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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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Vermont: Governor Vetoes Marijuana Depenalization Measure; Says He Remains Open To Working With Lawmakers This Summer

Update: Lawmakers have sent a revised depenalization bill to Gov. Scott for his consideration during a special legislative session. The bill would eliminate criminal and civil penalities regarding the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and/or the cultivation of two mature plants. The bill also imposes civil fines for marijuana use while in a … Continue reading »

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Rhode Island: Marijuana Legalization Measure Introduced

Update: Members of the House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced H. 5551 on May 17, but failed to call The Adult Use of Cannabis Act for a vote. The study bill now awaits action on the House floor while H. 5555 is likely dead for this session. Update: Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, a lead sponsor on the … Continue reading »

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Maine: Support Measure to Expedite Retail Cannabis Sales

Legislation is pending to expedite the retail sale of marijuana products to those over the age of 21. LD 1448 and LD 1491 would permit licensed medical cannabis dispensaries the opportunity to “sell limited marijuana retail products to a person who is 21 years of age or older.” A majority of voters in November approved … Continue reading »

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Colorado: Measure To Add PTSD as a Qualifying Condition Sent to Governor

Legislation to make patients with post-traumatic stress eligible for medical cannabis therapy awaits action from Gov. John Hickenlooper. Members of the House approved the bill by a vote of 39 to 25. Senate members approved it by a vote of 32 to 2. Senate Bill 17 adds “stress disorders” to the list of debilitating conditions for which … Continue reading »

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Vermont: Support Measure to Expand State’s Medical Cannabis Program

Update: Members of the House Human Services Committee voted 10-0 in favor of SB 16 on April 27. Update: Members of the Senate approved the bill on February 17. It now awaits action from the House. Legislation is pending, SB 16, to expand the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy. If approved, SB 16 … Continue reading »

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Montana: Measure to Amend State’s Medical Cannabis Program Heading to Governor

House and Senate lawmakers are in the final stages of reconciling legislation, SB 333, to amend the state’s medical cannabis program. The measure is anticipated<> to be transmitted to the Governor imminently. The legislation makes several amendments to I-182, which voters passed in November. The measure establishes various rules and regulations regarding the operation of … Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Measure Pending to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties

Update: Members of the House Transportation Committee are scheduled to vote on HB 928 on April 25. Legislation is pending to reduce minor marijuana possession penalties. Under current law, possession of up to 30 grams is third-degree misdemeanor that carries up to 30 days in jail, a $ 500 fine and a driver’s license suspension … Continue reading »

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Wisconsin: Governor Signs Measure Expanding CBD-Exemption Law

Governor Scott Walker has signed legislation, Senate Bill 10, amending the state’s CBD exemption law. The state’s CBD law, first signed in 2014, provided a legal exemption for the use of non-spycoactive CBD products by patients with seizure disorders. The new law exempts the use of non-psychoactive CBD products for any “medical condition” for which … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Measure Making It Easier To Expunge Criminal Marijuana Convictions Before Governor

Update: The Senate has passed enrolled SB 949 which means the bill was adopted with the House amendments. SB 949 has now been sent to the governor for approval. Update: The Senate refuses to concur with the House amendments, so the Senate is requesting that the House recedes on the amendments for SB 949. Update: … Continue reading »

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