Democratic Gov. David Ige failed to take action on legislation decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses, thereby allowing the measure to become law without his signature. The new law takes effect on January 11, 2020.
It’s been nothing short of an incredibly exciting and exhilarating month for Nevada NORML, our advocates and the rights of patients and consumers.
State lawmakers late last week advanced legislation to the Governor’s desk amending marijuana possession penalties and establishing procedures for the automatic expungement of prior, low-level cannabis convictions.
Democratic Gov. David Ige publicly stated this week that he does not intend to veto pending legislation to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale.
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 420, to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. The bill now awaits action from Democratic Gov. Kate Brown. The measure establishes procedures for persons previously found guilty of low-level (up to one ounce) marijuana possession offenses to file a motion with the court to have their convictions set aside. Petitioners may not be charged a fee for submitting such a request, and any objections to the request must be filed within 30 days. The proposal expands upon prior legislation, enacted in 2015, which sought to make it easier for those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. The law takes effect on January 1, 2019. The policy is…
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Members of the Cincinnati City Council have voted in favor of a municipal measure eliminating criminal and civil penalties for marijuana possession. Under the ordinance, activities involving the possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana will no longer be subject to local penalties.
NORML New Jersey stormed the halls of the state legislature during Monday’s press conference, rally, and lobby day to help break the legalization deadlock and demand that state lawmakers take action in support of adult use cannabis legalization in the Garden State.
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation into law prohibiting certain employers from refusing to hire a worker because he or she tested positive for cannabis. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.