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.

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!

Recreational Legalization Bills Advance In New Mexico House And Senate

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A bill to legalize the recreational use of cannabis was just approved by the House Judiciary Committee in Santa Fe, New Mexico, making it one step closer to becoming law. “We came to the conclusion that legalization is coming,” Sen.

Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill Advances In New Hampshire

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A bill to legalize recreational cannabis for adults in New Hampshire has advanced in the state’s House of Representatives. The legislation aims to legalize the possesion and use of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older for recreational purposes.

Guam Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

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With cannabis legalization in the U.S. This small island in the western Pacific Ocean legalized medical cannabis in 2014. Now in 2019, a bill to fully legalize the drug passed by a narrow margin and was signed into law by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. Although it encountered opposition – as legalization always does – Guerrero believes that this is the best way to curb the illegal drug market. Rules for Legalization. .

Recreational Legalization Harms Medical Marijuana Sales

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Despite the fact the recreational marijuana makes it easily accessible by all, it has devastating effects on the medical market. Historically, according to the Tampa Bay Times , marijuana legalization caused people to leave the medical realm in droves.

Rhode Island governor plans to legalize recreational marijuana

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Gina Raimondo will propose a framework to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, reports the Providence Journal. New York and New Jersey are also considering changes to their cannabis policies. (via Wikimedia Commons). Rhode Island Gov.

Seniors Are Erasing the Line Between Medical & Recreational Cannabis Use

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A Colorado study finds that nearly half of all seniors enjoyed legal cannabis last year: some medically, some recreationally, some for both. The post Seniors Are Erasing the Line Between Medical & Recreational Cannabis Use appeared first on Leafly.

Florida Republicans Prepare to Stand Tall Against Public Desire for Recreational Cannabis

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If the Florida GOP continues to have its way, Florida recreational cannabis will go to pot, leaving the other states of our union to control and sell adult use cannabis. The initiative would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and over.

CHICAGO MAYOR WEIGHS IN ON RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA

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For that reason, many have been anxiously awaiting any indication from officials as to how recreational marijuana sales will proceed in the city. Under the proposed ordinance, Chicago would be divided into seven zones for recreational marijuana dispensaries.

Wisconsin Governor Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana And Decriminalize Recreational This Year

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Newly sworn-in Democratic Governor Tony Evers announced Monday that he is taking Wisconsin cannabis policy reform into his own hands by attaching proposals to his spending budget this year. Medical Cannabis in Wisconsin. Decriminalization, Not Legalization.

Illinois: Buffalo Grove establishes new tax on recreational marijuana sales

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Buffalo Grove has yet to allow retail sales of recreational marijuana in the village, but it now has a tax in place if it becomes a reality next year. Village leaders have said they’re leaning toward permitting sales of recreational marijuana, but a final decision has not been made.

Illinois Recreational Cannabis Bill Passes the Senate, Putting them One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

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As New York and New Jersey limp along in their attempts to legalize marijuana, Illinois could be poised to win the coveted position of 11 th state to allow recreational cannabis, according to the Chicago Tribune. Pritzker is a strong supporter of marijuana legalization.

Guam: Cannabis Board Produces List Of Things You Can & Cannot Do As A Legal Recreational User

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Responsible adults can grow and consume recreational marijuana at home, but selling it or trading it for something of value still is illegal, according to the Cannabis Control Board, which on Tuesday approved a list of 10 things the public should know about using it. Cannabis Law News

How soon will Germany legalize the recreational use of cannabis ?

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There is a lot of buzz lately regarding Germany-many people believe that the country will soon make a move to completely legalise Cannabis for recreational purposes. The German Medical Cannabis market could reach more than €6 billion sales/year by 2030. .

Florida Lawmakers Push To Legalize Recreational Cannabis

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In a joint effort, two state representatives submitted legislation to legalize, regulate, and tax a recreational cannabis market in Florida. ” What would legalization look like under HB 1117?

