February 9, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 2/9/18

Welcome to this week's edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
February 9, 2018

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended, Again

After a brief government shutdown, congressional leadership voted to enact a six-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through March 23, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date.
February 9, 2018

Seattle To Vacate Criminal Convictions For Former Marijuana Offenders

Following in the footsteps of San Francisco, Seattle city officials announced today that they will be vacating the criminal convictions of former marijuana offenders.
February 8, 2018

Virginia NORML Considered Instrumental in Passage of Medical Marijuana Expansion Legislation

Members of Virginia NORML played an instrumental role in the recent passage of legislation that will expand Virginia's limited medical marijuana program from a single qualifying disorder program to include any diagnosed condition.