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These 5 States Are the Least Likely to Legalize Marijuana

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.

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Senator Cory Booker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill, Focused on Racial Justice

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation that ends federal marijuana prohibition and centers communities most devastated by the war on drugs.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Medical Cannabis Bill

Federal Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Medical Cannabis Bill

A group of lawmakers reintroduced a bipartisan medical cannabis bill just days after a letter surfaced from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that asked Congress to let him prosecute medical cannabis users.

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Bipartisan Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Reintroduced in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced a bill Thursday that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana. Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) also signed on to the legislation as original co-sponsors.

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas

On June 6, 2017, a Los Angeles County cannabis ban was extended after a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The regulations call for a ban on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas and also include new rules for personal cultivation.

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Vermont Legislature Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults; Historic Measure Now Headed to the Governor’s Desk

MONTPELIER, V.T., May 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A bill that would make marijuana legal for adults in Vermont has received final approval from state legislators and is headed to the desk of Gov. Phil Scott.

Congressman Bringing Marijuana Policy Event to Capitol Hill

Congressman Bringing Marijuana Policy Event to Capitol Hill

In an effort to educate lawmakers on Capitol Hill, Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., co-sponsor of a bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana, recently announced that he will be hosting The Marijuana Big Thinker Talks on May 3, 2017, at the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer in Washington, D.C.

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Vermont House Committee Approves Proposal to End Marijuana Prohibition; New Poll Shows Strong Public Support

MONTPELIER, Vt., March 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill 8-3 Wednesday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.

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Illinois General Assembly to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — State lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would end marijuana prohibition in Illinois and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Statement on White House Press Sec. Sean Spicer’s Statement on Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today Congressman Earl Blumenauer released the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer’s statement that the Trump Administration may start “greater enforcement” of adult use of marijuana.

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Governor Cuomo to Propose Clarifications to NY State Law Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Yesterday, Governor Cuomo announced his renewed commitment to decriminalizing marijuana possession in his State of the State Book, which outlines his agenda for the 2017 Legislative Session.

Safety in Numbers Drives Canopy Growth Corp. Higher

Safety in Numbers Drives Canopy Growth Corp. Higher

U.S. estimates by investment bank Cowen and Company suggest cannabis sales will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 23% over the next decade to US$50 billion. In Canada, it’s estimated that 5.2 million Canadians will consume legalized pot annually by 2021.

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Travel Guru Rick Steves to Tour Massachusetts in Support of Pot Legalization

Travel guru Rick Steves of PBS fame will make a four-day tour of Massachusetts in support of the state’s ballot question on legalizing marijuana. If affirmed by Massachusetts voters this November, Question 4 will allow, among other things, adults 21 years of age and older to “possess and cultivate marijuana in limited amounts,” as described by supporters.


What’s the Reality of Removing Cannabis from Schedule I?

Now that 23 states have legalized cannabis for medical use and more appear likely to do so in 2016, the conflict between federal and state laws has become especially glaring. Would it not make sense, as advocates have been arguing for years, to either re-schedule or de-schedule cannabis?

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Buffalo Forum Addresses Potential of Recreational Marijuana in New York

Today, Oct. 28, 2015, Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sen. Liz Krueger held a press conference followed by a public forum at Buffalo City Hall in Buffalo, New York, to address the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.


D.A.R.E Briefly Relevant Due to Mistaken Advocacy of Marijuana Legalization

The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program was briefly relevant to the actual concerns of 21st century life Saturday afternoon when it mistakenly posted an op-ed by former Ohio Deputy Sheriff Carlis McDerment to its homepage urging the widespread legalization of marijuana.


Previewing Regulation of Recreational Marijuana in California

It’s no secret that medicinal cannabis is big business in California, the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana. If a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana passes in November 2016, business is going to get bigger.


Cannabis Reform Debated in Salem, Oregon

In case you missed it, there was another riveting debate on cannabis reform that took place in Salem, Oregon on September 12, 2014 The debate was on the impending ballot measure, Measure 91, which would legalize the use of recreational marijuana. On the side of marijuana legalization was Congressman Earl Blumenauer, D-OR, and on the side of prohibition was Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis.