Drug Policy History

 

 

Drug Policy History

Revised October 2011

 

Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington have enacted laws allowing the use of marijuana as a so-called medicine.

  

 ALABAMA

•2011 SB 283/SB 235/HB 163 prohibits synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Failed

•2011 SB 217 Honor and Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) programs, established as an offender supervision program to reduce probation violations. Supported-Failed

•2011HB 386 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed

•2010 SB 57 sought to make Salvia a controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 207 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

2009 HB 25 would include certain glass tubes to list of drug paraphernalia. Supported-Passed.

•2009 SB 42/HB 475 sought to add Salvia to list of Schedule I controlled substances. Supported-Failed.

•2009 HB 434 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 679 sought to allow “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 SB 15 sought to add Salvia to the list of Schedule I drugs. Supported-Failed.

•2008 SB 8 sought to add the sale of Salvia as sale of a controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2005 HB 703 sought to allow “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed

•1979 SB 559 marijuana use for therapeutic research. Opposed-Failed.

 

ALASKA

•2011 HB 7 classifies synthetic cannabinoids as schedule IIIA controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 52 sought to make Salvia a controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2009 SB 52 would make Salvia a controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2006 HB 149 sought to re-criminalize marijuana. Supported-Passed.

•2004 Ballot Measure 2 Alaska Cannabis Decriminalization & Regulation Act.

Opposed-Failed.

•1999 Measure 99 MNJA (to decriminalize marijuana). Opposed-Passed.

•1998 Ballot Measure 8 an act relating to the “medical” use of marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•1990 Ballot Measure to re-criminalize personal marijuana use. Supported-Passed.

•1982 Legislative bill that sought to limit marijuana possession to 4 ounces. Passed.

•1975 Decriminalization of marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

 

ARIZONA

•2011 HB 2167/SB 1202 adds synthetic cannabinoids to definition of dangerous drugs. Supported-Passed

•2011 HB 2228 decriminalizes marijuana possession. Opposed-Failed

•2011 HB 2557/SB 1421 "medical" marijuana sales tax. Opposed-Failed

•2011 HB 2585 would include medi-pot cardholders in the PDMP. Monitored-Passed

•2011 HB 2598 "medical" marijuana; limit taxation. Monitored-Failed

•2011 SB 1358 clarified residency location requirements. Monitored-Failed

•2010 SB 1222 “medical” marijuana transaction privilege tax. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 proposed initiative for 2010 ballot from Marijuana Policy Project, to allow for the “medical” use of marijuana. Oppose-Open, currently gathering signatures for the 2010 ballot.

•2009 HB 2568 would create a felony for intentionally using a building for selling or distributing illegal drugs. Supported-Failed.

•2008 Petition I-04-2008 Taxation of Decriminalized Marijuana. Opposed-Failed to make ballot.

•2002 Proposition 203 sought to require the state to set up a distribution system for marijuana and removed prescription requirements. Opposed-Failed.

•2002 Proposition 302 if failed drug treatment program could go to jail. Passed.

•2000 Proposition 201 the Drug Medical, Prevention, and Control Act of 2000. Opposed-Failed to make ballot.

•1998 Proposition 300 an initiative to reinstate certain provisions of prop 200, which the legislature overruled-5 year ban on legislature over-riding initiatives. Passed.

•1998 Proposition 301 permits physicians to prescribe marijuana without FDA approval and without DEA reclassifying marijuana from Schedule I. Opposed-Passed.

•1996 Proposition 200 The Drug Medical, Prevention, and Control Act of 1996, legalizes all schedule I drugs. Opposed-Passed.

 

ARKANSAS

• 2011 SB 345 an act to establish a prescription drug monitoring program. Supported-Passed

•2011 SB 2 amends the schedule VI substances regarding drugs in the criminal code and declares an emergency. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 62 amends the uniform controlled substances act concerning certain criminal penalties.  Monitored-Failed.

•2009 SB 216 would require recipients of public assistance to undergo random drug testing for eligibility and requires those who fail testing to enter into substance abuse treatment program. Supported-Failed.

•2009 SB 38 sought to apply current alcohol and drug testing requirements for motor vehicles to operations of boats and personal watercraft. Supported-Passed.

•2009 SB 217 sought to include the presence of Schedule I and II substance as a violation of current DWI and underage DUI laws. Supported-Passed.

•2009 SB 23 sought to establish a Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program. Supported-Failed.

•2006 Eureka Springs proposed ordinance to decriminalize up to 1 oz. of marijuana making it law enforcement’s lowest priority. Opposed-Passed.

•2006 HB 149 to re-criminalize marijuana. Supported-Passed.

•2005 SB 74 & HB 96 to re-criminalize marijuana. Supported-Failed.

•2004 ballot measure: Arkansas Medical marijuana Act. Opposed-Failed.

•2003 HB 2596 sought to decriminalize 1 oz. of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2000 Measure 99-299 sought to decriminalize marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1999 Measure 99-415 Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act. Opposed-Failed.

•1999 Measure 99-419 sought to decriminalize marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

 

CALIFORNIA

•2011 SB 41 regarding hypodermic needles and syringes. Opposed-Passed.

•2011 SB 129 makes it unlawful for an employer to take action against employee for smoking medi-pot.   Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 420 makes the possession of approx. one ounce of synthetic cannabinoids a civil violation, more than one ounce a misdemeanor. (Same as marijuana) Monitored-Failed.

•2011 SB 626 cannabis and cannabis product: certificate: taxation. Opposed-Failed.

•SB 676 Regulates industrial hemp. Opposed-Passed-Vetoed by Governor.

•2011 SB 847 "medical" cannabis licensing act. Opposed-Passed-Vetoed by Governor.

•2011 AB 1017 marijuana cultivation: reduced penalty. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 AB 223 expands places one could smoke medi-pot. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 AB 1811amends drug paraphernalia laws. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 AB 2254 marijuana control, regulation and education act. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SBX8 53 “medical” marijuana licensing act. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SBX8 62 “medical” marijuana tax. Opposed-Failed.

• The Control, Regulate and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. Oppose-Open.

•The Tax, Regulate, and Control Cannabis Act of 2010 sponsored by Marijuana Policy Project, seeks to legalize and tax marijuana. Opposed-Withdrawn by sponsors.

 •Common Sense Act of 2010. Opposed-Failed to qualify for ballot.

•2009 AB 91 sought to enhance rules on requirements of implementing vehicle DUI ignition interlock devices. Supported-Passed.

•2009 AB 1060 would address underage drinking by prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages at self-serve checkout kiosks used by retailers. Support-Open.

•2009 SJR 14 called on Congress to take specific actions aimed to safeguard the so-called medical use of marijuana in the state of California. Oppose-Open.

•2009 AB 390 sought to tax and regulate marijuana in a similar manner to alcohol. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 SB 1098 sought to create tax amnesty for pot dispensaries. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 SJR 20 urged Congress and the President to mandate the DEA to

uphold state law in places where there is "medical" marijuana. Oppose-Failed.

•2008 NORA, George Soros’ Non Violent Offender Rehabilitation Act which seeks to decriminalize marijuana and engage addicts in harm promotion strategies, known as “harm reduction,” instead of abstinence based treatment programs. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 AB 2279 would protect those using “medical” marijuana in the workplace under the guise of “medicine,” making it impossible to have a drug free work environment. Opposed-Passed.

•2008 AB 2743 would make it illegal for state and local law enforcement to assist federal agencies with enforcement of federal drug laws. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 According to media reports at least 50 cities have placed moratoriums on pot clubs.

•2005 Clovis Ordinance allows cultivation, formation of a cooperative, outdoor smoking out of public view, outdoor growing. Opposed-Passed.

•2005 7 cities ban pot clubs and 6 cities passed moratoriums on pot clubs.

•2005 San Francisco Ordinance limiting amount of marijuana to 1oz. plants grown to 24 (from 99), and location. Passed.

•2004 Berkley measure 11: patients Access to Medical Cannabis Act. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 Oakland measure Z, cannabis regulation and revenue ordinance. Passed.

•2004 SB 131 would reduce the criminal penalty for marijuana possession. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 Prop 66, three strikes law amendment. Failed.

•2004 SB 1494 allows “patients” up to 8oz of marijuana. Opposed-Failed, Governor vetoed.

•2004 AB 2223 reduce penalty cultivation of marijuana for personal use. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 5 cities passed moratoriums on pot clubs.

•2003 AB 1534 sought to legalize marijuana paraphernalia. Opposed-Failed, died in Assembly.

•2003 AJR 13 resolve US Congress allow states rights on “medical” marijuana. Passed.

•2003 SB 131 reduce criminal penalty for marijuana possession. Opposed-Failed.

•2003 SB 295 authorizes University of California do to 3 year “medical” marijuana research. Passed.

•2003 SB 420 “medical” marijuana ID card system. Passed.

•2002 Proposition S (San Francisco only) city to explore growing and distribution of marijuana. Passed.

•2000 Proposition 36 the substance abuse and crime prevention act of 2000. Opposed-Passed.

•2000 Measure G (Mendocino Co. only) decriminalizes and allow for cultivation of marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•1999 SB 847 “medical” cannabis research. Opposed-Passed.

•1997 SB 535 Marijuana research act of 1997. Failed.

•1996 Proposition 215 The Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Opposed-Passed.

•1993 SJR 8 non-binding urging federal government to allow “medical” marijuana. Passed.

•1979 SB 184 marijuana for therapeutic use program (expired 1989). Passed.

•1975 decriminalized marijuana possession. Passed.

•1972 marijuana legalization on ballot. Failed.

 

COLORADO

2011 HB 1043 expands current “medical” marijuana law.   Opposed-Passed.

2011 HB 1250 no "medical" marijuana ingestible products. Supported-Passed.

•2011 SB 114 extends current PDMP through 2016 and makes enhancements. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 192 continues the electronic prescription drug monitoring program until July 1, 2021. Supported-Passed.

•2011 SB 134 prohibits synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 1284 further defines caregiver and allows for regulation of dispensaries. Monitored-Passed.

•2010 HB 1352 reclassifies marijuana penalties. Opposed-Passed.

•2010 SB 109 further defined doctor patient relationships. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HJR 1027 hemp. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 Pro-drug group, Sensible Breckenridge is collecting signatures for a November ballot initiative seeking to remove all criminal penalties from Breckenridge's town code for the use of marijuana, under one ounce, by adults 21 and older. Oppose-Open.

•2009 HB 1032 would direct pharmacist to require photo ID for filing schedule I-IV medications. Supported-Failed.

•2006 Amendment 44 to legalize an ounce of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 ballot initiative drive Telluride: would allow marijuana passion for 18 and older and would make it law enforcement’s lowest priority. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 I-100 Denver ballot initiative to legalize 1oz. of marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•2005 question 200 Telluride ballot proposal fro decriminalize 1oz. of marijuana for those 18 and older. Opposed-Failed.

•2000 amendment 20 would allow for the so-called medical use of marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•1998 initiative 40 would allow for the so-called medical use of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1979 HB 1042 marijuana for therapeutic use program. Passed.

•1975 decriminalized marijuana possession. Passed

 

CONNECTICUT

•2011 HB 5139 authorizes the use of “medical” marijuana.  Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 5900 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 6293 to authorize municipalities to collect and retain taxes due under the marijuana and controlled substances tax. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 6566 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 269 an act concerning the collection of the marijuana and controlled substances tax. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 329 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 345 an act concerning the prescriptive use of marijuana for medical purposes. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 395 an act concerning drug testing for recipients of cash assistance benefits. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 489 an act concerning municipal collection of the marijuana and controlled substances tax. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 1015 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 1098 to provide for the designation of certain synthetic cannabinoids and the herb salvia divinorum, and its active constituent salvinorum A, as controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 6554 to prevent deaths due to drug overdoses by encouraging persons to make emergency calls summoning medical assistance without fear that seeking such assistance will lead to a prosecution for the illegal possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia. Monitored-Passed.

