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Legalization of Cannabis: A Guide to Marijuana Cultivation Laws by State
The United States is the land of the free, but some states are just a little bit freer than others. Among 25 states that have legalized marijuana, only five have also allowed the recreational use of the substance.
Jul 8, 2016 9:30 AM
Legalization of Cannabis: A Guide to Marijuana Laws by State
Cannabis legalization is gaining momentum across the U.S. The number of states where marijuana is legal continues to increase, yet the precise meaning of “legal” depends on your location. This article is our quick guide to state marijuana laws.
Jul 1, 2016 6:19 AM
Puerto Rico Adopts New Medical Marijuana Law
Ricardo Rossello, the Governor of Puerto Rico, has signed a new medicinal marijuana statute into law. In his opinion, the previous measure enacted by the former administration was not thorough enough.
Jul 20, 2017 12:30 PM
7 Most Unfriendly States for Marijuana Consumers
The U.S. has now become more marijuana-friendly than several years ago, but there are still some states where people can be severely punished for cannabis use. Keep in mind that you should be very cautious if you are planning to visit one of the following states and want to avoid prosecution.
Jul 19, 2017 12:25 PM
Greece to Legalize Medical Cannabis
Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister of Greece, has recently announced that doctors all over the country will now be allowed to prescribe medical marijuana for a wide range of conditions.
Jul 17, 2017 12:45 PM
Zimbabwe May Become Next Country to Legalize MMJ Production
Authorities in Zimbabwe, Africa, are discussing the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana in several areas of the country. The government initiated the legalization discussions after a Canadian company had shown interest in growing and processing medical weed in Zimbabwe. Cultivating cannabis in the country might bring significant economic growth and numerous benefits to the nation.
Jul 14, 2017 12:50 PM
West Virginia Starts Taking Applications for Growing Hemp
West Virginia farmers have recently begun to apply for permits to grow hemp for business purposes. It makes the Mountain State the latest one to become interested in herb cultivation.
Jul 13, 2017 12:45 PM
Recreational Weed in Nevada: What Should You Know?
After the legalization of recreational marijuana that had taken place last November, Nevada finally launched the sales of weed products for recreational purposes on July 1. The state expects to attract many tourists and build the largest cannabis market in the country. However, there are still strict limitations that every pot user should be aware of when visiting Nevada.
Jul 12, 2017 12:50 PM
Catalonia Legalizes Weed for Adult Use
Catalonia, Spain, has finally legalized cannabis after a long fight. The campaign in support of the issue collected more than 67,000 petition signatures. This substantial number forced the community’s government to consider the matter and adopt new laws for regulating the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of weed for adult use. This decision will make marijuana clubs regulated and the weed itself decriminalized in the autonomous region.
Jul 10, 2017 12:50 PM
Cannabis to Appear in Employee Benefit Plans in Canada
Canadian companies are looking into including weed in their employee benefit plans. The insurance industry is currently hesitant about covering medical marijuana. However, private companies with their own benefit plans favor the notion.
Jul 6, 2017 12:20 PM
Cannabis Events in July: Career Fairs, Business Forums, and More
In July, there will be at least three events that might help you learn more about running a cannabis-related business or find the job of your dreams.
Jul 5, 2017 12:55 PM
Medical Weed to Appear on Oklahoma Ballot in 2018
Most U.S. states have already legalized the use of medical cannabis. Oklahoma may soon become the latest addition to the list. The office of the secretary of state has confirmed that the notion of medical marijuana legalization will be put on the 2018 ballot.
Jul 5, 2017 12:40 PM
Nevada Launches Recreational Weed Sales
Licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Nevada started selling recreational marijuana on July 1 despite the legal battle they are involved in, according to the state authorities.
Jul 4, 2017 12:40 PM
Will Poland Become Next Country to Legalize MMJ?
The lower house of the Polish Parliament, currently controlled by conservatives, has recently voted for making medical cannabis legal under particular conditions.
Jun 30, 2017 12:25 PM
Arizona to Ban Medical Marijuana Use on College Campuses
The use of medical marijuana in Arizona was legalized in 2012. However, now, the state's attorney general Mark Brnovich stands for the prohibition of cannabis consumption on college campuses. He has already filed a petition with the Arizona Supreme Court.
Jun 26, 2017 12:50 PM
Mexico to Legalize Medical Cannabis
Enrique Peña Nieto, the President of Mexico, has issued a decree confirming the legalization of using cannabis for medicinal purposes. The measure was signed after complete support from the lower house of Congress.
Jun 23, 2017 12:30 PM
New Cannabis Education Program CARE to Be Launched in Los Angeles
Cannabis, Accreditation, Regulation, and Education (CARE) is a new program created to properly educate all specialists that work with weed. It includes three-day workshops and online courses designed specifically for people working in dispensaries, medical marijuana doctors, and other industry professionals.
Jun 21, 2017 12:25 PM
Colorado Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in U.S. Due to Legalized Cannabis
The legalization of cannabis has helped the states where it has been allowed in many ways. From the revitalization of the economy and creating new jobs to fighting the opiate crisis, the weed industry has made the lives of thousands of people much better. Now, a new report shows that Colorado, where both medical and recreational cannabis are absolutely legal, has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S.
Jun 19, 2017 12:45 PM
New Zealand and Australia Legalize Use of Hemp as Food
The governments of New Zealand and Australia have recently legalized the use of hemp as food. Though there is no ban on hemp use anymore, there are still strict restrictions on the marketing and labeling hemp products.
Jun 14, 2017 12:50 PM
Will France Abolish Prison Sentences for Marijuana Use?
The French government has recently announced its plan to introduce a new measure ending prison sentences for using weed. Although cannabis consumption remains a criminal offense, the new law falls in line with the campaign promise made by the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron.
Jun 12, 2017 12:40 PM