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.

Illinois Becomes 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

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Pritzker inked a bill that allows residents to buy and possess up to an ounce of cannabis and non-residents can have up to 15 grams. Illinois became the 11th state to approve legal marijuana in the U.S. This was promised in Pritzker’s campaign, and it’s also going to provide a statewide cannabis marketplace. Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Sales. Legalization

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.

Mexico: Senator Julio Menchaca Salazar presents initiative to reform articles 235 and 247 of General Health Law to regulate use of cannabis for recreational or recreational purposes for persons of legal age.

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Press Release in full… Senator Julio Menchaca Salazar presented an initiative to reform articles 235 and 247 of the General Health Law and regulate the use of cannabis for recreational or recreational purposes for persons of legal age. Cannabis Law News

Illinois: Recreational marijuana sales tax approved in Urbana

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WAND) – Urbana’s city council has approved a tax on recreational marijuana sales. Urbana staff believe the Municipal Cannabis Retailer’s Occupation Tax could be a boon for state cities, according to The News-Gazette. When recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Illinois on Jan.

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?

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

Illinois: Pritzker Puts Pen To Paper On Recreational Bill

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Today, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the “Act”) that was passed by the Illinois General Assembly on May 31, 2019. We will continue to track Illinois’s progress in rolling out its adult-use cannabis program. Cannabis Law News

Hawaii Once Again Says No To Recreational Marijuana

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Hawaii Once Again Says No To Recreational Marijuana Hawaii Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English’s recreational marijuana bill died over the weekend as it missed a key deadline, despite serious support for the legislation from Democrats.

Recreational vs Medicinal Marijuana – Does It Matter Anymore?

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With marijuana laws changing at a rapid pace across the states, you might be wondering if there is still a significant difference between recreational and medicinal cannabis use. Recreational marijuana is pot used without medical recommendations or justifications.

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

Leafly Article Highlights Issues In Montana’s Legislative Makeup For Both Medical & Recreational Cannabis

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Patients now will be able to purchase up to five ounces of cannabis per month, but the tax will bump from 2% to 4%. Meanwhile, voters may consider one—and possibly two—statewide adult-use legalization initiatives in November 2020. Cannabis Law News

Chicago Mayor’s New Zoning Laws Deigned To Keep Out Recreational Cannabis ?

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The Tribune writes by way of introduction, Recreational marijuana dispensaries would be blocked from opening in most of downtown Chicago, including the Magnificent Mile, under Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed zoning rules for when the sale of the plant becomes legal next year.

Pure Sunfarms Brings B.C. Grown Cannabis to Canada’s Recreational Market

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16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Pure Sunfarms formally launched its brand and introduced eight strains of dried cannabis flower into the Canadian recreational market. Pure Sunfarms is one of Canada’s largest, single site, licensed producers of greenhouse-grown cannabis.

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.

The Future of Cannabis Consumption

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Recreational cannabis consumption is legal in 10 states in the United States as well as all across Canada for adults of a certain age. However, unlike other recreational choices like alcohol, in many places, there is no place for adults to socially consume cannabis together.

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.

Difference between Recreational and Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana is a type of plant that is utilized for recreation, medicinal use, personal use, religious use, and even used in industrial settings. According to the World Health Organization, marijuana is considered as the world’s most popular recreational drug.

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

Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis: What You Should Know

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Folks north of the border are rejoicing after Canada became the second country in the world to fully legalize marijuana. The historic bill, referred to as the Cannabis Act, passed its final stage of legislation in June 2018 after the Senate followed up on its approval from the House of Commons. Here’s what you need to know about cannabis in Canada: Legal To Own, Grow, and Sell. By legalizing and regulating cannabis, Trudeau & Co.

UNB researcher receives grant to explore medical potential of cannabis

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FREDERICTON — A biochemist at the University of New Brunswick says the legalization of recreational cannabis has opened the door for scientists to find medical potential of cannabis.