•2010 SB 339 would authorize municipalities to collect marijuana and controlled substance tax. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SB 459 sought to enhance criminal sanctions for the sale or possession of drugs near schools. Supported-Failed.

•2009 HB 6156 would allow for the “medical” use of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 5175 sought to allow patients benefit from relief of neurological symptoms by using marijuana without fear of prosecution. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SB 349 sought to lessen the penalty for possession of one ounce of marijuana to an infraction rather than an unclassified misdemeanor. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 HB 6715 medical fraud marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SB 124 & HB 6578 sought to allow for “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 HB 5355 “medical” use of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2003 HB 1500 “medical” use of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

 

DELAWARE

•2011 SB 17 legalizes the use of marijuana as a so-called medicine. Opposed-Passed.

•2011 HB 30 bans synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Passed.

•2009 S 94 “medical” marijuana bill. Oppose-Open

 

DISTRICT of Columbia

•2009 Congress removed language from the Appropriations bill to ban “medical” marijuana in D.C.

•2002 initiative 62 Treatment, not Jail. Failed-passed but Congress blocked.

•1998 initiative 59 legalization of marijuana for so-called medical treatment. Failed-vote nullified by Congress and prohibited from release.

 

FLORIDA

•2011 H 39 seeks to add synthetic cannabinoid compounds to the list of schedule I controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2011 H 1407 to allow medical use of cannabis by citizens & allow Legislature to implement these provisions by general law. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 S 400 seeks to give the court discretion to allow offenders with prior violent felony offenses into any post-adjudicatory treatment based drug court program on a case by case basis after consideration of the offender’s record.  Supported-Passed.

•2011 H 105 provides that person who violates open house party statute second or subsequent time commits misdemeanor of first degree; provides that person commits misdemeanor of first degree if violation of open house party statute causes serious bodily injury or death of minor. Supported-Passed.

•2011 H 897 prohibits specified offenses within 1,000 feet of real property comprising homeless shelter; defines "homeless shelter." Supported-Failed.

•2011 S 104 provides that a person who has previously been admitted to a pretrial program may qualify for a misdemeanor pretrial substance abuse program. Supported-Failed.

•2011 S 1628 provides that a person who has previously been admitted to a pretrial program may still qualify for voluntary admission to a program. Supported-Failed.

•2011 S 302 creates the Drug Deterrence Pilot Program within the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Provides for the screening of individuals to determine which individuals must be tested. Provides terms of disqualification of benefits. Provides for authentication and the admissibility of drug tests in unemployment compensation hearings. Directs the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to submit a report to the Governor and Legislature. Supported-Failed.

•2011 S 810/H 1147 provides specific standards of practice in pain-management clinics with regard to evaluations of a patient's medical diagnosis, treatment plans, informed consent, agreements for treatment, a physician's periodic review of a patient, consultation, patient drug testing, patient medical records, denial or termination of controlled-substance therapy, facility and physical operations, infection control, health and safety, quality assurance, and data collection and reporting, etc. Supported-Failed.

•2011 S 818 authorizes certain health care practitioners to complete a continuing education course relating to the prescription drug monitoring program. Prohibits certain persons from using titles or displaying signs that would lead the public to believe that they engage in the dispensing of controlled substances. Requires that the prescription drug monitoring program comply with the minimum requirements of the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Act. Provides circumstances in which a pain-management clinic may be declared a public nuisance, etc. Supported-Failed.

•2011 S 1060 provides for defendants found guilty of certain misdemeanor drug offenses to be placed into licensed substance abuse education and treatment intervention programs. Authorizes private or public entities to provide such programs. Requires that a private entity provide such programs under contract and comply with applicable laws. Removes certain eligibility criteria prohibiting such placement if the defendant has previously been admitted to a pretrial program. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 1039 includes certain hallucinogenic substances on list of controlled substances in Schedule I; reenacts provisions to incorporate amendment. Supported-Passed.

•2011 S 1386 authorizes the Department of Health to obtain patient records pursuant to a subpoena and without notification to the patient from a controlled-substance medical clinic under certain circumstances. Renames pain-management clinics as "controlled-substance medical clinics." Revises the circumstances in which the department may revoke the certificate of registration for such a clinic. Revises the responsibilities of a physician and an osteopathic physician who provides professional services in such a clinic, etc. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 7095 repeals provisions relating to regulation of pain-management clinics; revises provisions prohibiting dispensing certain controlled substances in violation of specified provisions; requires pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or other person employed by or at pharmacy to report to sheriff within specified period any instance in which person obtained or attempted to fraudulently obtain controlled substance; prohibits registered dispensing practitioners from dispensing certain controlled substances; provides exceptions, etc. Supported-Passed.

•2011 H 1481 Provides for placement of certain misdemeanor controlled substance offenders in licensed substance abuse education & treatment intervention programs as standard condition of probation; provides that defendants found guilty of certain misdemeanor controlled substance offenses may be placed in licensed substance abuse education & treatment intervention programs; authorizes certain entities providing probation services to provide licensed substance abuse education & treatment intervention programs, etc. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 353 Requires the Department of Children and Family Services to perform a drug test on individuals who apply for benefits funded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program. Makes individuals responsible for bearing the cost of drug testing. Requires certain notice. Provides procedures for testing and retesting. Provides for notice of local substance abuse programs. Provides that, if a parent is deemed ineligible due to failing a drug test, the eligibility of the children is not affected. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 2272 pill mill bill. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 366/HB 187 prohibits the sale of certain smoking devices. Supported-Passed.

•2010 H 555/S 446 sought to create point-of-purchase messaging about alcohol and pregnancy. Supported-Failed.

•2010 H 595 open house party bill. Supported-Failed.

•Proposed initiative for 2010 ballot from group called People United for Medical Marijuana. Initiative seeks to legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine. Opposed-Failed to qualify for the 2010 ballot, will continue collecting signatures for the 2012 ballot.

•2009 Jacksonville Beach Amendment seeks to make possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana a civil infraction instead of a criminal misdemeanor. The proposition is being led by the NORML Florida chapter and will need to collect 1,442 signatures from registered Jacksonville Beach voters to make the November 2010 ballot.

•2009 S 462 would establish a prescription drug monitoring program. Supported-Passed.

•2009 HB 201/ SB 802 sought to add 25% surtax to items that are sold as drug paraphernalia. Supported-Failed.

•2009 SB 1850 would require qualifying inmates to attend substance abuse treatment through the Depart of Corrections. Supported-Failed.

•2009 SB 2062 would create a Drug Deterrence Program within the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Supported-Failed.

•2008 HB 173 lowered the number of plants possessed to 300 to 25 for trafficking. Supported- PASSED and signed by governor.

•2008 HB 1360 adds Salvia Divinorum and Salvinorin A to the list of Schedule

I controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2004 Tallahassee proposed amendment to city charter “Practical Law Enforcement Amendment.” Failed.

•2004 ballot initiative on “Right to Treatment for Nonviolent Drug Offenses.” Failed-didn’t make ballot.

•2001 and initiative petition “Right to Treatment and Rehabilitation for Nonviolent Drug Offenses (for 2002 ballot) Supreme Court ruled too late for 2002 ballot, group vowed to get on 2004 ballot. Failed.

•2000 an initiative “Freedom to Use Medicinal Marijuana for Specific Certified medical Purposes.” Failed.

•2000 an initiative “The Legalization of cannabis Sativa L. for All Purposes.” Failed.

•1998 Petition for ballot initiative “medical” marijuana. Failed to qualify for ballot.

 

GEORGIA

•2011 SB 36 establishes a PDMP. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 199  relating to Schedule I controlled substances, so as to provide for additional controlled substances; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 464 relating to general provisions for public assistance, so as to require random drug testing for recipients of certain public assistance; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SB 418 creates a PDMP. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 1309 adds synthetic cannabis to Sch I drugs. Supported-Passed.

•2007 HB 280 ban sale of marijuana flavored candy. Supported-Failed.

•2006 Oakwood Ordinance 1oz. marijuana as a misdemeanor, to municipal court.

Passed.

•1982 marijuana legalized on condition regulation be written-which was not done-

therefore no effect from the law. Passed.

 

HAWAII

•2011 HB 544 reclassifies possession of less than one ounce of marijuana from a petty misdemeanor to a violation. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 923/SB 1458 creates three classes of medical marijuana licenses, establishes a special marijuana sales tax on sales of medical marijuana, and establishes a fee for issuance and renewal of a license and special marijuana sales tax. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 1624 establishes a 3-year pilot medical marijuana research program in the State to provide a means by which a team of qualified researchers could undertake medical marijuana research involving local qualifying medical marijuana patients. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 1217/SB 1359 defines "dangerous drugs" in the penal code to include mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV.  Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 58 increases the amount of cannabis that constitutes an adequate supply by allowing a qualifying patient to possess 10 plants and 5 ounces of marijuana at any given time. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 174 removes marijuana from the schedule I controlled substances list and places it in the schedule III controlled substances list. Opposed-Failed.

•2011SB 175 Transfers jurisdiction over the medical marijuana laws form the department of public safety to the department of public health. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 254 establishes a temporary Hawaii veteran’s court within the judiciary. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 701 permits certain non-violent repeat offenders convicted of drug possession to be sentenced to alternative programs instead of prison. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 1459 establishes licensure of producers, processors, and dispensers of medical marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 1460 decriminalizes the possession of an ounce of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 2592/SB 2745 sought to make Hawaii’s controlled substance law consistent with that of federal law. Measure was deferred by committee, killing the bill.

•2010 HB 1334 would add salvia divinorum and salivinorin A to Scheudle V of the Hawaii controlled substances list. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1335 sought to prohibit the sale of salvia divinorum and any of its byproducts, including salvinorin A, to minors under the age of 18. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 2938 would expand the ability of an employer to protect employees and prohibit the use of “medical” marijuana in the workplace. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 2275/SB 2342 would permit certain non-violent repeat offenders convicted of drug possession to be sentenced to alternative programs instead of to prison. Committees recommended that measure by held for further study. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SB 2213 would permit the establishment of marijuana dispensaries. Bill passed the Senate but did not move out of House Committee prior to legislative deadline. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 190 sought to reclassify possession of less than one ounce of marijuana from a petty misdemeanor to a civil violation. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 226/SB 401 would expand current medi-pot law to allow for the possession of 12 plants and 7 ounces of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 227/SB 400 sought to decriminalize the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 305 would provide for the authority, procedures, and licensing related to the production of industrial hemp. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 967 sought to allow for marijuana dispensaries and would also transfer the administration of the program from the department of public safety to the department of health. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1191/SB 223 sought to create a marijuana distribution stamp system for “medical” marijuana in Hawaii. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1192/SB 2450 sought to make the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civil offense. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1193 would provide that the enforcement of laws related to adult marijuana use to be the lowest law enforcement policy for the state and local law enforcement agencies. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1194/SB 418, HB 2732/SB 544, HB 2847 would require the Department of Health to grow, manage, operate, and dispense “medical” marijuana collectives. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1635/SB 589 sought to expand the current medi-pot program by amending and adding definitions. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1929/SB 2213 would give each county the power to establish marijuana dispensaries. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1930/SB 2212 would allow probationers and parolees with no felony drug convictions to request that their terms be modified to allow for the use of “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HCR 110 to request the Department of Public Safety to assess the classification of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HCR 111 a resolution to Congress to allow for the interstate transport of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HCR 141 a resolution to study the idea of having a state facility to grow and distribute marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HCR 165 a resolution urging the US government to stop raiding “medical” marijuana users in states that have established laws. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HR 67/SCR 55 a resolution urging state and local law enforcement agencies to abide by state laws regarding “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HR 89 a resolution to assess where marijuana should be scheduled as a controlled substance. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HR 90 asking Congress to enact legislation that would allow for the interstate transportation of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HR 132 asking Congress to enact legislation that prohibits the DEA to enforce federal drug law in states with “medical” marijuana programs. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SB 2141 expands the current medi-pot program to allow doe the possession of 10 plants and 5 ounces of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SR 32resolution urging state and local law enforcement agencies to abide by state laws regarding “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SB 1189 would require that all recipients of TANF monies are subject to drug testing. Supported-Failed, committee recommended that measure be held. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1335 would make it illegal to sell Salvia to a minor. Supported-Failed, died in committee but will carry over to the 2010 session.

