew Research poll, 59 percent … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Bill to Exempt Marijuana from Certain Forfeiture Provisions

Senate Bill 761 was prefiled in the Missouri legislature to exempt marijuana from certain forfeiture provisions relating to controlled substances, however lawmakers failed to consider it this legislative session. “Under current law, illegal controlled substances, anything of value exchanged for a controlled substance in violation of the law, money used to facilitate a violation of … Continue reading »

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Hemp Legislation

Legislation has been tabled, SB 3 and HB 148, to permit the state Department of Agriculture to license farmers to grow industrial hemp for “research and development purposes.” Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of … Continue reading »

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Kentucky: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Medical Cannabis Legislation

Senate and House lawmakers have failed to take action on legislation to protect qualified patients who consume cannabis under a physician’s written authorization. The 2016 legislative session has now come to a close. The proposed House measure, House Bill 584,  would have permitted qualified patients to possess a 90-day supply of usable cannabis for therapeutic … Continue reading »

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