The governor of Alabama on Monday signed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state that was sent to her desk earlier this month.
A bill to legalize marijuana in Minnesota is set for a House floor vote this week, and the sponsor of the legislation is optimistic that it could pass the full legislature controlled Senate would just allow a vote on it.
Another Minnesota House committee approved a bill to legalize marijuana on Saturday, raising the total number of panels that have advanced the proposal to 10.
A bill to allow medical marijuana patients in Louisiana to access raw cannabis flower cleared a key House committee on Thursday—two days after the full chamber approved complementary legislation on taxing those products if they are legalized.
Sen. Cory Booker says that President Joe Biden is already where he needs to be to get a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition enacted into law—even if he personally opposes legalization. Confusion about the president’s position comes down to semantics, the senator indicated.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Wednesday that a bill to federally legalize marijuana will be introduced imminently in the Senate.
A Rhode Island Senate panel last week heard initial testimony on legislation that would end criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of drugs and replace them with a $100 fine.
New Mexico’s Senate failed to hear a marijuana legalization bill as time ticked down to the close of the legislative session on Saturday.
A Wyoming House committee on Friday approved a bill to legalize marijuana and briefly discussed a separate proposal to require state agencies to study and issue recommendations on allowing medical cannabis.