Recreational Cannabis In Ohio Set Back A Second Time Due To COVID-19

MassRoots

Ohio’s recreational cannabis initiative has been delayed due to coronavirus social distancing measures, and the petition’s language is also undergoing revisions at the request of Ohio’s Attorney General. “We were promised a program that worked.”

NM cannabis industry group gives priorities for a legalization bill

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

It is likely that the general public will not see drafts of recreational-use cannabis legalization proposals from the legislature until next month, but one group is already suggesting language and looking for a legislative sponsor.

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Multiple cannabis legalization bills expected during the NM Legislative session

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

But the Legislature is also set to weigh the pros and cons of recreational-use cannabis. In recent years, generally speaking, Democrats have pushed for legalization while Republicans have opposed it.

Recreational Cannabis Legalization is Linked to Soaring Junk Food Sales

Veriheal

As more and more states move toward the legalization of cannabis, people have begun to ask the question of what the consequences of laws permitting cannabis use will be. By and large, legalizing cannabis has proven to be a good thing. Lifestyle News legalization recreational cannabis

Recreational Cannabis in Germany is Coming

Canna Law Blog

As Europe’s biggest economy, Germany has the potential to be Europe’s recreational cannabis powerhouse. Germany is less progressive than some of its neighbors though, and as things stand it only has a limited medical cannabis program.

Cannabis legalization bill tabled in committee

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A recreational cannabis legalization bill stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, while a bill that would limit who can become a medical cannabis patient moved on. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, who has pushed for legalization in various ways for a number of years.

Celebrating Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales in New Mexico

Veriheal

New Mexico’s Recreational Adult-Use Cannabis Market Already Seeing Great Success. Recreational cannabis sales kicked off in New Mexico on April 1st with a blazing success. Some people said they waited as long as 2 hours in line to purchase recreational cannabis.

Attorney General Nominee Commits To Leave State-Legal Marijuana Programs Alone

NORML

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. Moreover, an estimated 73 million Americans now reside in the ten states where anyone over the age of 21 may possess cannabis legally. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll.

NM cannabis regulators temporarily increase production limits in an attempt to avoid shortages

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

With a little more than two months before recreational-use cannabis sales are expected to start, the New Mexico Cannabis Control Division issued an emergency rule change that doubles plant limits for cultivators.

Recreational Cannabis Legalization in Germany? Medical Cannabis Businesses and Investors Hope So

Veriheal

The German federal government may only have legalized cannabis for medical purposes back in 2017, but the market has already earned enough appeal for big-name players to get involved. Now, as the country contemplates adult-use cannabis legalization , all eyes are on Deutschland.

NM expected to pay an estimated $15 million in tax refunds to medical cannabis companies

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

But the state’s Taxation and Revenue Department is also expected to issue about $15 million dollars worth of gross receipts refunds to medical cannabis companies that paid those taxes prior to the enactment of the Cannabis Regulation Act, which legalized recreational-use cannabis.

Connecticut Becomes the 20th Jurisdiction to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The Blunt Truth

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the first six months of 2021, several states legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes, including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and New Mexico. Connecticut’s law has more exemptions than typically are seen in other recreational marijuana laws.

Who Spends the Most Between Recreational and Medical Cannabis Consumers?

Veriheal

Have you ever wondered who spends more on cannabis: those who consume recreationally or for medicinal purposes? medical and recreational cannabis markets points to the fact that medical markets are older and more established. Medical Cannabis Programs Are Still Worth It.

Connecticut Prepares To Launch Recreational Cannabis Market in 2022

Veriheal

Connecticut’s recreational cannabis market is gearing up for its expected launch in spring of 2022, MJBizDaily reports. Sales from the program are projected to bring in $250 million in the first year and $750 million by the fourth year.

Pennsylvania lawmakers introduce bill to legalize recreational cannabis use

Cannabis Law Report

It includes a robust clean slate program — including release from incarceration. Tax revenue would primarily be used for student loan reimbursement, Pennsylvania’s mixed-income housing program, after school programs, and for a cannabis grant program minorities and women.

Tax expert says there could be significant revenues in cannabis legalization, some lawmakers still skeptical

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Comments and questions raised on Tuesday during an interim legislative tax policy committee point towards lengthy debates on recreational cannabis legalization in the upcoming legislative session in January.

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.

Connecticut Becomes the 20th Jurisdiction to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Cannabis Law Report

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the first six months of 2021, several states legalized marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes, including New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and New Mexico. Connecticut’s law has more exemptions than typically are seen in other recreational marijuana laws.

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Cannabis!

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

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. What makes Illinois unusual is that it used an ordinary lawmaking approach to enact its program where legislators approved the new law rather than through a voter referendum as in all other states (except Vermont). The post Illinois Legalizes Recreational Cannabis!

Does Missouri Have Recreational MMJ Dispensaries?

