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Mississippians could soon see a ballot initiative aimed to fully legalize marijuana during the next general election. While the State Department of Health is still working out the kinds of a state medical marijuana program, one Mississippi doctor thinks now is the time to go all the way and fully legalize marijuana. During the past general election
A cross-county search in California involving five warrants and numerous law enforcement agencies has bagged US$120 million ($146 million) worth of illegal cannabis. While cannabis and hemp cultivation can be legal depending on the local ordinances, according to the Solano County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), “it is a crime when it is not done in compli
Chuck Schumer and crew have been talking a lot of smack this year about how they will introduce a comprehensive cannabis reform bill, and how it’s going to pass. There has been a lot of chatter during President Biden’s first 100 days in office over this thing called a “filibuster” and how it will prevent the Democrats from legalizing marijuana at t
Trying to figure out who qualifies to have a New York marijuana conviction expunged? Reading the law is a brain-teaser, at best. The recent legalization bill doesn’t even call it marijuana anymore -- those criminal laws have been completely erased. It’s now officially cannabis. The repeal of the old law is expected to clear 150,000 people of mariju
Governor Ralph Northam and his administration celebrated the day he signed the bill legalizing marijuana in Virginia. "This is yet another example of Democrats, yes Democrats listening to Virginians and taking action on the will of the people," Northam said. However, David Lewis isn't celebrating the new pot laws. He's been in recovery for more tha
Nebraska Aims To Legalize Medical Marijuana Beyond just marijuana stocks and cannabis investing more states around the U.S. are working towards legalizing marijuana. Currently, more than have the United States have voted to go legal in some form. Although there is much more work to be done on the state and federal level. Overall cannabis reform has
-Senate Bill 27, a bill allowing for more business opportunities for industrial hemp, was unanimously passed by the Alaska Senate today. SB 27 would allow for the state to maintain a permanent industrial hemp program and allow for more broad interstate commerce of Alaska-grown and manufactured hemp products. In 2018, the Legislature passed a bill t
A bill that would legalize marijuana for recreational use in Minnesota is headed to the House floor for the first time. Spearheaded by House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, marijuana legalization has made its way through various legislative committees in past years, but it has yet to advance to a vote in the full chamber. The bill passed the House Wa
Due to a publishing error, a Mississippi cannabis legalization proposal to make smokable cannabis legal wherever cigarette smoking is allowed in the state has been delayed. This unusual cannabis initiative would have been one-of-a-kind, but now, the state has a chance to push forward with full legalization and offer more opportunity for a growing i
The tribal council for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians voted on Thursday to approve an ordinance that legalizes medical marijuana on tribal lands. The vote applies to the tribe’s lands known as the Qualla Boundary, which covers 100 square miles over five counties in western North Carolina. Cannabis is still illegal in North Carolina, although
According to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Farms, and Markets (AAFM), all hemp products containing Delta 8 THC are illegal, a change that went into effect on April 23 of this year. The Vermont AAFM sent out an email to all registered hemp farmers to inform them of the new statute. As of now, Vermont is one of 12 states that have banned the pro
Idaho has become the last state to legalize industrial hemp, more than two years after the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized it as a commodity crop. On April 16, Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 126 into law, legalizing the production, processing, research and transportation of industrial hemp wit
  Todd Smith, top political consultant to Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, was arrested earlier this week over allegations that he schemed to accept money in exchange for state hemp licenses.  The claims against him also alleged that he solicited campaign contributions. He allegedly took $55,000, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
YES Sending people through the criminal justice system for simple possession is a complete waste of resources for the State and the individual, says Gino Kenny, TD Earlier this week, the Irish College of Psychiatrists issued a stark warning that “cannabis represents the gravest threat to the mental health of young people today”. The college further
  Members of the Kansas House of Representatives voted to approve a bill on Thursday that would legalize the medicinal use of cannabis. The measure, Senate Bill 158 (SB 158), was passed in the House by a vote of 79 to 42. The Kansas Senate approved SB 158 on March 25 and then sent the measure to the House, where it was amended by lawmakers. The bil
A senate bill to legalize medical marijuana in Alabama, SB 46, is now heading to the governor’s desk.  The bill cleared its final hurdle in the state legislature on Thursday, when it passed out of the state House of Representatives by a vote of 68 to 34. The legislation passed out of the state Senate in February by a vote of 21 to 10. The ball is n