Connecticut: Senate Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Legalization Bill on First Day of Special Session

Connecticut state Senate members have approved legislation, Senate Bill 1201, legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and sale. The measure allows adults 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis flowers or an equivalent amount of cannabis concentrates in public, and up to five ounces of marijuana […]

Louisiana: Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation Signed into Law

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) signed legislation into law to remove the threat of jail time for low-level marijuana possession offenses. House Bill 652 reduces the penalty for the possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana for first-time as well as subsequent offenses to a $100 fine only. While there would be no possibility […]

Former Molson Coors executive tapped for Charlotte’s Web CFO

Charlotte’s Web Holdings has chosen a former international chief financial officer from Molson Coors as its new CFO. Wessel Booysen led international expansion and strategic M&A at Molson Coors Beverage Co. He replaces retiring CFO Russ Hammer. Booysen led the beverage company’s efforts in Australia and Asia, background that positions him for Charlotte Web’s global […]

U.S. House Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman & Cori Bush Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

Washington, D.C. –  Today, on the 50th anniversary of when President Richard Nixon declared the “war on drugs,” Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Cori Bush (D-MO) introduced the Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA), following an unveiling of the bill on Tuesday, June 15 alongside the Drug Policy Alliance, which has been a strategic partner on […]

U.S. House Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman & Cori Bush Unveil Federal Bill to Decriminalize Drug Possession, Replace with Health-Centered Approach

Washington, D.C. –  Today, ahead of the 50th anniversary—on June 17—of when President Richard Nixon declared the “war on drugs,” Representatives Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) and Cori Bush (D-MO) unveiled the Drug Policy Reform Act (DPRA), alongside the Drug Policy Alliance, which has been a strategic partner on the development of the legislation. The bill […]

Montana: Opponents Drop Lawsuit Challenging Voter-Approved Legalization Initiative

Marijuana legalization opponents moved to drop a lawsuit filed on their behalf that sought to nullify an adult-use marijuana legalization measure that was approved by Montana voters during the November 2020 election. The suit claimed that the initiative language was unconstitutional because it earmarked a portion of tax revenues from retail marijuana sales. Plaintiffs contended […]

Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/11/21

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation into law providing financial assistance to social equity applicants seeking to enter the retail marijuana industry. the Ohio State Medical Board approved requests to allow patients diagnosed with Huntington’s disease, spasticity or severe muscle spasms, and terminal […]

‘They are trying to kill the hemp industry:’ California’s hemp-versus-marijuana clash intensifies

A California hemp bill that would provide a long-awaited green light for hemp-derived CBD products has cleared the lower chamber – but the progress has set up a cannabis clash in the world’s largest state market. The bill easily passed through the California Assembly and awaits action in the state Senate. It would legalize the […]

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