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Cannabis legalization on hold in Indiana, lawmakers want more research before taking action
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  Indiana lawmakers agreed that more research on the potential health benefits and decriminalization of THC products, including marijuana, Delta 8 and Delta 9, is needed before any legislative action is further taken, reported KPVI. (Benzinga) The General Assembly’s Legislative Council overwhelmingly supported the idea to task the interim study com
Rhode Island becomes 19th state to legalize cannabis
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With the stroke of a pen, Rhode Island has joined its two neighboring states and 16 others in legalizing the recreational use of cannabis, becoming the 19th state in the country to end marijuana prohibition. After months of negotiations between lawmakers, advocates, stakeholders and the governor’s office, and less than 24 hours after lawmakers over
South Dakota pot legalization initiative qualifies for November ballot
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South Dakota state officials announced on Wednesday that an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis has qualified for the ballot for the November general election. The South Dakota Secretary of State announced on Wednesday that a ballot measure to legalize cannabis for adults has received enough verified signatures to qualify for the November
Rhode Island lawmakers approve weed legalization bill
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The Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis on Tuesday, making the state the 19th in the nation to end the prohibition of recreational pot. The Rhode Island General Assembly approved legislation to legalize recreational pot on Tuesday, culminating years of work by lawmakers and activists to reform the state’s
Busted grow houses converted to Habitat for Humanity homes under Sacramento plan
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Habitat for Humanity considers it a win-win situation for both affordable housing and busted growers. The City of Sacramento and Habitat for Humanity whipped up a plan to kill two birds with one stone—offering people busted with grow houses to donate their house to a worthy cause instead of paying high penalties. Since busted growers already face s
Justice Department reports federal arrests for marijuana declined as the more states legalize it
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The US Department of Justice reported that federal marijuana arrests continue to decline as more states move to legalize cannabis. Cannabis busts dropped an average of 11 percent each year since 2010 when the DEA made 8,215 arrests,” reported Marijuana Moment. (Benzinga) According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, several factors generate a decr
North Carolina lawmaker introduces legalization bill
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  The North Carolina legislation faces long odds in the Republican-controlled General Assembly. A Democratic lawmaker in North Carolina on Monday introduced a bill that would legalize the sale and possession of recreational cannabis for adults in the state. State Sen. Toby Fitch’s proposal focuses primarily on “the sale, possession and use of marij
Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoes popular marijuana legalization bill
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  He said he was going to do it, and on Tuesday, Delaware Gov. John Carney vetoed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. His decision disappointed many, including those in the Democrat’s own party. To legalize marijuana or not? It’s a decision that’s creating a lot of buzz in Delaware. “For being the first state, I feel like we’re
Imtroducing the Pet Cannabis Coalition: The advocacy group supporting efforts to legalize cannabis for California pets
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The Pet Cannabis Coalition is supporting California Assembly Bill 1885 that will formally legalize cannabis products for pets and allow veterinarians to recommend them for a range of conditions The Pet Cannabis Coalition, a recently established advocacy group that supports legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis products for pets and creating a le
Proposal would shield Louisiana’s state employees who use medical marijuana
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The House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations unanimously advanced a bill Thursday that would protect Louisiana’s state employees who are legally treated with medical marijuana. House Bill 988, sponsored by Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, protects state employees from negative consequences if they are diagnosed with a condition for which
Feds in California arrest entrepreneur with huge social media following on interstate pot trafficking, gun possession charges
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Kamil Misztal released on $100,000 bail Federal prosecutors have filed marijuana trafficking and gun possession charges against a popular social media influencer who runs a luxury car rental business in Illinois, court records show. Kamil Misztal, 31, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing more than 100 pounds of m
Sacha Baron Cohen and the weed company he was suing agree to dismiss filing
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No settlement was announced, but actor and activist Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly will not move forward with his lawsuit against a cannabis dispensary that used an image and catchphrase of his Borat character in a billboard ad without permission. According to The Associated Press, a document filed in Federal Court in Boston notes that both Baron Coh
Is Austria set to legalise cannabis use?
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  A case in the Constitutional Court could bring changes to the ban of cannabis for personal use in the country. The Local spoke with Dr Helmut Graupner to understand more. Austria has a very complex system when it comes to its drug laws and regulations, but in short: no, cannabis is not legal in the alpine country. People are not allowed to consum
Bill to create marijuana market in Delaware falls short again in House
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The regulatory piece of a two-pronged effort in Delaware to legalize and create a retail market for marijuana failed Thursday in the state House. The bill needed a three-fifths majority, or 25 votes, in the 41-member House. The measure almost got there but Elsmere Democratic Rep. Larry Mitchell, a co-sponsor, was absent. That left the bill one vote
This New York State Senator just presented 2 new cannabis bills: Grow your own and medical marijuana for out-of-state visitors
Politics
Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester) announced Wednesday a package of two cannabis bills designed to lay additional groundwork for the future of legalized cannabis in New York State. Senate Bill S.9217 would permit New Yorkers to cultivate cannabis in licensed personal cultivation facilities. Current regulations allow for personal cultivation eighte
The link between marijuana legalization and driving while high
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Legalizing marijuana has led to an uptick in driving while high, also known as intoxicated driving. Researchers and police report an increase in accidents where the driver has THC in their system, the active ingredient in cannabis. High THC levels are typically considered five nanograms per milliliter or more. The National Highways Traffic Safety A

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