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An activist group in North Dakota filed paperwork to begin petitioning for another adult use marijuana legalization ballot initiative in 2020. The group then withdrew the measure so they can amend the language.
Members of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission have decided to advance plans to regulate social marijuana use facilities.
Governor Jared Polis D of Colorado signed legislation into law that allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis for any condition for which an opiate would otherwise be prescribed.
Legislation that would have removed the threat of....
California is Moving Forward With a Plan to Establish Marijuana Banks
The Associated Press is reporting that California is quickly moving forward with a plan to establish a system of banks to work with the marijuana industry which is legal under state law, but illegal under federal law.
Given that legal marijuana businesses are shut out of the traditional banking system by federal laws, proponents of the new push argue that they would benefit if the state approves a measure creating a special class of banks to handle pot money.
The state Senate voted 35 to 1 on Tuesday to pass a bill that would allow people to start banks and credit unions that could accept cash deposits from marijuana retailers.
Those banks could issue special checks to the retailers that could only be used for certain purposes, including paying taxes and California-based vendors.
Welcome to the latest edition of NORMLs Weekly Legislative Roundup
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries announced their intentions to introduce legislation known as the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act CSA, thus ending the nearly century-long federal policy of criminalization and prohibition.
Governor Doug Bergum R of North Dakota signed a bill into law that will remove the threat of jail time for the possession of up to a half ounce of marijuana.
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