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New York: Legalization Measure Introduced to Legislature

Update: A newly formed campaign, Start Smart NY, was launched on June 12 to support legalization. Empire State NORML is a member of the coalition supporting it’s efforts.  Update: The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, State Senate Bill S3040, has been referred to the Finance Committee. Senator Liz Krueger (D) has introduced the Marijuana Regulation … Continue reading »

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Delaware Legislature Advances Full Legalization To Full House Vote

Never in the history of Delaware has a marijuana legalization bill passed out of committee – yet these days NORML chapters throughout the country are writing a new future. After organizing of heroic proportions, Delaware NORML has driven the phone calls, lead the meetings, organized the town halls, and created momentum so strong that yesterday, HB 110, to legalize … Continue reading »

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Texas: Legislature to Grapple with Affirmative Defense Bill

HB 2200, will provide an affirmative defense regarding medical cannabis that would protect patients, caregivers, and doctors. Affirmative defense establishes a basic set of facts surrounding marijuana possession cases. If someone with a qualifying medical condition is caught possessing marijuana, an affirmative defense for the individual would likely result in a more lenient punishment. This … Continue reading »

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Virginia: Legislature to Address Cannabidiol Affirmative Defense Bill

SB 1298 has cleared the Senate Courts of Justice Committee on a 9-4 vote as it seeks to establish affirmative defense for possession of cannabidiol if an individual has written certification that they require the substance due to an approved medical condition. Affirmative defense establishes a basic set of facts surrounding cannabidiol possession cases. If someone … Continue reading »

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New York: Legalization Measure Introduced to Legislature

Senator Liz Krueger (D) has introduced the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in the New York General Legislature. The act legalizes possession and cultivation, and would establish a market for legal marijuana for adults 21 and older.  The ongoing enforcement of cannabis prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, … Continue reading »

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Hawaii: Legislature Once Again Faces Decriminalization Measure

Senate lawmakers are once again considering legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by adults.  Senate Bill 16 will decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. It also creates a civil penalty for both open possession and possession on school property.  According to an analysis of 2010 marijuana … Continue reading »

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