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


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. Decriminalization, Not Legalization.

The Differences Between Medical and Recreational Cannabis

United Patients Group

More and more states are considering and passing adult-use marijuana regulations, which give all adults over the age of 21 legal access to a variety of cannabis products for recreational use. Recreational Cannabis Costs More.

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


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.

Hawaii Gov Accedes To Cannabis Decriminalization

Cannabis Law Report

We continue to learn from other states about the problems that they see with recreational marijuana,” he said, echoing concerns he has about legalization and noting that he’s been discussing the possible reform with governors from some western states that have already enacted it. “We

Majority of Maryland Voters Want Legal Cannabis


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.

Cannabis Legalization Roundup: Mexico, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Canna Law Blog

We like to check in from time to time on what’s happening with marijuana legalization around the world. To date, there are something like 40 countries that have legalized marijuana for medical use. Canada Legalizes Cannabis! International Recreational Marijuana

United States: Congressional Committee Takes Historic Step Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana

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United States : Congressional Committee Takes Historic Step Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana. For the first time in American history, a congressional committee approved a marijuana legalization bill. Medical marijuana, prescribed by physicians, is legal in 33 states.

Wisconsin Democrats Aim to Decriminalize Marijuana

The Joint Blog

Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin introduced legislation recently that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana for those 21 and older. Tony Evers earlier this year called for decriminalizing up to 25 grams.

It’s MLK Day. Don’t Forget Cannabis is a Civil Rights Issue.

Canna Law Blog

Marijuana arrests continue to track upward despite more states legalizing distribution and sale of the plant, and despite broad non-enforcement of federal law. Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational MarijuanaHappy MLK Day!

Luxembourg Planning to Legalize Cannabis


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.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Cory Booker

Canna Law Blog

We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. He is an advocate for legalization, both through his legislative action in the Senate and his words on social media.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Andrew Yang

Canna Law Blog

We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. Stance on marijuana: Andrew Yang supports legalizing marijuana as part of his criminal justice platform.

OR: OLCC “2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report” & Statement

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198 million in state and local sales tax revenue generated since legalization. Latest study designed to encourage sensible policy development. OLCC Provides Oregon Legislature with Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Study. . Takeaways.

Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Michael Bloomberg

Canna Law Blog

We awarded higher grades to candidates who currently support legalizing marijuana and even better grades if they have openly supported legalization for more than just the past couple years. Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational Marijuana

Senator Rice Needs to Get Woke About Weed, Pt. 2


As New Jersey continues to fail its constituents each day they do not pass cannabis legalization for adult-use, the name of one state senator at the forefront of the fight against legalization remains permanently inked in shame: State Senator Ron Rice of the 28th District. State Senator Rice released an op-ed on the 4th of July, in which he made a plea to his peers in the New Jersey State Legislature to prioritize decriminalization-.

It Is Now Legal To Possess Marijuana In Virginia


Virginia has officially joined the ranks of progressive states that have elected to decriminalize the personal possession of cannabis. What amount of marijuana is legal to possess? ” Exploring Legalization. More Than Just Decriminalization.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Kamala Harris

Canna Law Blog

We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. Stance on marijuana: Senator Kamala Harris wants to legalize marijuana as part of her criminal justice reform platform.

Indiana Senator Files Bill To Legalize Marijuana Possession


Legislation to decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of cannabis has been filed in Indiana by State Senator Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes. Tallian has been fighting for cannabis policy reform in the Hoosier State since 2012.

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Colombia Legalizes Public Cannabis Use as Potential Legalization Looms


Although still not fully confirmed, marijuana policy in Colombia appears to be inching closer to legalization. Recreational marijuana has already been decriminalized, even allowing small amounts to be grown at home for individual use. Medical cannabis has been legal for the last three years. Now, with this sudden change in policy, legalization is the final possible step. But needless to say, this legal epiphany could spark much broader reforms.

Is The End Of Cannabis Prohibition Near?

TOPS Cannabis

It seems as though more states are adopting a medical and/or recreational law toward cannabis consumption. has 11 states that recognize cannabis for recreational consumption. The Farm Bill made hemp cultivation, sales and consumption across the country legal. Present Day.

Too Natural for Naturalization: Even Decriminalized Marijuana Can be a Bar to US Citizenship

The Blunt Truth

As a number of states and the District of Columbia have moved to permit possession, use and sale of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes and the business of legalized cannabis distribution has grown exponentially, federal law banning such activity remains unchanged. USCIS Policy Manual, Chapter 5 Section C.3.

