Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Gov. Phil Scott Has Pledged to Sign

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Vermont Senate Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Gov. Phil Scott Has Pledged to Sign | Marijuana Policy Project

MONTPELIER, VT — A bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont received final approval on Wednesday from the Vermont Senate and will soon make its way to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott, who vetoed a similar bill in 2017. In December, Gov. Scott indicated that he intends to sign H. 511 into law. House Bill […]

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Canada: House of Commons Passes Marijuana Legalization, Regulation Bill

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OTTAWA — Members of the Canadian House of Commons voted 200 to 82 Monday to approve legislation that seeks to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. Liberal Party members, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back the measure, which now faces debate in the Senate. The Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, amends the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act […]

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Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

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Atlanta Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance | NORML

ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to pass Ordinance 1700-1152 on Monday, decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses within the city. This measure amends the local law so that the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is punishable by a $ 75 fine — no arrest, jail time, or criminal arrest record. Annually, over […]

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Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included

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Congress Passes Three Month Budget Continuation; Marijuana Protections Included | NORML

In a quick deal between President Trump and Congress, a three-month budget continuing resolution will be in effect until December 8, 2017, maintaining current spending levels. While this seems mundane (it is), it is important for marijuana policy because it guarantees a temporary extension of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections for lawful medical marijuana programs from Attorney […]

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

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New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire state Senate passed a bill Thursday (17-6) that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire. House Bill 640 will now head back to the House of Representatives, which overwhelmingly approved the original version in February (318-36) and is expected to concur with the Senate-approved version soon. […]

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Vermont House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

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Vermont House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

MONTPELIER, VT — The Vermont House of Representatives approved a bill 74-68 on its second reading Tuesday evening that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older. If the bipartisan measure is approved at a third reading, which is expected later this week, it will advance […]

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West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

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West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Medical Marijuana Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

CHARLESTON, WV — A bill that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it was approved by the West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday. Senate Bill 386 passed 76-24 on third reading after being revised on second reading, and now returns to the Senate. “The Legislature has […]

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Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes California Assembly

Asset Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes California Assembly | Drug Policy Alliance

SACRAMENTO, CA — Civil asset forfeiture reform legislation authored by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and David Hadley (R-Torrance) passed the California Assembly Floor by a 67 to 7 vote on Monday. The bill will require that in all cases where law enforcement seize cash under $ 40,000, that there be a conviction in the underlying […]

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Industrial Hemp Bill
The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a bill to start an industrial hemp farming pilot program today with a 49-0 vote. The legislation, SB50, is sponsored by Senators Judy Schwank (D. Berks) and Mike Folmer (R. Lebanon). “We hope that, once we …
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Washington House joins Senate in legalizing hemp crops
OLYMPIA — A hemp farming bill moved to the governor's desk March 1, as the state House joined the Senate in passing legislation to legalize a crop still defined by federal law as a controlled substance. “It's a bright new day for Washington,” longtime …
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Calendar: Hemp festival, 303 Day fun & 50 more events await in March 2016
There's family-friendly fun at the Second Annual Industrial Hemp Festival happening at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in the beginning of March. Intellectual stimulation can be found at Frank Talk, a cannabis science lecture on March 15. And learn …
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1 of 2 medical marijuana bills passes Senate, on to House of Representatives

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1 of 2 medical marijuana bills passes Senate, on to House of Representatives
A Utah lawmaker sponsoring a medical marijuana plan says he feels hopeful about his proposal's chances following the Mormon church's softened stance on the plan. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stopped short of endorsing the proposal …
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Leading UK politician supports legalisation of cannabis
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron, who claims the war on drugs has failed, says the party has written a report about the need for the drug to sold legally, with Farron even making a jibe at UK prime minister David Cameron for changing his outlook on …
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