“This is an important first step in the process of ending all penalties for cannabis possession and ensuring Rhode Islanders have access to regulated and tested cannabis products, just like New Englanders already have in neighboring states,” says Jax James, NORML’s State Policy Manager.
NORML PAC endorsed US Senate candidate John Fetterman won the state’s Democratic primary by a large margin.
Commenting on the settlement, a spokesperson for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said, “To be certain: we aren’t going anywhere and are undeterred in our goal to legalize cannabis for all adults in Ohio.”
Investigators reported, “Contrary to concerns about spillover effects, implementation of legalized non-medical cannabis coincided with decreases in alcohol and cigarette use and pain reliever misuse.”
Voters in several states are anticipated to decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where those efforts currently stand.
A bipartisan group of 24 Senators stood up for public safety and for greater economic opportunities for legal cannabis businesses today by sending a letter to leadership in both chambers of Congress asking them to include cannabis banking reform language in broad legislation currently being debated in conference committee.
This week’s update highlights legislative advancement in California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, and more!
The Delaware Senate approved legislation to remove criminal and civil penalties for adult possession of limited quantities of marijuana. In a 13-7-1 vote, the upper chamber voted to pass HB 371, which legalized the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for individuals aged 21 or older.
State officials must now conduct an official assessment of the signature petitions and verify their authenticity before determining whether the two measures will appear on the November ballot.