Illinois: Medical Cannabis Expansion Measures Signed into Law

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) has signed two separate medical cannabis expansion bills into law. Senate Bill 2023 expands the state’s medical cannabis program by adding several new qualifying conditions, allowing physicians assistants and advanced practice registered nurses to recommend medical cannabis to their patients, allowing minor patients to have up to three caregivers instead of […]

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Delaware: Law Signed Reducing Marijuana Penalties for Juvenile Offenders

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Democratic Gov. John Carney has signed legislation amending criminal penalties for juveniles who violate the state’s marijuana possession laws. Senate Bill 45 eliminates criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession offenses (up to one ounce) for those under the age of 21. Instead, juvenile offenders will face a fine-only civil penalty. Those with past criminal convictions […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/28/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer introduced legislation to allow for interstate commerce when it comes to state-legal cannabis programs. Governor Janet Mills (D) of Maine signed legislation into law setting rules and regulations for the adult use cannabis market. Governor […]

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Oregon: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure Into Law

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Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The measure establishes procedures for persons previously found guilty of low-level (up to one ounce) marijuana possession offenses to file a motion with the court to have their convictions set aside. Petitioners may not be charged a […]

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Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/21/19

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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, history was made. For the first time ever, the U.S. House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. Also this week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to discuss […]

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