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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/15/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A lot has happened in Congress this week. US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) succeeded in inserting hemp legalization language into the wide-ranging Farm Bill – must-pass legislation that is approved by Congress every five years. The bill was then approved by the US Senate … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/8/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! There were some key developments this week at the federal level, including a new bill introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act of 2018, to remove the threat of federal intervention and prosecution … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/1

Welcome to latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the federal level, the U.S. House Rules Committee, and potentially the full House of Representatives, will consider four marijuana amendments next week, covering issues ranging from veterans’ access to medical cannabis to water rights for hemp growers. This week, it was big victory for patients … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/25

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Federally, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today became the fourth Senator to cosponsor the Marijuana Justice Act, joining the bill’s author, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and cosponsors Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). At the state level, NORML PAC announced … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/18/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Good news – on Thursday the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee for the first time heard and passed language, known as the Joyce amendment, to restrict funding for the Department of Justice to prosecute state-legal medical marijuana programs. At the state level, Governor Jeff Colyer (R) … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/11/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Let’s talk about Congress. Earlier this week, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) cosponsored the Marijuana Justice Act! Sen. Harris announced in a video message that she will be joining Senators Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Ron Wyden in promoting this important legislation. This comes just a … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/4/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Let’s talk about some new state-level developments. The Maine House of Representatives and Senate overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) veto of marijuana legalization implementation legislation this week. The enactment of the legislation establishes a framework for the retail sale of marijuana to adults, but also amends numerous … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/27/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A lot of action was taken in Congress this week.  A bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers has introduced legislation, the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. The act ends the University of Mississippi’s existing monopoly on the growth … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/18

Welcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Today’s the day. The High Holy Day for cannabis consumers everywhere. Happy Holidaze, my people! Check out all the 4/20 events happening around the country, and remember to be safe and smoke responsibly! There have been lots of significant developments in the marijuana space recently, … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/13/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I first want to bring your attention to some key developments happening at the federal level. United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), along with Oregon Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, introduced legislation to remove low THC hemp from the federal Controlled Substances Act … Continue reading »

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