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May 1, 2019

Washington: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Facilitating Expungement Of Past Marijuana Convictions

House and Senate lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 5605, facilitating the expungement of past low-level marijuana convictions. The legislation now awaits action by Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee, who has previously called for pardoning those with criminal records for marijuana violations.
May 1, 2019

Hawaii: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Decriminalizing Low-Level Possession Offenses

House and Senate lawmakers have finalized and passed legislation, House Bill 1383, decriminalizing low-level marijuana possession offenses and vacating past convictions. The legislation now awaits action from Democratic Gov. David Ige.
April 30, 2019

My Legislation On Veterans Cannabis Access Was Just Heard

The reefer madness days are done and it’s time for Congress and the VA to face the facts surrounding marijuana -- most pointedly, its medicinal benefits for veterans. More and more veterans are reportedly using cannabis to help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and several other ailments.
April 30, 2019

North Dakota: Lawmakers Pass Language Reducing Marijuana Possession Penalties

House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation, House Bill 1050, reducing marijuana possession penalties. The measure now awaits action from Republican Gov. Doug Burgum.