US Marijuana Party

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Marijuana Legislation

Federal judge gives new life to Nevada marijuana petition
KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer
A federal judge ruled Friday that the Nevada Secretary of State was wrong to disqualify a petition to legalize marijuana possession, giving new life to the initiative and two proposed anti-smoking measures.

Naishtat files marijuana bill
By: News 8 Austin Staff
Texans would be allowed to use marijuana for medicinal purposes under a bill filled by Rep. Elliott Naishtat, D-Austin.
HB 658 would allow doctors to prescribe the herb for patients and allow them a defense in court against prosecution for possessing the plant's leaves.

Medical marijuana bill fails
BRAD PERRIELLO Associated Press
PIERRE, S.D. - Marijuana should not be legalized for medical purposes in South Dakota, legislators decided Friday.
The House Health Committee voted 11-1 against a bill that would have allowed people with certain debilitating illnesses to use pot.


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