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Tagged With: Legislation

Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Facilitate Medical Cannabis Trials For Veterans

United States Rep. Timothy Waltz (D-MN), along with over 30 bipartisan co-sponsors, has introduced legislation, HR 5520: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans. The legislation states: “In carrying out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, … … Continue reading »

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New Federal Legislation To Protect Legal Marijuana States And Businesses

Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced the Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act which would essentially codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. Upon the introduction, Rep. Correa said, “To date, eight states have legalized recreational cannabis, and twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia, representing more than half of the American population, … Continue reading »

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Virginia NORML Considered Instrumental in Passage of Medical Marijuana Expansion Legislation

Virginia NORML has been focused on securing access and protection from prosecution for all patients since 2016. This session, our efforts paid off with unanimous passage of our Let Doctors Decide legislation, supported by the Joint Commission on Healthcare, in both the House and Senate. Patients like Nikki Narduzzi, who is now our coalition director … Continue reading »

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Representatives Lieu and Amash Introduce Legislation Ending Funding For Marijuana Suppression

Rep. Ted Lieu Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) have reintroduced HR 4816: The Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act. The measure restricts civil asset forfeiture funds from being used for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program. The bill would prohibit the transfer of property that would be used for … Continue reading »

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New House Legislation To Stop AG Jeff Sessions From Cracking Down

Representative Barbara Lee Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK today filed a resolution, HR 4779, known as The RE.F.E.R. Act, prohibiting the federal government from taking punitive action against those operating in states where the use and distribution of marijuana is legal. NORML is pleased to have worked with Rep. Lee’s office in … Continue reading »

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New York: Legislation Introduced To Expand Patients’ Medical Marijuana Access

Legislation is pending in the Assembly, A. 8598, to expand the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis therapy. The measure eliminates the state’s limiting list of qualifying conditions. Rather, it leaves the decision of whether to recommend medical cannabis entirely up to the discretion of each individual physician.  It states, “[M]edical marihuana may be … Continue reading »

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Federal: Legislation To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients Pending In Senate (CARERS Act)

Legislation has been reintroduced in the Senate, The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act of 2017, to strengthen protections for those compliant with their state’s medical marijuana laws and to impose various changes to federal law.  Passage of CARERS 2017 exempts from federal prosecution those who are engaged in the “production, possession, … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Legislation Pending To Expand Industrial Hemp Cultivation

Update: SB 1294 passed the Illinois Senate on May 4 and is now pending in the House Legislation is pending to regulate the commercial cultivation of industrial hemp. The Industrial Hemp Act, SB 1294 seeks to license farmers to “grow, process, cultivate, harvest, process, possess, sell, or purchase industrial hemp or industrial hemp related products” for … Continue reading »

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California: Legislation To Bring Clarity And Protections For Marijuana Industry

Update: AB 1159 passed the Assembly on 5/15 AB 1159, would bring much-needed clarity to the medical and recreational cannabis industry and extend protections for individuals and businesses in their dealings with their legal advisors  The current conflict between federal and California law regarding the legality of cannabis creates problems for businesses that are unlike … Continue reading »

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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 Act … to exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical marijuana-related conduct that … Continue reading »

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