May 31, 2019

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/31/19

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML's Weekly Legislative Roundup!
May 31, 2019

Illinois Legislature Passes the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act

Members of the Illinois House and Senate have passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB1438-SFA2) to legalize cannabis and regulate it's production, manufacture, and distribution. Upon Governor Pritzker’s signature, Illinois will become the first state in history to legislatively legalize and regulate cannabis sales.
May 31, 2019

FDA Hearing On ‘Hemp-Derived CBD’ Today

In its written testimony, NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano encourages the agency to act expeditiously to clarify confusion among both consumers and regulators with regard to the legality of specific CBD products. It further recommends that the FDA provide regulatory guidelines governing product manufacturing, standardization, and quality.
May 30, 2019

Colorado: Governor Signs Multiple Marijuana Law Reform Measures

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has signed multiple bills into law amending the state’s marijuana laws.