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May 25, 2018

Florida: Court Strikes Down Legislative Ban On Medical Cannabis Smoking

A Florida Circuit Court judge ruled today that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis in private by qualified patients is unconstitutional. “Section 381.986, Florida Statutes (2017) unconstitutionally restricts rights that are protected in the Constitution, and so the statutory prohibition against the use of smokeable marijuana permitted by [a] qualifying patient is declared invalid and unenforceable," the judge ruled.
May 25, 2018

Georgia Legislators Out Of Touch With Constituency

On 5/22/2018 the question above appeared as the first local question on the Democratic ballot for Forsyth County, Georgia.  “Should Georgia amend the state Constitution to legalize the use of cannabis/marijuana for those 21 years old and older, allow a retail dispensary base, tax said products, and allocate revenue received equally to state education and transportation infrastructure?”
May 25, 2018

Oklahoma: Polling Shows Strong Voter Support For Upcoming Medical Marijuana Vote

By a margin of nearly 2 to 1, Oklahoma voters support the passage of State Question 788 -- a voter-initiated measure to permit patients access to marijuana for therapeutic purposes. Oklahomans will decide on the measure in a special election on Tuesday, June 26.
May 25, 2018

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/25

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