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September 27, 2019

NORML Testifies to End Employment Discrimination of MMJ Patients in DC

On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, NORML testified at the DC Council Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in support of B23-0309, which seeks to expand workplace protections for medical cannabis patients in the District of Columbia. 
September 27, 2019

CDC Provides Update on Lung Illnesses Linked to Vape Cartridges

Updated data provided today by the US Centers for Disease Control reports over 800 cases of acute respiratory distress linked to the use of portable vapor cartridges used to consume certain e-liquids. Of the products tested thus far by the US Food and Drug Administration, about half have identified the presence of Vitamin E acetate.
September 25, 2019

House Members Pass Historic Legislation Legitimizing Retail Cannabis Sales

Members of the House of Representatives voted 321 to 103 in favor, representing 79% of the vote of HR 1595: The SAFE Banking Act, which amends federal law so that explicitly banks and other financial institutions may work directly with state-legal marijuana businesses. 
September 23, 2019

Illinois: Clemency Available for Zero to 30 Grams, Expungement Available for Convictions of 30 to 500 Grams

Illinois has an estimated 770,000 marijuana related criminal records which are now eligible for clemency by Governor Pritzker.