After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use).
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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.
On April 4, 2017, voters in Kansas City, Missouri, overwhelmingly approved Question 5, a decriminalization ordinance that reduces the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana to a simple fine.
KANSAS CITY, MO., April 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – In a blowout victory for sensible criminal justice policy, the voters of Kansas City, Missouri have decided to approve Question 5 and decriminalize marijuana to direct their law enforcement officers to no longer target citizens for possession of the plant and would replace current criminal penalties with just a civil fine.
On Nov. 8, 2016, voters in Arkansas approved Issue 6, legalizing medical marijuana in the state.
A St. Louis man had no legal right under a Missouri pro-farming law to grow a crop of marijuana plants in his Carondelet neighborhood home, a judge has ruled.
Just 23 signatures could stand between Missouri and medical marijuana.
Florida voters are poised to make some patients in the state users of medical marijuana.
The fight over medicinal marijuana in Missouri is heading to court.
A ballot amendment legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Missouri has failed to qualify for the November ballot.
In Missouri, non-violent marijuana-related crimes can now be expunged from public records, according to RiverfrontTimes.com. Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 588 on July 13, 2016. The bill allows those convicted of non-violent drug-related crimes to appeal to expunge their records of felonies after seven years and misdemeanors after three years.
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.
Twice this year, Missouri legislators have voted against medical marijuana, but now a legalization measure could appear on the state’s ballot in November. A spokesman for New Approach Missouri, a group pushing the medical marijuana legalization effort, said his organization has collected enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced that Quantum Analytics (www.lqa.com/cannabis) will distribute and provide flexible financing options for the company’s products.
Folks in Delaware who oppose the war on drugs received an early Christmas present from the state this past week.
Conservatives are the majority in Missouri, the southern end of the Midwest; even here, though, there are a number of marijuana initiatives in development for the 2016 ballot.
With recreational marijuana legal in four states and Washington, D.C., and medical marijuana legal in 23 states and the District, it can sometimes be hard to remember that marijuana is still highly illegal in the majority of U.S. states.
A recent decision by the governor of Missouri has received a good deal of national attention because it is one of many signs that things are headed the other way: authorities are calling a truce in the war on drugs or, at the least, they are muzzling the biggest guns.
A Missouri woman recently claimed Missouri’s “Right to Farm” constitutional provision as a defense in a felony prosecution for growing nine marijuana plants in her basement.
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The monumental moment of marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado was a huge step for acceptance nationwide, but under the radar there is another story silently sweeping the nation. Across the United States, state legislatures appear to be easing their restrictions on marijuana and allowing some medicinal use.
People using the postal service to transport marijuana is no secret, but an Illinois man takes it a bit too far.