•2009 HB 305 sought to allow industrial hemp as an agricultural crop. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1191/SB223 would allow for secure growing facilities and distribution system for marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 227/SB 400 would decriminalize less than one ounce of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1193 would make “personal use” of marijuana by adults, LE lowest priority. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 226/SB 401 sought to expand current “medical” marijuana laws. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1192 would make possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civil fine. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 190 would make possession of one ounce or less by adults for personal use a violation. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1194 would set up statewide distribution centers and increase the amount of marijuana one is able to possess. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2675 sought the radical expansion of the number of plants allowable to “medical” marijuana users and sought to create a taskforce to study the transport of marijuana between the islands of Hawaii. Opposed-Passed and vetoed by Governor.

•2008 HB 2067 sought to establish a committee that may add other medical conditions to the definition of "debilitating medical condition" for the purpose of medical marijuana use; amends the definitions of "primary caregiver" and "written certification"; defines "adequate supply" to include seven plants and three ounces of usable marijuana; adds definition for "registration" and amends the registration requirements. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2673 would have created state protection for state employees who are “medical” marijuana users. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2676 would allow a person 21 years of age or older to possess up to 1 oz. of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2674 would increase the amount of marijuana plants to be grown in a garden

area. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2677 which makes marijuana law enforcement’s lowest priority. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2346 adds marijuana to endangering welfare of a minor. Supported-Passed.

•2008 HR 262 Marijuana Law enforcement- makes lowest priority. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HCR 301 urges federal agencies involved in classifying controlled substances to consider reclassifying marijuana as a schedule III substance. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HCR 316 sought to make marijuana law enforcements lowest priority. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2678 sought to authorize the establishment of a secure growing facility for the production of medical marijuana for not more than fourteen qualified patients. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 2871 Appropriates funds for the University of Hawaii to study the medical efficacy of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HR 49 requested for Maui to implement various measures of “medical” marijuana in county. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 SB 65 expands medical fraud marijuana legislation. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 proposed county ballot initiative allowing farmers to grow marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 Proposed Maui ballot initiative to male marijuana law enforcement’s lowest priority. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SCR 197 & HCR 230 request legislative reference bureau conduct study regarding appropriate placement of the “medical” marijuana program. Adopted.

•2005 SCR 197 SD 1 request Director of Health convene “medical” marijuana

working group to recommend improve in “medical” marijuana program. Adopted.

•2005 SB 1354 & HB 398 designate entities to dispense marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SB 128 & HB 1046 raises limit of marijuana a qualified “patient” may possess. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SB 1056 decriminalizes possession of less than 1 oz. of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2002 HB 57 Hemp bill. Opposed-Passed.

•2001 “Medical” marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•2000 SB 862 decriminalizes “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•1999 hemp production. Passed.

 

IDAHO

•2011 H 19 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 H139 adds synthetic cannabinoids to the list of schedule I controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2011 H 119 adds cathinone to list of schedule I controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

 

ILLINOIS

•2009 HB 3795 establishes a drug court program in each judicial circuit. Supported-Passed.

•2009 SB 1381/HB 2514 “medical” marijuana bill. Oppose-Open, was not passed in 2009 session but will carry over to the 2010 session.

•2008 HB 5499 provides for registry card for possession and cultivation of marijuana. Opposed-Tabled.

•2008 SB 2865/HB 5938 seeks to allow “medical” marijuana. Oppose-Failed.

•2007 SB 650 Medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 HB 2568 medical cannabis. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 HB 407 medical cannabis. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 SB 2400 Medical cannabis Act. Opposed-Failed.

 

INDIANA

•2011  HB 1102 Defines “synthetic cannabinoids” and makes possessing, dealing in, manufacturing, or delivering a synthetic cannabinoids equivalent to possessing, dealing in, manufacturing, or delivering marijuana, hash oil, or hashish. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 1146 Makes the manufacture, distribution, or advertising of flavored cigarettes a Class A infraction, and provides that the alcohol and tobacco commission may revoke the registration or sales certificate of a person who manufactures, distributes, or advertises flavored cigarettes. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1153 Expands the types of persons that may participate in court established alcohol and drug services programs. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 1207 Provides that an individual who is otherwise qualified for unemployment compensation benefits is disqualified for benefits upon a report to the department of workforce development by a prospective employer that the individual was found to have had a positive post offer or pre-employment drug test. MonitoredFailed.

•2011 HB 1267 disqualifies an individual who is otherwise eligible for unemployment benefits if the individual is found to test positive for drugs or refuses to submit a drug test. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 1452/HB 1559/SB 568 Drug testing for public assistance. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1502 unlawful ingestion of a controlled substance. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 1447 maternal and newborn drug screening. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1209 coverage for tamper resistant opioids. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 22 Provides procedures for the involuntary commitment of a person due to alcohol or drug abuse. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SR 20 Urging the Legislative Council to direct a Sentencing Policy Study Committee or other appropriate committee to study the effects of potential changes to the laws prohibiting marijuana use and possession in Indiana, including medical marijuana laws, decriminalization, and legalization. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1271 creates problem solving courts. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 96 creates a parental substance abuse commission. Supported-Failed.

 

IOWA

•2011 SSB 1016 a study bill relating to the control of marijuana, reschedules marijuana from a schedule I controlled substance to a schedule II controlled substance. The bill also strikes reference to the authority of the board of pharmacy to adopt rules for the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SF 462/SSB 1055 bans synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Failed.

•2011SF 90 establishes a requirement that individuals applying and receiving state aid participate in drug testing if such drug testing is not otherwise prohibited by law. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HF 183 relating to the control of marijuana, under the bill all types of marijuana are classified as schedule I controlled substances. The bill eliminates provision classifying marijuana used for medicinal purposes as a schedule II controlled substance and strikes references to the authority of the board to establish rules relating to the medicinal use of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2011SF 266 This bill establishes new Code chapter 124D, the medical marijuana Act, relating to the possession and use of marijuana for therapeutic purposes, provides for the creation of nonprofit dispensaries, and provides for civil and criminal penalties and fees. The bill provides that a qualifying patient who has been issued and possesses a registry identification card shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution, or civil penalty, or denied any right or privilege, for the qualifying patient's medical use of marijuana pursuant to the provisions of the bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HF 178 sought to make Salvia a controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HF 2179/SF 293 “medical” marijuana bills. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HSB 99/SSB 1140 “medical” marijuana study bills. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SF 293 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SF 64 legal protection for “medical” marijuana “patients.” Opposed-Failed.

•2005 Iowa City Ballot Initiative: “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed, didn’t qualify for ballot.

•2003 SF 234 “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2001 HF 658 “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

 

KANSAS

•2011 HB 2049 amending the controlled substances schedule regarding tetrahydrocanncbinoids and related substances. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 2330 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 2453 enhances penalties for certain drug crimes on or within 1,000 feet of a child. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 2610"medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 2411 criminalizes synthetic cannabis. Supported-Passed.

•2008 SB 556 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 SB 481 makes Salvia a schedule I drug. Supported-Passed.

 

KENTUCKY

•2011 SB 129/HB 121 bans possession, trafficking, or manufacture of the primary ingredient of a drug with the street name “dove.” Supported-Passed.

•2011 SB 10/SB 20/SB 30 Hemp bills Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 265/SB 107 sought to criminalize Salvia. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 14 hemp bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 165 would authorize the Supreme Court of Kentucky to operate drug court programs. Supported-Failed.

•2009 HB 228 sought to make Salvia a Schedule I controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

 

LOUISIANA

•2011 HB 7 Requires at least twenty percent of recipients of cash assistance through the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program to be drug tested prior to receiving benefits. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 12 Adds certain synthetic substances to the list of Schedule I Controlled Dangerous Substances.  Supported-Passed.

•2008 HB 514 allows certain people engaged in construction, maintenance, or

manufacturing at any refining or chemical facility to reduce or modify the initial cut-off

level for marijuana testing. Supported-signed by Governor.

•2008 HB 46 Reorganizes Schedules I, II, III, and V of the Uniform Controlled

Dangerous Substances Law to make those provisions consistent with federal law.

Supported-signed by Governor.

•2008 SCR 78 Expresses legislative support for the creation of a joint legislative

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Caucus. Supported-Signed by Speaker of the

House and sent           to the Secretary of State.

•1997 HB 2492 Establish advisory committee on pain. Passed.

•1997 HB 226 Drug Dealer Liability Act. Passed.

•1997 legalizes controlled substances by prescription for intractable pain. Passed.

 

MAINE

•2011 LD 605 an act to require random drug testing for Maine Care recipients. Supported-Failed.

•2011 LD 750 this bill provides that possession of 6 or fewer marijuana plants is a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $250 must be adjudged. Opposed-Passed.

•2011 LD 754 this bill provides that a person who possesses 5 ounces or less of marijuana commits a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $250 must be adjudged. Current law provides that a person who possesses 2 1/2 ounces or less of marijuana commits a civil violation for which a fine of not more than $1,000 must be adjudged. The bill also increases the amount of marijuana a person may possess under the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Act from 2 1/2 ounces to 5 ounces. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 LD 887 This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to include the names and related information of medicinal marijuana patients registered with the State in the Controlled Substances Prescription Monitoring Program operated by the Office of Substance Abuse. The information submitted is confidential as are the names of patients using controlled substances and prescribers of controlled substances. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 LD 1159 clarifies that an individual must posses both a valid registry identification card and a valid Maine issued driver's license or other Maine issued photo identification as proof of valid participation in the medical use of marijuana. Monitored-Passed.

•2011 LD 1192 This bill requires marijuana seized by law enforcement officers to be tested by a state laboratory and if found safe for use to be made available to a registered dispensary. Supported-Failed.

•2011 LD 1296 The bill provides for expanded access and optional registration under the Act. The bill does the following: 1. It allows a physician to determine whether a condition requires the use of medical marijuana.2. It amends the definition of "enclosed, locked facility."3. It defines "mature marijuana plant."4. It clarifies the definition of "qualifying patient." Opposed-Failed.

•2011 LD 1453 A Act to legalize and tax marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 LD 1811 expands current medi-pot law to allow for dispensaries. Opposed-Passed.

•2009 LD 1159 establishes a licensing regime for farming industrial hemp. Opposed-Passed and has been signed by the governor.

•2009 250 makes the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana a civil violation. Opposed-Passed.

•2009 LD 975 seeks to amend current "medical" marijuana law. Opposed-Passed as a ballot initiative.

•2009 LD 1070 sought to have the University of Maine conduct a pilot program regarding the benefits of “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed, bill died in committee.

•2009 LD 893 sought to promote the use of alternative fiber (hemp). Opposed-Failed.

