Biden Budget Keeps Medical Marijuana Protections But Would Block D.C. From Legalizing Recreational Sales
President Joe Biden wants to maintain a long-standing policy thats protected state medical marijuana laws from Justice Department interference as part of his fiscal year 2022 budget proposala notable administration decision given that previous presidents from both parties have called for its elimination in their annual plans.
But Biden wants to continue to block Washington, D.C. from using its own tax dollars to legalize adult-use marijuana sales, declining to recommend that current language barring such activity be eliminated.
The budget approach is raising questions abo.... View more in new window
StoptheDrugWar.org | May 28, 2021
Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in House, MD Governor Vetoes Paraphernalia Decriminalization Bill, More... 5/28/
The proposed Biden budget retains the ban on selling and taxing marijuana in Washington, DC, marijuana consumption lounge bills are moving in California and Nevada, and more.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan R has vetoed a bill that would decriminalize the possession of drug paraphernalia. Creative Commons
Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in House. House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler D=NY reintroduced a marijuana legalization bill Friday morning, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment & Expungement MORE Act. The House passed a similar ver.... View more in new window
NORML | May 19, 2021
Montana: Governor Signs Measure Amending Voter-Initiated Marijuana Legalization Law
Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte signed legislation into law late Wednesday amending the states 2020 voter-approved adult-use legalization law.
House Bill 701 makes several changes to the voter-initiated law. Specifically, it moves back the deadline for state regulators to begin licensing retail marijuana sales from October 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022. Initially for the first 18 months, only those already operating medical dispensaries will be eligible to engage in retail marijuana sales.
The measure also reduces the number of cannabis plants that an adult may legally cultiv.... View more in new window
marijuanamoment.net | May 21, 2021
Marijuana Decriminalization Qualifies For Local Ohio Ballot, With Activists Working To Secure More Measures
Ohio activists have qualified a measure to decriminalize marijuana to appear on a local 2021 ballotthe first of dozens of reform proposals that could go before voters this year as signature gathering efforts continue across the state.
The Hocking County Board of Elections certified on Wednesday that advocates had collected enough valid signatures to put the question of decriminalization before voters in Murray City. This is the latest development in a years-long grassroots push to enact the policy change at the local level while statewide efforts have stalled.
All told, 2.... View more in new window
marijuanamoment.net | May 21, 2021
Key Chairman Plans To File Revised Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill In House As Early As Next Week
A key chairman plans to reintroduce a bill to federally legalize marijuana and promote social equity in the industry as early as next week in the House, and its text will contain at least two notable changes compared to the last version of the legislation, Marijuana Moment has learned.
The news comes as advocates eagerly anticipate the filing of a separate cannabis reform bill being planned by Senate leaders.
The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement MORE Act, sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler D-NY, cleared the chamber in a hist.... View more in new window
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