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Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/15/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This was a big week for marijuana in Congress. The House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing Wednesday to address the lack of access to basic banking services by state-legal marijuana businesses. Also this week Senator […]

Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds

Virginia SB1719 passes the House of Delegates Originally posted on the Virginia NORML Blog Richmond, Va — Virginia Senator David Marsden’s SB1719 has passed unanimously through both the House of Delegates and the Senate, and is headed to the governor’s desk for signature. SB1719 allows “registered agents” for those patients physically unable to […]

Congressional Hearing On Marijuana Banking Held

The House Financial Services subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing Wednesday to address the lack of access to basic banking services by state-legal marijuana businesses. Currently, state-licensed marijuana businesses face a web of conflicting regulations and federal prohibitions largely prohibit these businesses from partnering with financial institutions, […]

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/8/19

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! This week, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden introduced legislation in the Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. A subcommittee of the U.S. House Financial Services […]

Texas Marijuana Policy Lobby Day

On Thursday, hundreds of Texans joined us at the Texas State Capitol to discuss marijuana policy with legislators! For this historic day, over 400 Texans registered to participate, covering all thirty-one senate districts and three-quarters of the house district. It was a beautiful representation of how important reform is for […]