•2007 LD 1418 medical fraud marijuana expansion program. Opposed-Failed.

•2002 SB 611 doubles amount of marijuana possessed to 2oz. Opposed-Passed.

•2000 LD 2580 to implement LD 2109. Opposed-Passed.

•1998 question 2/LD 2109 “medical” marijuana act of 1998. Opposed-Passed.

•1997 SB exempt “medical” marijuana from criminal penalties. Opposed-Failed.

 

MARYLAND

•2011 HB 189/SB 171 listing specified chemical compounds, known as synthetic cannabinoids, on Schedule I for purposes of designating controlled dangerous substances that may not be legally used, possessed, or distributed. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 291/SB 308 Making marijuana a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance; requiring the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to issue a specified request for proposals to select authorized growers of marijuana for medical use; providing for specified requirements of authorized growers; prohibiting an authorized grower from holding any other permit issued under a specified provision of law or being a physician who prepares a specified written certification; etc. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 585 Requiring individuals applying for or receiving temporary cash assistance benefits under the Family Investment Program to comply with eligibility requirements related to drug testing; authorizing temporary cash assistance benefits that have been terminated to resume under specified circumstances; requiring an addictions specialist to notify the Family Investment Program case manager if an applicant or recipient does not complete drug testing; etc. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 606 Establishing that the use or possession of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana is a civil offense, punishable by a fine of up to $100; establishing that a person who violates the prohibition against the use or possession of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana shall be issued a citation; establishing procedures for a Code violation proceeding under the Act; etc. Opposed-Passed.

•2011 HB 1207/SB 792 Authorizing the governing body of a county or a municipal corporation to adopt an ordinance or local law that prohibits a person from selling drug paraphernalia to a minor; authorizing a county or a municipal corporation to impose specified criminal or civil penalties; and providing that a local law adopted by a county or municipal corporation may authorize revocation or nonrenewable of a license or permit of a business found to be in violation of the local law. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 845/HB 892 Listing mephedrone and specified similar chemical compounds on Schedule I for purposes of designating controlled dangerous substances that may not be legally used, possessed, or distributed. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1229 Establishing the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; establishing the mission of the Program; requiring the Program to carry out its mission by monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of specified substances by specified prescribers and dispensers; establishing the Advisory Board on Prescription Drug Monitoring to assist in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the Program; etc. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 1332/SB 0213 Prohibiting a person in Anne Arundel County from using or possessing with intent to use drug paraphernalia in specified public parks and recreation areas for a specified purpose; allowing a defendant in a specified prosecution involving drug paraphernalia relating to marijuana to introduce, and requiring the court to consider as a mitigating factor, specified evidence related to medical necessity; establishing penalties; etc. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1501 prohibits the sale of paraphernalia to minors. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 17 criminalizes Salvia. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 1388 sought to legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine. Opposed-Withdrawn after an unfavorable committee report.

•2010 HB 712/SB 627 would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to select authorized growers of “medical” marijuana and would require the Department establish a registration program for “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 713/SB 579 sought to reclassify marijuana to a schedule II controlled substance. Opposed-Failed

•2009 SB 317 sought to establish that any compound that contains Salvinorium A or Salvia divinorum is a Schedule I controlled dangerous substance. Supported-Failed.

•2009 HB 1339sought to establish a task force to study issues relating to “medical” marijuana in Maryland. Opposed-Failed, no action taken on bill before adjournment.

•2009 HB 8/SB 9 sought to add Salvia D. as a Schedule I controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2007 SB 757 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2003 HB 502 Compassionate Use Act. Passed.

•2002 HB 0504 Affirmative Defense. Opposed-Failed.

•2001 SB 705 Compassionate Use Act. Opposed-Failed.

•2000 FHB/THB 1250 Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. Opposed-Passed.

•1997 SB 72 to increase marijuana possession penalties. Failed.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

•2010 HB 1336 sought to criminalize Salvia. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1544 provides for drug courts. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1763 bans the regulation of marijuana in public places. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1789 sought to criminalize Salvia. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 2160 sought to legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine. Opposed-Failed. 

•2010 HB 2929 sought to legalize the possession, cultivation and sale of marijuana as well as set up a regulation system. Opposed-Failed.  

•2010 HB 1279 sought to lower the amounts of marijuana that would be considered trafficking. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 832sought to establish and regulate an industrial hemp legalization commission. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 2089 would establish tamper proof prescription pads or electronic monitoring system. Support-Open.

•2009 HB 832 seeks to establish an industrial hemp legalization commission. Carried over to 2010.

•2009 SB 294 would provide substance abuse awareness education in schools. Support-Open.

•2009 SB 295 would establish a drug prevention pilot program in schools. Support-Open.

•2009 HB 1536 states that they new law (Question 2, passed by voters last year, that decriminalize the possession of 1 ounce of marijuana by adults), wouldn’t apply to persons found to be in possession of marijuana within a school, school yard, play ground, public library, municipal owned land, building or vehicle. Support-Open, referred to Judiciary Committee.

•2009 HB 4006 would criminalize the possession of marijuana in a school zone and within 100 feet of a public park. Support-Open.

•2009 HB 1763 seeks to allow school committees, employers, and people in charge of places open to the public, shall be free to make rules and regulations prohibiting the use or possession of any amounts of marijuana on school grounds, places of employment, and places open to the public. Support-Open, referred to Judiciary Committee.

•2009 HB 4007 would criminalize the possession of marijuana while driving a vehicle. Support-Open.

•2009 SB 1586 would increase penalties for the possession of marijuana by anyone in a vehicle to a fine of at least $1000 and a suspension of ones drivers license for up to 90 days. Support-Open. 

•2009 SB 1825 would allow police officers to conduct searches based on probable cause that marijuana is present in a vehicle and would also allow government employers to adopt, modify, and enforce drug testing policies and promulgate restrictions regarding employment licensing based on the use or possession of marijuana. Support-Open, referred to the Judiciary Committee.

•2009 HB 2160 “medical” marijuana bill. Carried over to 2010.

•2009 HB 2929/SB 1801 seeks to tax and regulate marijuana. Carried over to 2010.

•2008 SB 1121 would replace criminal penalties of one ounce of marijuana with a civil

fine. Opposed-legislators did not take action and it went to the voters. (see Question 2)

•2008 Question 2 “Sensible Marijuana Policy” would replace criminal penalties of one ounce of marijuana with a civil fine. Opposed-Passed.

•2008 HB 2247 would allow for marijuana as a so-called medicine. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 HB 1040 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 HB 2742 regulating use of “medical” marijuana. Oppose-Failed.

•2005 HB 2742 regulating the use of “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SB 1151 decriminalize possession of marijuana-civil fine. Opposed-Failed.

•2003 SB 207 decriminalization of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2003 HB 2965 regulating use of “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2002 Petition P: an act to expand the scope of the commonwealth’s drug treatment

program and provide funding through fines for drug violations and the forfeiture of

assets used in connection with drug offences. Failed.

•1996 HB 2170 marijuana therapeutic medical research. Passed.

•1993 attempt to get sponsors for four ACLU marijuana bills. Failed.

•1992 authorize the use of marijuana by prescription. Passed.

 

MICHIGAN

•2009 HB 4849 seeks to prohibit the sale and possession of Salvia divinorum or Argyreia nervosa and would also make them schedule I drugs. Support-Open.

•2008 Proposal One: Michigan Medical Marijuana Act. Pro-legalization group – Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care have gathered enough signatures to get a “medical marijuana” initiative on November’s ballot. Opposed-Passed.

•2008 Ballot Initiative: Medical and Recreational Peace Initiative. This initiative would allow anyone 18 or older to use marijuana on private property and would also permit cultivation of marijuana on residential properties. Opposed-Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care was unable to submit required signatures by deadline.

•2006 HB 5470 “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 Ferndale Proposal D “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•2004 Ann Arbor Proposal C “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•Detroit Proposal M “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•Petition to regulate cannabis grown in Michigan. Opposed-Failed to make ballot.

•2003 marijuana possession/drug treatment decriminalization. Failed.

•2002 diversion to treatment initiative. Failed-didn’t qualify for ballot.

•2000 PRA 2000 personal responsibility amendment. Failed-didn’t qualify for ballot.

 

MINNESOTA

•2011 HF 57 adds synthetic marijuana to the list of schedule I controlled substances.  Supported-Passed.

•2011 HF 62 "medical" marijuana regulated production provided for export. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HF 759/SF 826 hemp industry development and regulation provided, rulemaking authorized, defense for possession and cultivation of industrial hemp provided, and definition of marijuana modified. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HF 1359 stimulants and hallucinogens added as Schedule I controlled substances. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SF 1092 adding the definition of analogue to the list of schedule I controlled substances and defining the structure of analogue.  Supported-Failed.

•2011HF 1520 state controlled substance schedules aligned with federal controlled substance schedules, Board of Pharmacy authority modified to regulate controlled substances, and electronic prescribing of controlled substances allowed. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SF 1709/HF 1947 Prescription Monitoring System. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HF 2997 regulated production of “medical” marijuana for export. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SF 3061/HF 3443 affirmative defense for “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SF 569 salvia. Supported-Failed.

•2009 SF 97 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Passed, vetoed by governor.

•2009 HF 0292 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2009-10 HF 608 sought to allow for the industrial use of hemp. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 SB 0345 sought to allow for the use of marijuana as a so-called medicine. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HF 2168/SF3537 would allow for the use of industrial hemp. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 SF 345 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 SF 1973 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 HF 2171 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2004Minneapolis Charter: amend for distribution of “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed, didn’t make the ballot.

•2003 HF 1440 compassionate use act. Opposed-Failed, tabled by legislature.

•1999 bill allowing hemp production. Opposed-Passed.

•1998 HB 1025 Failed.

•1976 decriminalization marijuana possession. Opposed-Passed.

 

MISSISSIPPI

•2011 HB 68 Provides that it shall be a felony to possess or bring any controlled substances into any state, county or municipal building or facility. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 81 Medicaid; require testing of applicants and recipients for illegal drugs. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 217 House arrest; authorize use as a condition for non-adjudicated sentences. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 302 Medicaid; recipients shall be subject to random drug tests for eligibility to continue receiving benefits. Opposed-Failed.

•2011HB 310 Marijuana; conform possession, possession in a motor vehicle. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 518 Controlled substances; include synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 660 Drug testing; authorize for persons receiving public assistance benefits. Supported-Failed.

•2011HB 1291/SB 2011 Public assistance benefits; require applicants to submit to random drug testing to qualify. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 2163 Synthetic cannabinoids; technical correction. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 2191Controlled substances; restrict prescription of and provide criminal liability for practitioners for overdose deaths. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1205 Cathinone derivatives (ivory bath salts); include in Schedule I. Supported-Passed.

•2011 SB 2484 Drug violations; enhance penalties when children under 18 are present. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 869 to include Cathinone derivaties in schedule I and to clarify the punishment for offenses involving synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 889 an act to require all public schools students in grades 6-12 to be drug tested. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 2672 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 2759 require applicants to verify United States citizenship and take drug tests to qualify for public assistance benefits.  Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 850 creates a crime of marijuana possession in a motor car. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SB 2116 drug courts. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SB 2341 classifies dextrophan as sch I. Supported-Failed.

•2009 HB 320 sought to require recipients of TANF monies who are 13 years and older to submit random drug tests once a year. Supported-Failed, died in committee.

•2009 HB 242 sought to establish drug court programs in all circuit court districts. Supported-Failed.

•2008 SB 2456 makes salvia a Schedule I drug. Supported-Passed, approved by

Governor.

