AL medical marijuana bill advances; SC senator will block other bills for medical cannabis vote; TX lawmakers hear marijuana & hemp bills
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The Virginia House of Delegates and Senate approved Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) amendment to launch the legalization of marijuana this summer instead of in 2024.
The Alabama House Judiciary Committee amended and approved a medical cannabis bill that has already passed the full Senate.
A South Carolina senator said that if other lawmakers block his medical cannabis legislation from getting a floor vote, he will personally hold up “every single other bill on this calendar” and bring the legislative process to a halt.
Texas lawmakers are considering several marijuana decriminalization, medical cannabis expansion and hemp reform bills at committee hearings this week
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has reportedly been holding meetings with marijuana advocacy groups.
The federal sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) reportedly involves a trip he took to