April 12, 2019

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/12/19

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
April 12, 2019

Report: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Increased Home Values

The passage of statewide adult use marijuana laws is associated with an immediate uptick in housing prices, according to an assessment published by the online service Clever Real Estate. It reported, "Using Colorado and Washington as case studies, it’s clear that the market benefits from marijuana legalization outweigh the potential costs in terms of home values."
April 12, 2019

Recap: Medical Cannabis Hearing Held at the Texas State Capitol

Patients and medical professionals provided hours of testimony for seven bills that address medical cannabis in Texas, including our priority legislation HB 1365, which was authored by State Representative Eddie Lucio III.
April 11, 2019

New York City: Lawmakers Advance Bills Limiting Drug Testing for Cannabis as a Condition of Employment, Probation

Members of the New York City Council approved a pair of municipal bills this week limiting situations where those seeking employment or on probation may be drug tested for the past use of cannabis.