•2007 HB 421 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 HB 492 re-criminalizes marijuana. Supported-Failed.

•2006 HB 53 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 HB 147 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2003 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1997 decriminalized marijuana possession. Opposed-Passed.

 

MISSOURI

•2011 HB 572/HB 551/SB 354 adds bath salts or MDPV to the list of schedule I controlled substances. Supported-Failed.

•2011HB 620 changes the laws regarding controlled substances specifically concerning industrial hemp. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 632 establishes the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act to monitor the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 641 changes the definition of marijuana, specifies that analogues and homologues be treated as controlled substances in schedule I. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 658 creates the Meth Lab Elimination Act. Supported-Failed.

•2010SB 557/HB 2050adds “spice” to the list of scheduled I controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2010HB 1287sought to imposes an excise tax on controlled substances and illicit alcoholic beverages. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1670sought to make changes to the laws regarding the classification of marijuana as a controlled substance and allows its use for “medicinal”              purposes. Opposed-Failed.  

•2010 HB 1210/HB 1331/SB 655 sought to change the controlled substance classification of all methamphetamine precursor drugs from Schedule IV and Schedule V to Schedule III, requiring a physician's prescription to obtain any of these drugs. Supported-Failed.  

•2010 HB 1539 sought to expand the list of controlled II substances by adding several nitrates. Supported-Failed.  

•2009 HB 1130 sought to change the laws regarding controlled substances, specifically concerning industrial hemp. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SB 86 sought to require drug testing for TANF recipients. Supported-Failed, bill was not acted on before adjournment.

•2009 HB 277 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 1830 sought reclassification of marijuana and to legalize its use for “medical”

purposes. Opposed-Failed,

•2008 Joplin petition to decriminalize marijuana and paraphernalia. Oppose-Passed.

•2007 HB 1108 sought 15 year prison term for possession of marijuana in presence of a

minor. Supported-Failed.

•2006 HB 1831 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 Columbia ballot initiative for medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•2004 Columbia ballot initiative for Smart Sentencing. Opposed-Passed.

•2004 Columbia ballot initiative medical fraud marijuana ordinance. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 HB 1348 medial fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1998 HB 601 Failed.

 

MONTANA

•2011 HB 19 clarify that the Clean Indoor Air Act applies to smoking of medical marijuana. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 68 revise medical marijuana act and create regulatory structure for industry. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 43 clarifying employer’s rights related to employee use of medical marijuana. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 82 require reporting of complaints on physician practices related to medical marijuana. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 161 repeal medical marijuana law. Supported-Passed but was vetoed by Governor.

•2011 HB 175 submit repeal of Montana Medical Marijuana Act to voters of Montana. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 185 ban synthetic marijuana. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 389 requires warning labels on marijuana sold as a medicine. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 429 eliminates the issuance of registry ID cards, prohibits the use of telemedicine, and establishes procedures for obtaining approval for the use of medi-pot. Failed-Tabled by committee.

•2011 HB 488 limits where medi-pot can be consumed. Monitored-Failed-missed deadline for general bill transmittal.

•2011 SB 154 regulating medical marijuana provider supply system. Oppposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 42 authorize warrants to obtain blood or breath test in DUI cases. Supported-Passed.

•2011 SB 170 revise medical marijuana laws on obtaining certificate for chronic pain. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 SB 193 revise law related to medical marijuana. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 SB 336 generally revises medical marijuana laws to authorize PTSD for coverage.  Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 334 repeal legality of medical marijuana. Supported-Failed-missed deadline for general bill transmittal.

•2011 SB 423 creates a system of licensing for the cultivation, manufacturing, transportation and transfer of "medical" marijuana. Monitored-Amended and Passed.

•2009 HB 73 seeks to amend the current “medical” marijuana act to expand providers who can make a recommendation to use “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SB 326 increases the amount of marijuana that can be possessed by ID cardholder and adds additional medical conditions to the current “medical” marijuana act. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 0541 seeks to make second and subsequent possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana a civil penalty. Opposed-Failed to pass first committee vote, missed deadline for revenue bill transmittal.

•2007 HB 311 expands medical fraud marijuana laws. Opposed-Failed, tabled.

•2006 Missoula County initiative #2 to recommend lowest priority on marijuana for law enforcement. Opposed-Passed.

•2004 ballot initiative #I-148 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•2003 HB 506 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2001 SB 26 authoring commercial hemp production. Opposed-Passed.

 

NEBRASKA

•2011 LB 19 prohibit the use of certain drug substances as prescribed.  Supported-Passed.

•2011 LB 237 provide for the creation of a prescription drug monitoring program. Supported-Passed.

•2010 LB 800 provides for early intervention for kids a risk. Supported-Passed.

•2009 LB 123 includes Salvia as a controlled substance. Supported-Passed.

•2008 LB 844 re-criminalize marijuana possession. Supported-Passed.

•1978 decriminalized marijuana possession. Passed.

 

NEVADA

•2011 AB 235 relating to marijuana; exempting from state prosecution certain persons who engage in the medical use of marijuana; authorizing the production of marijuana under certain circumstances; authorizing the compensation of certain persons who provide marijuana for medical use under certain circumstances; authorizing a local government to adopt ordinances relating to the medical use of marijuana; increasing the amount of marijuana that a person may legally possess for medical use under certain circumstances; providing that the obtaining of a registry identification card for the medical use of marijuana is voluntary; prohibiting a person from engaging in the medical use of marijuana within a certain distance of certain places; providing a penalty; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 AB 339/SB 228 relating to controlled substances; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy to include certain substances known as synthetic marijuana on the list of schedule I controlled substances; providing criminal and civil penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 256 relating to controlled substances; prohibiting certain acts relating to the cultivation of marijuana; requiring the State Board of Pharmacy to include on the list of schedule I controlled substances certain substances which are known as synthetic marijuana; revising provisions relating to the medical use of marijuana; providing civil and criminal penalties; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 AB 438 revises provisions governing the medical use of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 335 Relating to hypodermics; removing hypodermic devices from the list of paraphernalia that is prohibited for delivery, sale, possession, manufacture or use in this State; providing that hypodermic devices may be sold without a prescription if not prohibited by federal law; repealing a provision which makes it a crime to misuse a hypodermic device; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 336 reschedules marijuana to a Schedule III controlled substance and establishes a pilot program where "medical" marijuana is distributed through pharmacies. Opposed-Failed.

•2012Marijuana Policy Project (MMP) set up its first state chapter in Las Vegas, NV in June 2009. The group said that they are too late to organize for the 2010 ballot but that they will start working to get marijuana legalization on the 2012 ballot.

•2010 Hemp for Biomass, would allow the Desert Research Institute to research hemp, a derivative of the cannabis plant, as a source of biomass for energy. Proponents are currently circulating the petition.

•2007 SB 6 sought 15 year prison sentence for possession of marijuana in presence of a

minor. Supported-Failed.

•2006 question 7, legalize marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 ballot question-full legalization of marijuana. Opposed-Failed, didn’t qualify for ballot.

•2003 AB 362 rebuts driving under the influence. Failed.

•2002 question 9, legalization of up to 3oz. of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2000 question 9 medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•1998 medical fraud marijuana initiative. Opposed-Passed.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

•2011 HB 101 relative to industrial hemp and establishing an industrial hemp special program fund.   Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 442 "medical" marijuana bill.  Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 484 requires random drug testing of food stamp program participants. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1652 sought to tax and regulate marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1653 sought to decriminalize marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 575 sought to make provisions that driving with any amount of a Schedule I drug carries the same penalty as driving while intoxicated. Supported-Failed, committee found bill inexpedient to legislate, no action taken by full House prior to adjournment

•2009 HB 399 would allow for development of industrial hemp. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 555 sought to decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. Opposed-Failed, house voted 207-108 to kill the bill. 

•2009 HB 648 “medical” marijuana bill. Oppose-Failed, vetoed by governor and override vote failed.

•2008 HB 1623 sought to replace criminal penalties for an ounce and a quarter or marijuana with a violation. Opposed-Failed,

•2008 HB 1567 sought to decriminalize a quarter ounce of pot for all purposes. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 1559 sought to allow home confinement for any amount of marijuana possession. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 HB 92 decriminalized of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 limits law enforcement of “medical” marijuana users. Opposed-Failed, tabled.

•2005 HB 197 decriminalization of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1998 HB 1563 allows physicians to prescribe FDA approved cannabis. Passed.

•1998 attempt to legalize cultivation of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

 

NEW JERSEY

•2009 A1323/S2436seeks to criminalize the possession and sale of Salvia. Support-Open, referred to Judiciary Committee in both chambers, no movement since January.

•2009 A567/S933 would increase penalties for underage drivers who have consumed alcohol to a mandatory 180-day license suspension, a mandatory 30 days of community service and 16 classroom hours of supplemental alcohol education program. Support-Open, referred to the Assembly Law & Public Safety Committee.

•2009 A3160 establishes a “safe haven” from prosecution for minors who summon medical assistance for intoxicated underage persons as well as the person needing medical attention. Supported-Passed, awaits action from the governor.

•2009 AB 804 & SB 119 “medical” marijuana Opposed-Passed.

•2008 SB 1060 student drug testing- Support-Open, carries over to the 2009 session.

•2008 AB 1323 criminalizes the sale and distribution of Salvia. Support-Open, carries over to the 2009 session.

•2006-07 S 88 & A 933 New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 S 2200 Compassionate Use Medical marijuana Act. Opposed-Failed.

•1981 AB 819 marijuana use for therapeutic research. Passed.

 

NEW MEXICO

•2011 HB 49 DWI as drugs in blood and any interlock alcohol.  Supported-Failed.

•2011SB 134 prohibit synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Passed.

•2011HB 210/SB 263 requires applicants and public assistance recipients to undergo drug testing. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 183 requires first offenders to be ordered to attend a DUI follow up program. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 565 Industrial Hemp License. Opposed-Passed.

•2011 HB 593 Repeal Medi-pot law. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 569 Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 186/SB 56 sought to impose an excise tax on “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed

•2010 SB 57 “medical” marijuana gross receipts act. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SM 50 creates a “medical” marijuana day. Opposed-Passed.

•2009 HB 117sought to charge one with child abuse for having children in a meth house. Supported-Passed.

•2009 HB 874 would require Department of Education to establish drug testing policies for truants. Supported-Failed, died in committee.

•2009 SJM 52called for an evaluation of state’s current approach to drug policy and sought to create a task force that would include members from the Drug Policy Alliance. Opposed-Failed, tabled indefinitely.

•2009 HB 403/SB 377 sought to allow for the use of industrial hemp. Opposed-Failed died in committee.

•2009 SM 30 calls for a study on the commercialization of industrial hemp. Opposed-Passed.

•2009 HB 144 sought to make Salvia a controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2009 HB 420 would prohibit minors to be under the influence of alcohol. Supported-Failed.

•2009 SB 111 sought to create a new misdemeanor offense for consuming a controlled substance. Supported-Failed.

•2007 SB 523 Lynn Pierson Compassionate Use Act. Opposed-Passed.

•2006 SB 258 Lynn Pierson Compassionate Use Act. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SB 795 Lynn Pierson Compassionate Use Act (Senate passed 27-11) Opposed-Failed.

•SB 891 Med. Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Act (Senate passed 29-11). Opposed-Failed.

•SB 492 Compassionate Use Med. Marijuana. Act (Senate passed 31-9) Opposed-Failed.

•2003 HB 242 Compassionate Use Act. Opposed-Failed, defeated on House floor 20-46.

•SB 365 Treatment in lieu of jail. Defeated on Senate floor 20-46 Failed.

•SB 889 Same as 365 (Dummy Bill) did not survive Committee Failed.

