Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 29th, 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has reportedly submitted more than double the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. The proposed […]

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referendums: July 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House minority leader Eddie Armstrong, has submitted more than double the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. The proposed constitutional […]

State Policy Weekly Update 7/1/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.  California  Over 750 Cal NORML supporters have written letters to their Assemblymembers in support of AB 2188, which bans employers from denying workers’ jobs or firing them based on a positive drug test for inactive metabolites of THC. These metabolites can be […]

Nevada: Cannabis Consumption Lounge Regulations Approved, Licensing to Start in the Fall

In 2021, Nevada state lawmakers passed a bill legalizing cannabis consumption establishments, also known as lounges, under two categories of licensing: one for “retail cannabis consumption lounges,” under which existing retailers will be able to sell products to be consumed on-site, and another for “independent cannabis consumption lounges” that will open as standalone lounges and […]

State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Arizona, California, Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.  Arizona House Bill  2050 amends state law so that  honorably discharged veterans who have lived in Arizona for one year will no longer need to pay the $150 fee to the state to obtain a medical marijuana certification card. Instead, they would […]

State Policy Weekly Update 6/10/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in California, Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Louisiana, New York and North Carolina.  CaliforniaSeveral pieces of reform-friendly legislation have advanced out of their chambers of origin and are now awaiting hearings in their second chambers.  Read about more pending bills. The Employment Rights for cannabis users bill, AB 2188 (Quirk), was […]

California: Multiple Reform Bills Continue to Advance

Several pieces of reform-friendly legislation have advanced out of their chambers of origin and are now awaiting hearings in their second chambers. “We’re happy to see that many of the cannabis reform bills which we have been activating our membership to lobby for are moving through the California legislature,” said Cal NORML Deputy Director Ellen […]

State Policy Weekly Update 5/27/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, California, Louisiana, and North Carolina!  California  SB 1186 requires all local governments to permit access to medicinal cannabis via either the establishment of licensed dispensaries or via delivery. Update: This bill has passed in the state Senate and heads to the Assembly. Send a message […]

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