March 20, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
News & ObserverHawaii Senate panel considers medical marijuana dispensariesNews & ObserverJohn Radcliffe, president of Capital Consultants of Hawaii, talks to Hawaii lawmakers about the need for medical marijuana dispensaries Friday, March 20, 2015, in Honolulu. Radcliffe told the panel that he has been a stage four liver and colon cancer …and more »
Marijuana law reform legislation is presently pending in states over 30 states. Is your state one of them? Visit NORML’s online ‘Take Action Center’ here to find out. By clicking this link, you will have access to up-to-date bill status information. You can also quickly contact your elected officials and urge their support for these reforms with just one click. Right now, nearly 20 states — including Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont — are debating measures to legalize the adult use and sale of the plant. Some dozen states — including Delaware, New Hampshire, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Tennessee — are debating decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. Medical marijuana legislation is also pending in 17 states, including Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia. Click HERE to view NORML’s full list of pending state and federal legislation. Get active; get NORML.
March 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
The TennesseanNashville GOP senator to propose medical marijuana billThe TennesseanIn the past, Democrats have tried and failed to pass medical marijuana legislation. Nashville Democratic Rep. Sherry Jones has introduced the legislation again this year, along with Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, but it has yet to make it out of committee.Medical marijuana supporters gather at NC legislatureWSOC CharlotteSen. Boxer quietly backs bipartisan medical marijuana billWashington Post (blog)Boxer Joins Senate Marijuana Legalization BillSF Weekly (blog)all 114 news articles »
March 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
WKRN.comMedical marijuana bill with Republican sponsor likely to emergeWKRN.comNASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A medical marijuana bill likely to have a Republican sponsor on Tennessee's Capitol Hill is in the works and could be unveiled by Friday. News 2 has learned that a well-known longtime lobbyist hired by supporters of medical …
A bipartisan group of US Senators on March 10 announced legislation to end the federal ban on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act is sponsored by senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). If passed, the bill would end the federal restriction on medical marijuana and allow for several comprehensive reforms, including: permission for limited interstate transport, an expansion of access to cannabis for research purposes, and reclassification of marijuana from Schedule I to II. Medical marijuana, and the right of states to determine how to regulate it, has found bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. (Jurist, March 10) read more