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June 4, 2019

Federal Appropriations Bills Include Limited Cannabis Protections

In a change of trajectory, the powerful Appropriations Committee in the House of Representatives has for the first time included limited protections for cannabis businesses engaged in the legal marketplaces in 33 states. 
June 3, 2019

Nevada: Governor Signs Measure Sealing Past Marijuana Convictions

Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation into law facilitating those convicted of past marijuana crimes to have their records sealed. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2019.
May 31, 2019

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
May 31, 2019

Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

Members of the Illinois House and Senate have passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB1438-SFA2) to legalize cannabis and regulate it's production, manufacture, and distribution. Upon Governor Pritzker’s signature, Illinois will become the first state in history to legislatively legalize and regulate cannabis sales.