Weeky Legislative Roundup 8/24/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! In Congress this week, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and six cosponsors introduced a bill that would remove the penalty that strips college financial aid from students with drug convictions. Also, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) filed an amendment that would require the federal government to [...]

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New Jersey: Momentum Grows For Passage Of Adult Use Marijuana Legalization

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Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey voters support legalizing the adult use of marijuana and expunging past criminal convictions associated with the substance, according to statewide polling data released today by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-two percent of voters say that they support allowing adults “to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.” Support is strongest [...]

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President Trump Expresses Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Fix

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President Donald Trump on Friday expressed verbal support for recently introduced, bi-partisan legislation that seeks to codify legal protections for state-sanctioned marijuana-related activities. In response to a question from reporters, the President acknowledged that he “probably will end up supporting” The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act of 2018, sponsored by Senators [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/25

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Federally, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today became the fourth Senator to cosponsor the Marijuana Justice Act, joining the bill’s author, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and cosponsors Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). At the state level, NORML PAC announced [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/18/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Good news – on Thursday the US House of Representatives Appropriations Committee for the first time heard and passed language, known as the Joyce amendment, to restrict funding for the Department of Justice to prosecute state-legal medical marijuana programs. At the state level, Governor Jeff Colyer (R) [...]

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