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. Patients enrolled in the state’s medical cannabis program will be legally permitted for the first time to personally cultivate up to five marijuana plants.

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. Together, we will legalize America.

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. Those who want to produce or sell medical marijuana in Thailand will require a license to do so legally. Why did Thailand Legalize Medical Marijuana?

Federal Lawmakers Aim To Legalize Marijuana This Year

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I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana,” Wyden tweeted on February 8. “It’s NEW: I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana.

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!

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 The post New York Expected to Legalize in 2019 appeared first on MassRoots.

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. This marked the first time a legislative committee in Hawaii moved a legalization proposal forward. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is supportive of legalization, having campaigned and won on the issue.

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.

Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

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Congressional Committee Discusses How to Legalize Cannabis

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

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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. ” The report , entitled Cannabis Jobs Count , identifies some 211,000 full-time jobs in the legal cannabis sector. Business INDUSTRY Legalization economy industry jobs leafly

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

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.

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

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But according to Science Daily , a recent study indicates the opposite: “The study shows…tobacco products were searched online nearly 8% more often [after legalization]”. Compared to tobacco, alcohol’s fate at the hands of legalization could be quite different. Regardless, alcohol manufacturers stand to lose the most with legalization. According to Science Daily : “The study also found the legalization of recreational marijuana increases online searches by adults by 17%.

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.

Magic Mushrooms: The next legalization frontier

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Surprise! Illinois Becomes the 11th Cannabis Legalization State!

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

Cities Across Michigan Ban Legal Marijuana Sales

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Similar to other states that have legalized adult-use marijuana like Colorado , California and Oregon , it’s up to municipal governments in Michigan to decide if legal marijuana businesses can operate within their communities.

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

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The post New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Dead appeared first on Leafly. Politics legalization New YorkAfter a dramatic week of New York’s legislative session, the adult-use cannabis bill is dead. Read how the Democratic supermajority struggled to get it passed.

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. The post China sees cannabis legalization as a new threat appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks.

Marijuana Officially Legal in Illinois

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In May Illinois sent a marijuana legalization bill to Governor J.B. On June 25 th , Pritzker signed the bill, officially making Illinois the 11 th state to legalize cannabis, and only the second state to pull this off through its legislature, according to Vox. Other states passed legalization through ballot initiatives. But like any legalization law, Illinois has its own unique conditions and benefits. Personal growing will only be fully legal for medical use.

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.

With CBD Legal, Wisconsin Is Warming to Cannabis

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

Cannabis statistics since legalization

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The post Cannabis statistics since legalization appeared first on Cannabis News | Marijuana News | Medical Cannabis News. Blog Business Cannabis Canada Cannabis Legalization Featured Law Aurora Cannabis canntrust cronos group hexo corp Ontario Statistics CanadaSome staggering statistics are coming out of Canada currently. Cannabis stocks are leading the charts. An overwhelming percentage of cannabis sales are still going to the black market.

Minnesota Group’s Push to Legalize: ‘Taxation, Revenue, Entrepreneurship’

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Illinois’ New Legalization Bill Looks Pretty Rad

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JB Pritzker's Senate Bill 7 would grant broad personal freedoms and learns the lessons of past legalization. The post Illinois’ New Legalization Bill Looks Pretty Rad appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use cannabis illinois legalization legislation

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. Nelson plans to continue to participate in the rollout of his legalization amendment. “I Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana appeared first on MassRoots.

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

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Legal Advisor to Roc NORML, and Mary Kruger, Start SMART NY Coalition Member and Executive Director of Roc NORML. Sixty-five percent of New York residents support the legalization of cannabis. Cannabis legalization was not included in the 2019 – 2020 New York State Budget. Beyond the possibility that New York may see unified control disappear in upcoming elections, if New York to wait until 2020 or longer, the probability of federal legalization drastically increases.

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

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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.

Why Do Americans Support Marijuana Legalization?

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With all the buzz going on as state after state legalizes recreational marijuana – or at least loosens restrictions – we never really questioned why most adults want to see the drug legalized. adults who support legalization do not cite legal consumption as their main argument.

North Dakota Giving Legalization One More Try

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The post North Dakota Giving Legalization One More Try appeared first on Leafly. After getting soundly defeated in 2018, advocates vow to return with a more detailed initiative in 2020. Politics north dakota

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. Governor Pritzker said about the bill: “Illinois is poised to become the first state in the nation that put equity and criminal justice reform at the heart of its approach to legalizing cannabis, and I’m grateful that the Senate has taken this important step with a bipartisan vote.”.

Interview with a Pot Dealer II: Post legalization

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Then, less than a year later on October 17th, the legal landscape of weed changed forever when recreational cannabis in Canada became law. The post Interview with a Pot Dealer II: Post legalization appeared first on Cannabis News | Marijuana News | Medical Cannabis News.

New Legislation Introduced To Protect State-Legal Marijuana Programs

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Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced HR 493 : The Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act, which would codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo.

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.

Colombia Legalizes Public Cannabis Use as Potential Legalization Looms

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Although still not fully confirmed, marijuana policy in Colombia appears to be inching closer to legalization. Medical cannabis has been legal for the last three years. Now, with this sudden change in policy, legalization is the final possible step. If and when this happens depends on lawmakers, but Colombia’s position as a cannabis goldmine means that – should it occur – legalization will overhaul their entire economy. Legalization in the Works. .

NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri Discusses AG Nominee Barr and Legalization on CBS News

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Earlier today, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri made an appearance on CBS News to discuss Attorney General Nominee William Barr’s recent comments regarding marijuana legalization and how he would handle states that have reformed their cannabis policies if he were confirmed as the next Attorney General. “It WATCH: ACTIVISM Advocacy Attorney General ag barr CBS erik altieri executive director legalization marijuana news NORML politics

Kentucky Lawmakers Push to Legalize Medical Marijuana

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House Bill 136, an amendment to legalize medical marijuana, was introduced in the Kentucky Legislature on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Similar legislation to legalize medical cannabis was not approved last year , but this year may be different. Legalization Marijuana News