Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

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

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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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Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Initiative Certified for 2020 Ballot

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A proposed measure legalizing medical cannabis access in Mississippi has qualified for the 2020 ballot. Mississippi’s Secretary of State’s Office notified lawmakers on Tuesday that petitioners, Mississippians for Compassionate Care, had gathered a sufficient number of signatures to place Measure 65 before voters this November. The proposed constitutional amendment establishes a state-licensed system of dispensaries […]

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South Dakota: Medical Cannabis Initiative Certified for 2020 Ballot

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A proposed measure legalizing medical cannabis access in South Dakota has qualified for the 2020 ballot. The South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office acknowledged Thursday that petitioners had gathered a sufficient number of signatures to place Measure 26 on the ballot. The initiative permits qualified patients to possess and home-cultivate cannabis for medical purposes, and […]

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New Jersey: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill into Law

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Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (A. 5981/S. 4154) into law today facilitating the expungement of low-level marijuana crimes and other offenses. The measure establishes an expedited process for expunging the criminal records associated with minor marijuana-related violations, among other changes. An analysis of nationwide arrest data published last year reported that New Jersey was […]

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