Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

Weekly Legislative Roundup 1/18/20

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The US House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a legislative hearing entitled “Cannabis Policies for the New Decade.” This marks the first time that members of the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear and debate issues specific to marijuana policy reform. At the state level, a new decriminalization law took effect this week in Hawaii involving the possession of up to three grams of marijuana, as well as a procedure for expungement of past convictions for the same amount. At a more local level, a Cleveland, Ohio ordinance that would eliminate fines and jail time for possession of up to 200 grams of marijuana was unanimously approved by a city council committee this week. Following are the bills that we’ve tracked this week and as always, check NORML’s Action Center for legislation pending in your state. Don’t forget to sign up for our email list, and we will keep you posted as these bills and more move through your home state legislature and U.S. Congress. Your Highness, Carly Actions to Take Colorado Legislation is pending, House Bill 1089, to protect cannabis consumers from employment discrimination. The bill would prohibit employers terminating…

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