Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/4/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Let’s talk about some new state-level developments. The Maine House of Representatives and Senate overrode Gov. Paul LePage’s (R) veto of marijuana legalization implementation legislation this week. The enactment of the legislation establishes a framework for the retail sale of marijuana to adults, but also amends numerous [...]

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Ninth Circuit Court Rejects Challenge To DEA’s Classification Of Marijuana Extracts

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A three judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition filed by the Hemp Industries Association challenging the DEA’s authority to establish a new administrative drug code specifically for marijuana extracts. The DEA first announced the proposed rule change in 2011, but did not enact the new policy until January [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/27/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! A lot of action was taken in Congress this week.  A bipartisan coalition of House lawmakers has introduced legislation, the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. The act ends the University of Mississippi’s existing monopoly on the growth [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/6/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I first want to bring your attention to some key developments happening at the state level. Proponents of a 2018 medical cannabis ballot measure in Utah achieved a signature milestone last week, a representative from the Lt. Governor’s Office said that officials have already validated 117,000 signatures [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/2/18

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Welcome to this week’s edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! First, I want to bring your attention to the dedicated activists lobbying in conjunction with Arizona NORML! Activists in Arizona lobbied state lawmakers in the capital on Monday 2/26 in favor of a bill that would require testing for potency and health and safety as [...]

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