Illinois Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana

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Pritzker has signed legislation legalizing the adult use of marijuana and regulating its commercial production and retail sale. The Prairie State is the first state to legislatively regulate cannabis sales. Support our continued work to legalize marijuana in all 50 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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!

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

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.

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

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.

Arizona Groups File 2020 Cannabis Legalization Initiative

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The 'Smart and Safe Arizona Act' would legalize for adults 21+, allow home growing, and expunge past cannabis convictions. The post Arizona Groups File 2020 Cannabis Legalization Initiative appeared first on Leafly.

Is Your Cannabis Legal? Sorry, You Can Still Be Deported

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Immigrants face severe consequences for cannabis, even in states where it is legal. The post Is Your Cannabis Legal? Politics courts deportation Immigration law enforcement legalization

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?

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.

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 200,000 Full-Time Workers

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The state-licensed cannabis industry gained over 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com. Commenting on the new findings, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “The federal government needs to deschedule marijuana to allow states to better and more fully benefit from the economic growth engine that is the legal marijuana industry.

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!

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.

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

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His statements came response to questions from Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) — each of whom represent states where marijuana is legally regulated for either medical or recreational purposes. Advocacy Attorney General GOVERNMENT Legalization Policy SOCIETY

American Bar Association Tells Feds: Let States Legalize Cannabis

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The nation's largest legal organization embraces a policy that would put the federal government out of the prohibition business. The post American Bar Association Tells Feds: Let States Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

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New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Dead

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After a dramatic week of New York’s legislative session, the adult-use cannabis bill is dead. The post New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Dead appeared first on Leafly. Politics legalization New York

With CBD Legal, Wisconsin Is Warming to Cannabis

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In the Midwest, attitudes toward CBD—and cannabis itself—are changing thanks to the plant's emerging health benefits and a growing focus on education. The post With CBD Legal, Wisconsin Is Warming to Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.

How Will Marijuana Legalization in the U.S. Affect Legal Substances?

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A common argument we often hear (and use) is that the health risks of cannabis are much less than those associated with tobacco and alcohol. Nonetheless, according to Science Daily , cannabis could give some illicit substances a run for their money, while others are actually safe. A commonly-cited statistic is that the cannabis industry will be worth $22 billion in the coming years, only to keep growing as time goes on. The post How Will Marijuana Legalization in the U.S.

Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry

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It can cost $2 million to open a licensed cannabis store. The post Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics banking diversity legalizationAnd not a bank in the nation will offer a small business loan.

Kelowna opens 1st legal cannabis store: Hobo Recreational Cannabis

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On July 25, Kelowna opened its first legal cannabis store– Hobo Recreational Cannabis– which means that you can now officially buy legal cannabis in the Okanagan Valley’s biggest city.

French Legalization Debate Ignores Race, Religion, Mass Incarceration

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France’s brief experiment with CBD—not to mention the growing international trend toward reform—seems to have started a movement to legalize cannabis, which has been illegal since 1970. Politics adult-use cannabis Europe france legalization

New Jersey Voters to Decide Cannabis Legalization Next Year

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Legalizing was a campaign promise of Democratic Gov. The post New Jersey Voters to Decide Cannabis Legalization Next Year appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis legalization new jersey

U.S. Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana

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After four years in the making, medical marijuana is finally legal in the U.S. D), signed the “ Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act ” into law on Saturday, January 12, 2019. “I Nelson plans to continue to participate in the rollout of his legalization amendment. “I

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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Majority of Maryland Voters Want Legal Cannabis

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The majority of Maryland voters support legalizing recreational cannabis, according to the most recent Goucher Poll. Those over the age of 55 and those who identify as conservative or Republican were the least likely to support legalization, according to the poll.

New Jersey: Adult-use legalization is closer than ever

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After months of negotiation, Governor Murphy and NJ state legislators have reached a deal on what will be included in upcoming legislation to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana in the state of New Jersey. We need urgent action from New Jersey residents to make adult-use cannabis legalization a reality in the Garden State. Click here to send an urgent letter to your state legislators in support of adult-use cannabis legalization in New Jersey.

Youth Cannabis Use Drops 8% in Legal States, Study Finds

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New research discovers an 8% decrease in youth cannabis use in states that legalize for adult use. The post Youth Cannabis Use Drops 8% in Legal States, Study Finds appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics medical cannabis medical marijuana underage use

How Hotels Are Adapting to Cannabis Legalization

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Is a boutique cannabis brand on the horizon? The post How Hotels Are Adapting to Cannabis Legalization appeared first on Leafly. The hospitality industry is realizing that a lot of its guests are 420-friendly.

Interview with a Pot Dealer II: Post legalization

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A few years ago, I interviewed a black market dealer I knew who was still selling cannabis in 2017. Then, less than a year later on October 17th, the legal landscape of weed changed forever when recreational cannabis in Canada became law.