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Massachusetts High Court: Field Sobriety Tests Are Not Valid Measures For Determining Marijuana-Induced Impairment

Standard roadside field sobriety tests (FST) are not reliable indicators of marijuana-induced impairment, according to a ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Justices determined that there is a lack of scientific consensus as to the validity of FSTs for determining whether a subject is under the influence of cannabis. They opined: “There is ongoing disagreement … Continue reading »

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Minnesota: Marijuana Legalization Measures Introduced

Update: Separate legislation, HF 2714, to amend the Minnesota Constitution to regulate the adult use, cultivation, production, and retail sale of marijuana was introduced May 20. HF 927, to permit the adult use, cultivation, production, and retail sale of marijuana has been introduced in the Minnesota House. SF 1320 is pending in the Senate. Deputy Minority … Continue reading »

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Federal – House and Senate Measures Seek to Protect Marijuana Businesses and Consumers

Update: HR 1824 and S 780 were referred to committees. Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer have introduced legislation in the House and Senate (HR 1824 and S 780) to offer a wide range of legal protections to state-compliant marijuana-related businesses and consumers. Specifically, these measures will protect consumers in legal marijuana states by ensuring them access to … Continue reading »

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Indiana: Lawmakers Approve Dueling CBD Exemption Measures

House and Senate lawmakers have approved separate versions of legislation (House Bill 1148 and Senate Bill 15) to exempt criminal penalties for the possession of CBD extracts by qualified patients. Both bills seek to exempt penalties for the use of CBD extracts by patients with treatment resistant epilepsy. The bills differ regarding whether or not … Continue reading »

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Maryland: Legalization Measures Pending

Update: Committee members in the Senate will hear testimony on March 2nd at 1pm. Committee members in the House will hear testimony on March 7th at 1pm.  HB 1185 and SB 928 are pending in the Maryland House and Senate. These measures seek to legalize and regulate the possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for adults over … Continue reading »

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Arizona: Measures Introduced To Regulate Marijuana Retail Sales

Arizona Representative Mark Cardenas has introduced legislation to permit the cultivation and retail sale of marijuana for adults. House Bill 2003 would regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. The measures also permit individuals to cultivate marijuana for their own personal use.  Arizona’s penalties pertaining to … Continue reading »

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New Jersey: Two Legalization Measures Now Pending Before Lawmakers

New legislation has been introduced for the 2016/2017 legislative session that seeks to regulate the adult use and retail sale of marijuana.  Assembly Bill 4193 permits marijuana to be sold at convenience stores to adults aged 19 and older in unlimited amounts. The legislation also seeks to expunge the criminal records of past marijuana offenders.  … Continue reading »

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New York: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Legalization Measures

Lawmakers failed to take action on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which would have legalized the drug for people over the age of 21. S 1747 and it’s counterpart A 3089, sought to regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. It also would have permitted the … Continue reading »

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Michigan: Governor Signs Measures Regulating Medical Cannabis Dispensing

Governor Rick Snyder has signed a package of legislation — HB 4209, HB 4210, HB 4827, SB 141, and SB 1014 — into law regulating the retail sale of medical cannabis and cannabis-infused products. The measures are ordered to take immediate effect. The measures seek to clarify and expand various aspects of the state’s medical cannabis law. … Continue reading »

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Michigan: Marijuana Decriminalization Measures Pending

Newly introduced legislation, Senate Joint Resolution 0, seeks to ask voters in an upcoming election whether to remove criminal and civil penalties for marijuana possession. If enacted, passage of the measure would make marijuana possession laws void. Senate lawmakers are also considering more conventional legislation, Senate Bill 80, to decriminalize minor marijuana possession offenses, replacing … Continue reading »

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