Rhode Island: Lawmakers Advance Adult-Use Legalization Bill

House and Senate Committee members advanced legislation late yesterday, the “Rhode Island Cannabis Act,” to legalize the consumption, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of cannabis by adults. The two identical bills, S. 2430 and H. 7593, were approved by lawmakers with little opposition.  Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 1 in favor […]

South Carolina: State Senate Advances Compassionate Care Act

For the first time ever, the South Carolina State Senate has advanced medical cannabis access legislation, the bipartisan Compassionate Care Act. By a vote of nearly 2 to 1, members approved the measure, sending it for further debate in the House of Representatives. If eventually approved by the House, the measure would still need the […]

The Fight Continues for Medical Marijuana Access in Mississippi

The fight for legal medical marijuana access continues in Mississippi. Just days after the start of the 2022 legislative session, Senate members voted 47-5 in favor of legislation legalizing medical marijuana, thus sending the bill to House members for further consideration. The Senate vote took place despite Republican Gov. Tate Reeves’s ongoing threats to veto […]

Texas: Austin Decriminalization Initiative Qualifies for the Ballot, Other Texas Cities Follow

Despite over 60 percent of Texas voters supporting marijuana legalization, advocates continue to face an uphill battle in the legislature. That is why activists in Texas are now expanding their efforts to focusing on implementing reforms at the local level. Currently, four Texas cities and seven counties have established local policies limiting legal punishments for […]

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