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Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), have reintroduced The STATES Act of 2019. This Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to reduce the number of instances in which federal law enforcement agencies could carry out legal actions against state-licensed cannabis businesses or other related enterprises.
Governor Gary Herbert (R) of Utah signed legislation into law to allow those with certain misdemeanor cannabis convictions to have their records automatically expunged.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) of New Mexico signed cannabis decriminalization legislation into law. She also signed bills to allow medical cannabis to be administered to patients while at school, and a broader medical expansion bill that adds several new qualifying conditions and patient protections.
Governor Jared Polis (D) of Colorado signed legislation into law to add autism as a medical cannabis qualifying condition.
Governor Leon Guerrero (D) of Guam signed cannabis legalization legislation into law.
Governor Janet Mills (D) of Maine signed legislation into law to allow the production and retail sale of hemp-derived CBD products.
Governors Doug Burgum (R) of North Dakota and Henry McMaster (R) of South Carolina signed industrial hemp production legislation into law.
An Arkansas House committee defeated a decriminalization bill this week to send it to study.
Six municipalities in Wisconsin voted on non-binding marijuana related ballot questions, with 5 out of 6 …