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  • NH
  • MA
  • NJ
  • MD
  • HI
  • RI
  • CT
  • DE
  • WV
  • DC
  • Cannabis is legal
  • Cannabis is decriminalized, medical cannabis legal
  • Medical cannabis is legal
  • Non-psychoactive medical cannabis is legal
  • Cannabis is decriminalized
  • Cannabis is illegal
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
Pot initiatives: Predicting the next 15 states to legalize marijuana
​In the states where it has been legalized, the new industry is contributing to the various states' economies. Marijuana Business Daily puts the number of jobs created by cannabis-related companies at between 100,000 and 150,000. New Frontier Data estimated employment within the industry may reach 300,000 by 2020.
Nov 15, 2017 1:46 PM
USA Today
70 percent of CBD products sold online are improperly labeled
Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that can treat pain and anxiety. But CBD supplements you find online may be unsafe and ineffective.
Nov 10, 2017 2:22 PM
Metro
No one is going to put marijuana edibles in your kid’s halloween bag
Every year since 1966, families have been tuning into Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang celebrate Halloween on “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” TV special. Spoiler Alert: Linus waits for The Great Pumpkin to materialize in the pumpkin patch but he nearly freezes to death. Drats.
Oct 31, 2017 9:56 AM
New York Daily News
Danish companies queue to grow cannabis
Companies have begun applying to Denmark's medicines regulator to grow cannabis plants ahead of the drug becoming legalised for medicinal purposes next year, it's reported.
Oct 27, 2017 3:30 PM
BBC
Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana
Peru’s conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.​
Oct 20, 2017 1:48 PM
Reuters
Legalise Cannabis Campaigners Spark Up Outside Britain Parliament
​Cannabis was smoked just yards from MPs today as campaigners called for the drug to be legalised for medicinal use. Activists from the United Patients Alliance held a ‘cannabis tea party’ outside Parliament to highlight how the drug acts as pain relief for those with chronic and fatal illnesses.
Oct 10, 2017 12:48 PM
Huffington Post
Discretion Is Key When Traveling with Weed
​When traveling with weed, discretion is key. States have different levels of tolerance for flying with cannabis, so consider your options heavily.
Oct 5, 2017 2:05 PM
Non-Weed Smoking Canadians Are Ready To Try Edibles When It Becomes Legal
It is estimated that about 10 milligrams is a "dose," but the Cannabist also recommends starting slow by eating half if you've never tried an edible before, making sure not to have an empty stomach, and waiting 45 minutes before determining if the weed has affected you.
Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM
Huffpost
California Officially Calls On Feds To Reclassify Marijuana
Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state's lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify cannabis.
Sep 18, 2017 3:24 PM
Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States?
​In addition to the barrage of questions that customers ask regarding the effects of indicas, sativas and hybrids that I get as a budtender, there is another question that comes up a great deal when people come visit me at the bud bar. Yes, we have the damn gummies alright. I kid, but not really.
Sep 14, 2017 2:36 PM
The Weedblog
Cards Against Humanity Supports Cannabis Legalization
Cards Against Humanity has decided to cooperate with the Marijuana Policy Project in advocating for cannabis legalization in Illinois.
Aug 14, 2017 12:05 PM
New Jersey to Allow 43 New Conditions to Be Treated With Cannabis
The Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel of New Jersey has recently proposed that the state’s health department should add 43 conditions to the list of ailments that allow patients to receive medical marijuana cards.
Aug 8, 2017 12:25 PM
Dos and Don'ts for Medical Marijuana Patients in U.S. and Canada
Canada and the United States regulate the medical use of marijuana in two different ways, so if you are going to become a resident of the neighboring country, there are some legal aspects you should take into account.
Jul 31, 2017 12:25 PM
Uruguay Starts Recreational Pot Sales
Thousands of weed users lined up at pharmacies across the country on Wednesday to buy cannabis legally, as new rules for cannabis sales took full effect.
Jul 27, 2017 12:25 PM
Landmark Study: Legal Weed Reduces Crime Rates
Cannabis legalization has numerous opponents who believe that it triggers crime growth and many other issues in the society. However, new research shows that legal pot may actually have the opposite effect. Both medicinal and recreational dispensaries have the power to provide plenty of benefits, including the increase of awareness and the attraction of foot traffic, which may significantly lower the crime rates.
Jul 26, 2017 12:35 PM
New Hampshire Expands Medical Cannabis Program With New Conditions
New Hampshire has recently added post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain to the list of conditions that qualify for the state’s medical cannabis program. The new regulations are likely to cause a significant growth in the state’s MMJ industry.
Jul 24, 2017 12:40 PM
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