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Tagged With: Legislative

Florida: Court Strikes Down Legislative Ban On Medical Cannabis Smoking

A Florida Circuit Court judge ruled today that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis in private by qualified patients is unconstitutional. Lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A — which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/18/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Good news – on Thursday the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee for the first time heard and passed language, known as the Joyce amendment, to restrict funding for the Department of Justice to prosecute state-legal medical marijuana programs. At the state level, Governor Jeff Colyer (R) … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/11/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Let’s talk about Congress. Earlier this week, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) cosponsored the Marijuana Justice Act! Sen. Harris announced in a video message that she will be joining Senators Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Ron Wyden in promoting this important legislation. This comes just a … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/4/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Let’s talk about some new state-level developments. The Maine House of Representatives and Senate overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) veto of marijuana legalization implementation legislation this week. The enactment of the legislation establishes a framework for the retail sale of marijuana to adults, but also amends numerous … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/27/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A lot of action was taken in Congress this week.  A bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers has introduced legislation, the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. The act ends the University of Mississippi’s existing monopoly on the growth … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/18

Welcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Today’s the day. The High Holy Day for cannabis consumers everywhere. Happy Holidaze, my people! Check out all the 4/20 events happening around the country, and remember to be safe and smoke responsibly! There have been lots of significant developments in the marijuana space recently, … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/13/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I first want to bring your attention to some key developments happening at the federal level. United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with Oregon Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, introduced legislation to remove low THC hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/6/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I first want to bring your attention to some key developments happening at the state level. Proponents of a 2018 medical cannabis ballot measure in Utah achieved a signature milestone last week, a representative from the Lt. Governor’s Office said that officials have already validated 117,000 signatures … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/30/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I first want to bring your attention to a key development at the federal level. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced that he will introduce a bill to legalize industrial hemp next month. The legislation will not only change hemp’s status under the law … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/23/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I first want to bring your attention to a key development at the federal level. As a part of the newly proposed appropriations package known as an omnibus bill, a spending restriction upon the Department of Justice from prosecuting state-legal medical marijuana programs will remain in … Continue reading »

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