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Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization

Republican Gov. Phil Scott today rejected legislation, Senate Bill 22, that sought to eliminate criminal and civil penalties for the adult use and possession of marijuana. The Governor said that he did not support the legislation as written, but that remains open to working with lawmakers over the summer on ways to amend the state’s … Continue reading »

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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

New Hampshire is the only New England state that has not either decriminalized or legalized adult marijuana use but that is soon to change. Today, the state Senate passed an amended version of House Bill 640, which eliminates the threat of jail time for a possession conviction of less than 3/4 of an ounce and reduces … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Bill to Amend Traffic Safety Laws Before Governor

Legislation awaits action from Gov. Brian Sandoval to amend Nevada’s per se traffic safety laws for carboxy-THC., Assembly Bill 135 eliminates statutes criminalizing the operation of a motor vehicle if a driver has detectable levels of carboxy THC in his/her urine. Carboxy-THC is an non-psychoactive waste product of THC that may be present for days … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Tell Governor Christie Stop Opposing Legalization

 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently made public statements calling the notion of regulating adult marijuana use “beyond stupidity.” Yet, according to a 2015 Rutgers-Eagleton poll, nearly six in ten New Jersey adults support “legalizing, taxing, and regulating marijuana for adults 21 and over.” Similar percentages of voters through the country also endorse legalization. That’s … Continue reading »

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Washington: Medical Cannabis Expansion Legislation Sent to Governor

House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, SB 5131, to expand medical cannabis access. The measure now awaits action from Gov. Jay Inslee. Senate Bill 5131 permits qualified patients and/or caregivers ages 18 and older to purchase immature cannabis plants, seeds, or clones from state-licensed dispensaries. Marijuana cooperatives may also purchase seeds from a licensed marijuana … Continue reading »

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Colorado: Measure To Add PTSD as a Qualifying Condition Sent to Governor

Legislation to make patients with post-traumatic stress eligible for medical cannabis therapy awaits action from Gov. John Hickenlooper. Members of the House approved the bill by a vote of 39 to 25. Senate members approved it by a vote of 32 to 2. Senate Bill 17 adds “stress disorders” to the list of debilitating conditions for which … Continue reading »

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Montana: Measure to Amend State’s Medical Cannabis Program Heading to Governor

House and Senate lawmakers are in the final stages of reconciling legislation, SB 333, to amend the state’s medical cannabis program. The measure is anticipated<> to be transmitted to the Governor imminently. The legislation makes several amendments to I-182, which voters passed in November. The measure establishes various rules and regulations regarding the operation of … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Governor Signs Measure Expanding CBD-Exemption Law

Governor Scott Walker has signed legislation, Senate Bill 10, amending the state’s CBD exemption law. The state’s CBD law, first signed in 2014, provided a legal exemption for the use of non-spycoactive CBD products by patients with seizure disorders. The new law exempts the use of non-psychoactive CBD products for any “medical condition” for which … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Measure Making It Easier To Expunge Criminal Marijuana Convictions Before Governor

Update: The Senate has passed enrolled SB 949 which means the bill was adopted with the House amendments. SB 949 has now been sent to the governor for approval. Update: The Senate refuses to concur with the House amendments, so the Senate is requesting that the House recedes on the amendments for SB 949. Update: … Continue reading »

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Georgia: Bill Expanding CBD Medical Program Sent to the Governor

Update: SB 16 has passed both legislative chambers and now awaits the signature or veto of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Should he fail to take action regarding the bill, SB 16 will become law absent his signature. SB 16, a bill to expand Georgia’s CBD-exemption law is awaiting action from Gov. Nathan Deal. The bill … Continue reading »

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