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May 6, 2021

Alabama: House Lawmakers Approve Senate-passed Medical Marijuana Bill

Before being sent to the desk of Republican Governor Kay Ivey, it must go back to the Senate for a final vote to approve House amendments.

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May 5, 2021

Tennessee: House and Senate Lawmakers Approve Narrow Medical Marijuana Bill

The legislation makes it clear that a medical marijuana program may not operate in Tennessee until marijuana is “removed from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act.”

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May 4, 2021

Colorado: Legislature Approves Measure Eliminating Civil Penalties for Possessing Between One and Two Ounces of Cannabis

Under state law, possessing between one and two ounces of cannabis is classified as a petty offense, punishable by a civil penalty of $100. House Bill 1090 eliminates those civil penalties.

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May 3, 2021

Philadelphia: Mayor Signs Law Prohibiting Pre-Employment Drug Screening for Cannabis

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed municipal legislation into law prohibiting certain citywide employers from requiring prospective hires to pass a pre-employment drug screen. It takes effect on January 1, 2022.

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