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.
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.
The San Diego Police Foundation donated two mouth-swab devices to the local police for testing drug-impaired drivers last week. These testing machines have already been used by the police in other places with legalized recreational marijuana, such as Arizona, Nevada, Los Angeles, and New York.
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.
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.
While more and more American states legalize cannabis use, people in the neighboring countries are becoming increasingly enthusiastic about weed policies in their regions. However, in most Latin American countries, using, cultivating, and trafficking marijuana remains illegal.
Though marijuana use is legalized in 28 American states, legal pot users still face a lot of limitations of their human rights if they decide to openly consume weed. Unfortunately, even those states that try to develop a pot-friendly environment can do little with federal limitations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Medical marijuana has already been legal in 29 states while using cannabis for recreational purposes has been legalized in only eight states. The legalization of weed brings a number of advantages; it is an event that makes history and indicates progress. Below are five ways of how a state benefits from legal marijuana.
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.
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.
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.
After Massachusetts voters approved the legalization of recreational cannabis, the state police have begun to consider devices for identifying drugged drivers. Michael Milburn, a psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts, has developed a special mobile app for testing weed impairment.