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Lawmakers on Friday advanced a new compromise on penalties for underage marijuana use, hoping to pass something that will make Gov. Phil Murphy agree to sign big bills to legalize and decriminalize weed into law. It’s the Legislature’s second shot at a “cleanup bill” this month. The first fell apart when Black lawmakers came together in opposition,
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called on state lawmakers to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults in a list of goals for the new year released on Thursday. In the statement of his priorities for the 2021 legislative session, Wolf said that it is time to continue the state’s reform of cannabis policy. “In 2017, Pennsylvania legalized medical mariju
Democrats are definitely going to attempt to pass marijuana reforms, but those moves have to coincide with the president’s agenda. Cannabis advocates are eager to watch the course of federal marijuana reform in 2021. One way or another, it’s coming. Newly positioned Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said earlier this week that the issue is still
Marijuana decriminalization is sure to be met with a signature if Congress can manage to get a bill on Joe Biden’s desk. Nationwide marijuana reform will get some attention in 2021. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the new king of Capitol Hill, says cannabis will get a fair shake this year once the session gets moving. Although the Senate has
After weeks of fruitless negotiations on penalties for underage marijuana use and with a deadline to sign two marijuana reform bills looming, Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers inched closer to a compromise Thursday. Talks resulted in a new cleanup bill to address the issue and discussions are continuing, according to two sources with knowledge of the
When it comes to nationwide marijuana decriminalization, the president would need the help of the full Congress to get it done. And that’s where things get tricky. Joe Biden wants America to see him as the hip, new president who is just flat out better than Donald Trump. He’s not interested in building walls, inciting riots, or tweeting a bunch of
Washington state's cannabis industry has grown at a "staggering rate" since the drug was legalized, adding an estimated $2 billion to the economy and generating total tax revenues of more than $883 million, according to a new report. The report, by Washington State University, also found that the cannabis industry can grow even more with new innova
When Jo Anne Zito was initially arrested for at-home cultivation nearly 10 years ago, her kids were taken away from her. Though her charge was later downgraded to low-level possession thanks to a grand jury, she’d already gotten a taste of how severely those who grow cannabis at home are criminalized. Only after completing a pricey drug rehabilitat
Okay, it’s an admittedly vague title, but it’s still true. France’s upcoming medical pilot program involves supplying medical cannabis to patients for free, and though the program was postponed, France just released the companies that won the bid to supply this free marijuana. Does THC cause you an overload of anxiety? Does it make you feel too hig
Delaware State Auditor Kathy McGuiness released a report this week that shows that the state could raise up to $43 million per year in new tax revenue with the legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana for adults. The special report, titled “Millions in Revenue Anticipated from Legalizing Marijuana in Delaware,” was released by McGuines
The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has voted to remove cannabis from the list of the most dangerous substance. According to the UN news portal, in reviewing a series of World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations on cannabis and its derivatives, CND zeroed in on the decision to remove cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Sin
A Tennessee state legislator introduced a bill this week that would decriminalize the possession and transfer of small amounts of marijuana. The measure, House Bill 413 (HB 413), was filed on Tuesday by state Rep. London Lamar, a Democrat from Memphis. Under the bill, it would no longer be illegal for a person to possess up to one ounce (about 28 g
One of the most common questions cannabis consumers ask one another is how much cannabis costs in their part of the world. It’s always fun to compare cost, quality, and quantity. One thing many cannabis consumers across the globe will be quick to point out is that cannabis is not cheap.  For the lucky folks who live in a part of the world where can
Last year came close to seeing two nations pass adult use cannabis laws. Ultimately, both efforts fell short. New Zealand saw its cannabis referendum rejected by voters in November, losing by a 51.1% to 48.8% margin. In Mexico, Congress was given its third extension to pass its law—pushing a decision into 2021.  While disappointing, one of the two
Recreational marijuana could soon be legalized in New York state this year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo released his proposal last week and legislators are gearing up for negotiations, including New York State Sen. John Mannion who is in full support of the legislation. “The fact that it’s happening, it’s prevalent, it’s easily accessible,” Mannion said. “I
New Mexico could be one of the next states to join the green wave as state lawmakers prepare a measure to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Rep. Javier Martinez, a Democrat from Albuquerque, said recently that the legislation should be ready to introduce in the state legislature soon. “It’s a big, complicated bill,” Martinez said. “We are