Seven years have passed and 33 states now have medical cannabis systems in place. It is time for Kentucky to join the discussion and catch up with the rest of America. We look forward to seeing everyone in Frankfort next week!
Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!
Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins (R-LA) and Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) have introduced legislation, HR 712 / S. 179: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2019 to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans.
Marijuana law reform advocates from across Colorado join members of Colorado NORML and Denver NORML to lobby state lawmakers in support of parental protections and expanding access to the state’s medical marijuana program.
State lawmakers in Virginia’s Senate Committee on Education and Health voted to approve three medical cannabis bills that aim to expand access and reduce patient costs associated with the state’s medical marijuana program.
Nearly my entire career as a public servant, I’ve been proud to work with NORML to build understanding and consensus on the need for cannabis reform since 1973. While I was serving as a state legislator, my home state of Oregon became the first in the nation to decriminalize simple possession.
Today, I am happy to report that our movement is cresting.