Marijuana reform legislation continues to advance in several states. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in CA, LA, MD, ME, MN, NC, & TX.
Summer ’23 Intern Marlie shares her reasons for joining the NORML team.
Adults may legally possess cannabis on August 1, 2023. State officials at that time will begin the process of reviewing and expunging tens of thousands of marijuana convictions.
“In the largest trial to date involving experienced users smoking cannabis, there was no correlation between THC (and related metabolites/cannabinoids) in blood, OF [oral fluid], or breath and driving performance. … The complete lack of a relationship between the concentration of the centrally active component of cannabis in blood, OF, and breath is strong evidence against the use of per se laws for cannabis.”
Every day that Congress fails to act needlessly jeopardizes the livelihood of these small businesses and their consumers.
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has accepted NORML’s ‘friend of the court’ amicus brief in a case that seeks to protect the Second Amendment rights of state-authorized medical cannabis patients.
Highlights include LA, ME, MD, MN, MT, NV, NH, NY, OH, PA, and RI.
Federal law enforcement agents and their partners seized nearly 5.7 million cultivated marijuana plants in 2022. This is the highest annual seizure total reported by the agency since 2011.