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Tagged With: Legislation

New Jersey: Legislation Introduced to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation has been introduced by State Sen. Nicholas Scutari to legalize and regulate the adult use, production, and retail sale of marijuana. In his announcement, Scutari stated: “(T)he negative impacts of the failed “War on Marijuana” cannot be overstated. New Jersey spends more than $ 100 million a year on enforcement of marijuana laws, and possession … Continue reading »

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Delaware: Legislation To Improve and Expand Medical Marijuana Pending

Update: An amended version of SB 24 passed the Senate on May 18 and now heads to the House for consideration. Unfortunately, the bill no longer contains language to add anxiety as a qualifying condition.  Senate Bill 24 has been introduced by Senate Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry to expand the list of qualifying conditions … Continue reading »

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New York: Senate Legislation Pending To Expand Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis

A pair of bills are pending in the Senate to expand patients’ access to medical cannabis. Senate Bill 6092 expands the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis access to include those with Alzheimer’s disease, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and a number of other debilitating diseases. It also removes arbitrary caps imposed on the amount of … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Legislation Pending To Permit Social Use

Update: SB236 passed out of the Assembly Government Operations Committee on May 16. Update: SB 236 passed the Senate by a margin of 21-12. It will now be sent to the house. Update: SB 236 was amended in the Senate Judiciary Committee on 4/12 and it passed as amended. Update: SB 236 was heard in the … Continue reading »

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California: Oppose Legislation To Ban Vaping In Public Housing

Update: The Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee voted in favor of AB 62 by a vote of 7-0 on April 27 and now heads to the full Assembly.  Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Jim Wood, AB 62, would ban smoking and vaping of tobacco, cannabis, and other medicinal herbs in public housing.  Cal NORML opposes … Continue reading »

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Texas: Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Legislation Introduced

Update: HB 2107 had a hearing on May 2 and after powerful targeted testimony, the number of cosponsors for the bill jumped from 5 to 75! Update: A bipartisan House version of SB269 to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Texas has just been introduced by Representative Eddie Lucio III, D-Brownsville, titled HB 2107, … Continue reading »

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New York: Legislation To Add PTSD as a Qualifying Condition

Update: The New York Assembly passed A 7006 on May 2. The bill now awaits action by the Senate.  Legislation is moving forward, A. 7006, to allow patients with post-traumatic stress eligible for medical cannabis therapy. New York is one of the only states with a medical marijuana program that does not allow patients with … 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: Support Legislation to Protect Marijuana Laws From Federal Interference

Update: Members of the House voted 56 to 7 on April 26 in favor of the bill. It now awaits action from the Senate. Legislation is pending to prohibit public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a Colorado citizen for committing an act that is a Colorado constitutional right.” Such acts would include the production … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Legislation Pending To Permit Patients Access to Low-THC Cannabis

Update: Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee heard the bill on Wednesday, Match 15 at 1:30pm, Room 546-S. Legislation is pending, House Bill 2152, to permit qualified patients access to marijuana or extracts containing CBD and low levels of THC. The measure would permit patients with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic … Continue reading »

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