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  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Manager

    The legislation makes it clear that a medical marijuana program may not operate in Tennessee until marijuana is “removed from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act.” The post Tennessee: House and Senate Lawmakers Approve Narrow Medical Marijuana Bill appeared first on NORML.

  • Read more by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

    Under state law, possessing between one and two ounces of cannabis is classified as a petty offense, punishable by a civil penalty of $100. House Bill 1090 eliminates those civil penalties. The post Colorado: Legislature Approves Measure Eliminating Civil Penalties for Possessing Between One and Two Ounces of Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed municipal legislation into law prohibiting certain citywide employers from requiring prospective hires to pass a pre-employment drug screen. It takes effect on January 1, 2022. The post Philadelphia: Mayor Signs Law Prohibiting Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Manager

    Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup! The post Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/30/21 appeared first on NORML.

  • Read more by Zoë Patchell, Delaware Cannabis Advocacy Network

    “HB150 will reduce arrests and create much needed jobs and business opportunities for our city and state to help reduce the unemployment rate, especially post-pandemic.” The post Wilmington, Delaware City Council Votes to Support Cannabis Legalization appeared first on NORML.

  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Manager

    House lawmakers approved two bills so far, with a third anticipated later this week. The post Texas: House Lawmakers Advance Medical Marijuana Expansion, Penalty Reduction Measures appeared first on NORML.

  • Read more by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    Today, the bipartisan Marijuana Data Collection Act was introduced, led by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) and U.S. Reps. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) and Don Young (R-AK). The post The Marijuana Data Collection Act Reintroduced appeared first on NORML.

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    Today, a bipartisan group of 44 representatives sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee calling for the upcoming FY 2022 spending package to build upon existing policy for state-legal medical marijuana programs and expand protections to include adult-use marijuana marketplaces now in effect in 17 states. The post Dozens of Congressional Leaders Sign Letter To Restrict DOJ Enforcement Of Prohibition appeared first on NORML.

  • Read more by Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director

    Last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki reiterated the President’s position that cannabis should be rescheduled under federal law to Schedule II rather than descheduled from the Controlled Substances Act... Tonight, President Biden will be delivering his first major address to Congress and to the American people to discuss his vision and priorities for the rest of his first presidential term. The post Send A Message About Marijuana Policy Before The President Speaks Tonight appeared first on NORML.

  • Read more by Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Manager

    The measure decreases the personal cultivation limit from four mature plants per adult and eight mature plants per household as originally approved by voters, to two mature plants per adult and four mature plants per household. The post Montana Lawmakers Approve Legislation to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law appeared first on NORML.