The Illinois legislature has passed a bill that reduces the penalty for possessing 15 grams or less of marijuana to a ticket and a $125 fine, if found guilty. It's up to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign it into law.
Texas could become the 15th state to legalize the use of cannabidiol to treat epilepsy among children. Both the Senate and House have approved a limited-use medical marijuana bill. However, Gov. Abbott is not expected to sign it.
The White House has appointed Chuck Rosenberg to replace Michele Leonhart as the DEA's Administrator. Since it's an interim position, he doesn't have to be confirmed by the Senate.
There are four states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington), 15 more with decriminalization laws and 37 with medical-marijuana laws.
Legislation allowing the use of low-THC, CBD-rich marijuana oil primarily for children suffering from seizure disorders has been approved in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.