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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Why Do Most Europeans Choose Dangerous Smoking?
The majority of marijuana smokers in Europe still add tobacco to their joints, according to the latest global survey. In contrast, only eight percent of American respondents choose this dangerous way of smoking.
Jun 8, 2017 12:40 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
29 and Counting: West Virginia Joins the Family of Legal Medical Cannabis States
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, West Virginia governor Jim Justice signed the bill SB 386 into law, making the Mountain State the 29th state in the U.S. to legalize weed use for medical purposes.
Apr 22, 2017 12:45 PM
Most Alabamians Favor Cannabis Legalization
A recent poll has shown that the majority of Alabamians oppose the get-tough enforcement favored by Jeff Sessions, their former senator, who is currently holding the position of Attorney General.
Apr 19, 2017 12:20 PM
Nevada Companies May No Longer Have to Separate Medical and Recreational Weed
On April 11, the Nevada Legislature heard a bill, according to which marijuana manufacturers would be able to combine medical and recreational products. As of right now, they have to divide their products into two groups as taxes are different.
Apr 18, 2017 12:20 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
Uruguay Announced the Start of Cannabis Sales in Pharmacies
Uruguay, the first country that legalized recreational marijuana in the world, is finally ready to launch a new cannabis program. According to the new legal measures, hundreds of pharmacies will start selling weed in July 2017.
Apr 14, 2017 1:05 PM