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Tagged With: Legislation

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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Oklahoma: Hemp Production Legislation Introduced

Update: SB 704 was read for a second time and referred to committee. Legislation has been introduced, Senate Bill 704, to provide for hemp cultivation and manufacturing. The measure excludes industrial hemp from the state’s definition of marijuana and provides for its commercial cultivation and export. The measure also expands the list of qualifying conditions … Continue reading »

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Massachusetts: Support Legislation to End Discrimination Against Medical Marijuana Consumers

Legislation is pending before the House, H 113, to prohibit employers from discriminating against patients who legally consume marijuana during non-work hours. Additional legislation, H 2385, would expand protections for medical marijuana patients so that they may not be discriminated against with regard to housing, higher education, and child custody issues.  Changes in the legal … Continue reading »

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West Virginia: Legislation Introduced to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation by Delegate Hornbuckle of Cabell, House Bill 3035, to legalize and regulate the adult use, production, and sale of marijuana is before members of the House Health and human Resources Committee. House Bill 3035, allows adults to possess up to one ounce of cannabis and to cultivate up to six cannabis plants for their … Continue reading »

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Federal: Legislation Pending To Cease Penalizing State-Compliant Marijuana Businesses Under the Federal Tax Code

The Small Business Tax Equity Act (SB 777 and HB 1810) is pending in the House and Senate to amend the federal tax code so that state-licensed, marijuana-related businesses are no longer unduly penalized by federal laws. NORML supports these legislative efforts. These measures amend Section 280E of the Federal Income Tax Code so that … Continue reading »

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Marijuana Treated Like Alcohol? Legislation Filed In Senate and House

Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. In addition to removing marijuana from the United States Controlled Substances Act, this legislation also removes … Continue reading »

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