•2002 6 Bills Medical use of marijuana; reforms in correctional and judicial systems; judicial discretion in sentencing, instead of mandatory prison time; civil penalties for basic marijuana possession; protection from civil-asset forfeiture for innocent property owners; offenders who have completed their drug sentences to apply for federal benefits that could provide economic stability and reduce the chances for repeat offenses. (Did not make it out of committee) Failed.

•2000 State Senate condemns Gov. Gary Johnson for pro-legalization stance Passed.

 

NEW YORK

•2009 AB 9016 seeks to legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine. This bill differs from the above legislation in that it will not allow “patients” to possess marijuana plants. Oppose-Open, referred to Codes Committee.

•2009 A 7542/S 4041 “medical” marijuana bills. Oppose-Open.

•2009 A 552 seeks to create a new crime of aggravated sale of marijuana. Support-Open.

•2009 A 502 seeks to require testing of newborns for presence of drugs and rehabilitation services for parents of a baby that tests positive for drugs. Support-Open.

•2009 A 1195 prohibits the sale of urine with intent to defraud a drug screen. Support-Open.

•2009 S 1682 would prohibit candy products from resembling marijuana. Support-Open.

•2009 A 04328/ S 03229 would prohibit the sale of Salvia. Support-Open.

•2009 S 00098/A 06515 seeks to include Salvia within the list of hallucinogenic controlled substances. Support-Open.

•2008 A04358 & S02252 increase penalties for sale of drugs and also post drug free school zones. Supported-Failed.

•2008 A2670 & S1447 relates to criminal possession of marijuana in or near school grounds. Supported-Failed.

•2008 A1534 & S0816 would not allow for candy to resemble marijuana products or

taste like marijuana. Supported-Failed.

•2008 A2079 sought to create aggravated sale of marijuana. Supported-Failed.

•2008 A10611 sought to prevent a controlled substance from resembling candy.

Supported-Failed.

•2008 S6303 & A4867 “medical” marijuana bills. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 S4768 sought to allow the use of marijuana as a so-called medicine. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 SB 4768 Medical Fraud Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 SB 5040 and AB 8265 Medical Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SB 1042 Medical Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 SB4805/AB05796 Medical Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

 •2003 SB 4805 Medical Marijuana Use. Opposed-failed, tabled.

•2002 Attempt to get on ballot with an initiative. Failed.

•1998 AB 6407 (died in committee). Failed.

•1977 Decriminalized marijuana possession. Opposed-Passed.

 

NORTH CAROLINA

•2011 S 7 add Mephedrone and synthetic cannabinoids to the list of controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2011 H 324 to amend the penalty imposed for possession of certain quantities of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 H 577 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 H 601 to reduce blood borne disease infection and needle stick injuries by excluding needles, syringes, and other injection equipment from the list of items designated as drug paraphernalia and by decriminalizing the use, possession, manufacture, and delivery of injection equipment under the North Carolina drug paraphernalia act. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SB 905 would direct the Child Fatality Task Force to study issues relating to child drug use and parents who supply drugs to their children. Supported-Failed, died in committee.

•2009 HB 1612 sought to appropriate funds for mental health courts, DWI courts, and drug treatment courts. Supported-Failed, died in committee.

•2009 SB 128 would prohibit the manufacture, sale, delivery, and possession of Salvia Divinorum. Supported-Passed.

•2009 HB 722provides for the regulation of certain devices that may be used as drug paraphernalia. Supported-Passed and has been signed by the governor.

•2009 HB 1383sought to legalize the use of marijuana under the guise of medicine and would also allow marijuana dispensaries. Opposed-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action.

•2009 HB 1380 sought to legalize the use of marijuana under the guise of medicine and would also allow marijuana dispensaries. Opposed-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action.

•2008 HB 2405 create a commission to study marijuana as a so-called medicine. Opposed-Failed.

•1979 HB 1065 Allows Physicians to prescribe marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

•1977 Decriminalized marijuana possession. Opposed-Passed.

 

NORTH DAKOTA

•2011 HB 1086 Notifications regarding student use of alcohol or controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2011 SB 2119 The scheduling of controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2011 SB 2151 Access to the prescription drug monitoring program. Supported-Passed.

•2009 HB 1244 creates a new misdemeanor crime when one is found guilty of defrauding a urine test. Supported-Passed, awaits action from governor.

•1999 HB 1428 Bill allowing hemp production. Opposed-Passed.

 

OHIO

•2009 HB 267 seeks to establish an official prescription program. Support-Open.

•2008 SB 343 Medical Compassion Act. Opposed-Failed

•2008 HB 215 sought to classify Salvia as a schedule I drug. Supported-Failed.

•2006Cincinnati Ordinance would increase marijuana possession penalty. Supported-Passed.

•2005 SB 74 Ohio Medical Marijuana Act. Opposed-Failed.

•2002 Issue 1 amend state constituent for treatment, not incarceration Failed.

•2001 A Draft Initiative Constitutional Amendment for Treatment of Substance-Abusing Offenders (for 2002 ballot) N/A

•1998 Governor signed measure to repeal 1-year old marijuana law. Passed.

•1975 Decriminalized marijuana possession. Opposed-Passed.

 

OKLAHOMA

•2011 HB 1083 requiring drug screening for applicants for state-provided assistance. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 501 creating the Oklahoma Veterans' Treatment Court Act. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 217 Drug courts; requiring establishment of drug court programs. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 538 establishing drug testing programs for persons on TANF and state elected officials. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 573 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 919 Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs; adding substances. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 1741 authorizes a Family Drug Court Program. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 1718 Oklahoma Drug Court Treatment Act. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 2121/SB 1128 Oklahoma Veterans Treatment Court Pilot Program. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SB 548/ SB 1795 establishment of drug court programs. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SB 729 establishment of drug court programs and uniform rules. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SB 732 sought to create a task force to study “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SB 729Oklahoma Drug Court Act; would require the establishment of drug court programs and uniform rules. Supported-Failed. Legislature adjourned without taking action, bill will carry over to the 2010 session.

•2009 SB 732 continues a task force to study “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 SB 875 would create a taskforce to study the effectiveness of “medical”

marijuana. Opposed-legislature adjourned without taking action and cannot be carried

over to 2009 session.

•2008 HB 3148 seeks to classify Salvia as a Schedule I drug- Supported. Approved by

the Governor on 6/2/08.

•2003 SB 779 Penalty reduction for marijuana (Passed Senate, not House) FAILED

 

 

OREGON

•2011 HB 2174 Adds oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone and amphetamine to controlled substances subject to substantial quantity and commercial drug offense provisions. Adds endangering welfare of minor by allowing minor to enter or remain in place where unlawful activity involving controlled substances is maintained or conducted to crimes for which person may be placed on probation. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 2176 Modifies offense of frequenting place where controlled substances are unlawfully used to apply to person who knowingly frequents or remains at place where controlled substances are unlawfully used. Authorizes court to defer proceedings and place person on probation if person pleads guilty to or is found guilty of frequenting place where controlled substances are unlawfully used. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 2178 Includes preschool in meaning of school for purposes of controlled substances offenses committed within 1,000 feet of school. Supported-Failed.

•2011HB 2982 Requires Oregon Health Authority to deny application for medical marijuana registry identification card if applicant has been convicted of felony involving controlled substance. Prohibits person convicted of felony involving controlled substance from using medical marijuana registry identification card. Requires Oregon Health Authority to conduct criminal records check on persons who possess medical marijuana registry identification card and to revoke card issued to person convicted of felony. Supported-Failed.

•2011HB 2994 Prohibits operation of marijuana grow sire within 2,500 feet of school or place of worship. (Failed)HB 2995/SB 538 Requires Employment Department to adopt rules requiring drug testing of applicants for and recipients of unemployment insurance benefits. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 3077 Requires medical marijuana registry identification cardholder to be Oregon resident. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 3046 Directs Oregon Health Authority to register marijuana cooperatives to operate marijuana grow sites and sell marijuana to registry identification cardholders. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 3093 Reduces amount of usable medical marijuana that person may possess to one ounce. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 3103 Prohibits issuance of registry identification cards for medical marijuana to persons less than 18 years of age. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 327 Creates crime of unlawful manufacture of marijuana on public land. Supported-Failed.

•2011SB 377 Authorizes court to enter judgment of conviction for Class A misdemeanor when person is convicted of manufacturing amounts of marijuana not greater than amounts permitted for possession under Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. Supported-Failed.

•2011HB 3129 Modifies provisions relating to release of information from Oregon Medical Marijuana Program to Oregon Health Authority and law enforcement. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 3132 Modifies provisions relating to registry identification card for medical use of marijuana. Provides that Oregon Health Authority shall revoke registry identification card if cardholder is convicted of drug crime. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 645 Allows employer to adopt comprehensive drug-free workplace program, including drug and alcohol testing policies. Establishes requirements for program and policies, including requirements for collection of samples and testing procedures. Exempts employer from civil actions under certain conditions when employer has adopted comprehensive drug-free workplace program. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 646 Expands ability of employer to prohibit use of medical marijuana in workplace. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 3202 Modifies provisions of Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 SB 708 Directs Oregon Health Authority to develop system by which certain law enforcement employees may determine whether person is medical marijuana registry identification cardholder or designated primary caregiver of cardholder or whether location is authorized marijuana grow site. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 777 Modifies list of debilitating medical conditions for which medical marijuana is available and removes power of Oregon Health Authority to add other debilitating medical conditions to list. Requires registry identification cardholder to provide updated documentation from physician about debilitating medical condition to authority every six months. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 3423 Requires Oregon Health Authority to adopt rules that establish standards and procedures for registration of manufacture and delivery of medical marijuana. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 3426 Requires applicant for marijuana grow site registration to notify Oregon Health Authority if premises of marijuana grow site are rented or leased and provide name and address of owner. Requires authority to notify owner of premises that authority has registered marijuana grow site at premises. Declares emergency, effective on passage. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 SB 874 Provides that registry identification cardholders and designated primary caregivers may be responsible for indoor marijuana grow site. Directs State Department of Agriculture to establish registration system for marijuana farms. Directs State Board of Pharmacy to adopt rules allowing pharmacy or pharmacist to purchase marijuana from marijuana farm and dispense usable marijuana to registry identification cardholders. Opposed-Failed.

•Oregonians for Cannabis Reform 2010, sought to permit state-licensed cultivation of marijuana and sale of marijuana to adults through state liquor stores. Opposed-Failed, withdrawn by petitioners on 3/2/09.

•Marijuana Tax Act, language has been filed with secretary of state by three different sets of chief petitioners that would in one way or another legalize marijuana and allow it to be taxed. Oppose-Open.

•Oregon Regulated Medical Marijuana Supply System seeks to establish marijuana dispensaries within the state of Oregon. Oppose-Open, group was approved to gather signatures on 9/1/08 and as of April 2009 they have 35,000 signatures.

•Oregon Marijuana Prescription Act, would replace current “medical” marijuana act with a marijuana prescription program using medications made with synthetic cannabinoids that are FDA approved. Support-Open.

•2009 SB 388sought to expand current “medical” marijuana act to increase size of seedling marijuana plants. Opposed-Failed to make it out of committee by session deadline.

•2009 SB 285sought to direct the State Board of Pharmacy to classify marijuana as a Schedule II drug. Opposed-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action on bill. 

•2009 HB 2503 would prohibit discrimination in employment based on one’s status as a “medical” marijuana cardholder. Opposed-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action on bill.  

•2009 HB 2341sought to modify the definition of marijuana for purposes of controlled substances laws. Opposed-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action on bill. 

