Louisiana: House Lawmakers Advance Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation
Members of the Louisiana House of Representatives have approved legislation to remove the threat of jail time for low-level marijuana possession offenses.
House Bill 652 was approved by the House of Representatives Tuesday night with a 67 to 25 vote after receiving unanimous approval by the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice last week. The measure now heads to the Senate for further consideration.
HB 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 wo.... View more in new window
marijuanamoment.net | May 11, 2021
Schumer Reiterates That Marijuana Legalization Must Pass Before Cannabis Banking Reform
With Democrats in control of the Senate this session, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer D-NY doesnt plan to jeopardize a marijuana legalization bill hes working on by advancing a more modest cannabis banking measure first.
In an interview with The Ringer that was released on Tuesday, the senator reiterated that he and his colleagues will be introducing our bill shortly to end cannabis prohibitionand he said banking reform legislation thats been filed will have to wait because were not going to bargain against ourselves.
Schumer made a similar point in an interview with Mariju.... View more in new window
Forbes | May 9, 2021
Ignorance Still Plagues The Field Of Cannabis Medicine
Despite the shifting attitude toward cannabis around the globe and the easing of international restrictions, the continued misunderstanding of the endocannabinoid system and cannabis-related medicine regularly causes an adverse impact in the world for no good reason.
In recent weeks I was speaking with my good friend and fellow industry professional Dr. Uma Dhanabalan. She was livid. For those who know Dr. Uma, she is a compassionate, intelligent, and caring person. But that isnt to say she cannot get fired up.
She has recently received a Notice of Non-Renewal of Insuran.... View more in new window
NORML | May 4, 2021
Colorado: Legislature Approves Measure Eliminating Civil Penalties for Possessing Between One and Two Ounces of Cannabis
House and Senate lawmakers have advanced legislation, House Bill 1090, eliminating civil penalties for activities involving the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis.
State law permits adults to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes without penalty. By contrast, possessing between one and two ounces of cannabis is classified as a petty offense, punishable by a civil penalty of $100. House Bill 1090 eliminates those civil penalties. The measure also makes it easier for those with past marijuana convictions to petition the courts to have.... View more in new window
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