NORML Development Director JM Pedini, said that Tuesday’s vote represented “another stunning failure of leadership on cannabis policy.”
The District of Columbia’s city council has recently approved the Medical Cannabis Amendment Act, significantly expanding medical cannabis operations in DC.
State lawmakers have advanced several priority bills to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk and a few more remain pending but are up against a tight timeline. The legislative session in California ends on August 31st. Any bills not transmitted to the Governor will die after that date. (Once advanced to the Governor, he has 30 days to act on the bills.)
Today, marks the one year anniversary of legalization in Virginia, and multiple changes to marijuana laws will take effect.
Several pieces of reform-friendly legislation have advanced out of their chambers of origin and are now awaiting hearings in their second chambers.
This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!
With the 2022 legislative session having already ended, this vote effectively ends any further discussion of the legislation this year.
This week’s update highlights important advancements of legislation in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Delaware, and additional important movements in Pennsylvania, Maine, Illinois and other states.