Dozens of cannabis policy reform bills are pending in state legislatures across the country, and several major reforms appeared poised for passage as of early March. However, the coronavirus has resulted in a fluid situation. A number of states paused their legislative sessions in order to promote social distancing to slow the spread of the pandemic. The National Conference of State Legislatures is doing excellent work tracking legislatures that are pausing or adjourning sessions, allowing remote voting, or otherwise modifying their schedules and procedures in times of the virus.
The below lists states where bills have been introduced to adopt new laws to legalize marijuana for adults, to adopt effective medical marijuana laws, or to replace possible jail time with fines for marijuana possession. Click on the state names below to learn more about efforts in your state and to take action in support of marijuana policy reform.