House Bill 4295 removes the ban on those with previous felony and misdemeanor marijuana convictions from participating in the legal medical marijuana industry.
These laws include revising possession penalties for minors and regulating social consumption sites.
“This is a simple, yet critical, move that will provide relief, compassion and dignity to terminally-ill Californians.”
House Bill 241 allows law enforcement to refer a juvenile to counseling, treatment, or other appropriate intervention services in lieu of a monetary fine.
“This legislation recognizes that the responsible use of marijuana by adults should not be a crime, and that those who carry the stigma of a criminal record for their past use of cannabis should receive relief.”
“Rhode Island is an island of prohibition in a sea of legalization.”
The measure allows patients to purchase up to two and a half ounces of medical cannabis flower per 14 day period.
“Marginalized communities have disproportionately suffered for decades because of the discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws in Connecticut. This bill is a step toward addressing that shameful legacy and it will provide long-needed relief to communities that have historically experienced the collateral consequences of prohibition.”