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OR: Help Pass a Full Good Samaritan Policy in Oregon

Oregon is well on its way to passing a full, statewide Good Samaritan Policy. SB 839 would exempt a person from arrest and prosecution for certain offenses if evidence of the offense was obtained because emergency medical services or law … more

Florida: Support a Miami-Dade Syringe Exchange Pilot Program

House Bill 475, which would authorize a pilot syringe exchange program in Miami, has stalled in the House and needs the help of SSDP’s statewide network. This bill must be added to the House Government Operations Subcommittee agenda to continue moving … more

Connecticut: Tax and Regulate Marijuana in Connecticut

Two bills have been proposed in the Connecticut legislature that would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for recreational use. House Bills 6703 (introduced by Representative Candelaria of the 95th district) and 6473 (introduced by Representative Vargas of the 6th district) … more

Pennsylvania: PA SB3: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

At the end of 2014, the Pennsylvania State Senate passed SB 1187, a bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions. Although the legislation died after the House failed to vote … more

Virginia: VA HB 1647

Stop Virginia from Enacting Mandatory Reporting of Overdoses   Rep. Jackson Miller (R-50) has introduced HB 1647, a bill that would require physicians or any other person rendering medical aid to any person for an overdose of a controlled substance … more

NATIONAL: Senate vote on protecting state medical marijuana laws

Earlier this month, your calls and emails contributed to a major victory in the U.S. House when Representatives voted to end funding for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s interference in state’s medical marijuana laws. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker … more

New York: New York Medical Marijuana: Call Governor Cuomo Today!

Last week, thanks in part to your calls, the New York medical marijuana bill (S. 4406B, the Compassionate Care Act) survived and is on its way to a Senate vote. But now, after incredible effort on behalf of New York’s … more

NATIONAL: Urge your Senators to support the House medical marijuana amendment

Two weeks ago, we asked you to contact your House Representatives regarding three historic amendments to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related AgenView Pagecies Appropriations Act: one of these is Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s medical marijuana amendment, which would prohibit the DEA from using … more

NATIONAL: Industrial Hemp Amendments to the CJS Appropriations Bill

Your action made a difference: on May 29, 2014, Congress approved both amendments!

NATIONAL: Prevent federal interference in state-legal medical marijuana programs

Your action made a difference: on May 29, 2014, Congress approved both amendments!