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New Hampshire on the Verge of Decriminalizing Cannabis
New Hampshire is likely to join the other states of New England in decriminalizing marijuana as soon as its governor, Chris Sununu, signs the bill.
Jun 7, 2017 12:50 PM
Switzerland Makes Another Step Towards Cannabis Legalization
Within the last decade, Switzerland has already made two pushes towards the legalization of cannabis in the country. The latest one was conducted in April.
May 24, 2017 12:25 PM
Malta May Become Next Country to Legalize Weed
Malta, a small European country, has been pushing for a cannabis reform for a long time. Although the herb remains illegal in the state, its possession has been significantly decriminalized during the recent years. A growing number of federal institutions, along with Joseph Muscat, the Prime Minister of Malta, are now trying to initiate a “national discussion” on cannabis legalization.
May 10, 2017 12:30 PM
4 Key Things About Canada's Cannabis Legalization Bill
When it comes to improving the cannabis policy, Canada does not hesitate. Medical marijuana is already legal across the country, and it looks like the legalization of recreational weed is just around the corner.
Apr 14, 2017 1:25 PM
When Will Canada Legalize Recreational Weed? Liberal Government Sets Timeline
The Liberal government has set a preliminary timeline of Canada's legalization of recreational weed. The new law that is to be adopted next month will ensure marijuana legalization in the country by July 1, 2018, according to CBC News.
Mar 27, 2017 12:45 PM
What States Allow Recreational Marijuana Use in Public Places?
Alaska has recently rejected an initiative that would allow the use of marijuana at retail pot stores. What states with recreational cannabis are more tolerant to the public consumption of weed? Here is a list of states that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and their positions toward pot use in public spaces.
Mar 9, 2017 12:30 PM
4 States to Consider Marijuana Legalization in 2017
In 2016, voters in four states supported the legalization of recreational marijuana. Following their example, more and more states across the U.S. are considering the possibility of changing their cannabis policies. Here is the list of four states that may make a decisive move towards fully legalizing weed in the next twelve months.
Feb 6, 2017 12:10 PM
New Israeli Policy: Decriminalization of Weed
Marijuana use is fairly common in several countries around the globe. One of them is Israel. Until recently, the consumption of the herb had been considered a criminal offense. However, at the end of January, the Israeli government announced its intention to decriminalize cannabis for personal use.
Feb 2, 2017 12:20 PM
Virginia to Become Next State to Decriminalize Cannabis?
Virginia State Senate has recently received two bills that would significantly reduce penalties for those who commit the offense of cannabis possession. The new initiatives signal a positive shift in how marijuana is viewed by the state’s authorities.
Feb 1, 2017 12:20 PM
Maine Governor Approves Recreational Marijuana Legalization
The residents of Maine will receive legal access to recreational marijuana this month, as Gov. Paul LePage has finally approved its legalization in the state.
Jan 12, 2017 12:20 PM
Cannabis Home Delivery Becomes Available in Portland
Weed enthusiasts from Portland, Oregon will soon have the opportunity to get pot delivered right to their doorstep. The Portland City Council has recently voted to allow recreational cannabis delivery to the customer's home.
Dec 26, 2016 12:20 PM
Cannabis to Make Copenhagen Safer: City's Fourth Try at Legalization
The authorities of Copenhagen have been trying to legalize cannabis for years. And yet it seems like the residents of the city will have to wait a bit longer before the Danish government dares to make some changes.
Dec 23, 2016 12:20 PM
No More Doubts: Maine Gets Legal Recreational Weed
​This week it became clear that Maine will have legal recreational marijuana after all. With the adult use legalization initiative opponents dropping their request for a recount, Maine will have to take only a few more steps to implement the new law.
Dec 22, 2016 12:20 PM
Colorado Researchers Receive $2.35M in Grants to Study Recreational Weed Legalization Impacts
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has announced it will spend $2.35 million on funding seven separate studies that will become a part of Colorado's Retail Marijuana Health Monitoring Program. The main goal of the program is to examine the impacts of the recreational marijuana legalization on different areas of Coloradoans' lives.
Dec 17, 2016 12:15 PM
Massachusetts Recreational Weed Law to Take Effect on Time
Last week, there were fears that the official tally of the Nov. 8 vote on Massachusetts' recreational marijuana initiative would not be completed on time. But according to a recent statement of a spokesman for William F. Galvin, Massachusetts Secretary of State, the results of the vote will be submitted for certification on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Therefore, the measure approved by Massachusetts voters is poised to take effect on Dec. 15, as planned.
Dec 13, 2016 12:10 PM
Top 5 Problems of States That Legalized Recreational Cannabis
While pot advocates are still celebrating their victory in four more American states that have legalized recreational marijuana this fall, the state governments are now considering these five problems that they will have to cope with in the near future.
Dec 8, 2016 12:20 PM
Alaska Cannapreneurs Face New Challenge: Paying Taxes
Although recreational weed became fully legal in Alaska over a year ago, local marijuana entrepreneurs were not able to start selling their product to non-medical users until this fall. But even with the official start of the recreational cannabis sales, the number of challenges that marijuana businesses are forced to face is only growing bigger.
Nov 22, 2016 12:00 PM
Is Weed Legal in Oregon? Yes, But Not Everywhere
Is marijuana legal in Oregon? Even though the state have legalized recreational marijuana use for adults over 21 more than two years ago, dozens of Oregon localities continue to ban both medical and recreational marijuana sales on the local level.
Nov 17, 2016 9:15 AM
Arkansans Voted for Medical Cannabis Legalization
According to the latest ballot results, the state voters have approved the medical use of weed in Arkansas.
Nov 10, 2016 10:49 AM
California Just Legalized Marijuana
Recreational marijuana in now legal in California. Voters have approved Proposition 64, making California the most populous state in the United States to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Nov 9, 2016 12:10 PM