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April 27, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/27/18

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
April 27, 2018

Legislation Introduced To End The Federal Government’s Marijuana Production Monopoly

A bipartisan coalition of over two-dozen federal lawmakers, including House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL), are backing newly introduced legislation -- The Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 -- to facilitate federally-approved clinical trials involving cannabis. Passage of this act would end the University of Mississippi’s existing monopoly on the growth of cannabis for clinical research purposes by requiring the licensing of additional manufacturers.
April 26, 2018

Michigan: Adult Use Legalization Measure Certified For November’s Ballot

Election officials have confirmed that proponents of a statewide ballot measure, The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, have gathered a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to place it on the electoral ballot this November.
April 26, 2018

NEW POLL: 63% of Americans Believe “Marijuana Should Be Made Legal”

Sixty-three percent of US voters believe that "marijuana should be made legal in the United States,” according to survey data released today by Quinnipiac University. The percentage is the highest support level ever reported in a nationwide Quinnipiac poll.