Iowa Senator Quashes Floor Debate On Marijuana STATES Act

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Washington, DC: Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) yesterday blocked lawmakers from considering an amendment on the floor of the US Senate that sought to permanently remove the threat of federal intervention in states that regulate marijuana sales. The amendment, offered by Colorado Republican Cory Gardner, was largely identical to Senate Bill 3032: The STATES Act, which creates […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 11/16/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued a “guarantee” that hemp legalization will be in the finalized Farm Bill. “If there’s a Farm Bill, it’ll be in there, I guarantee that,” he told reporters. Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) has introduced a series of bills aimed […]

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California: Governor Signs Legislation Expunging Past Marijuana Convictions

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Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation, Assembly Bill 1793, facilitating the review and expungement of hundreds of thousands of past marijuana convictions. The new law requires “the Department of Justice, before July 1, 2019, to review the records in the state summary criminal history information database and to identify past convictions that are potentially […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 9/28/18

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration placed CBD medication Epidiolex in Schedule V, the least restrictive category of the Controlled Substances Act. The move does not apply to CBD itself or other non-FDA-approved extracts containing it. U.S. Customs and Border Protection released an official […]

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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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