Here is NORML’s weekly update on pending state legislation in Wisconsin, West Virginia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Florida, Delaware, Alaska.
House Bill 241 allows law enforcement to refer a juvenile to counseling, treatment, or other appropriate intervention services in lieu of a monetary fine.
“Legalizing cannabis is about more than just allowing recreational use, or the money that can be made. This essential reform is about undoing a century of racist policies that disproportionately targeted Black and Latino communities.”
Senate Bill 60 permits certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants to issue medical cannabis recommendations to those ages 18 and older. The measure took immediate effect upon passage.
“What we see is that the trends in legal states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California are generally no different than the traffic safety trends in other states that haven’t changed their marijuana laws.”
“HB150 will reduce arrests and create much needed jobs and business opportunities for our city and state to help reduce the unemployment rate, especially post-pandemic.”
Locals in Delaware are tangling with corporate, multi-state medical marijuana permit holders to pass a bill for full legalization.
“Inaction doesn’t reward us with curbed usage but will prevent us from realizing economic benefits and the $43 million that could be available if Delaware were to devise a responsible regulatory framework. It’s time to legalize it.”