Weekly Legislative Roundup 6/4/21 – Norml

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!

This week, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak (D) signed legislation into law easing marijuana possession penalties for minors and amending the state’s per se driving limits for THC.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D) signed a bill into law to regulate marijuana delivery services in the state.

Following are new legislative developments from the past week, and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state, and the NORML blog for regular updates.

Don’t forget to sign up for the NORML email list, and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and U.S. Congress.

Your Highness,
Carly

Actions to Take

Federal

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, along with Cannabis Caucus co-Chairs Earl Blumenauer and Barbara Lee, and others re-introduced the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act of 2021, better known as The MORE Act. The Act repeals the long-standing federal prohibition of marijuana — thereby ending the existing state/federal conflict in cannabis policies and providing state governments with greater authority to regulate marijuana-related activities.

Contact your lawmakers in support of The MORE Act now

Delaware

House Bill 150 is pending to legalize and regulate adult use marijuana in Delaware!

The bill would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, and also includes provisions expanding expungement eligibility for those with past marijuana related convictions.

Update: HB 150 was already approved by the House Appropriations Committee on 6/4/21, and will head to the House floor next.

DE resident? Send a message to your lawmakers in support of legalization

Colorado

House Bill 1317 seeks to place undue limitations upon patients’ medical cannabis access.

It provides overly burdensome requirements upon physicians issuing medical cannabis recommendations. For the first time ever, it requires physicians to

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