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Road to Legalization: When will Germany actually legalize Cannabis?
Politics
Let’s look at the current state of cannabis regulation in Germany and when it might become legal. There is still an evident stigma and tight regulations surrounding cannabis. Most of Europe has moved towards legalization by decriminalizing recreational cannabis and legalizing medicinal use. There are some countries, however, that still haven’t budg
Gov. (Texas) Greg Abbott refuses pardons for cannabis convictions
Politics
After President Joe Biden announced that he would be pardoning low-level federal marijuana crimes and pressuring the states to do the same, Gov. Greg Abbott has refused to follow.  After President Joe Biden announced that he would be pardoning low-level federal marijuana crimes and pressuring the states to do the same, Gov. Greg Abbott has refused
Louisiana lawmakers divided over legalizing marijuana
Politics
MONROE - Louisiana lawmakers are reacting to calls to legalize marijuana. It comes after President Joe Biden pardoned thousands convicted of federal possession charges and is reviewing how the drug is classified. “I have been pretty firm in my opposition to any recreational marijuana, and that hasn’t changed,” State Senator Stewart Cathey of Monroe
Marijuana pardons sensible; state should extend deadline
Politics
President Joe Biden on Thursday pardoned thousands of people convicted of marijuana possession by the federal government, restoring their full political and civil rights. Governors nationwide should follow suit, and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf should consider extending the deadline of a state pardon project.  Mr. Biden’s pardons affect only about 6,
US President Biden flags major Marijuana reform
Politics
Jaws were on the floor across the USA late last week after President Joe Biden made a surprise announcement in relation to marijuana. While the majority of US states have medical marijuana programs in place, things are trickier at a federal level. The 2018 Farm Bill made cannabis with a delta-9 THC content of under .03% (hemp) legal – but for anyth
How legal weed has changed the USA
Politics
  Turn an illicit product into a highly taxed and regulated one and you have a classic business experiment. Do it with a little-studied psychoactive substance that has both medical promise and addictive potential and you have a public health trial, too. That’s what the US has done with cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana, pot or weed. Changes in
Statement from President Biden on Marijuana Reform
Politics
As I often said during my campaign for President, no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana. Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit. Criminal records for marijuana possession have also imposed needless barriers to empl
Agriculture commissioner Sid Miller faces legal and ethical questions in reelection bid
Politics
A close friend and political consultant’s felony indictment is among the controversies plaguing the incumbent Republican. The Agriculture Commissioner has a broad range of responsibilities, including issues related to farming and ranching, rural health care and even public school cafeterias. But in 2019, the commissioner took on an additional job:
2023 Farm Bill: Potential savior for hemp-derived cannabinoids?
Politics
With 2023 just a few months away, Congress is going through its every-five-year exercise of passing a new Farm Bill, the omnibus legislation that funds agriculture projects across the country and a wide variety of other initiatives, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Unlike 99% of bills introduced on Capitol Hill, the
Here's what to know about recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Missouri
Politics
As Election Day approaches in Missouri, questions about marijuana on the ballot continue to circulate. Missouri was recently ranked as the 10th most "CBD-obsessed" state by Leafwell, an organization of cannabis scientists and specialists. Leafwell examined Google Trends data of search terms used by people interested in CBD to create its rankings. M
State politicians are growing concerned about NY’s legal marijuana rollout
Politics
Sparked by a NY Cannabis Insider story from earlier this month, New York’s Legislative Commission on Rural Resources has asked the Office of Cannabis Management for clarification and updates on the state’s rollout of its legal marijuana industry. The commission, chaired by NY State Senator Rachel May and directed by Mayor Hal McCabe of Homer, sent
Plans for Marijuana Dispensary in Boston's North End met with opposition
Politics
BOSTON - The North End is full of shops and restaurants with a lot of history, and now an aspiring business owner is trying to bring a new industry to the neighborhood. It's not cannolis...it's cannabis, and a vacant storefront at the corner of Hanover and Commercial Streets is sparking quite a bit of controversy.  "It's a bad idea, it's a bad loca
Legalizing Medical Marijuana would immediately lower prescription Opioid use, study shows
Politics
Another study has found that giving people legal access to medical marijuana can help patients reduce their use of opioid painkillers, or cease use altogether, without compromising quality of life. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Substance Use and Misuse on September 27, surveyed registered medical cannabis patients in Florida, as
Fairfield takes steps to stop Marijuana use at Local Park
Politics
FAIRFIELD - A town task force decided to take action after finding evidence of underage drug use at a local park. Fairfield CARES Community Coalition, a town-created task force aimed at addressing youth drug and alcohol use, recently helped get community watch signs installed at the entrances of the Mary Katona Memorial Open Space. Catherine Hazlet
It’s official: Arkansas to vote on Legal Cannabis this fall
Politics
‘We’re extremely grateful to the Supreme Court that they agreed with us and felt like it was a complete validation of everything we’ve done’ The Supreme Court of Arkansas has ruled that voters will get their say on whether or not to legalize recreational cannabis in the state come the November elections. The recent decision overturns an earlier ban
New Poll sheds light on GOP’s progressing views on Cannabis Legalization
Politics
If this poll is any indication of how republicans nationwide view cannabis policy, there could be lots to discuss, and possibly celebrate, when it comes to cannabis legalization in states throughout the country. With the midterm elections on the horizon, many political issues are taking center stage as November inches closer into view. Cannabis ref

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