MMJ Recs

Missouri voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2018. The state issued its first MMJ business licenses in late 2019, but the Missouri MMJ program was a little slow to get off the ground. Does Missouri have recreational MMJ dispensaries?

Important Differences Between Recreational and Medical Cannabis

United Patients Group

Today, 35 states have legalized medical marijuana programs, and 14 states have permitted adults over the age of 21 to partake of recreational weed. Is there a difference between medical cannabis products and the marijuana available to recreational users?

Louisiana Expands State Medical Marijuana Program

MassRoots

New laws expanding the medical marijuana program in Louisiana went into effect on August 1. Previously, the number of physicians that were allowed to recommend medical marijuana therapy was limited and so were the conditions that would qualify a person for the program.

Marijuana Legalization on the Ballot in Arizona

MassRoots

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.

New York Governor Promises to Amplify Recreational Cannabis Social Equity Efforts with $200M Funding

Veriheal

Based on estimates, the newly legal cannabis industry in New York could generate revenue upwards of $4.2 Both act as the main providers of regulatory oversight for New York’s recreational cannabis industry. Although social equity programs have proved effective in other states—e.g.,

Mystery surrounds the last cannabis production license DOH granted

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Recreational-use cannabis dispensaries in New Mexico are slated to open their doors in about five months, if not sooner.

Montana Legalizes Recreational Cannabis – But When Can Users Get It?

Veriheal

Montana’s House Bill 701 has been signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte, making Big Sky Country the 16th state to legalize cannabis for recreational adult consumption. Like most recreational states preceding Montana in the move towards legalization, the state has had an existing medical marijuana (MMJ) program in place since 2004. Montana’s medical marijuana program will continue in tandem with the adult-use recreational cannabis in 2022.

Maine Finally Allows for Recreational Marijuana Sales in October, 2020

Leafwell

Maine has had medical marijuana laws on its books since 1999, making it one of the earliest states in the United States to have a medical marijuana program. The Marijuana Legalization Act was supposed to take effect within 40 days of November 8, 2016.

NM judge rules patient cannabis purchase limits consistent with state law

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A New Mexico state judge ruled on Thursday that medical cannabis patients cannot purchase the same amount as non-patients when recreational-use sales begin. Prior to the Cannabis Regulation Act, the only way to legally possess cannabis in New Mexico was to be a medical cannabis patient.

The MIND Program: How Cannabis Affects The Brain

Cannabis Life Network

What is really interesting is that the rollback of legal scrutiny is not confined to the medical use of Cannabis alone. Indeed, quite many US states have made even recreational cannabis consumption legal. […].

Virginia lawmakers agree on recreational marijuana legalization

SpeedWeed

Virginia lawmakers on Saturday narrowly approved compromise legislation legalizing a commercial recreational marijuana program that could generate nearly $1.5 Virginia would become the country’s 16th state and the first in the South to legalize adult-use marijuana as soon as Gov.

How Many States Have Legalized Adult Recreational Cannabis?

SpeedWeed

There is one cannabis question that is regularly searched across a variety of Internet platforms: How many states have legalized adult recreational use of cannabis as of today? My response is always the same, no matter the date or the year: “It depends on how legalization is defined.”.

Rhode Island governor plans to legalize recreational marijuana

SpeedWeed

Gina Raimondo will propose a framework to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, reports 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.” ” The call for legalization would be part of the state’s budget plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Medical vs. Recreational: Cannabis Taxes Explained

Veriheal

With 19 states currently selling recreational cannabis, it may be tempting to forgo a medical card, even if you qualify as a patient. Since legalization, cannabis is no different! Taxes Recreational Marijuana Users Pay. Taxes Recreational Marijuana Users Pay.

Growing Forward and looking to the past

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

It is nearly a guarantee that recreational cannabis legalization will be one of the main talking points and likely a wedge issue during next year’s legislative session. Featured 2021 Legislative Session cannabis legalization Growing Forward Medical Cannabis Program

Maine’s Recreational Program Officially Begins. Why needing your medical card is more important than ever!

Canna Care Docs

After voting in 2016 to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana to adults 21 years or older, Maine officially began selling in October! in sales during the first month, many people are being left out of obtaining their medicine by purchasing recreationally.

Recreational Legalization Harms Medical Marijuana Sales

WeedAdvisor

Despite the fact the recreational marijuana makes it easily accessible by all, it has devastating effects on the medical market. Historically, according to the Tampa Bay Times , marijuana legalization caused people to leave the medical realm in droves. According to the Tampa Bay Times , recreational legalization cuts well-established medical marijuana programs off at the knees. e-news Medical Cannabis Recreational Marijuana

Florida Atlantic University offers cannabis studies program

Cannabis Law Report

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is offering a cannabis studies program to their academic repertoire, offering courses in several areas including cannabis in healthcare, agriculture, law and policy, and licensing to sell the product.