Cannabis Legalization: Canada vs. USA

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When you compare cannabis legalization in Canada to how some American states are going about it. You’ll realize that the quality and price of Canadian cannabis is nowhere near the same level. Here’s why Canada’s legalization of cannabis […].

Study: No Uptick in Violent Crime Following Adult Use Cannabis Legalization

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The enactment of statewide legislation permitting adult cannabis possession and sales is not associated with any significant or long-term uptick in criminal activity, according to data published in the journal Justice Quarterly. Investigators affiliated with the Department of Justice and Criminology at Washington State University assessed trends in monthly average crime rates in Colorado and Washington following legalization compared to various control states.

POTUS: Feds “Allowing States” to Choose Legalization

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The federal government is not standing in the way of states that decide in favor of legalizing and regulating marijuana, President Donald Trump stated on Friday in comments first reported by MarijuanaMoment.net. ” During his Presidential campaign, Trump similarly said that he believed issues surrounding cannabis legalization ought to be decided “state by state.” GOVERNMENT Legalization legalization POTUS trump

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

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Legislation to end the federal prohibition of cannabis has been submitted in the U.S. The American people have elected the most pro-cannabis Congress in American history and significant pieces of legislation are being introduced,” said Blumenauer.

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States

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The study , entitled “Measuring the Criminal Justice System Impacts of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization Using State Data,” assessed the impact of adult-use regulation schemes on criminal justice resources in both legalization states and neighboring non-legalization states.

Connecticut: Big news for marijuana legalization

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Big news out of Connecticut today, as a bill to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana has passed through a critical vote in the General Law Committee with a 10-8 majority. In addition to legalizing adult-use and establishing a regulated retail market, the bill also includes strong social justice language that incentivizes minority participation in the state’s marijuana market.

Congress Votes YES to Protect Legal Marijuana

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For the first time ever, the House of Representatives just voted to restrict the Department of Justice from interfering with the states that have legalized adult-use marijuana. “It’s past time we protect all cannabis programs,” said Rep.

New York Expected to Legalize in 2019

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Just fewer than two years since insisting it was a “gateway drug,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is singing a different tune regarding the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in The Empire State. “It’s

Thailand Legalized Medical Marijuana

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Making history as the first country in Southeast Asia to do so, Thailand legalized medical cannabis on December 24, 2018. Recreational cultivation and possession of cannabis will remain illegal and punishable by time in jail. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Canada Votes 2019: A campaign promise kept? Canada’s modestly “successful” cannabis legalization

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The anniversary of Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization arrives Oct. Legalization was a Liberal campaign promise from the last election, so it’s timely to review how it’s worked out. Consumers evidently like cannabis legalization.

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

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While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like. The post Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

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While lawmakers seemed to agree on the need to end cannabis prohibition, Wednesday’s hearing highlighted tensions between competing visions of what reform should look like. The post Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

Majority of Virginians Favor Legalizing Marijuana

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A University of Mary Washington survey shows 61 percent of Virginians favor legalizing the adult use of marijuana. Virginia attitudes, like American attitudes, are increasingly supportive of ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and replacing it with a legal marketplace in which products can be safely regulated for responsible consumers. “It comes as no surprise that a majority of Virginians support legalizing marijuana.

Arizona Backers Revise Legalization Measure After Legal Review

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The post Arizona Backers Revise Legalization Measure After Legal Review appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis Arizona Election 2020 legalizationJust a few tweaks, nothing major, after the lawyers give the proposed initiative a good scrubbing.

Cannabis statistics since legalization

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Cannabis stocks are leading the charts. An overwhelming percentage of cannabis sales are still going to the black market. Men hold a much higher rate of boardroom seats in the Canadian cannabis market than women. The post Cannabis statistics since legalization appeared first on Cannabis News | Marijuana News | Medical Cannabis News. Some staggering statistics are coming out of Canada currently.

Legalization Proposals Progress Around the Country

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Just about two months into the 2019 legislative session, legalization proposals are swiftly moving forward in states across the country. Senate Bill 686 seeks to legalize the use, possession, cultivation, and retail sale of small amounts of marijuana for adults. The measure would allow adults 21 and over to purchase one ounce of cannabis and grow up to six cannabis plants in their own home. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Grassroots Legalization LEGISLATION Policy SOCIETY

Billions at Stake as Wisconsin Discusses Cannabis Legalization

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Legalizing medical cannabis would be a net $1.1 The post Billions at Stake as Wisconsin Discusses Cannabis Legalization appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics economics illinois legalization medical marijuana wisconsin

Virginia’s attorney general wants to legalize cannabis

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It’s time to move toward legal, regulated adult use,” AG Mark Herring said, pointing to a study showing that more than half of Virginians agree with him. The post Virginia’s attorney general wants to legalize cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis legalization virginia“Virginians know we can do better.

Chicago to Clear Thousands of Cannabis Arrests During Legalization

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The post Chicago to Clear Thousands of Cannabis Arrests During Legalization appeared first on Leafly. Politics Chicago expungement illinois legalizationIn Illinois, about 770,000 arrests and convictions, representing about 314,000 people, must be automatically expunged.

Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order

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Sanders, a longtime legalization advocate, said that as president, he would bypass partisan bickering in Congress and legalize cannabis through an executive order. The post Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order appeared first on Leafly.

Legal Cannabis Mellowed Outside Lands Megafestival

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Inside the safest, most secure cannabis sales and consumption in Golden Gate Park history. The post Legal Cannabis Mellowed Outside Lands Megafestival appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle adult-use cannabis California Events Music

Cannabis Legalization, One Year Later – The Good, The Bad & The Unknown

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The Good about Cannabis Legalization: 1) Legal Weed Despite unrelenting criticism, the bottom line is that we have successfully lifted the federal prohibition on cannabis in this country. The legalization of weed ended a nearly ninety-year prohibition against the plant. Our approach to legalization also differed from other countries, taking the more radical approach of opting […].

Illinois Just Legalized Cannabis. Here’s What Happens Next

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The post Illinois Just Legalized Cannabis. Politics adult-use cannabis Chicago illinois legalization legislationAdult-use sales will start Jan. 1, 2020—a little more than 200 days away. Retailers, start your engines. Here’s What Happens Next appeared first on Leafly.

Marijuana Legalization Measures Gaining Momentum In Several States

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Lawmakers in several states have recently moved forward legislative proposals to either legalize or decriminalize marijuana-related activities. LEGALIZATION. Chris Sununu, who has pledged to veto any legalization bill, “regardless of what the language looks like.”

Luxembourg Planning to Legalize Cannabis

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A government coalition formed by three parties – the Liberals, Social Democrats and Greens – decided to start the process of fully legalizing marijuana in Luxembourg, making it the first European country to do so. Luxembourg already has a solid foundation for a legal framework.

Legal Cannabis Spurs Increase in Cookie Sales, According to Study

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Furthering the mystery of the cannabis-induced munchies, adults with safe, reliable access to legal recreational-cannabis spend more money on cookies, ice cream, and chips than their counterparts, according to a new study. Why does cannabis sometimes stimulate a hunger response?

State Supreme Court Adds Another Obstacle to Legal California Cannabis

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A new ruling out of the California Supreme Court this week will create yet another obstacle to the expansion of legal cannabis, at a time when more than half of the state's cities and counties still ban retail stores. Politics California environment legalization licensing retail store

Report: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Increased Home Values

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The study determined: “States that legalize recreational cannabis see an immediate bump in home values following legalization, even without retail dispensaries opening up. Legalization SOCIETY Colorado crime home values housing prices Washington

Tim Hortons’ WiFi Blocks Legal Cannabis Websites

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Yet illicit cannabis sellers still remain accessible on their network. The post Tim Hortons’ WiFi Blocks Legal Cannabis Websites appeared first on Leafly. Canada Lifestyle business cannabis business lifestyle

Surprise! Illinois Becomes the 11th Cannabis Legalization State!

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Residents can carry 30 grams of cannabis; tourists, 15. Legal stores could yield $500 million in annual taxes. Illinois Becomes the 11th Cannabis Legalization State! Politics illinois legalizationThe post Surprise!

Move Legalization Forward in New Jersey

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Several bills have been introduced in the state legislature, ranging from legalization to expungement, and the fight for freedom has never been more widely supported than now. 2318 would allow for expedited expungement of records for those previously convicted of a marijuana crime upon passage of decriminalization or legalization measures in the state of New Jersey, as long as those past violations are no longer considered a crime under state law.

Legalization bill passes hurdle in Delaware

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Today, dozens of advocates from across the state of Delaware came together at Legislative Hall to support HB110 , a bill that seeks to legalize and regulate the sale of cannabis for adult-use in the First State. Greatly outnumbering the opposition, Delawareans in favor of legalization stepped up and flooded the House chambers. Please click here to send an urgent message to your state lawmakers in support of adult-use cannabis legalization in your state!

The Legal Status of Cannabis for Animals

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In recent years, the use of cannabis in veterinary medicine has gone from obscure concept to a mainstream issue. This explosion of interest in the use of cannabis and CBD for animals has led to the development of a multi-million dollar industry creating cannabis-based products for pets.

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U.S. vaping concerns loom as Canada legalizes pot devices

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linked to vaping products may dampen demand for soon-to-be-legal cannabis vapes in Canada later this year, industry watchers say. vaping concerns loom as Canada legalizes pot devices appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

China sees cannabis legalization as a new threat

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Chinese authorities see the legalization of cannabis in Canada and the United States as a threat that has increased cannabis trafficking into China.

Legalization 2.0: A Look at What is Coming This December

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Needless to say, the legal marijuana landscape is about to change, so the public needs to know everything it can about “Legalization 2.0”. It does not simply refer to solid foods, but any cannabis product that is meant to be ingested. The post Legalization 2.0:

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Cannabis!

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Although the final bill is waiting signature from the governor, as of May 31, 2019, Illinois is poised to move forward as the eleventh state to legalize adult use marijuana. The new bill allows employers to maintain “drug-free” workplaces and landlords to prohibit possession on their properties, and it allows individual communities to prohibit or allow cannabis dispensaries. The post Illinois Legalizes Recreational Cannabis! By: Justin McNaughton , Senior Counsel.