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Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Marijuana Ballot Initiative

On Oct. 6, 2017, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected the language of a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

North Dakota Counties Probe Potential Issues With Legalization of Medical Marijuana

North Dakota Counties Probe Potential Issues With Legalization of MMJ

With the clock ticking on the implementation of medical marijuana in North Dakota, county officials are examining the potential issues that may arise.

Delaware's Adult Use Cannabis Task Force Meets for Second Time

Delaware’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force Meets for Second Time

On Oct. 4, 2017, the Delaware legislature’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force met for the second time. Hoping to help craft a legalization bill that would pass the state legislature and gain gubernatorial approval, the group is responsible for determining the potential impacts of cannabis legalization.

These 10 Are States Most Likely to Pass Medical Marijuana Next

These 10 Are States Most Likely to Pass Medical Marijuana Next

There are currently 29 states in America with some form of legalized medical marijuana. Most politicians have begun to change their minds about the legitimacy of medicinal cannabis. But some states continue to resist efforts to legalize the drug even for medicinal purposes. Here are the 10 states most likely to legalize medical marijuana next.

Wiz Khalifa Endorsed Cannabis at Pirates Game and MLB Regrets It

Wiz Khalifa Endorsed Cannabis at Pirates Game and MLB Regrets It

On Sept. 27, 2017, recording artist Wiz Khalifa threw out the first pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ last home game of the season against the Baltimore Orioles and he took the opportunity to let the fans know that he supports the legalization of cannabis.

Uruguay's Legal Marijuana Business Faces Challenges by Banks

Uruguay’s Legal Marijuana Business Faces Challenges by Banks

Two months ago Uruguay became the world’s first country to legalise the production and sale of marijuana throughout the entire country. Now, Uruguay’s legal marijuana businesses are facing major challenges from banks throughout the country.

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

On Sept. 21, 2017, the Tennessee medical cannabis task force, created by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and State House Speaker Beth Harwell, met for the first time to discuss legalization.

Canada's Provincial Justice Ministers Want Answers on Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s Provincial Justice Ministers Want Answers on Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s justice ministers are asking for clarity and support as they scramble to organize and police an entirely new marijuana industry in less than 10 months.

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Afraid Marijuana Legalization Will Take Hit

Poll: Massachusetts Voters Afraid Marijuana Legalization Will Take Hit

Massachusetts voters have strong doubts about the state’s ability to oversee the new law legalizing recreational pot, and most are concerned it will be influenced by politics, according to a new poll conducted by the Bernett Group for the Boston Herald.

Report: 39% of Canadians Will Become Recreational Cannabis Consumers

Report: 39% of Canadians Will Become Recreational Cannabis Consumers

While Canada’s House of Commons is hashing out the details of legalization, stakeholders have been trying to determine how many recreational cannabis consumers will participate in the legal market and now there’s a new report to help them.

Canadian Cannabis Legalization Hearings Happening in Parliament Right Now

Canadian Cannabis Legalization Hearings Happening in Parliament Right Now

On Sept. 11, 2017, Canada’s House of Commons health committee returned to Parliament Hill in Ottawa to begin the first of five full-day hearings on Canadian cannabis legalization.

This Is How Ontario Plans to Regulate Canadian Cannabis

This Is How Ontario Plans to Regulate Canadian Cannabis

On Sept. 8, 2017, Ontario became the first province to reveal its plans to regulate Canadian cannabis, proposing to handle it in a fashion similar to that of tobacco and alcohol.

Cannabis Canada

Cannabis Canada Statement on the Government of Ontario’s Announcement on the Province’s Approach to the Federal Legalization of Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ont., Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licenced producers of medical cannabis that it represents, share the Province’s commitment to ensuring adult Ontarians have access to safe, regulated cannabis products and support the Government’s decision to make clear its intentions regarding the distribution and retail of recreational cannabis.

Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of Cannabis

Ontario Releases Safe and Sensible Framework To Manage Federal Legalization of Cannabis

TORONTO, Ont., Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In response to the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018, Ontario is committing to a safe and sensible framework to govern the lawful use and retail of recreational cannabis as a carefully controlled substance within the province.

Pennsylvania auditor general says it's time to legalize marijuana

Pennsylvania Auditor General Says It’s Time to Legalize Marijuana

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale believes legalizing and regulating recreational marijuana could be an antidote to the state’s budget woes.

How Will Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in California Affect the Wine Industry?

How Will Legalizing Recreational Cannabis in Cali Affect the Wine Industry?

Back in 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana, and in a few months, recreational use will be legal there too. Many are wondering how the development will impact the state’s wine industry.

These 5 States Are the Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana

These 5 States Are the Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana

Marijuana legalization is gaining momentum across America, but not all states are making progress. Although the number of states where recreational weed is legal could double from 8 to 16 in 2018, it might take decades for other districts to get onboard with reform.

Benjamin Center

Latest Benjamin Center Brief Debunks ‘Marijuana Gateway Fallacy’

NEW PALTZ, NY, Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 18th discussion brief, “The Marijuana Gateway Fallacy.” The brief marshals extensive social science evidence to show that the idea that marijuana use is a “gateway” to the use of harder drugs is a myth.

Study: Washington Youth Cannabis Use Hasn't Increased

Study: Washington Youth Cannabis Use Hasn’t Increased

Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.

The History of Marijuana in North Carolina

The History of Marijuana in North Carolina

Marijuana has thousands of years of history all across the world and in the United States. In the United States, marijuana has a history of prohibition and legalization both at the state and federal levels. Many southern states are actually taking action to join the fight for legalization. North Carolina is among one of these southern states that is moving forward with marijuana legalization.

Head of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Voted No to Legalization

Head of Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Voted No to Legalization

On Aug. 31, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission appointed Steven Hoffman as the new head of the state agency. According to WCVB, Hoffman, a former business executive, was selected by Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg, who was in charge of choosing a person to lead the Cannabis Control Commission.

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Utah medical cannabis legalization has taken a critical step forward. After earning the approval of state election officials last week, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition started gathering signatures to get medical cannabis on Utah’s ballot in 2018.

Canadian Mental Health Association Wants Restraints on Recreational Marijuana

Canadian Mental Health Association Wants Restraints on Recreational Marijuana

On Aug. 14, 2017, the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association released a report that calls for wide ranging rules and restrictions to be placed on the province’s recreational marijuana market once it becomes legal in 2018.

CMHA

Cannabis Legislation Should Increase Mental Health Funding, Educate Youth and Promote Zero Tolerance in Cars

TORONTO, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario Division offers the provincial government wide-ranging recommendations to reduce the health risks and harms associated with the legalization and regulation of cannabis.

Is Big Pharma for or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both

Is Big Pharma for or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both

People growing their own marijuana is a significant concern to Big Pharma. As state legalization of cannabis-derivatives spreads, the drug companies contemplating the potential of medical marijuana see a threat from both homegrown and professionally harvested medical-grade marijuana.

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana

Roger Stone is a top Republican strategist, lobbyist, and longtime advisor to Donald Trump. He’s known for getting down and dirty in his lobbying, and in fact, is the subject of the popular Netflix documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, that explores the life and career of strategy and public policy. Recently however, Stone has had a change of heart on one hot-button issue in modern politics: Marijuana.

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition.

Sen. Cory Booker Says Marijuana Should be Legal in America

Sen. Cory Booker Says Marijuana Should be Legal in America

In a Facebook live address, Cory Booker introduced legislation that would legalize pot at the federal level citing that current drug laws “are badly broken” and disproportionately hurt minority communities.

Ardent LLC Founder and CEO Shanel Lindsay Appointed to Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board

BOSTON, July 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg announced Friday that Ardent LLC founder and President Shanel Lindsay will be one of five members appointed to the newly-created Massachusetts Cannabis Advisory Board.


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