•2009 HB 2881 sough to establish procedures for employment related marijuana testing, in which positive marijuana tests would be sent to a medical review officer and if the positive test belonged to a “medical” marijuana cardholder, the officer consult with the individual on their pattern of use and potential for impairment. If after review, the officer believes there is no risk to the employer, the positive test would not be revealed. Opposed-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action on bill.

•2009 SB 676would allow for the use of industrial hemp. Oppose-Open, bill passed through the legislature and awaits action from the governor.

•2009 SB 728 instructs the Board of Pharmacy to reschedule marijuana to a schedule II, III, IV, or V drug. Oppose-Open, Passed the legislature and awaits action from the governor.

•2009 HB 3052 expands the abilities of employers to prohibit the use of “medical” marijuana in the workplace. Supported-Fail to make it out of committee, the full House voted on a motion to pull the bill out of committee and bring it before the full House for a vote. The motion failed with a 29-29 vote, all 29 votes against the motion were cast by Democrats.

•2009 HB 3274/SB 959sought to require the Department of Health to establish and operate a marijuana production facility, distribute marijuana through pharmacies, and tax marijuana. This bill would make all private marijuana grows illegal. Legislature adjourned without taking action on bill. This legislation, which was supported by law enforcement, the districts attorneys and Oregon Partnership, was introduced in efforts to eliminate private marijuana grows and the dangers that have had on Oregon communities.

•2009 SB 427 would allow an employer to adopt a comprehensive drug-free workplace program that would include requiring a “medical” marijuana card holder to inform an employer before using marijuana, and would not require an employer to make workplace accommodations regardless of where and when the marijuana is used. Supported-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action.

•2009 HB 2497 would exempt employers from having to accommodate “medical” marijuana. Supported-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action. 

•2008 HB 3635 sought to allow employers to discriminate against “medical” marijuana patients but only in jobs that they deemed hazardous, leaving all other employers unable to do anything about employees working while intoxicated and /or potentially impaired. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 IP 124 would allow for the creation of pot dispensaries. Opposed-on 7/2/08 initiative was withdrawn by chief petitioners.

•2008 Oregon Cannabis Tax Act IP #136. Oppose-OCTA will start the signature gathering stage on 7/11/08.

•2008 Oregon Crime fighting Act IP #131-Supported. SOS was working with allies in Oregon to get this on the November 2008 ballot however due to a change in the signature gathering laws in Oregon and time constraints we are looking to gather more support and continue for the 2010 ballot.

•2008 IP 130 would allow for persons 21 years and older may privately consume, possess, cultivate cannabis; cannot transfer for consideration. Opposed-Failed

•2008 IP 121 seeks to amend “medical” marijuana act to allow cardholders, primary caregivers to reimburse growers production, costs, including labor. Opposed-Failed. 

•2006 Portland Initiative-marijuana lowest law enforcement priority (not enough) valid signatures to qualify). Opposed-Failed.

•2005 SB1085 Increases quantity of marijuana to possess. Opposed-Passed.

•2004 Ballot Initiative #33 Medical Marijuana Act (58%-42%). Opposed-Failed.

•2002 Initiative Petition #4 Marijuana/Hemp penalty reductions. Opposed-Failed, didn’t make the ballot.

 •Initiative Petition #41 Use, possession, cultivation marijuana. Opposed-Failed, not on the ballot.

•Initiative Petition #174 OR Cannabis Initiative. Opposed-Failed, not on ballot.

•Initiative Petition #180 Amends Med. Marijuana Act. Opposed-Failed, didn’t make the ballot.

•2000 Ballot Measure 3 The Oregon Property Protection Act Art. XV. Passed.

•Initiative Petition #s 19, 42 The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act. Opposed-Failed, didn’t make the ballot

•Initiative Petition #1 Oregonians for Personal Privacy. Failed

•1998 Measure 8 An Initiative Oregon Medical Marijuana Act of 1998. Opposed-Passed.

•Measure 67 Physician approval to use marijuana authorize supplies. Opposed-Passed.

•Measure 57 Re-criminalize marijuana possession, overturn HB3643 (67%). Supported-Failed.

•1996 Re-criminalized marijuana possession. Supported-Passed.

•1986 Marijuana legalization on ballot (26% for). Opposed-Failed.

•1973 Decriminalized marijuana possession. Opposed-Passed.

 

PENNSYLAVNIA

•2010 SB 1350"medical" marijuana bill. Oppose-Open.

•2009 SB 563 seeks to amend the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act to add an official prescription program. Support-Open.

•2009 HB 1393 “medical” marijuana bill. Oppose-Open.

•2009 HB 559, SB 769, HB 1194 all seek to add Salvia to the list of Schedule I drugs. Support-Open.

•2008 SB 584 would establish problem-solving courts. Supported-Failed.

 

RHODE ISLAND

•2011 H 5031 this act would decriminalize the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and impose a civil penalty of $150. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 H 5032 this act would provide for indemnification of landlords of tenants engaged in cultivating marijuana for any claims arising our of the medical marijuana cultivation. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 5040 this act would provide that a landlord does not have to lease a dwelling to persons who either cultivate or intend to cultivate medical marijuana on leased premises. Supported-Failed.

•2011 S 869/H 5066 this act would add the hallucinogenic drugs Salvia Dicinorum, Datura stramonium and synthetic cannabinoids to the Rhode Island Controlled Substances Act Schedule I. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 5213 this act would treat a second offense of possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 H 5290 this act would permit a landlord to refuse to rent to a medical marijuana cardholder who intends to grow marijuana on the leased premises. This act would take effect upon passage and would apply to lease agreements executed after the effective date of this act. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 5401/S 204 This act would make various changes to the medical marijuana act including cultivation and dispensing of medical marijuana would only be authorized by compassion centers. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 S 270 This act would establish a marijuana policy for the state creating penalties for possession of one ounce or less. Opposed-Failed.

•2011S 868/H 5403 This act would place Methylone, MDPV, Mephedrone and other compounds commonly known and marketed as "bath salts", on Schedule 1 of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 5591 This act would regulate the use, sale and taxation of marijuana. It would also increase the states evidentiary burden to prove a driver guilty of operating a motor vehicle under the influence if they have a marijuana blood presence. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 H 5601 This act would apply appropriate state taxes to all compassion centers revenue exceeding the amount of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). Opposed-Failed.

•2011 H 5603 This act would require medical marijuana compassion centers to supply evidence of federal tax exempt status prior to receiving a registration certificate. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 S 783 This act would regulate the use, sale and taxation of marijuana. It would also increase the states evidentiary burden to prove a driver guilty of operating a motor vehicle under the influence if they have a marijuana blood presence. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 H 7217 sought to decriminalize marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 H 7838 sought to tax and regulate marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 H 5220 sought to add blunt cigars and rolling papers to drug paraphernalia list, making it a misdemeanor crime to sell or possess these items if the individual is under the age of 18. Supported-Failed, committee recommended measure is held for further study.

•2009 H 5006 would create misdemeanor criminal offense of defrauding the administration of a drug or alcohol test. Supported-Failed, passed House on 2/11/09, referred to Senate Judiciary Committee but was not acted on before adjournment, bill will carry over to 2010 session. 

•2009 S185/HB 5359 creates "compassion" centers. Opposed-Passed by overriding governors veto.

•2009 SB 320 seeks to decriminalize one ounce of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 H7888 would change the current “medical” marijuana act to include the creation of “compassion centers”- pot dispensaries. Opposed. Legislation failed, however in a joint resolution the House and Senate passed a resolution that will spend the off legislation session studying the idea.

•2007 HB 6005 Expansion Bill- Governor vetoed expected override of veto

•2006 SB 710/HB 6052 Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Act. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 H7588/H7588a Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Act/Commission (Session adjourned, no action until next session, H7588a committee recommends passage to create a commission to study proposal). Opposed-Failed.

•2002 HB 7430/SB2627 makes marijuana possession a misdemeanor. Opposed-Failed.

•2001 HB5979 Reduces penalty for marijuana in certain circumstances. Opposed-Passed.

•1998 HB7555 Reduces penalty for possession of hypodermic needles. Opposed-Passed.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

•2011 H 3137/H 3144/S 78 adds synthetic cannabis to the list of schedule I drugs. Supported-Failed.

•2011 H 3212 adds Salvia Divinorum and Salvinorin A to the list of schedule I drugs. Supported-Failed.

•2008 S220 a “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed. This was a 2007 bill that was carried

over to 2008 where it died in committee and cannot be carried over to 2009.

•2008 H3305 sought to create a committee to study the effectiveness of industrial hemp.

Oppose-Died in committee and cannot be carried over to next session.

•2008 H 4687 seeks to classify Salvia as a Schedule I drug- Supported- Died in

Committee.

•2007 SB 220 Medical Fraud Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1980 S 350 Marijuana use for therapeutic Research. Passed.

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

•2011 HB 1015 places certain substances on the controlled substances schedule. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 1152 provide for drug testing for certain TANF recipients. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1204 drug testing. Supported-Failed.

•Petition drive to legalize marijuana as so-called medical treatment for severe and chronic pain. Oppose-Open, supporters are working to gather the 16,776 signatures needed to get the proposal on the 2010 ballot. Signatures are due by April 6, 2010.

•2009 HB 1127 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1128 would allow for medical necessity to be used in certain marijuana possession cases. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1090 adds Salvia to the list of Schedule I drugs. Supported-Passed.

•2008 HB 1060 increased penalties for possession with intent to sell to a minor.

Supported-Passed.

•2008 SB 69 adds marijuana to list of substances for purposes of child abuse. Supported-

Passed.

•Initiative Petition to lower the drinking age to 19 for drinks containing 3.2% alcohol or

less. Opposed-failed to make ballot.

•2006 Initiated Measure 4 Legalize Medical Fraud Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 HB 1109 Medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed

•2002 had 2 ballot measures (Industrial hemp/Justice amendment). Failed.

•1991 Re-criminalize marijuana. Supported-Passed.

•1990 Decriminalize marijuana. Opposed-Passed.

 

TENNESSEE

•2011 HB 294/SB 251 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 365 requires the department of human services to establish a mandatory drug screening program for adult recipients of Families First in order for adults to be eligible for the program. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1889 As introduced, creates Class A misdemeanor offenses for the production, manufacture, distribution or possession of additional synthetic cannabinoids. Supported-Passed.

•2009 SB 0074/HB 1508sought to authorize random drug testing of students participating in

extra-curricular activities. Supported-Failed, was deferred to the subcommittee on education and will be carried over to the 2010 session. 

•2009 HB 0368/SB 0209 "medical" marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 5828 seeks random student drug testing. S.O.S. supported this bill and it was approved and placed at the back of the budget.

•2008 HB 0486 & SB 0641 “medical” marijuana bill carried over from 2007. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 HB 6715 Medical Fraud Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2006 Strike-all amendment (SA 0442) using SB1942/HB968 creating joint committee to study medical marijuana. Must issue report 2/15/06and committee expires that date. Opposed-Failed.•2005 SB 1942/HB 968 Medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1998 HB 2576/2575 and SB 2650/2543 Failed.

 

TEXAS

•2011 SB 331 relating to the addition of certain synthetic derivatives of marijuana to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 126 relating to required drug testing for applicants and recipients of unemployment compensation benefits. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 139 relating to drug testing of certain persons seeking financial assistance benefits. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 548 relating to the penalties for possession of two ounces or less of marijuana and to the issuance of an occupational driver’s license. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 768 relating to the provision of drug court programs within the state. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1491realting to the "medical" use of marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 SB 594 relating to certain procedures applicable to electronic prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances. Supported-Passed.

•2009 HB 126 sought to add Salvia Divinorum to list of controlled substances. Supported-Failed, legislature adjourned without taking action.

