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  • Time Runs Out on Compromise to Fix Maryland Medical Cannabis Program

    After long and difficult negotiations and consultation with advocates, industry stakeholders, and the Attorney General, legislators agreed on a compromise bill, HB 1443, to address the lack of diversity in the Maryland medical cannabis industry without delaying the program. Unfortunately, the clock ran out on the last night of session and the final vote occurred at … Continue reading Time Runs Out...

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  • N.H. Senate Committees Approve PTSD and Chronic Pain Bills

    Slowly but surely, the New Hampshire Senate appears to be evolving in support of marijuana policy reforms. After hearing compelling testimony from patients and medical providers, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to pass two important bills that would improve the therapeutic cannabis program: HB 157, which would allow patients to qualify if … Continue reading N.H. Senate Committ...

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  • Coalition for a Safer Illinois Launches to Support Ending Prohibition

    MPP is proud to announce the launch of the Coalition for a Safer Illinois, a group of organizations and community leaders committed to replacing marijuana prohibition with sensible regulations. We know prohibition has failed in Illinois, and we think it’s time for a better approach. Check out the coalition’s new website, including our awesome members, … Continue reading Coalition for a Safer Illin...

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  • Patient Registry Open in Maryland

    After lengthy delays, the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is finally opening the patient registry in a phased rollout beginning on Monday, April 10. Please see below for the full announcement from the Commission. Dispensaries are required to be operational by December 9, 2017. IMPORTANT NOTE: MEDICAL CANNABIS IS NOT AVAILABLE YET IN THE STATE OF … Continue reading Patient Registry Open in Mar...

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  • North Dakota Medical Bill Improved and Passed in the House

    North Dakota Sen. Rich Wardner’s medical marijuana bill, SB 2344, continues to work its way through the North Dakota Legislative Assembly, being revised and improved along the way. While an earlier version of the bill would have significantly harmed patients, the current version — which passed the House in early April— leaves more of the … Continue reading North Dakota Medical Bill Improved and Pa...

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  • WV Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

    West Virginia is on the verge of becoming the next state with an effective medical marijuana law! The bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. He has publicly expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana and is expected to sign the … Continue reading WV Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill The post WV...

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  • West Virginia Becomes the 29th Medical Marijuana State

    Today, West Virginia officially became the 29th state to pass medical marijuana legislation! Gov. Jim Justice signed the law today after the bipartisan bill passed both the Senate and House earlier this month. While the law isn’t perfect, it’s a great start toward providing safe and legal access to medical marijuana for qualifying patients. A … Continue reading West Virginia Becomes the 29th Medic...

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  • MPP Responds to Reports of New Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino

    The Marijuana Policy Project has issued the statement below in response to reports that Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) will be named the next director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), also known as the “drug czar.” As a member of Congress, Marino has consistently voted against marijuana policy reform legislation. … Continue reading MPP Responds to Reports of New Dr...

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  • Supporters of Rhode Island Legalization Urge Legislators to Act on Bill

    On Tuesday, Regulate Rhode Island and allies made a strong case to the House Judiciary Committee to vote on H 5555, the legislation to regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol. Click below to watch testimony from: Rep. Scott Slater, primary sponsor of H 5555 Jim Vincent, president of the NAACP Providence branch and co-chair of Regulate … Continue reading Supporters of Rhode Island Legalization Urge...

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  • Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in Iowa

    The Iowa Senate Appropriations Committee introduced a bill to establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program in the state. The bill already received unanimous support by a subcommittee at a hearing last week, and may receive a full Senate vote as early as this week. The bill would allow patients suffering from cancer, PTSD, intractable pain, and … Continue reading Medical Marijuana Bill Introd...

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  • Governors Urge Trump Administration to Respect State Marijuana Laws

    Governors of the first four states that legalize marijuana for adults sent a letter to Trump administration officials this week asking them to respect their states’ marijuana laws. In the letter, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to adhere to Depar...

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  • Kansas City Voters Approve Initiative to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

    Voters in Kansas City — the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest — overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure on Tuesday to reduce the city’s penalties for marijuana possession. The Kansas City Star reports: The measure lowers the maximum fine for marijuana possession in city court to $25 from $500 and eliminates jail time as … Continue reading Kansas City Voters Approv...

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  • West Virginia House of Delegates Approves Medical Marijuana Bill With Amendments

    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. SB 386 passed 76-24 on third reading after being revised on second reading. SB 386 was originally introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda (D-Logan) in the … Continue reading West Virginia House of Delegates Approve...

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  • Texas Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bill Advances

    A proposal to reduce penalties for marijuana possession in Texas received bipartisan approval from the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday and will soon be scheduled for a full vote in the House. The measure passed by a vote of 4-2, receiving support from two Democrats and two Republicans. HB 81, authored by committee Chairman … Continue reading Texas Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bill ...

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  • Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation

    Legislation was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol. Bills filed by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, … Continue reading Federal Lawmakers Introd...

