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Tagged With: Measure

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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West Virginia: Lawmakers Approve Amended Medical Marijuana Measure

West Virginia legislators on Thursday approved a significantly amended version of Senate Bill 386, which seeks to establish a state-regulated medical cannabis program. The measure now awaits action from Democrat Gov. Jim Justice, who has previously expressed support for permitting qualified patients access cannabis therapy. If signed into law, West Virginia will become the 30th … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Measure Seeks to Vacate Former Marijuana Convictions

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 259, to vacate certain marijuana possession convictions that occurred prior to the plant’s legalization.  The measure would permit those with criminal convictions for offenses involving the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana prior to January 1, 2017 to have their convictions vacated. Please use the pre-written letter below … Continue reading »

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Kansas City Voters to Weigh in on Decriminalization Measure – Yes on 5

After more than a year of negotiations with city officials, and countless hours cultivating support for a ballot measure aimed at decriminalizing certain amounts of marijuana, members of Kansas City NORML will finally have a chance to hear from voters on the issue. Next Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Kansas City voters will weigh in on … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Measure Seeks to Vacate Former Marijuana Convictions

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 259, to vacate certain marijuana possession convictions that occurred prior to the plant’s legalization.  The measure would permit those with criminal convictions for offenses involving the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana prior to January 1, 2017 to have their convictions vacated. Please use the pre-written letter below … Continue reading »

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Florida: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure introduced

Legislation is pending in the Senate, SB 1662, to amend marijuana penalties so that the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis (28.5 grams) is no longer a criminal offense. Senate Bill 1662 reclassifies minor marijuana offenses for those age 18 and older to a civil offense, punishable by a fine only — no … Continue reading »

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DC: Legalization Measure Re-Introduced to City Council

Councilman David Grosso has re-introduced the Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act. First introduced in 2014, DC voters overwhelmingly approved the ballot measure. The bill will legalize marijuana use for adults over the age of 21 and will allow the city to tax and regulate a commercial market. Due to DC’s unique charter in Congress, however, … Continue reading »

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DC: Legalization Measure Re-Introduced to City Council

Councilman David Grosso has re-introduced the Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act. First introduced in 2014, DC voters overwhelmingly approved the ballot measure. The bill will legalize marijuana use for adults over the age of 21 and will allow the city to tax and regulate a commercial market. Due to DC’s unique charter in Congress, however, … Continue reading »

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