•2009 SB 1118 seeks to restructure criminal penalties on certain controlled substances. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 287 sought to reduce penalties for possession of one ounce or lass of Sch. I and II controlled substances from a felony to a misdemeanor. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 902 sought to reduce penalties for possession of up to 2 ounces of marijuana by making it a Class C misdemeanor, a fine only offense. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 164 “medical” marijuana affirmative defense bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 142/ SB 188 authorizes needle exchange programs. Oppose-Open.

•2007 HB 1534 Medical Fraud Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2007 SB 1909 Expunge Marijuana Convictions. Opposed-Failed.

•2005 HB 658 Medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed

•2000 Drug Policy Forum of Texas created to begin efforts in TX

 

UTAH

•2011 HB 23 This bill modifies provisions relating to the Utah Controlled Substances Act by creating a controlled class of listed synthetic cannabinoids substances found in products often referred to as “spice.” Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 200 This bill modifies the Criminal Code prohibiting the sale, distribution, and other activities relating to products containing a synthetic cannabinoids to any person less than 19 years of age.  Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 299 modifies the UT health code related to efforts to inform people of the effects of consuming alcohol during pregnancy. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 409 allows for civil action for damages related to addiction from illegal drug sales. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 28 enhances and further defines the states controlled substance database. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 36 amends the controlled substance database to provide for notification to a practitioner when a person is convicted of a crime for driving under the influence of, or impaired driving under the influence of a controlled substance the practitioner may have prescribed to that person. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 274 creates an online prescribing, dispensing, and facilitation licensing act. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SCR 2 a concurrent resolution of the legislators and governor that urges consumers, doctors, pharmacists, health insurers, employers, government agencies, parents to take specific steps to reduce prescription drug misuse and addiction. Supported-Passed.

•2000 Initiative B Utah Property Protection Act. Opposed-Passed.

 

VERMONT

•2011 SB 17 an act relating to medical marijuana dispensaries. Opposed-Passed.

•2011 HB 427 marijuana decrim bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 630/HB 757/SB 226 sought to establish dispensaries. Opposed-Senate bill was ordered to lie (dead), and House versions died in committee.  

•2010 HB 150/SB 71 sought to decriminalize marijuana. Opposed-Died in committee.

•2010 HB 217 sought to decriminalize marijuana. Opposed- Died in committee.

•2010 HB 651 sought to dispense medi-pot through state-licensed liquor stores. Opposed-Failed

•2010 SB 269sought to study the legalization and taxation of marijuana sales and use. Opposed-Failed

•2009 H 217 sought to reduce penalties for possession of one ounce of marijuana to a civil fine of $100. Opposes-Failed, bill was not acted on before adjournment.

•2009 HB 105/SB 71seeks to change the penalties for the possession of one ounce of marijuana to a civil fine of $100. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 SB 238 sought to decriminalize up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use. Opposed- Died in Committee

•2008 HB 267 would allow for the use of industrial hemp. Opposed-Passed but will not take effect until “such time as the United States Congress amends the definition of marijuana.

•2007 HB 7 Expansion of Medical fraud marijuana program. Opposed-Passed.

•2005 H 441 Med. Marijuana bill to amend existing law. Opposed-Failed.

•2004 SB0076 Medical Use of Marijuana (establishment and participation). Opposed-Passed.

•H0111 An Act Relating to Medical Marijuana (decriminalize). Opposed-Failed

•JRH070 Resolution Urging Congress to reschedule marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•H0752 Advance Directive for Health Care, Pain Management. Passed.

Burlington: Question 9 decriminalize for seriously ill (83-17%). Opposed-Passed.

•2003 SB 0076 Medical Use of Marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

 

VIRGINIA

•2011 HB 24 Establishes a drug treatment court in the City of Bristol subject to the requirements and conditions established by the state Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee, provided the court is funded within existing state and local appropriations. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 1691/SB 1063 Establishes the Service members and Veterans Court Act. The bill allows the establishment of service members and veterans courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intensive treatment and supervision of offenders who appear to suffer from mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury, any of which appear to be related to military service. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 1443 Decriminalizes simple marijuana possession creates a civil penalty of $500 for simple possession of marijuana, a penalty equal to the current criminal fine for simple marijuana possession. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 1136 Establishes a “medical” marijuana program. Opposed-Failed.

•2011 HB 1434 Creates a new category for "synthetic marijuana" as a series of controlled substances listed in Schedule 1. Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 1449/HB 1987/SB 962 Refines the list of substances involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine, the possession of two of which, coupled with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, is punished as a Class 6 felony. Monitored-Failed.

•2011 HB 1762 Adds 5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT), a hallucinogenic substance found in psychoactive toads and plants, to the list of controlled substances in Schedule I. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 2154 requires local departments of social services to screen each VIEW program participant to determine whether probable cause exists to believe the participant is engaged in the use of illegal drugs. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 2180 Provides for the establishment of Drug Treatment Courts in Dickenson, Russell, and Wise Counties.  Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 2254 Provides for the establishment of a Drug Treatment Court in Montgomery County. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 1028/HB 2431 Provides for the establishment of drug treatment courts in Buchanan, Dickenson, Goochland, Montgomery, and Russell Counties, and for the establishment of a drug treatment court in the County of Wise that will serve the Counties of Lee, Scott, and Wise; provided that each court is funded within existing state and local appropriations. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1166 makes deceiving a prescriber in order to procure prescriptions a class I misdemeanor. Supported-Passed.

•2010 HB 24 drug court. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 663 Veterans courts. Supported-Failed.

•2010 HB 1134 sought to decriminalize marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 HB 1136 “medical” marijuana bill. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 2275 sought to establish a drug court program in Franklin County. Supported-Passed, approved by governor.

•2006 HR 737 –loss of driving privileges for marijuana possession, raise the potential penalties for simple marijuana possession by reclassifying the offense from a Class 2 to a Class I misdemeanor, carry up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. Supported-Failed.

•1999 Resolution urging allowing of experimental hemp production. Opposed-Passed.

 

WASHINGTON

•2011 HB 1100/SB 5073 clarifies the law on the medical use of cannabis.  Opposed-Passed.

•2011HB 1167 authorizes counties to establish and operate DUI courts. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 5954/HB 1285/SB 5101 places certain synthetic cannabinoids into schedule I of the uniform controlled substances act. Supported-Failed.

•2011HB 1550/SB 5598 regulates the production, distribution, and sale of cannabis.  Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SB 5798 exempts health care professional from penalties from recommending “medical” marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 HB 1177/SB 5615 reclassifies possession of 40grams or less of marijuana from a felony to a civil infraction. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 SB 5798/HB 2046 sought to expand current marijuana law so that more providers can make marijuana recommendations. Opposed-Failed.

•2008 HB 1395 sought to allow out of state doctors to recommend marijuana for so-called medicinal purposes. Opposed- The Washington Legislature adjourned without acting on this bill.

•2008 HB 2124 sought to protect “medical” marijuana users from investigation. Opposed-The Washington Legislature adjourned without acting on this bill.

•2007 HB 1395 Medical Fraud Marijuana Expansion Program. Opposed-Passed.

•2006 SB 5943 amending med marijuana law to protect users (re-introduced) Note: public hearing tentatively set for Jan. 16, 2006. Opposed-Failed.

•SJM 8028/HJM 4028 Requesting Congress to allow states to decide whether marijuana should be used legally for medicinal purposes.

•2005 SB 5943 amending existing med marijuana law to protect users (2-year OPEN session 2005-2006)

•2003 I-75 Seattle ballot initiative to ease enforcement against adults possessing 40 grams or less marijuana for personal/medical use. Opposed-passed

•2000 Initiative I-746 §69.51A.005 to 69.51.A.902. Passed.

•1998 Initiative 692 Medical Use of Marijuana Act (59% yes). Opposed-Passed.

•1997 Initiative 685 Schedule 1 Drugs Medical Use/Sentencing. Failed.

 

WEST VIRGINIA

•2011 HB 2069 relating to the creation and implementation of drug-free workplaces in coal mines. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 2201 relating to drug and alcohol free mines. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 2505 adding synthetic cannabinoids and hallucinogens and stimulants to the Schedule I list of controlled substances (K2). Supported-Passed.

•2011 HB 2668 requiring health care providers to release unemancipated minor's medical records for drug testing to a parent or legal guardian without written consent from minor. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 3079 create a random drug testing program for applicants and recipients of temporary assistance for needy families cash benefits and for elected officials. Any applicant or recipient who fails an initial drug test will be required to pass a second drug test in the following thirty to sixty days to maintain eligibility for or recipients of such benefits. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 197 requiring state board of education to create school drug safety programs. Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 63 extending the number of prohibited products included in definition of “salvia divinorum.” Supported-Failed.

•2011 SB 534 The purpose of this bill is to require mandatory drug testing of coal miners. The bill identifies the minimum drugs to be tested for. The bill requires testing to be done at the state's expense. The bill establishes the date when the required testing programs must be in place. The bill sets forth the consequences if a miner has had his of her mining certificate revoked by another state. The bill provides that no person who tests positive may be employed as a coal miner. Supported-Failed.

•2011 HB 3251 The purpose of this bill is to create the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. The bill states legislative intent of permitting the medical use of marijuana. The bill determines the types of patients and their physicians and caregivers who are exempt from prosecution. The bill also limits the amount of marijuana that may be possessed. The bill designates compassion centers and prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 SB 81 creates an official prescription program. Supported-Passed.

•2010 SB 2259 would create drug free workplaces in coal mines. Supported-Failed.

•2010 SB 26 sought to create a drug safety program. Supported-Failed.

•2009 HB 2992 sought to prohibit delivery or distribution of illegal drugs to students in and around schools, including drugs not listed as a controlled substance and also sought to establish delivery of drugs as a criminal offense when taking place on or near a school. Supported-Failed to make it out of committee before adjournment, bill can be carried over to 2010 session.

•2008 HB 3219 and SB 248 sought to prohibit the implementation of the Real ID Act. S.O.S. opposed this bill, believing that by not participating in the Real ID Act, West Virginia would lose the ground that they have made fighting their war on methamphetamine. Opposed-Failed.

•2002 SB447 Authorizing commercial hemp production. Opposed-Passed.

 

WISCONSIN

•2010 AB 186 criminalizes Salvia. Supported-Passed.

•2010 AB 206/SB 740 hemp bills. Opposed-Failed.

•2010 AB 554/SB 368 “medical” marijuana bills. Opposed-Failed.

•2009 AB 554 seeks to legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine. Oppose-Open.

•2009 AB 206 creates a committee to study the uses of industrial hemp. Open-Oppose, referred to committee on rural economic development, no movement since April referral.

•2008 A 550 a “medical” marijuana defense bill. Opposed-Failed. .

•2006 AB 740 Medical necessity defense (carried over from 2005). Opposed-Failed.

•2005 AB740 Establishes medical necessity defense to marijuana & related prosecutions for patients, caregivers, physicians and property seizures.

•2004 AB 892 Decriminalize. Opposed-Failed.

•2002 Assembly Bill 715 Medical fraud marijuana. Opposed-Failed.

•1997 AB 560 Reschedule THC from I to III; est. medical necessity defense. Opposed-Failed.

 

WYOMING

•2011 HB 69 prescriptions for marijuana invalid. Supported-Passed.

•2009 HB 164 seeks to make prescription drug fraud a felony offense. Supported-Engrossed, will go into effect on 7/1/09.

•2003 SF 44 Decriminalize medical marijuana (died on Senate floor). Opposed-Failed.

•1997 SF 132 Reschedule marijuana to support so-called medical use. Opposed-Failed.