Israel Declares Plans to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in Less Than a Year


Israel has announced that they plan to legalize recreational cannabis within 9 months. Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn stated that Israel is planning on legalizing recreational cannabis while balancing “liberalism and responsibility”. .

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


Evers aims to legalize medical cannabis, decriminalize recreational possession and use, and expunge qualifying arrest records. Our budget will decriminalize possession of marijuana in amounts of 25 grams or less, and we’ll also be creating a path for expungement for these crimes for those who’ve completed their sentence or probation,” wrote Evers on Twitter. Decriminalization, Not Legalization.

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New Jersey Votes to Legalize Recreational Cannabis but Now What?

Canna Care Docs

Congratulations to New Jersey residents for voting to pass recreational marijuana! Other important things that must be considered include home grow, workplace drug testing, decriminalization, limits on possession, and more.

New York State Decriminalizes Marijuana After Failed Legalization Attempt


It is no secret that legalization was a major point of contention for New York state in recent weeks. While lawmakers, lobbyists and everyday proponents hoped to see recreational dispensaries open their doors, the legalization bill was ultimately stalled after it hit too many political roadblocks. According to ABC News , lawmakers finally voted to decriminalize marijuana after a marathon session that ended on June 21 st , just before 6:00 AM.

Cannabis In Canada: Two Year Anniversary of Legalization

Cannabis Life Network

On October 17, 2018, the Canadian government decriminalized weed for recreational use. Today marijuana is a popular recreation enjoyed by more people than ever with a developing industry for entrepreneurs and tastemakers alike. The same day cannabis was legalized […].

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. However, many states with recreational legislation also have medical marijuana rules in place — but why? The truth is there are good reasons you might still pursue a medical marijuana card even if your state does have legal recreational dispensaries.

Cannabis Legalization & Decriminalization Bills For Virginia Shot Down In Committee

Cannabis Law Report

WAVY) — A local delegate’s push to legalize marijuana for recreational use was shot down, as well as several other major bills aimed at decriminalizing or legalizing the drug, before they even reached the full General Assembly this year. Today the House Courts of Justice Committee defeated both my marijuana legalization and decriminalization bills,” said Heretick in a press release Wednesday night. Local News Outlet 10WAVY reports.

Win Some, Lose Some, Fight Another Day: Cannabis Decriminalized in New York and Full Legalization Discussions Postponed

The Blunt Truth

On July 29, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed state legislation that further decriminalizes the possession of cannabis. Cannabis was first decriminalized in New York in 1977, when the punishment for possession of about an ounce or less of cannabis was reduced from a misdemeanor and jail time to the payment of fines. While some advocates of cannabis legalization see the passage of the decriminalization bill as a victory, others believe it missed the mark.

Croatia Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Use

Cannabis Law Report

However, more and more people believe that decriminalization is not enough. The bill would provide for the full legalization of cannabis. “’We It envisages the full legalization and liberalization of hemp, which means that it fully envisages harnessing all the potential of cannabis for economic, recreational and medical purposes,” explained Holy to Mojmira Pastor?i?/RTL Recreational Marijuana Decriminalized in Croatia: Legal for Medical Use.

Hawaii Gov Accedes To Cannabis Decriminalization

Cannabis Law Report

David Ige (D), who has at times expressed serious concerns about marijuana policy reform, announced that he will allow a legislature-passed bill to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis to go into effect.Ige didn’t include the decrim proposal in a list of legislation he intends to veto by Monday’s deadline.” Marijuana Moment reports”Hawaii Gov.

Which Countries Are Next For Medical Marijuana Legalization In 2021?

MMJ Recs

Which countries have been taking steps towards medical marijuana (MMJ) legalization that could potentially be finalized in 2021 or shortly after? Medical Marijuana Legalization Around The World. Medical marijuana has been legalized in most US states.

What Would Happen if Texas Legalized Cannabis?


While Oregon became the first state to decriminalize all drugs , this election cycle also saw five other states passing legislation that will ultimately make cannabis more accessible to their citizens. The Effects of Legalization. The post What Would Happen if Texas Legalized Cannabis?

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. Many more countries have decriminalized marijuana for recreational use in various amounts, and a few have straight up “legalizedrecreational marijuana. That still hasn’t happened, and it now seems like legalization will have to wait for 2020.

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


The enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization laws is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report published by the nonprofit Justice Research and Statistics Association and first reported by Two: What are the impacts on criminal justice resources in states that border the states (Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah, and Kansas) that have legalized marijuana?;

Puerto Rico: The Recent Election May Still Be Good News for Recreational Cannabis

Canna Law Blog

Last month, in Puerto Rico: November Surprise for Recreational Cannabis? , we proposed that a victory by opposition candidate Charlie Delgado “might be Puerto Rico’s best shot at recreational cannabis legalization.” At first glance, a Pierluisi administration does not appear to bode well for cannabis legalization. Alejandro García Padilla’s executive order legalizing medical cannabis.

Majority of Maryland Voters Want Legal Cannabis


The majority of Maryland voters support legalizing recreational cannabis, according to the most recent Goucher Poll. Conducted in an effort to understand where residents stand on several policy issues that are currently being examined by the Maryland General Assembly, the poll determined that 57 percent of voters support the full legalization of cannabis. The Road To Legalization. The post Majority of Maryland Voters Want Legal Cannabis appeared first on MassRoots.

Two Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania

Cannabis Law Report

Daylin Leach and Sharif Street have introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania for users over the age of 21. John Fetterman have indicated they support legalized marijuana. “We We now know the majority of Pennsylvanians are in favor of legalization, and that includes me,” Wolf, a Democrat, said last month. “I Republicans in the House and Senate have indicated they will fight against legalizing recreational marijuana.

