browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Tagged With: Roundup

Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/14/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved legislation (HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018) to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials assessing the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers have ever decided in favor of easing existing federal restrictions … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/7/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation this week, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. The measure would allow the Department of … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/31/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester introduced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for marijuana charges one year after the sentence is completed. At the state level, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed an industrial hemp … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weeky Legislative Roundup 8/24/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! In Congress this week, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and six cosponsors introduced a bill that would remove the penalty that strips college financial aid from students with drug convictions. Also, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) filed an amendment that would require the federal government to … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/17/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the state level, North Dakota’s secretary of state’s office determined that activists collected enough signatures to qualify a far-reaching marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot. The campaign behind one Missouri medical cannabis initiative filed lawsuits seeking to block two other measures from appearing on … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/3/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) filed a new bill in the US House of Representatives this week to shield federal employees from being fired for marijuana use that is legal in the state in which they live. The Oklahoma Board of … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 7/27/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! We’ve got a new piece of legislation at the federal level. In conjunction with NORML’s 2018 Lobby Day, Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI-02) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL-26) introduced The Marijuana Data Collection Act. The act calls upon the National Academy of Sciences to collect and synthesize … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 7/13/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A lot has happened at the state level this week, starting with Maine lawmakers overriding Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) veto of medical cannabis expansion legislation, by a vote of 119 to 23 in the House and 25 to 8 in the Senate. The measure will now … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 7/6/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the state level, Vermont’s law legalizing marijuana possession and home cultivation took effect on July 1, and so did Georgia’s law allowing low-THC medical cannabis preparations for PTSD and intractable pain. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said that although marijuana legalization didn’t make it … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/29/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The US Senate has been busy this week talking about marijuana policy. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), just introduced legislation called the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled … Continue reading »

Categories: Hemp History | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment