Status of marijuana-related legislation by state as of December 31, 2014.





  • Rep. Brandon Ellington prefiled House Joint Resolution 15 and House Bill 166 on December 5.
    • HJR 15 contains the text of a proposed ballot initiative amending the state constitution to legalize marijuana.
    • HB 166 would allow Missourians to have minor criminal offenses, including marijuana offenses, expunged from their records.


Medical Marijuana


 South Carolina

 Decriminalization and Medical Marijuana


  • House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford and 3 others prefiled House Bill 3117 and House Bill 3140, both on December 11.
    • H.B. 3117 is a marijuana decriminalization bill. Simple possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana or 10 grams of hashish would be a $200 fine.
    • H.B. 3140 — or the Put Patients First Act — would create a medical marijuana system for the state.
    • Both bills have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which Rutherford heads.


 Medical Marijuana


  • Delegates David Albo and Patrick Hope prefiled House Bill 1445 on December 29.
    • Among other things, the bill would add epilepsy as a qualifying condition for the state’s medical marijuana program. Currently, glaucoma and cancer are the only qualifying conditions.


 Decriminalization and Legalization


  • Rep. Mark Cardenas prefiled House bills 2006 and 2007 on December 29.
    • H.B. 2006 proposes to decriminalize simple marijuana possession and reduce other marijuana-related penalties. Possession of up to one ounce would be a civil penalty and $100 fine.
    • H.B. 2007 would amend the state constitution to legalize marijuana for adult use. A vote of 2/3 of both Senate and House would be needed to enact it.

New York



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