Mississippi Cannabis Legalization Guide

Canna Law Blog

This November 2020 election, cannabis legalization initiatives will appear on the ballots of five states: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. Cannabis, recreational or medical, is currently not legal in Mississippi.

United States: Congressional Committee Takes Historic Step Toward Decriminalizing Marijuana

Cannabis Law Report

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. Under current federal law, doctors at the VA can discuss marijuana use with patients, but they cannot recommend it, even in states where marijuana is legal under local law. To date, 11 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for recreational use.

Argentine Cannabis: Legalization Coming Soon?

Canna Law Blog

states could wake up to newly-approved measures to legalize recreational or medical cannabis. Currently, Argentina is waiting for new regulations on medical cannabis, which was legalized in 2017, as we discussed in Malbec and Medical Cannabis: Have Them Both in Argentina.

Hawaii Says Aloha to Decriminalization


Yet even though Hawaii became the 26th state to decriminalize possession of marijuana in 2020, I am not convinced Hawaii is so concerned with peace, tranquility, and wellness. Hawaii’s decriminalization – not legalization – of pot took effect on January 11, 2020. Bill HB 1383 decriminalizes possession of a personal amount of cannabis and provides retroactive expungement for individuals with similar past possession offenses.

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. the bill would decriminalize possessing, distributing and manufacturing up to 28 grams of pot or more than two marijuana plants. Tony Evers earlier this year called for decriminalizing up to 25 grams. Sheila Stubbs, co-sponsor of the decriminalization bill.

Authored: 2018 Year in Review: Steady Progress Toward Legalization in NJ, NY & PA, Massachusetts Opens Recreational Dispensaries

Cannabis Law Report

Several cannabis legalization bills were drafted and support seemed to be coalescing around a single proposal, however the near-shutdown of the state government gave the first indication all was not well between the Governor and legislative leadership. In the fall momentum towards legalization renewed with positive comments coming from legislative leadership. Some experts forecast the legalization of adult-use cannabis in New Jersey could generate $1 billion in twelve months.

It’s a Firm ‘No’ for Cannabis Legalization in the Democratic Party Platform


have legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes, the democratic party refuses to include cannabis legalization reform in their platform. Democratic Delegates Vote ‘No’ to Supporting Legalization. ” Democratic Support for Legalization is Elevated.

New Zealanders Vote on a Cannabis Legalization and Control Bill


We talk often about the extension of cannabis legalization in modern times, and about what a great time in history this is for cannabis. In the United States, as most of us are well aware, cannabis legalization is rapidly proceeding on a state by state basis rather than at the national level—we have yet to see any real strides in this country toward federal legalization. Cannabis is fully legal throughout the countries of Canada, Uruguay, South Africa, and Georgia.

The Week in Weed: August 28, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Pennsylvania’s governor is supporting cannabis legalization. Arizonans will have a chance to vote on legalization in November.

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Poll Reveals Most Americans Approve Of Legal Marijuana Laws


A recent poll found that fifty-five percent of American adults think that the laws regulating the legal cannabis markets in some states are successful, or that they are at least “more of a success than a failure.”. The survey, taken by YouGov on April 20 of this year, asked 27,328 Americans living in the states that have already enacted laws to legalize marijuana, “Do you think the legislation has been a success or a failure?”.

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’s prohibition laws differ from its counterparts in the western hemisphere, as will the rules following legalization. Luxembourg already has a solid foundation for a legal framework. Furthermore, the drug was decriminalized in 2001.

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.

The Week in Weed: May 29, 2020

The Blunt Truth

Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Massachusetts recreational shops reopened. Virginia decriminalized marijuana. As we all know, the state allowed medical marijuana dispensaries to remain open during the pandemic, but recreational shops were forced to close. Regular readers will recall that we reported last month on Virginia decriminalization.

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

Cannabis Law Report

198 million in state and local sales tax revenue generated since legalization. OLCC Provides Oregon Legislature with Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Study. . Portland, OR — Today the Oregon Liquor Control Commission provided the Oregon Legislative Assembly with the 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report required by ORS 475B.548. 2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report. Takeaways.

Retail Cannabis Sales in Maine to Finally Begin Very Soon!


It’s been a long and winding road toward widespread cannabis access for the residents of the state of Maine, but at last, another hurdle is about to be overcome—recreational cannabis is about to become available for retail purchase.

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. This confusion leaves legal suppliers susceptible to raids or police busts. Could a possible solution to this confusion be legalization across the board? Legal pot sales began in October of 2018.

(Meaningless?) Federal Vote on Marijuana Legalization is on the Horizon

Canna Law Blog

I’ve never understood exactly why folks get excited about, or even remotely interested, when various lifetime politicians in Congress push bills on the federal legalization/rescheduling of marijuana.

Australian Capital Legalizes Marijuana Possession and Cultivation


Another nation is toying with cannabis legalization, this time far beyond North American or European shores. According to CNN , the Australian capital of Canberra fully legalized possession and cultivation of recreational cannabis after a vote on September 24 th. In some places, marijuana is decriminalized, while other still keep it fully illegal. At the moment, the ACT has decriminalized marijuana.

The Netherlands and Cannabis: Legal Supply Chain Experiment Continues

Canna Law Blog

Given that cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States (despite the fact that more than a majority of states have some form of cannabis legal reform), we get pretty excited when we see other countries undertake legalization experiments at the federal level.

Maryland Cops Can’t Legally Search Your Vehicle Based on Smell Alone


The Status of Cannabis Legality in Maryland. Recreational cannabis remains illegal in Maryland, though it has been decriminalized. Even if you’re completely in the right legally, it’s always a good idea to protect yourself from suspicion and to stay safe!