Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S. House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 on Tuesday, March 26th. Activists in Oregon have filed a 2020 ballot initiative with the Secretary of State that, if approved, would allow social cannabis consumption […]

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New York: the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA)

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A.1617, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), has been re-introduced this legislative session. The bill would legalize the adult possession, use, and regulated sale of marijuana. Over the past twenty years, many New Yorkers have been negatively affected by the harms of prohibition in New York. With people of color accounting for nearly 85% […]

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New York: State legislature signals support for adult-use cannabis legalization

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In news that bodes well for the future of cannabis legalization in the state of New York, both chambers of the state legislature have included legalization language in their annual budget proposals. Both budget proposals also address the expedited expungement of certain marijuana-related convictions, implementing social equity programs in the state’s growing marijuana industry, and […]

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Marijuana Legalization in NY & Driving: Response to NYS Association of Police Chiefs from Roc NORML

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The New York State Association of Police made a statement opposing legalization of cannabis for adult-use in New York, in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he plans to pass legislation April 1st, with the budget, that will legalize cannabis for adult-use in New York. The New York State Association of Police said traffic safety is a […]

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Marijuana Legalization in NY & Driving: Response to NYS Association of Police Chiefs from Roc NORML

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The New York State Association of Police made a statement¬†opposing legalization of cannabis for adult-use in New York, in response to Governor Cuomo’s announcement that he plans to pass legislation April 1st, with the budget, that will legalize cannabis for adult-use in New York. The¬†New York State Association of Police said traffic safety is a […]

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