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2018 All Marijuana Legalization Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Oct. 2, 2018 MI HB 4668 Prohibits Marijuana Infused Beer Concurrence Vote Passed - House (101 - 4)
Sept. 27, 2018 NJ A 1330 Authorizes Research and Cultivation of Hemp Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 2)
Aug. 22, 2018 CA AB 1793 Amends Marijuana Convictions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 10)
June 6, 2018 NY A 2142 Requires Certain Marijuana Convictions be Sealed Bill Passed - House (98 - 41)
June 6, 2018 NY A 9016 Authorizes Medical Marijuana for Opioid-Use Disorder Bill Passed - House (108 - 28)
May 31, 2018 CA AB 1793 Amends Marijuana Convictions Bill Passed - House (43 - 28)
May 30, 2018 CA SB 930 Authorizes Cannabis Limited Charter Banks Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 6)
April 15, 2018 AK HB 316 Amends Rules Concerning Release of Marijuana Conviction Records Bill Passed - House (30 - 10)
April 12, 2018 LA HB 579 Authorizes Additional Uses for Medical Marijuana Bill Passed - House (60 - 40)
April 11, 2018 ME LD 1719 Authorizes Adult-Use of Marijuana Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10)
April 10, 2018 ME LD 1719 Authorizes Adult-Use of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (112 - 34)
Feb. 28, 2018 VA SB 726 Authorizes Doctors Recommend Use of Cannabidiol Oil for Treatment Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (40 - 0)
Feb. 21, 2018 AK SB 6 Authorizes Production of Industrial Hemp Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (18 - 0)
Jan. 4, 2018 VT H 511 Authorizes Possession of 1 Ounce of Marijuana Bill Passed - House (81 - 63)

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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