Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law | Marijuana Policy Project SALT LAKE CITY — In a special session today, the Utah Legislature enacted a compromise medical marijuana law that will replace the ballot initiative approved by voters on Election Day. The compromise bill is more restrictive than the law established by Proposition 2, which was supported by the Marijuana Policy Project and Utah advocates. In […] Utah Legislature Passes Compromise Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law

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Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | Paul Armentano Lawmakers voted in a special legislative session on Monday to replace the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis access program. The former law, Proposition 2: The Utah Medical Cannabis Act – was approved by 53 percent of voters on November 6. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri criticized lawmakers’ decision. “Lawmakers should have respected the will of the voters and should have […] Utah Lawmakers Replace Voter-Initiated Medical Marijuana Law | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill

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New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill | NORML TRENTON, NJ — On Monday, November 26, New Jersey Senate and Assembly lawmakers voted in favor of legislation that seeks to regulate the adult use marijuana market. Members of a 26-member joint committee decided to move forward the legislation: Senate Bill 2703 and Assembly Bill 4497: The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act. Lawmakers […] New Jersey Lawmakers Advance Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic … Read More

New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019

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New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019 | NORML ALBANY, NY — A spokesperson for Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that creating a framework for legalizing adult marijuana use is among the administration’s 2019 legislative priorities. “The goal of this administration is to create a model program for regulated adult-use marijuana – and we determined the best way to do that was to ensure our […] New York Governor to Support Marijuana Legalization Bill in 2019 | The … Read More

New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion

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New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | Justin Strekal Just two days after Veteran’s Day, Congressman Seth Moulton has introduced a series of bills aimed at addressing the therapeutic use of marijuana among veterans. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or death. Moreover, failure of VA policy to allow physicians to openly talk about cannabis or […] New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | The Daily … Read More

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban

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Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation is currently being debated by leadership in conference committee. “If there’s a […] Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | The Daily … Read More

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms

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Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | NORML Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories on election night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions – including tens of thousands of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Passage of the […] Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who once opined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” As Attorney General, his office rescinded the 2013 Cole memorandum […] US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | Marijuana Policy Project The initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Utah is reportedly headed toward victory. Fox 13 News Utah projected Proposition 2 will pass, and the measure was leading 54-46 with 68 percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold, Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law. Last month, backers of Proposition […] Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

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