Legislation

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed

A potential vote on medical marijuana legalization has been delayed in Minnesota.  The medical marijuana bill was attached to a separate health bill that was pulled from Wednesday’s docket...
Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

Maryland Senate Passes Amended Medical Marijuana Legislation

On Thursday, the Maryland Senate passed a Senate Bill which would give patients access to medical marijuana with a vote of 45-1.  The Senate version is much less restrictive...
Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies in Washington State

Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies in Washington State

On Thursday night, legislation in Washington state that would have strictly regulated the state’s medical marijuana program died without a vote as the House and Senate adjourned. The legislation...
California Lawmaker Proposes Medical Marijuana Oversight Legislation

California Lawmaker Proposes Medical Marijuana Oversight Legislation

Medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996, but in the past 18 years the state has not made much progress when it comes to regulating the system...
Maryland Moves Forward with New Marijuana Legalization Bills Despite Governor’s Disapproval

Maryland Moves Forward with New Marijuana Legalization Bills Despite Governor’s Disapproval

Two Maryland bills are moving forward that would lessen penalties and restrictions related to marijuana.  Governor Martin O’Malley has spoken out against both of them, but lawmakers are pushing...
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Returns Child Medical Marijuana Legislation, Requests Changes

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Returns Child Medical Marijuana Legislation, Requests Changes

New Jersey legislators passed legislation that would have made it easier for parents of seriously ill children to obtain medical marijuana as part of their treatment plan.  However, on...
Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Bills

Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Bills

On Tuesday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed historic bills into law regarding the implementation of the state’s legal marijuana program.  At a signing ceremony at the state capitol, Hickenlooper...
Lawmakers Aim to Create Marijuana Policy Council

Lawmakers Aim to Create Marijuana Policy Council

On Thursday, a group of Democrats introduced a bill that would create a National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy.  According to the proposal, the commission would analyze and address...
Proposed Bills Would Overhaul Marijuana Policies Across US

Proposed Bills Would Overhaul Marijuana Policies Across US

Lawmakers from both parties have been working on a number of marijuana related bills, the first of which will be introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Representative...
Michigan House Passes Bills to Change MMJ Laws

Michigan House Passes Bills to Change MMJ Laws

On Thursday, the Michigan House passed a group of 4 bills that will work to clarify aspects of the state’s medical marijuana law.  Since Michigan’s medical marijuana law was...