Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/21/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, reports circulated that  the US Customs and Border Protection Agency will enforce a federal policy denying entry into the United States any individual involved in Canada’s burgeoning marijuana market. Under the policy, US officials are to bar entry to Canadians who acknowledge having [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/14/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved legislation (HR 5634: The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018) to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials assessing the efficacy of whole-plant cannabis. The vote marks the first time that lawmakers have ever decided in favor of easing existing federal restrictions [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/7/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) introduced legislation this week, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. The measure would allow the Department of [...]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 8/31/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester introduced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for marijuana charges one year after the sentence is completed. At the state level, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed an industrial hemp [...]

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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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