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Weekly Legislative Roundup 12/7/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the state level, certain provisions of Michigan’s voter approved legalization measure specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis took effect on Thursday. Missouri’s voter-approved medical marijuana measure also took effect on Thursday. Iowa’s first medical cannabis dispensary, MedPharm, opened on Saturday. And Alzheimer’s … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/30/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. House and Senate lawmakers this week have agreed on final language for the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes provisions lifting the federal prohibition of industrial hemp. These provisions amend federal regulations to further expand and facilitate state-licensed hemp production, research, and commerce. The language also … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/23/18

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I hope everyone had a happy and festive Turkey Day! In the U.S. Senate this week, it was announced that Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chair of the Judiciary Committee and long-time prohibitionist, is stepping down from his position. As Chairmain, he refused to hold any … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/16/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a “guarantee” that hemp legalization will be in the finalized Farm Bill. “If there’s a Farm Bill, it’ll be in there, I guarantee that,” he told reporters. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) has introduced a series of bills aimed … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/9/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week was a big week for marijuana with Michigan voters approving the legalization and retail sale for adults, and Utah and Missouri voting to allow medical marijuana access. There were also 16 counties and two cities in Wisconsin that approved non-binding marijuana related ballot … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/2/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A bit of news from across the border to start; Mexico’s Supreme Court struck down the country’s prohibition of marijuana by issuing two separate rulings, setting binding precedent that the country’s ban on consuming marijuana is unconstitutional. The nation’s Congress has 90 days to repeal cannabis … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 10/19/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Some news from across the border to start off, this week Canada became the second nation to explicitly legalize the social use, possession, cultivation, and retail production and sale of cannabis. The new law will also include pardons of all criminal possession charges of less … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 10/12/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, The U.S. House bill to respect state medical cannabis laws (CARERS Act) got two new cosponsors, for a total of 30. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a clarification to a policy many feared would prevent Canadians who work or invest in marijuana businesses … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 10/5/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Three U.S. House bills gained new cosponsors this week. One to shield federal employees from being fired for state-legal marijuana (Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act) use got two new cosponsors, for a total of seven. The one to respect state medical … Continue reading »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/28/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration placed CBD medication Epidiolex in Schedule V, the least restrictive category of the Controlled Substances Act. The move does not apply to CBD itself or other non-FDA-approved extracts containing it. U.S. Customs and Border Protection released an official … Continue reading »

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