Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/14/20

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/14/20

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 Veteran Access: HR 1647, the Veterans Equal Access Act, would allow V.A. doctors to fill out the state-legal medical marijuana recommendations. Presently, V.A. doctors are forbidden from providing the paperwork necessary to complete a recommendation, thus forcing military veterans to seek the advice of a private, out-of-network physician. Update: HR 1647 was approved by the House Veterans Affairs Committee on 3/12/20. Send a message to your lawmakers in support of HR 1647 Alabama Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 165, to establish a medical marijuana access program for qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation to access medical marijuana from licensed retail outlets. It would not allow patients to smoke herbal marijuana or vape, but would allow forms including pills, oils, lozenges and patches.  Update: SB 165 was approved by the Senate on 3/12/20. The bill now heads to the House. AL resident? Send a message to your lawmakers in support of medical marijuana access 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 by the House on 3/10/20.…

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