New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

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State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. The measures now await action from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is supportive of the changes. DECRIMINALIZATION Senate Bill 323 amends minor marijuana possession penalties. The measure reduces first-time penalties […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has reintroduced H.R. 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Additionally, Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced The Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act to explicitly bar federal […]

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Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

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Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. Here is a look at where some of these efforts currently stand. LEGALIZATION New Hampshire: By a margin of 209 to 147, House members voted late last week in favor of House Bill 481, which legalizes the possession […]

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Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

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Just about two months into the 2019 legislative session, legalization proposals are swiftly moving forward in states across the country. Irrespective of geographic location or political ideology, lawmakers everywhere are beginning to realize that now is the time to take action on marijuana reform. Here is the latest on key states from coast to coast: […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. A subcommittee of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to hold […]

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