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.

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

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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

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.

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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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.

New Jersey: Legislative Leaders Reach Consensus on Marijuana Legalization Plan

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The post New Jersey: Legislative Leaders Reach Consensus on Marijuana Legalization Plan appeared first on NORML. Ballot Initiative Legalization legalization New Jersey question 1 Statepolicy

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

Montana: Adult-Use Legalization Law Takes Effect

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Adults may legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana and/or privately cultivate up to four mature cannabis plants. The post Montana: Adult-Use Legalization Law Takes Effect appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization Montana

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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.”.

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.

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

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Arizona voters will have a chance to cast a ballot in support of recreational marijuana this coming November. However, a recent survey showed that over 62 percent of likely voters now support legalizing cannabis, suggesting a recent change of heart in the Grand Canyon State.

Record number of Americans support marijuana legalization, poll finds

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68% say it should be legalized, a new Gallup poll reveals. The post Record number of Americans support marijuana legalization, poll finds appeared first on Leafly. Politics cannabis legalization marijuana legalization polls

Monitoring the Future Study: No Increase in Youth Marijuana Use Following Statewide Legalization

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Year-over-year, “the use of marijuana in all forms … by adolescents [nationwide] did not significantly change in any of the three grades [8th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade] for lifetime use, past 12-month use, past 30-day use, [or] daily use.".

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.

Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana

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Today, for the second time in history, the House of Representatives… The post Congress Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana appeared first on NORML. We did it! Again!)

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.

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. Once the new law is published in the Royal Gazette, the cultivation, import, export, possession and consumption of cannabis for medical purposes will be legal in the Land of Smiles. Who can buy and sell medical marijuana in Thailand? Those who want to produce or sell medical marijuana in Thailand will require a license to do so legally.

New Zealand: Voters to Decide Saturday on Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Referendum

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If passed by voters, New Zealand will become only the third country – following Canada and Uruguay – to legalize adult-use cannabis sales nationwide. The post New Zealand: Voters to Decide Saturday on Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Referendum appeared first on NORML.

New Jersey Voters Approve Legalization Ballot Question

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New Jersey voters have overwhelmingly decided in favor of Question 1, which calls for amending the state constitution in a manner that accommodates for the adult-use possession, production, and sale of marijuana to those age 21 or older.

Vermont Becomes Eleventh State to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Sales

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The post Vermont Becomes Eleventh State to Legalize Adult-Use Marijuana Sales appeared first on NORML. ACTIVISM legalization retail sales Scott Vermont"This is a victory for those who wish to disrupt the illicit marketplace and move forward with an above-ground, regulated cannabis marketplace.”.

The Clear Winner of Election 2020: Marijuana

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While other results of the election remain hazy, the clear winner on November 3 was marijuana. The post The Clear Winner of Election 2020: Marijuana appeared first on NORML.

South Dakota: Republican Governor Officially Backing Litigation to Reject Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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"Whether or not one supports marijuana legalization, Americans should be outraged at these overtly undemocratic tactics.”. The post South Dakota: Republican Governor Officially Backing Litigation to Reject Voter-Approved Marijuana Legalization Initiative appeared first on NORML.

Polls show marijuana legalization leading as Election Day nears

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The post Polls show marijuana legalization leading as Election Day nears appeared first on Leafly. Politics Arizona Election 2020 marijuana legalization medical marijuana legalization mississippi Montana new jersey south dakota

South Dakota cops using taxpayer money in longshot bid to kill marijuana legalization

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South Dakotans overwhelmingly approved legalization measures on Nov. The post South Dakota cops using taxpayer money in longshot bid to kill marijuana legalization appeared first on Leafly. But the head of the state police is trying to undermine the vote.

Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization

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From a present-day Lockean perspective, the responsible use of marijuana by adults in private would no doubt qualify as an activity that the government should not infringe upon. The post Opinion: 21st Century John Locke Would Fight for Marijuana Legalization appeared first on NORML.

At NORML we’re thankful for legal marijuana – and you!

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At NORML, as we gather around the table today, we’re thankful for legalizing marijuana in four more states, but most importantly, we’re thankful for you: our supporters. The post At NORML we’re thankful for legal marijuana – and you!

Which States Are Poised to Advance Marijuana Legalization Reforms in 2021?

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Of the 15 states that have now enacted adult-use legalization, 13 have done so by voter initiative. Many states, however, do not offer a citizens' initiative option -- meaning that the only way to enact substantive marijuana reform is through the legislative process.

Pennsylvania governor calls for marijuana legalization to boost economic recovery

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Tom Wolf puts recreational legalization at the top of his autumn 2020 legislative agenda. The post Pennsylvania governor calls for marijuana legalization to boost economic recovery appeared first on Leafly.

State-Legal Marijuana Industry to Employ Nearly 300,000 Workers by Year’s End

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The analysis projects as many as 295,000 marijuana-related jobs by the close of 2020 – a total that is slightly higher than the total number of computer programmers working in the United States. Business ECONOMICS Legalization economics jobs

Vote to legalize it!

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Voters in several states will have the opportunity to decide at the ballot whether to legalize cannabis for either adult-use or for medical purposes. In addition, numerous local, state, and federal races involve candidates who have made marijuana legalization a key part of their platform.

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 It’s time to bring our country’s marijuana policies into the 21st century, and my legislation is the way to do it.”. NEW: I introduced S.420, my bill to legalize and responsibly regulate and tax marijuana. It’s time to bring our country’s marijuana policies into the 21st century, and my legislation is the way to do it.

South Dakota: Opposition Group’s Polling Shows Voter Support for Marijuana Legalization Initiatives

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According to the survey results, some 70 percent of respondents back Initiative Measure 26 -- which establishes a medical cannabis access program -- and some 60 percent of voters support Constitutional Amendment A, which legalizes the adult-use marijuana market.

Going Global: Legalization on the Move in Israel and Mexico

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After a clean sweep of victories in the 2020 election in the United States, it looks like marijuana legalization is about to make big inroads across the globe as well with Mexico and Israel advancing towards ending prohibition. Legalization international Israel legalization Mexico

New Jersey: Governor Delays Signing Adult-Use Legalization Legislation

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Murphy is calling for civil penalties for offenses involving use and possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by those under 21. The post New Jersey: Governor Delays Signing Adult-Use Legalization Legislation appeared first on NORML. Legalization legalization New Jersey

Nebraska: Supreme Court Invalidates Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative

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The post Nebraska: Supreme Court Invalidates Proposed 2020 Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative appeared first on NORML. 2020 Ballot Initiative Election ballot initiative election medical marijuana Nebraska