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Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S. House Financial Services Committee has passed The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595 out of committee this week. It now awaits consideration by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Guam became the first US territory to send a bill legalizing […]

Marijuana Banking Passes Critical Committee

In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595, 45-15. Currently, thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry […]

New Jersey Delays Marijuana Vote

Today, the New Jersey state legislature delayed a key marijuana vote, possibly until November. According to a February 2019 Monmouth University poll, 62 percent of New Jersey adults support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and 68 percent believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the […]

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S. House Financial Services Committee has scheduled to convene a markup on The Safe Banking Act, HR 1595 on Tuesday, March 26th. Activists in Oregon have filed a 2020 ballot initiative with the Secretary of State that, if approved, […]