Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo’s Proposed Marijuana Legalization Budget Plan

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On January 17, 2019, Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled a budget proposal for 2020 that would legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island “with reluctance,” as she told The Providence Journal. “We’re not an island, in fact. Like it or not, we’re going to be incurring public safety and public health expenses because it’s legal in Massachusetts… […]

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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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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/1/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! At the state level, activists in Florida and Missouri gathered in their state capitals along side state and local NORML chapters to lobby state lawmakers in favor of sensible marijuana policy reform. John Fetterman, Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, is beginning a state-wide listening tour to […]

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Delaware: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

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Democrat Gov. John Carney signed legislation into law today vacating past marijuana convictions. Senate Bill 197, which took immediate effect, “provides mandatory expungement eligibility to individuals who were convicted of the possession [of one ounce or less], use or consumption of marijuana prior to Delaware’s decriminalization of these offenses.” State lawmakers in 2015 enacted legislation […]

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Rhode Island: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Legislation Into Law

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Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation permitting those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. House Bill 8355/S. 2447 allows those with past convictions for crimes involving the possession of less than one ounce of cannabis to petition the court to seek an order of expungement. It states, “[W]here the court has […]

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