Late in the evening on Tuesday, May 2nd, the House Public Health Committee held a hearing for HB 2107 which would make the Compassionate Use Program more inclusive for patients with debilitating medical conditions. Many patients stayed late into the evening to provide powerful and emotional testimony. After a powerful hearing with targeted testimony, the authors for the bill jumped from 5 to 75! This is historic and unprecedented in Texas.
Grassroots activists across the Lone Star State mobilize in support of HB 2107. If passed, HB 2107 would make the Compassionate Use Program more inclusive for Texas patients with debilitating medical conditions. Supporters are encouraged to contact their representatives today!
The decision to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment language illustrates both compassion and common sense when it comes to marijuana policy. Now, the majority of states and over 90 percent of the public approves of the use of marijuana as a medicine and Congress should not stand in the way of these reforms.
Today is the final day that Congress has to pass a short-term budget to fund the federal government and it’s up to us to make sure that lawmakers reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. This critical amendment stops Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice from targeting state-sanctioned medical marijuana patients, growers, caregivers, and providers.
Hundreds of marijuana activists from across Pennsylvania recently met in Harrisburg to express their support for ending the prohibition of marijuana in the Commonwealth.
Since 2014, the Department of Justice has been prohibited from using taxpayers’ funds to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in states that regulate its medical use.
But that could all change this week as Congress decides how to fund the federal government for the remainder of this fiscal year.
NORML held a ‘Faces of Marijuana Prohibition’ event on Capitol Hill on April 19th, in cooperation with the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, where congressional staff heard first-hand from those most adversely impacted by the criminalization of marijuana.
We have seen progress in a number of states with bills now before the the Governors of Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Oregon, and soon-to-be Indiana.
Here are the bills from around the country that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check http://norml.org/act for legislation pending in your state.
Members of West Virginia NORML make a final push to pass medical marijuana legislation that’s currently pending in the House of Delegates. Join the fight by contacting your representative today and urge them to support SB 386.
Less than a month after forming Las Vegas NORML, the organization’s founding members recently traveled to the Nevada State House to lobby lawmakers in support of protections for marijuana patients and advocates.