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New York: the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA)

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A.1617, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), has been re-introduced this legislative session. The bill would legalize the adult possession, use, and regulated sale of marijuana. Over the past twenty years, many New Yorkers have been negatively affected by the harms of prohibition in New York. With people of color accounting for nearly 85% […]

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

Generic 19 March 2019 | 0 Comments

State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. The measures now await action from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is supportive of the changes. DECRIMINALIZATION Senate Bill 323 amends minor marijuana possession penalties. The measure reduces first-time penalties […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has reintroduced H.R. 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Additionally, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act to explicitly bar federal […]

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Minnesota: Attorney For State’s Largest County To No Longer Criminally Prosecute Marijuana Possession Offenses

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Minor marijuana possession offenders will no longer be criminally prosecuted in Hennepin County, Minnesota, according to a new policy announced Thursday by County Attorney Mike Freeman. An estimated 1.2 million people live in the County, which includes the city of Minneapolis. Commenting on the new policy, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano said: “The Hennepin County […]

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Oklahoma: Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Regulatory Measure

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Republican Gov. Ken Stitt signed legislation yesterday, HB 2612, clarifying regulations and patient protections specific to the medical use of cannabis. A majority of voters last June approved a statewide initiative authorizing the plant’s use, cultivation, and dispensing. The new legislation codifies a new regulatory bureau, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, within the State Department […]

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