Attorney General William Barr Resigns, New Jersey Legislature Sends Adult-Use Cannabis Bill to Governor: Week in Review

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<![CDATA[This week, President Donald Trump announced the resignation of Attorney General William Barr, who is expected to officially step down next week. Elsewhere, in New Jersey, the state legislature sent a bill to Gov. Phil Murphy to implement the state’s adult-use cannabis program.Here, we’ve rounded up the 10 headlines you need to know before this week is over.Federal: President Donald Trump announced the resignation of Attorney General William Barr Dec. 14, while simultaneously announcing that Barr’s current deputy attorney general, Jeffrey Rosen, will become acting attorney general when Barr officially steps down next week. Rosen will fill the role of attorney general until President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn into office Jan. 20, although Biden has not yet chosen an attorney general. Read moreSouth Dakota: South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the group behind Amendment A, the state’s voter-approved adult-use cannabis legalization measure, has filed a response to a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the ballot initiative. The group argues in its court filing that the case should be dismissed because voiding Amendment A would overturn the will of the people. Read moreKentucky: Rep. Jason Nemes has announced plans to reintroduce a medical cannabis legalization bill in the upcoming legislative session. The Kentucky House of Representatives passed House Bill 136 in February, marking the first time a bill to legalize medical cannabis has received a full House vote in the state, and Nemes says support in the House has only increased since then. Read moreSouth Carolina: Lawmakers have pre-filed bills in both the House and the Senate to legalize medical cannabis. The bills, both called the “South Carolina Compassionate Care Act,” mirror legislation that was considered during the 2019 legislative session, when the Senate ultimately voted to table to legislation. Read moreArizona: The Arizona Department of Health Services has announced…

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