Grading the Democratic Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Joe Biden

Canna Law Blog

We will examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and also canvas each politician’s current stances on marijuana. Stance on marijuana: Biden wants to decriminalize marijuana use and automatically expunge prior criminal records showing marijuana possession convictions. He is, however, far from an advocate for cannabis legalization. Federal law and policy Medical Marijuana Recreational Marijuana

The Week in Weed: April 17, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. It has put state legalization campaigns on hold, delayed sales roll-outs, and the problems in Massachusetts could fill this blog post all by themselves.

Nevada: Reform Efforts are Still Alive


Even though cannabis has been recreationally legal in the Battle Born State for nearly two years and Sin City has become a greenish gold mine of legal cannabis, many problems and societal penalties still arise with the use of it; no social consumption lounges being among the most glaring.

Canada Inspires Legalization Proponents in Other Nations


Despite the difficult rollout, there is no doubt that Canada’s decision to legalize cannabis has been monumental. As the first G7 country to fully lift prohibition on the drug, Canada has sent a clear message that legalization is nothing to be feared.

Rhode Island: Gov. Raimondo’s Proposed Marijuana Legalization Budget Plan


Gina Raimondo unveiled a budget proposal for 2020 that would legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island “with reluctance,” as she told The Providence Journal. Like it or not, we’re going to be incurring public safety and public health expenses because it’s legal in Massachusetts… And I think it is time for us to put together our own regulatory and taxing framework,” she said. On January 17, 2019, Gov.

The Week in Weed: February 21, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. The big news this week is that Alabama is considering a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19


Republican leaders in Wisconsin’s state legislature said that Governor Evers’ medical cannabis and decriminalization budget proposals will not be passed through the legislature this session. Click here to email your lawmakers in support of decriminalization.

BREAKING NEWS: MORE Act Passes in Historic Vote

Canna Law Blog

The House Judiciary Committee approved a 2019 bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level and end cannabis prohibition on Wednesday. This marks the first time a marijuana legalization bill has been approved by a congressional committee. Federal law and policy News

NORML’s 2020 Democratic Primary Marijuana Straw Poll


She remained generally opposed to legalization, while supporting states having the right to reform their own policies, until she clarified her stance as being in support of it after announcing her 2020 presidential campaign. Quote: “We need to legalize marijuana and regulate it.

Mexico Working to Legalize Marijuana Before October, 2019


Following a rather sudden decision by the Supreme Court (and an interesting legal caveat), Mexico is now well on its way to lifting cannabis prohibition entirely, according to Yahoo Finance. Mexico already has legal cannabis production in place, as they allowed for medical marijuana in 2017. Now, the Supreme Court decided that the deadline for legalization would be on or before October of this year. In fact, politicians were essentially forced to legalize marijuana.

New York’s Marijuana Legalization Bill “Dead for Now”


Unfortunately, like New Jersey, New York’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana appears to be a no-go for at least one more year, repots The Wall Street Journal. In fact, many Democratic lawmakers – whom we would expect to be more receptive about legalization – were staunchly opposed to the measure. The failed bid at legalization could lead to other related legislation that will prove helpful from a health, legal and societal perspective.

The Green Wave – Legal Challenges, Considerations for Investors in Cannabis Industry

Cannabis Law Report

In countries or states where medical marijuana is legal, doctors can prescribe it to alleviate nerve pain or glaucoma, or at times to help with nausea caused due to chemotherapy for cancer patients as well as treatment of HIV patients. Legal Restrictions. A Narrow Legal Window.

Legalizing Marijuana Leads To Fewer Illegal Grow Sites In National Forests, Study Finds

Cannabis Law Report

In news that Smokey Bear, iconic protector of all forests, would be happy to hear, research shows that reports of illegal marijuana grow operations on federally protected lands fell after states began legalizing it for adult use. Cannabis legalization is insignificant in Washington.

A Founder Looks at 50: Keith Stroup on the Shafer Commission


For NORML’s 50 th anniversary, every Friday we will be posting a blog from NORML’s Founder Keith Stroup as he reflects back on a lifetime as America’s foremost marijuana smoker and legalization advocate. With that level of misinformation, legal reform was simply not possible.

Where Does Joe Biden Stand on Marijuana?


In a field of Democratic presidential hopefuls that have come out in favor of major overhauls of marijuana legislation, and in many cases full legalization, Joe Biden remains somewhat of an outlier. But I think legalization is a mistake. That’s different than [legalization].

The Week in Weed: June 12, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. New Jersey considers decriminalization. We have a look at which states are most likely to legalize cannabis and there’s more on the Petsmart saga.