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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/22/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the federal level, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill to protect state-lawful marijuana users from housing discrimination. And the US Senate Appropriations Committee voted to block an amendment that would have protected banks that work with marijuana businesses from being punished by federal regulators. … Continue reading »

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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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