BREAKING: New York Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization

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Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) legalizes and regulates the adult-use, commercial marijuana market in New York State, while also permitting those over the age of 21 to cultivate personal-use quantities of cannabis in their own homes.

Marijuana Legalization Legislation Advances Nationwide

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Here's a summary of progressing marijuana legalization efforts thus far and where they stand in key states across the country. The post Marijuana Legalization Legislation Advances Nationwide appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization legislation

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New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law

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The provisions specific to the personal possession of marijuana took effect upon signing. The post New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law appeared first on NORML. Legalization featured legalization new york

Virginia: Legalization of Adult-use Marijuana Takes Effect July 1, 2021

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Virginia becomes the first southern state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana by adults. The post Virginia: Legalization of Adult-use Marijuana Takes Effect July 1, 2021 appeared first on NORML.

Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Marijuana Legalization Expected to Advance This Week in Key States

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A handful of key states are poised to advance adult use marijuana legalization proposals this week. The post Marijuana Legalization Expected to Advance This Week in Key States appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization New Mexico new york Rhode Island Virginia

Virginia: Governor Approves Expedited July 1 Enactment Date for Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization

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Democratic Governor Ralph Northam announced amendments today to legislation (Senate Bill 1406 | House Bill… The post Virginia: Governor Approves Expedited July 1 Enactment Date for Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

New Mexico: House Lawmakers Approve Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Proposal

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The measure, approved by a 39 to 31 vote, would allow adults to purchase at least two ounces of marijuana at a time and cultivate up to six mature plants for personal use. The post New Mexico: House Lawmakers Approve Adult Use Marijuana Legalization Proposal appeared first on NORML.

Arizona Approves Prop 207 to Legalize Marijuana

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Arizona voters have approved Proposition 207, a statewide ballot initiative legalizing the possession, use, and commercial sale of marijuana for adults. The post Arizona Approves Prop 207 to Legalize Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

Montana: Lawmakers Seek to Amend Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Law

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New Mexico: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Legalization Measures to Governor’s Desk

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South Dakotans Green-Light Marijuana Legalization and Medical Access

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South Dakotans have delivered a crippling blow to those who favored the status quo of marijuana prohibition in the Mount Rushmore State by simultaneously passing a pair of ballot initiatives. The post South Dakotans Green-Light Marijuana Legalization and Medical Access appeared first on NORML.

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Montanans Vote YES on Marijuana Legalization

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Voters in Montana have passed Initiative 190, which allows for the use, production and sale of marijuana by adults. Voters additionally passed Constitutional Initiative 118, which limits marijuana use to those ages 21 or older.

Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Sales

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On Thursday 8 October, 2020, Governor Phil Scott (R) announced that he’ll allow a marijuana sales legalization bill passed by the legislature (S.54) to take effect. This makes Vermont the 11th state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana.

Governors Speak Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization Nation-wide

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Here's a breakdown of which Governors and where are calling for the enactment of meaningful marijuana reform in 2021. The post Governors Speak Out in Favor of Marijuana Legalization Nation-wide appeared first on NORML. 2021 Governors legalization legislation medical marijuana

Poll: Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is Bipartisan

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"Our polling shows bipartisan support for meaningful legislative marijuana reform that would legalize marijuana.". The post Poll: Support for Legalizing Marijuana Is Bipartisan appeared first on NORML.

New York becomes 17th state to legalize marijuana: Weed is legal in NY starting today

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Cannabis is legal in New York today. The post New York becomes 17th state to legalize marijuana: Weed is legal in NY starting today appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult-use legalization Andrew Cuomo marijuana legalization New York new york city war on drugs

Legal Marijuana Sales Spiked Dramatically in 2020

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billion in cannabis products from legal retailers in 2020 – up from $10.7 The post Legal Marijuana Sales Spiked Dramatically in 2020 appeared first on NORML. ECONOMICS Legalization covid economics leafly purchases retail sales revenue"Customers purchased an estimated $17.9

Wisconsin: Governor Evers Includes Marijuana Legalization in State Budget Proposal

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“Frankly, red and blue states across the country have moved forward with legalization and there is no reason Wisconsin should be left behind when we know it’s supported by a majority of Wisconsinites.”. Legalization budget legalization Wisconsin

Virginia: House and Senate Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Legalization Measures in Historic Votes

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“Virginians have been clear in their support for this issue and Governor Northam agrees, it is time to legalize the responsible use of cannabis by adults in the Commonwealth.". Legalization Virginia 2021 featured legalization Legalize Virginia legislation Ralph Northam Virginia NORML

Delaware: State Auditor’s Report Recommends Legalizing Marijuana

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It's time to legalize it.”. The post Delaware: State Auditor’s Report Recommends Legalizing Marijuana appeared first on NORML. Legalization auditor's report Delaware legalization

Hawaii: Senate Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Expand Decriminalization Law

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The Senate voted 20 to 5 to advance Senate Bill 767, which would legalize and regulate the commercial marijuana market in the state. The post Hawaii: Senate Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Expand Decriminalization Law appeared first on NORML.

Poll: Majority of North Carolina Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

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A newly released poll by Elon University, in partnership with The Charlotte Observer, The Durham… The post Poll: Majority of North Carolina Voters Support Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML. Legalization Polling North Carolina

Virginia: Governor Says “The Time Has Come to Legalize Marijuana”

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The post Virginia: Governor Says “The Time Has Come to Legalize Marijuana” appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization Northam Virginia Virginia NORML“Governor Northam has always been thoughtful in his approach to cannabis policy.

Virginia: Legislature Gives Final Approval of Legalization Measure

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The post Virginia: Legislature Gives Final Approval of Legalization Measure appeared first on NORML. The advancement of this legislation is another historic step for cannabis justice in Virginia. The bills now head to the Governor.

New Mexico: Lawmakers Fail to Approve Marijuana Legalization Before Key Legislative Deadline

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“Lawmakers, for the moment, have once again failed to deliver common sense marijuana policy reform for the people of New Mexico, an overwhelming majority of whom support legalizing cannabis for adults.”. Legalization legalization legislation New Mexico

New Jersey: Legislative Leaders Reach Consensus on Marijuana Legalization Plan

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New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measures Implementing Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization

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Members of the New Jersey state Assembly and Senate have given final approval to legislation… The post New Jersey: Lawmakers Approve Measures Implementing Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization legislation New Jersey

Virginia lawmakers agree to legalize marijuana, but not until 2024

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You'll have to wait nearly three years before possession becomes legal. The post Virginia lawmakers agree to legalize marijuana, but not until 2024 appeared first on Leafly. Sorry, Virginia.

AG Nominee: Interfering in States with Legal Marijuana Not a Good Use of Justice Department Resources

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“It does not seem to me useful the use of limited resources that we have to be pursuing prosecutions in states that have legalized and are regulating the use of marijuana, either medically or otherwise.". Legalization cole memo DOJ Garland Justice Department

California: No Uptick in Frequency of Marijuana Use by Young Adults Following Adult-Use Legalization

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“In examining marijuana use before and after legalization of recreational sales in California, we found that frequency of use did not change significantly overall, including following legalization.”.

Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Employs Over 321,000 Full-Time Workers

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"In the United States there are more legal cannabis workers than electrical engineers. There are more legal cannabis workers than EMTs and paramedics. There are more than twice as many legal cannabis workers as dentists.".

North Dakota: House Lawmakers Approve Measures to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Decriminalize Personal Possession

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House lawmakers approved three pieces of legislation that would legalize adult use marijuana and decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana. Legalization decriminalization legalization legislation North Dakota

Is It Legal to Grow Medical Marijuana?

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Are you wondering whether it’s legal to grow marijuana for medical consumption? The answer to this question is, as it is with so many other questions regarding medical marijuana, “It depends on the state.” You can legally grow medical marijuana in some states, but not in others.

New York lawmakers reach historic deal on a marijuana legalization bill

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With homegrow, social equity, delivery, and lounges, the legalization bill could pass next week. The post New York lawmakers reach historic deal on a marijuana legalization bill appeared first on Leafly.

New Mexico becomes America’s newest legal cannabis state

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Possession and homegrow become legal on June 29, 2021. The post New Mexico becomes America’s newest legal cannabis state appeared first on Leafly. Politics adult use legalization marijuana legalization new mexico

Virginia: Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney Calls for Marijuana Legalization

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Mayor Stoney calls for legalization in advance of the Virginia General Assembly Special Session convening August 18. The post Virginia: Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney Calls for Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.