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July 11, 2018

Rhode Island: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Legislation Into Law

Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed legislation permitting those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged. “If an act has been decriminalized since a person was charged and paid their price for it, that person shouldn’t have to keep paying the price in the form of being denied jobs and other opportunities because of their criminal record,” bill sponsor Sen. Harold Metts said in a statement.
July 9, 2018

Maine: Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Expand Medical Marijuana Access

Legislation to significantly expand patients' access to medical cannabis will become law later this fall following a decision today by Maine lawmakers to override the Governor's veto.
July 9, 2018

North Dakota: Advocates Turn In Signatures For 2018 Adult Use Initiative

Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office today in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 signatures in order to qualify the measure for the 2018 electoral ballot.
July 6, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 7/6/18

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