Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/20/19

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Welcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Holidaze, and remember to consume responsibly! At the state level, Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed legislation into law to facilitate regulations governing the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. […]

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States Enact Legislation Facilitating Expungement For Low-Level Crimes

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Governors in two western states have signed legislation into law to facilitate the process of permitting those past criminal convictions to have their records expunged. In Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed House Bill 431: The Clean Slate Act into law. The measure creates a process for the automatic expungement and deletion of certain criminal […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 12/21/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! History has been made at the federal level this week! President Donald Trump signed The Farm Bill into law on Thursday that includes language lifting the United States’ decades-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. Specifically, the 2018 Act amends the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 […]

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Colorado Lawmakers Explore Solutions for Opioid Epidemic

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With six meetings scheduled before next year’s legislative session, members of Colorado’s Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee are working diligently to address an issue many local and state governments are currently struggling with across America. As the total number of opioid-related deaths continues to grow beyond the more than 40,000 deaths that […]

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Vermont: Governor Announces He Will Sign Marijuana Depenalization Measure

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Republican Gov. Phil Scott publicly announced at a news conference that he intends to sign legislation into law legalizing the use and cultivation of personal use quantities of marijuana by adults. The Governor vetoed similar legislation last year. House Bill 511 eliminates existing civil penalties specific to the possession of up to one ounce of […]

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