Michigan lawmakers have delayed a promising bill that would overturn a law that declares the possession or transportation of marijuana in a vehicle a misdemeanor.
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Connecticut lawmakers have put recreational marijuana back on the table — sort of. According to the CT Post, lawmakers are curious as to how they would successfully regulate the drug if it were ever to be legalized in the New England state.
Soon, Oklahomans will vote on legalizing medical marijuana, but many are already finding relief with CBD oil.
On Jan. 18, 2018, Sen. Anna Wishart introduced an amendment resolution that would call for Nebraska residents to vote on the legal status of medical cannabis in the November election.
On Dec. 21, 2017, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted yes on drafted regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana businesses.
Vermont appears poised to become the next state to legalize marijuana. And, according to top elected officials, it is likely to do so within a matter of weeks.
San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday.
For months, Joe Devlin and his team have been working to create the rules and regulations for each aspect of Sacramento’s cannabis industry, including cultivation, delivery, dispensary, testing, and transportation.
Wisconsin cannabis legalization has been endorsed by a gubernatorial candidate, as long as citizens of the state approve of it.
Five months ago, a New Jersey health panel voted in favor of dramatically expanding the list of conditions that may be treated with cannabis. Chronic pain, Alzheimer’s, autism, anxiety, migraines, and other maladies should be added to the list of 13 ailments, said the panel of doctors and other health professionals.
Medical pot has been legal in Minnesota for more than two years, treating thousands of people and the panel in charge of overseeing the program will consider adding new conditions and diseases to the list.
Three years after Alaska residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, some Alaskan towns were still mulling whether to ban commercial cultivation and retail sales of the drug.
The San Diego City Council came to a decision Monday on whether marijuana cultivation, distribution, manufacturing and testing businesses should be allowed within city limits.
OTTAWA, Ontario, July 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company”) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), is pleased to announce the results of the vote at its July 10, 2017 annual shareholders’ meeting.
The city of Orlando has delayed a vote on whether or not to ban new medical marijuana retail outlets.
A wide-ranging bill authorizing the use of medical marijuana for ailments from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder was passed Monday night by the Iowa Senate, although it’s unlikely to win approval in the Iowa House.
West Virginia’s House voted Tuesday to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana to treat certain medical conditions following Senate passage of a similar measure last week.
The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach.
New Mexico senator Joseph Cervantes, hopes to reduce the state’s penalties for possession of marijuana.
A Georgia Senate panel has approved legislation that would reduce the punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana.
An EPIC-MRA poll released Friday indicated the majority of voters living in the state would approve a law allowing adult use of the plant.
The people of Denver have spoken, and they want marijuana on the menu in bars and restaurants. On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, host Stephen Colbert jokes and shows Cheers-like marijuana ad for Denver.
The marijuana industry got a boost on election night. Voters in California, Nevada and Massachusetts approved measures to legalize recreational pot. Campaigns spent millions to support or oppose the effort.
Colorado lawmakers could vote to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana law, adding another state to the 18 that officially recognize cannabis as a remedy for the condition. A Colorado legislative panel voted 5-0 to add PTSD to eight other conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
The number of states that have legalized marijuana could double come November, when voters in five more states will vote on legal weed.
Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia already allow recreational marijuana use. In those four states, marijuana can be grown and sold. In D.C., sale is still illegal.
Florida voters are poised to make some patients in the state users of medical marijuana.
Not only are we set to vote in a new president for the first time in eight years this November, but we could also see the most rapid expansion of marijuana ever, with eight states now set to vote on recreational or medical cannabis initiatives or amendments this fall.
Yesterday, on April 5, 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia voted in favor of permanently banning public marijuana consumption, which means marijuana consumption anywhere outside of a private residence is illegal.
It’s been a couple years now since Colorado and Washington first legalized recreational use and sale of marijuana. In that time we’ve seen lots of changes, but one of the most important things that needs to change, but simply hasn’t, is the lack of banking access for cannabis companies. One of the most dangerous…
A constitutional ballot amendment legalizing recreational marijuana and industrial hemp in New Mexico has failed to gain approval from state lawmakers.
The Seattle City Council may change its marijuana zoning regulations to accommodate a potential increase of retail stores within the city’s limits.
On Jan. 5, 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia voted 7-6 to keep the ban on private marijuana clubs; however, it went to a second vote.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Oct. 19, 2015: With Ohio poised to vote on marijuana legalization on November 3, 2015, the outcome of the election will hinge on the votes of young liberals.
If marijuana legalization is coming to Maine, it will likely have to happen next year. On June 22, 2015, the Maine House of Representatives rejected LD 1380, a bill aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, by a vote of 98-45.
After nearly 20 years of neglect, the California State Assembly has finally taken steps to reign in the state’s medical marijuana system by voting 50-5 to approve a bill, AB 266, aimed at provided more structure to the loosely regulated program.
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“Is medical marijuana right for me?” American war veterans can ask that question, but doctors with the Department of Veterans Affairs are banned by the federal government from answering.
Last month the Alaska state legislature approved a bill which established a Marijuana Control Board responsible for regulating the newly legal industry.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives has voted to approve SB 618, a bill that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana.
New Mexico Senate Rules Committee passed marijuana legalization. Hooray! Another state is on the fast track to full blown legalization … right?
While most marijuana battles will be happening in state legislatures, Ohio has the privilege of being one of the few states that will actually vote on marijuana legalization.
Whether you knew it or not, the cannabis industry came dangerously close to losing a sizable portion of its market this week.
Florida patients and investors nationwide were disappointed when Florida narrowly rejected Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana in Florida.
U.S. stocks gravitated around the unchanged line as investors digested continued pressure out of the energy sector. Saudi Arabia appears to be flexing their pricing muscle, putting U.S. fracking to the test.
It was a mixed Monday as U.S. stocks were very quiet following the record close on Friday. The S&P 500 ended the day with no gain to close at 2018.
The Amendment 2 campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has been a roller coaster ride for the last several months; and if you are a would-be investor in Florida’s medical marijuana, you are probably on the edge of your seat right now.
Montel Williams, the former host of his eponymous show, has become a full-time veterans’ rights crusader recently and now he’s wading into Florida politics with a pitch for the medical-marijuana constitutional amendment.
Back in 2012, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. Election Day 2014 looks like it will be a repeat. Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia have initiatives on the November 4, 2014, ballot.
The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decades later, over half the states allow at least limited medical use.
In less than two months Florida voters will be going to the polls to decide whether or not to approve a proposed ballot initiative, dubbed Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. The ballot measure has enjoyed overwhelming support and stands to generate billions in economic activity.