Washington: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Bill Into Law

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Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has signed legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The measure states: “Every person convicted of a misdemeanor marijuana offenses, who was 21 years of age or older at the time of the offense, may apply to the sentencing court for a vacation of the applicant’s […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries announced their intentions to introduce legislation known as the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), thus ending the nearly century-long federal policy of criminalization and […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/3/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! Governor Jay Inslee (D) of Washington signed legislation into law allowing medical cannabis to be accessed by patients on school grounds, and separate legislation allowing the production of industrial hemp in accordance with new federal hemp regulations. Governor Larry Hogan (R) of Maryland also signed […]

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Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions

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House and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The legislation now awaits action by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who has previously called for pardoning those with criminal records for marijuana violations. The measure provides the courts with the discretion to vacate any misdemeanor marijuana […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19

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At the state level, Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota signed a package of bills into law to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. Among the changes are: allowing physicians assistants to recommend medical cannabis to their patients, adding several new qualifying conditions, and authorizing cancer patients to possess greater quantities of cannabis than […]

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