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  • Bill to Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Delaware

    After years of advocacy on the part of MPP and our local partners, Delaware Rep. Helene Keeley and Sen. Margaret Rose Henry introduced HB 110, the Delaware Marijuana Control Act. The bill seeks to legalize and regulate cannabis for adults 21 years of age or older. The marijuana tax revenue would be used to fund … Continue reading Bill to Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Delaware The post Bill to R...

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  • West Virginia Senate Approves Medical Marijuana

    The West Virginia Senate has voted to approve a medical marijuana bill Wednesday. SB 386, sponsored by Sen. Richard Ojeda, passed the Senate in a 28-6 vote! The bill will now move to the House. In the past, House Speaker Tim Armstead has not been willing to allow medical marijuana bills to be considered. However, if … Continue reading West Virginia Senate Approves Medical Marijuana The post West V...

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  • Vermont House Moves Legalization Bill Back to Committee

    On Tuesday, the Vermont House of Representatives appeared to be ready to pass H. 170, which would legalize marijuana possession and cultivation for adults. Unfortunately, instead of calling for a vote on the floor, House leaders decided to send the bill to the Human Services Committee for further consideration. If you are a Vermont resident, … Continue reading Vermont House Moves Legalization Bill...

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  • Bills to Regulate Marijuana Introduced in Illinois

    Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Heather Steans introduced bills Wednesday that would finally end cannabis prohibition in Illinois. Identical bills, one introduced in the House and one in the Senate, would allow adults to use, possess, and cultivate limited amounts of cannabis with no penalty, and would set up a taxed and regulated market for … Continue reading Bills to Regulate Marijuana Introduced in...

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  • Key Committee Approves Marijuana Possession Bill in Vermont

    The Vermont House Judiciary Committee voted 8-3 to approve H. 170, a bill that would eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and a small number of plants. Additionally, an independent poll commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project and conducted by Public Policy Polling found that 57% of Vermonters support H. 170. As amended … Continue reading Key Committee Approves Marijua...

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  • Nevada Considers Social Consumption Bill

    Nevada Senator Tick Segerblom introduced Senate Bill 236, which aims to allow social use of marijuana in public places such as lounges, bars, coffee shops, and special events like fairs and concerts. SB 236 would allow local governments to issue permits to businesses and licenses for special events allowing marijuana consumption in designated places. Social … Continue reading Nevada Considers Soci...

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  • Push to Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use Picks Up Steam in Connecticut

    The newly formed Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana (CCRM) held a press conference March 7 to rally support for legislation that would regulate and tax marijuana for adult use in Connecticut. The event was held just prior to a committee hearing on H.B. 5314, sponsored by Rep. Melissa Ziobron (R-East Haddam), which directs the Department of Consumer Protection to establish a regulated syst...

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  • South Dakota Lawmakers Considering Marijuana Bills

    Last week, the South Dakota State Senate passed Senate Bill 95, which would remove cannabidiol, or CBD oil, from the definition of marijuana and make it a Schedule IV controlled substance under state law. However, the bill included a requirement that CBD oil be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which would indefinitely curtail access … Continue reading South Dakota Lawmakers Considerin...

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  • New Hampshire House Approves Decriminalization Measure

    The New Hampshire House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved HB 640 on Wednesday (318-36), bringing New Hampshire one step closer to becoming the final state in New England to decriminalize marijuana possession. The bill will now be considered by the Senate. HB 640, sponsored by Rep. Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) and a bipartisan group of 10 co-sponsors, would … Continue reading New Hampshire Ho...

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  • Vermont House Vote Expected on Bill Legalizing Possession and Cultivation

    The Vermont House of Representatives is expected to vote soon on H. 170, a bill that would eliminate penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana and a small number of plants. The bill is expected to pass the House Judiciary Committee next week, and then it will likely advance to the House floor, where the … Continue reading Vermont House Vote Expected on Bill Legalizing Possession and Cult...

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  • Georgia House Approves Medical Marijuana Improvement Bill

    Both the Georgia House and Senate this year presented bills that would make changes to the state’s low-THC medical marijuana law. The better of the two, House Bill 65, just passed the House by a huge margin of 156-6 in support. The bill is now on its way to the Senate. House Bill 65 would … Continue reading Georgia House Approves Medical Marijuana Improvement Bill The post Georgia House Approves M...

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  • Medical Marijuana Bills Progressing in Iowa

    The Iowa Legislature is in full swing, and over a dozen bills have been filed that would improve the state’s marijuana policies. Sen. Brad Zaun’s (R) penalty reduction bill, SF 280, has already been reported favorably out of a Senate subcommittee. Under current Iowa law, possessing even the tiniest amount of marijuana can result in a … Continue reading Medical Marijuana Bills Progressing in Iowa T...

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  • Limited Medical Marijuana Bills Introduced in Indiana

    A pair of bills that would allow certain patients to use low-THC cannabis are winding their way through the Indiana Legislature. One of the bills is markedly stronger than the other. SB 15 would allow patients suffering from intractable epilepsy to administer low-THC, CBD-rich medical cannabis with their doctor’s authorization. The bill would create a … Continue reading Limited Medical Marijuana B...

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