CONCORD, N.H., Jan. 9, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a bill to make marijuana legal for adults on Tuesday by a vote of 207-139.
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. House of Representatives today voted to extend protections for state medical marijuana programs through December 22.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Republican Senate fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia appropriations bill does not contain any anti-home-rule riders.
On Sept. 6, 2017, the House Rules Committee decided to block the House of Representatives from voting on an amendment to protect medical marijuana in states that have legalized it.
On July 25, 2017, the House Rules Committee blocked the Veterans Equal Access amendment, an amendment allowing veterans medical marijuana access in legal states, from proceeding to the House floor for consideration.
Marijuana safety is a major concern for the Maine lawmakers, who want to make sure all marijuana is tested before hitting retail shelves. On July 20, 2017, the Maine House approved a bill that would require the Department of Agriculture to create testing facilities for marijuana.
he Massachusetts House and Senate continue to be at odds over how to regulate recreational marijuana. On June 30, 2017, a six-member conference committee comprised of both House and Senate leadership announced that although it had missed its self-imposed deadline to come to an agreement, it would continue negotiations after the Fourth of July holiday.
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stanley Rosenberg are confident that the House and Senate can come to an agreement on recreational cannabis taxes before their self-imposed deadline of June 30, 2017.
Vermont will have to wait another year until recreational marijuana is legalized. During a special veto session, which took place on June 21, 2017, the Vermont House of Representatives voted to block consideration of a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana.
On June 21, 2017, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill that would impose a major overhaul of the state’s recreational marijuana laws.
On June 16, 2017, the Massachusetts Senate introduced an outline to a bill that preserves the current tax rate on retail marijuana sales. The proposal is in stark contrast to the measure put forth by the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
A vote in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to alter the state’s recreational marijuana laws has been delayed due to concerns from members of the Democratic caucus.
After a vote from the state House of Representatives, a New Hampshire marijuana decriminalization bill is headed to Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk. On June 1, 2017, the House approved House Bill 640, which would reduce the penalty for minor possession of marijuana.
On May 25, 2017, the Maine Senate voted unanimously to approve LD 243, a measure that would fund legalization implementation for the state’s recreational marijuana market.
May 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday he is vetoing a bill that would have made marijuana legal for adults in Vermont, but offered “a path forward” for passing it later this year.
On May 2, 2017, the Vermont House of Representatives voted 75-71 to approve H.170, a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana statewide.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health approved a bill Friday afternoon (7-2) that would fix the state’s currently unworkable medical marijuana program and make the unnecessarily restrictive law more inclusive.
On April 27, 2017, a bipartisan group of congressmen in the United States House of Representatives announced that they would be launching legislation to allow state-legal marijuana businesses access to banking services.
On April 11, 2017, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee took on the long-standing issue of decriminalizing the possession of marijuana in small quantities.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies is preparing its spending bill for fiscal year 2018 and 44 members of Congress want the subcommittee to craft its bill so that the Department of Justice has to respect state medical marijuana laws.
On April 6, 2017, United States Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., announced the introduction of a bill to reschedule cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III, shifting it from a class of drugs categorized as having no medical benefit to a class of drugs categorized as having known medical benefits paired with low rates of abuse and dependence.
WASHINGTON D.C., March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Legislation was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition at the federal level and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol.
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz and Democratic Congressman Darren Soto have joined forces in a bipartisan effort to make it easier for ill-patients and scientific and medical researchers to obtain marijuana.
On March 22, 2017, the Vermont House Judiciary Committee voted 8-3 to advance H. 170, a bill that would legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state.
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The House of Representatives approved a bill on Thursday that would nullify the partial marijuana decriminalization laws approved in Nashville and Memphis last year.
When the House of Representatives convened for its Morning Hour on March 21, 2017, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, took to the floor to urge House members to support H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act.
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Continuing her commitment to common sense criminal justice reform, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) spoke on the House floor today urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to federally decriminalize marijuana.
The Arkansas Senate passed a number of bills Thursday regulating medical marijuana.
CONCORD, N.H., March 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved HB 640 on Wednesday (318-36), bringing New Hampshire one step closer to becoming the final state in New England to decriminalize marijuana possession.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday that would resolve the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws and allow states to determine their own marijuana policies.
A legislative committee on Tuesday voted to make changes to Wyoming’s marijuana laws, but didn’t go so far as to decriminalize possession of small amounts of the drug.
A Utah proposal that would allow universities to study medical marijuana has cleared its first committee meeting.
The Arkansas House has approved delaying the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program and legislation easing the requirements for doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.
On Sept. 14, 2016, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a number of bills that would overhaul its medical marijuana system. Initially passed back in 2015, the bills have languished in the Senate due to delays; however, after some minor changes, the bills were returned to the Senate for final approval.
Jamaica’s Cannabis Licensing Authority has received more than 200 medical cannabis licensing applications, as reported by Jamaica Information Service on June 29, 2016.
WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Veterans Equal Access Amendment (VEAA) to the FY2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilConVA) Appropriations bill, which sets the budget for the Veterans Administration (VA).
On May 11, 2016, the Louisiana House of Representatives voted to approve SB 271, a bill designed to help kick start the state’s sputtering medical marijuana program.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment today, 20 to 10, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.
On April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed SB3, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state, and has sent the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf to sign.
On April 13, 2016, members of the Ohio House of Representatives held a press conference to outline the details of a medical marijuana bill that will be introduced into the legislature later this week.
On April 12, 2016, the Colorado House of Representatives issued preliminary approval for House Bill 16-1211, a bill that would create retail and medical transporter licenses for cannabis couriers, during the bill’s second reading.
On March 30, 2016, the Maine state Senate voted 19-14 to approve Legislative Document 1628, a bill that would set a blood-THC limit for drivers.
The first of two competing medical marijuana bills passed the Utah State Senate on Monday morning. Senate Bill 89, sponsored by Sen. Evan Vickers, R-Cedar City, was passed by an 18-8 vote, and will now move on to the Utah House of Representatives.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer requested an end to marijuana prohibition during the morning hour portion that preceded the House’s regularly scheduled legislative session.
Washington, D.C.’s marijuana legalization initiative is in jeopardy due to Congressional meddling, but President Obama can still save it.
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Another bipartisan pro-cannabis bill is making its way through the House of Representatives. Similar to laws passed in Georgia and Florida, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014,” would legalize the use of medical cannabis in children suffering from severe epileptic seizures.
On July 18, the House of Representatives voted in favor of an amendment designed to make it easier for banks to do business with marijuana-related businesses.
On July 16, 2014, Congress made a historic move to ease restrictions on banks and to allow them to conduct business with marijuana-related business. The measure was passed as an amendment to a Treasury Department appropriations bills, H.R. 5016 and it was sponsored by Reps. Denny Heck, D-WA, Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, Ed Perlmutter, D-CO, and Barbara Lee, D-CA.