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Nevada: Governor Signs Bill Imposing New Marijuana-Related Taxes

Governor Brian Sandoval has signed legislation, Senate Bill 487, imposing new tax rates on marijuana-related business transactions. The measure imposes an excise tax of 15 percent on wholesale cannabis sales to both medical and recreational facilities. The measure also imposes an additional ten percent retail sales tax on marijuana or marijuana-related products sold at retail … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Governor Signs Hemp Expansion Law

Governor Brian Sandoval has signed legislation, Senate Bill 396, expanding the state’s hemp law to permit broader commercial cultivation of the crop. The new law permits regulators to license growers to engage in hemp cultivation and to produce edible products derived from hemp. Under a 2015 law, hemp could only be produced as part of … 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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Pennsylvania: Governor Wolf Signs Hemp Farming Bill

On Wednesday, July 20th, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation, House Bill 967, to establish “a pilot program to study the growth, cultivation or marketing of industrial hemp.” The bill allows for registered individuals to grow, cultivate, and/or market industrial hemp. Agencies, colleges, and universities are permitted to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. It also … 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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Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Measure

Governor Tom Wolf on Sunday, April 17, signed legislation, Senate Bill 3, to permit the production and use of medical marijuana products to qualified patients. NORML would like to thank those of you who advocated on behalf of this effort for the past several years. NORML would especially like to acknowledge the diligent work of … Continue reading »

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Illinois: Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Measure

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed legislation, Senate Bill 2228 into law amending the state’s marijuana possession penalties. The new law reduces the penalties for the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor (formerly punishable by up to six months in jail and a $ 1,500 fine) to a civil fine … Continue reading »

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New Hampshire: Governor Signs Penalty Reduction Measure Into Law

On June 21st, Governor Maggie Hassan signed legislation, Senate Bill 498, into law to reduce the penalty for first-time possession of marijuana offenses from a Class A offense to an unspecified misdemeanor.  Members of the House previously voted 298 to 58 to amend Senate Bill 498 to make first-time offenses a civil violation rather than a … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Governor Signs Marijuana Sentencing Reform Measure

Governor Brownback signed House Bill 2462 into law on Friday, May 13th 2016 to amend marijuana possession penalties.  The law reduces criminal penalties for first-time marijuana possession offenses from a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year incarceration and a $ 2,500 fine) to a Class B misdemeanor (punishable by no more than … Continue reading »

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California: Governor Signs Emergency Legislation to Discourage Enactment of Local Medical Marijuana Bans

Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday, February 3, signed legislation that seeks to dissuade California cities and counties from enacting municipal restrictions on the cultivation and dispensing of medical marijuana. The measure takes immediate effect. Assembly Bill 21 amends a drafting error in the The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act by removing an apparent March 1, 2016 deadline … Continue reading »

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