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Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

Generic 20 January 2020 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear and debate issues specific to marijuana policy reform. At […]

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Report: Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Declining

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Federal prosecutions for marijuana-related crimes fell significantly from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019, according to a recently released report from Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. The 2019 end-of-year report finds that the number of federal defendants charged with cannabis-associated crimes declined by 28 percent. By contrast, total filings for drug crimes increased five […]

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House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Considers ‘Cannabis Policies for the New Decade’

Generic 16 January 2020 | 0 Comments

Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a legislative hearing, “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade,” during which they considered multiple legislative bills aimed at amending federal cannabis laws. This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee have debated issues specific to marijuana policy reform. […]

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New Jersey: Court Affirms Employer Must Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana Expenses

Generic 15 January 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Jersey Superior Court has affirmed that an employee is eligible to have his medical marijuana costs reimbursed by his employer. Justices rejected the contention that cannabis is ineligible for reimbursement under the state’s workers’ compensation laws because it is illegal federally, opining, “Because we conclude the order does not require [employers] to possess, […]

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Congressional Committee to Hold Marijuana Legislative Hearing This Wednesday

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This Wednesday, January 15th, at 10 am EST, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear and debate issues specific to marijuana policy reform.  Now more than ever, […]

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