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June 24, 2022

Senate Committee Passes Amendment to Loosen Restrictions for Applicants With Cannabis History

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) on June 22 which would prevent government intelligence agencies (such as Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and more) from discriminating against job applicants because of past use of cannabis. Senator Ron Wyden […]
June 24, 2022

SAFE Banking Act Dropped From China Competition Bill

Federal legislation that would permit financial institutions to provide banking services to legal cannabis businesses has been dropped from a bill designed to foster competition with China, marking the sixth time the cannabis banking provisions have failed to gain the approval of the U.S. Senate after being passed by the […]
June 24, 2022

State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Arizona, California, Louisiana, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. The post State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022 appeared first on NORML. This article originally appears: State Policy Weekly Update 6/24/2022
June 24, 2022

Medical Weed Cards No Longer Required in Virginia Starting July 1

A week from today, medical cannabis patients in Virginia will no longer need to present a card at a dispensary in order to obtain their prescribed products. That is thanks to a bill that was signed into law in April that lifted the requirement “for patients to register with the […]
June 24, 2022

Spain Approves Medical Cannabis Reform: Pharmacy Dispensation Planned for End of 2022

On Tuesday the Spanish Congress of Deputies passed medical cannabis reform. The decision to do so was based on the report of a special health commission which formally examined the issue between March and May of this year. It is also widely expected that as of June 27, the full […]
June 24, 2022

New Jersey Gives Licensing Priority to Convicted Offenders

New Jersey is making headlines with their policy of prioritizing folks with prior cannabis convictions when it comes to working legally in the industry.  While putting social equity first and allowing people of color and those affected by the War on Drugs a chance to enter the industry is nothing […]
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