Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/7/20

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/7/20

Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! 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 Federal The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement (MORE) Act (HR 3884 / S. 2227) is bipartisan legislation that removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, thus decriminalizing the substance at the federal level and enabling states to set their own policies. Send a message to your representatives in support of ending federal marijuana prohibition Alabama Senate Bill 267 would reduce the penalty for the possession of up to two ounces of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison and a maximum fine of $6,000, to a non-criminal violation punishable only by a maximum fine of $250. The bill would also remove the threat of jail time for any amount of marijuana possession exceeding two ounces. Further, the bill allows individuals convicted of marijuana possession to get their records expunged after a 5 year, conviction free waiting period. AL resident? Send a message to your lawmakers in support of decriminalization Arizona Legislation is pending, HCR 2045, that seeks to arbitrarily cap the potency of cannabis flowers at two percent THC. NORML opposes the passage of this legislation. Update: HCR 2045 was approved…

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