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Rhode Island lawmakers to vote on cannabis legalization
Politics
The Rhode Island legislature will consider rulings this week that would legalize recreational pot for adults. Lawmakers in Rhode Island are expected to vote on cannabis policy reform this week, with legislative committees in the state Senate and House of Representatives scheduled to consider identical bills to legalize recreational pot for adults. 
Senate candidate John Fetterman's campaign T-Shirts: 'It's high time to legalize cannabis'
Politics
The 2022 midterm elections are heating up as politicians on both sides are batting around different strategies to reach their goals. A recent survey from Morning Consult and Politico revealed that four out of ten voters overall said ending cannabis prohibition should be prioritized, shedding light on Democrats' midterm strategy. (Benzinga) John Fet
Do Biden’s views on weed now make him a conservative?
Politics
  With leaders in both parties eager to move marijuana legalization forward, it seems like legalizing marijuana in some form is a low hanging fruit. President Biden’s political career has not exactly made him the poster child for marijuana legalization. Earlier in this career, he was among the many who supported the War on Drugs and anti-marijuana
Will Ohio legalize cannabis in 2023? It's complicated but a vague deal has been reached, here's what we know
Politics
State officials and cannabis legalization advocates reached a deal on Friday, agreeing to allow the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol to retain the signatures they’ve already collected while delaying their campaign until 2023. The Coalition agreed to delay its legalization campaign until next year in exchange for state officials agreeing
While neighboring states open up to cannabis, Kentucky stays closed
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Tourists come from far and wide to see the 15-foot Superman standing with hands on hips in the center of Metropolis, Illinois. The 6,000 person-town got its name about a century before the Man of Steel was conceived, but still, the city holds a Superman Festival every year to capitalize on its namesake. Now, a new attraction has cropped up in the O
California Gov. Gavin Newsom adds tax cuts in revised budget proposal
Politics
California Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced an updated budget proposal which included details about his plans to cut the cannabis cultivation tax. Newsom announced the revision proposal on May 13, which aims to set aside $150 million in order to “temporarily reduce taxes” and simplify the tax structure, while $21 million will go toward local government
New Jersey lawmakers question top CRC official about cannabis prices, regulations
Politics
Both Democrats and Republicans repeatedly asked about regulations for setting up Workplace Impairment Recognition Experts. Lawmakers on Thursday questioned the top staffer of New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission about pricing, workplace impairment tests and more during a highly-anticipated legislative hearing into the state’s nascent recreat
Why do legal cannabis states see less DUIs?
Politics
Ironically, it seems that the states that cling to the myths perpetuated by prohibition are the same ones suffering from the consequences these myths suggest would happen if you legalize weed. Throughout the prevalence of prohibition, we’ve been sold on the idea that if we were to legalize cannabis, everybody would just start smoking like junkies o
How the police tried to steal millions in cash from legal cannabis companies
Politics
San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus is a prime example of what can go wrong when the police force does not watch what happens to the cops. Here’s why. One of the biggest headaches with running a legal cannabis business is the cash. Since cannabis is still illegal in the eyes of the federal government, it’s nearly impossible to store the cas
London Mayor announces plan to study cannabis legalization
Politics
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced plans to study cannabis legalization during a visit to a dispensary and cultivation facility in Los Angeles. London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a plan to study the legalization of cannabis on Wednesday after visiting a dispensary and cultivation facility as part of an official visit to Los Angeles. Khan said that he
Pennsylvania court rules medical cannabis still a controlled substance
Politics
  Judge Deborah A. Kunselman rejected an appeal from a Pennsylvania medical cannabis patient who was convicted of DUI. A court in Pennsylvania this month ruled against a medical cannabis patient who had appealed a 2021 driving under the influence conviction.  The York Daily Record has the background on the case involving Franklin Dabney, a 29-year-
Missouri lawmakers OK plan to open up medical cannabis records
Politics
The proposal to open up medical cannabis records overwhelmingly passed the Missouri state House on Tuesday. Members of the Missouri House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a measure to “pry open a trove of secret state records that detail the ownership structures of [the state’s] medical marijuana companies,” according to a repo
Vermont lawmakers at odds over THC limit on cannabis concentrates
Politics
Some members of the Vermont state Senate are upset over a 60% cap proposed by their colleagues in the House. Vermont lawmakers are at loggerheads over a measure that would establish a cap on the level of THC in solid cannabis concentrates sold at the state’s regulated cannabis retailers.  Local publication VTDigger has the background, reporting tha
Germany speeds up the process to legalize recreational cannabis
Politics
When Germany's new coalition included the legalization of recreational cannabis in its political agenda in late 2021, there were few details on how to regulate the industry. However, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach announced last week that it would start the legal process for cannabis legalization soon. He told German newspaper Handelsblatt he chan
Wisconsin Governor pardons several with cannabis convictions
Politics
Tony Evers, the first-term Democrat, has been a vocal supporter of bringing cannabis legalization to Wisconsin. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday announced dozens of new pardons, including nine for individuals previously convicted for cannabis-related offenses. “There is power in redemption and forgiveness, especially for folks who’ve been workin
Ballot measure to allow Missouri voters to decide future of recreational cannabis
Politics
There are more than 181,000 Missourians carrying medical marijuana cards. Missouri marijuana laws could soon go up in smoke after "Legal Missouri 2022" delivered enough signatures to put recreational marijuana on the ballot this November. There are more than 181,000 Missourians carrying medical marijuana cards currently. “There’s certainly a lot mo

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