Weekly Legislative Update 5/13/17

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Welcome to this week’s edition of the NORML legislative roundup! So much to talk about this week, so let’s start with our favorite villain, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. This week, Sessions superseded the 2010 Holder Memo, regarding DOJ’s policy on charging and sentencing decisions – establishing what I like to now refer to as The Sessions [...]

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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

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New Hampshire is the only New England state that has not either decriminalized or legalized adult marijuana use but that is soon to change. Today, the state Senate passed an amended version of House Bill 640, which eliminates the threat of jail time for a possession conviction of less than 3/4 of an ounce and reduces [...]

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Delaware Legislature Advances Full Legalization To Full House Vote

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Never in the history of Delaware has a marijuana legalization bill passed out of committee – yet these days NORML chapters throughout the country are writing a new future. After organizing of heroic proportions, Delaware NORML has driven the phone calls, lead the meetings, organized the town halls, and created momentum so strong that yesterday, HB 110, to legalize [...]

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Texas: HB 2107 Stalls at the Deadline – A Letter from Texas NORML Executive Director

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Fellow Texans, It is with a heavy heart that I write you. I must inform you that the deadline for a bill to be put on the House Agenda for the floor expired last night at 10pm. While HB 81 did make it on to the agenda before the deadline, HB 2107 did not. This [...]

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Historic: Decriminalization is Scheduled to Be Heard on the Texas House Floor

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On May 11, new ground will be broken in Texas politics and the marijuana movement. HB 81, to decriminalize marijuana from jail time to a simple ticket, will be heard by the full Texas House. This is unprecedented as sensible sentencing reform has not been debated from the house floor since 1973, , when Texas changed their laws to [...]

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