(CBS Local) — A bill to decriminalize marijuana in Pennsylvania cleared a big hurdle Tuesday.
The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would downgrade penalties for possession of under 30 grams of marijuana from a third-degree misdemeanor to a summary offense that would allow up to a $300 fine and no jail time.
The bill will need to be approved in both the House and the Senate, before Gov. Tom Wolf will be able to sign it into law. Wolf has previously voiced his support for decriminalizing marijuana possession.
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Since 2015, Los Angeles restaurants and bars began adding cannabidiol, or CBD, to cocktail menus. For an extra fee or elevated price, bars offer the non-psychoactive cannabis extract as a supplement to any drink. This trend expanded greatly after Jan. 1, 2018, when California legalized the recreational use of cannabis. But adding CBD to any cocktail at a public establishment is now illegal, thanks to Governor Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 2914 in late September.
AB 2914’s official stance prohibits bars and liquor stores from selling alcohol drinks with cannabis.
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Law enforcement agencies from across the state are pushing to stop the practice of "wandering weed."
The League of California Cities, the California Police Chiefs Association and United Food and the Commercial Workers Western States Council, have urged the Bureau of Cannabis Control to amend proposed regulations that allow marijuana to be delivered anywhere in California.
The proposed regulations by the Bureau of Cannabis Control would permit delivery of recreational cannabis from jurisdictions that have banned such sales. Officials have argued local control played an integral role in the passage of Proposition 64.
Currently, licensed dispensaries can deliver anywhere within the state.
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MADISON, Wis. - In a teleconference on Tuesday, Wisconsin's Controlled Substances Board passed an order to schedule the drug Epidiolex and any similar drugs containing cannabidiol approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a schedule V controlled substance.
Epidiolex is a medication containing CBD, a component of cannabis, approved to treat seizures.
It was the first drug with CBD approved by the FDA.
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