State officials are set to begin providing financial reimbursements to hundreds of thousands of residents with prior convictions for the possession of marijuana and other controlled substances.
“Nearly half of all Americans now reside in a jurisdiction where the adult use of cannabis is legal,” NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano said. “To date, no state has moved to either curtail or repeal these legalization laws. That’s because these policies are working largely as voters and lawmakers intended and they are clearly preferable to criminal marijuana prohibition.”
Thanks to your advocacy, activism, and support, dozens of new marijuana laws took effect around the country this month.
Seven years after California voters passed Proposition 64 in 2016, successfully legalizing marijuana possession, cultivation, and sales, the courts are finally nearly finished relieving all qualifying cannabis cases.
“Tens of thousands of Louisianans carry the burden and stigma of a past conviction for behavior that the majority of state residents no longer believe should be a crime. Our sense of justice and our principles of fairness demand that public officials and the courts move swiftly to right the past wrongs of cannabis prohibition and criminalization.”
Highlights include: CA, CO, IL, LA, ME, NV, NY, OH, PA, & VT
Highlights include: CA, LA, NV, NY, OH, & PA.
Marijuana reform legislation continues to advance in several states. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in CA, LA, MD, ME, MN, NC, & TX.