A proposal to lower the penalty for possessing small amounts of marijuana cleared its first hurdle in the Alabama Legislature on Wednesday, but faces a dubious future as it heads to a possible floor vote during an election year.
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A campaign to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Michigan is facing opposition from a national group that has fought similar proposals in other states around the country.
Mexico City residents should be free to grow marijuana for personal use, a mayoral hopeful told Reuters on Wednesday, arguing that one of the world’s largest cities should lead the charge to end prohibition in a country riven by drug violence.
TheraCann USA Benchmark has abandoned plans to build a $20 million medical marijuana facility in Kingsley. Richard Goodman, president of TheraCann USA, confirmed the decision on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
State officials met Tuesday in hopes to legalize medical marijuana here in Kentucky. A task force lead by Kentucky’s Secretary Of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon to explore the possibilities.
OTTAWA, Ont., Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The current approach to cannabis does not work. Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. Bill C-45 aims to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits away from criminals and organized crime.
New Jersey reaped billions from slot machines and blackjack tables in the decades before casino fever jumped state lines. With Atlantic City’s gambling heyday now past, politicians in the Garden State are aiming to grab marijuana’s riches while neighbors again play catch-up.
South Dakota marijuana advocates can attest to the importance of checking your work for errors before submitting for final review. After months of collecting signatures to support a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure, the marijuana advocacy organization New Approach South Dakota might fall victim to a typo.
A proposed rule for Ohio’s medical cannabis program says edible products that resemble cartoon characters, superheroes or pop-culture figures should not be allowed.
During a special session which wrapped up on June 9, the Florida legislature passed new rules for its medical marijuana measure. Florida will have more than double the current amount of medical marijuana operators in the state under a proposal approved by lawmakers.
In a Connecticut budget bill introduced on May 16, 2017, Democrats included legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana. According to the Marijuana Policy Project, the proposal would allow adults 21 and older to buy marijuana from dispensaries.
Funding proposals for the Montana’s medical marijuana program have moved away from a tax and toward a fee structure as groups continue to debate how money will move within the system. It’s part of Senate Bill 333, a large regulatory bill that’s moving through the Montana Legislature.
Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having their identities or cannabis-buying habits from being divulged by the shops that make buying pre-rolled joints and “magic” brownies as easy as grabbing a bottle of whiskey from the liquor store.
A battle over Maryland’s medical marijuana program is coming down to the number of licenses. Lawmakers are wrangling over increasing the number of medical marijuana licenses to achieve racial diversity. The law currently allows for 15 licenses. The Legislative Black Caucus wants to increase the licenses by five.
The political debate over marijuana enforcement has split Atlanta residents, but now a new proposal may be getting a red light. City council members are ready to move on a proposal which would reduce the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana, but signaling out of City Hall may put an end to that movement.
On March 13, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced that it is in search of a contractor with experience in the legal marijuana industry to create a rubric to score applicants for medical marijuana business licenses.
The NFL Players Association will continue to pursue a “less punitive” marijuana policy despite the recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicating that the Trump administration will increase its enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
A Utah proposal that would allow universities to study medical marijuana has cleared its first committee meeting.
The proposal to modify the manner in which the league deals with recreational marijuana use would, if it is delivered, come as the NFLPA’s recently formed pain management committee separately studies the issue of marijuana use by players as a pain management tool and whether that should be permissible under the drug policies.
Nevada’s marijuana industry sees the Governor’s proposal to levy an excise tax on the sale of recreational marijuana as more evidence it is a player, with a seat at the table.
The so-called emergency measure is supported by both Republican and Democratic leaders, who said state health officials and law enforcement are scrambling to solve a number of issues, including allowable forms and potency of medical marijuana, and oversight of distributors.
There is a new push in the District of Columbia to further legalize marijuana.
Marijuana is a hot topic again in the Wisconsin Legislature with both Republicans and Democrats introducing bills for the state.
Voters in the Nov. 8 election in Arkansas will still be able to vote on a separate measure that would allow for the regulated use of marijuana for certain medical conditions, where a state commission oversees plant growth and marijuana distribution.
Arkansas’ governor and lieutenant governor say legalizing medical marijuana would hurt the state’s efforts to attract businesses, targeting two proposals on the November ballot they say would prevent companies from being able to enforce drug-free workplaces.
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Consumer Protection will begin accepting applications for Medical Marijuana research proposals on October 1, 2016.
On July 18, 2016, Greece’s Ministry of Health announced that Health Minister Andreas Xanthos had approved the establishment of a working group to study and examine the viability of medical cannabis legalization.
O.penVAPE has announced that it has “submitted a proposal to partner with the Metropolitan Football Stadium District, home of the Denver Broncos, to sponsor Denver’s landmark stadium.”
DENVER – A faction of the marijuana industry has proposed legislation that would represent the most sweeping changes to marijuana law in Colorado since it was enacted just three years ago.
A proposal to be introduced in the Denver City Council Monday would cap the number of licenses for dispensaries and cultivators.
BOSTON (AP) — Supporters and foes of legalizing marijuana gathered at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Monday to weigh in on a proposal that would allow the recreational use and possession of marijuana up to an ounce for those 21 and older. The proposal was the focus of a public hearing before the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee.…
On Feb. 22, 2016, Denver City Council’s Marijuana Moratorium Committee met to discuss the saturation rate of marijuana facilities within the city limits.
In Georgia on Dec. 9, 2o15, a blue ribbon panel appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal rejected a proposal to expand the state’s limited medical marijuana program.
A company vying to be one of the first to distribute medical marijuana in New York City has inked a deal for a space in Downtown Brooklyn and could open a dispensary there within six months.