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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
Will Michigan law push Indiana toward cannabis?
When it comes to marijuana, Michigan is changing fast, and some in Indiana are taking note.
Nov 12, 2018 12:00 PM
South Bend Tribune
A look at other countries that could legalize recreational cannabis
Here's a look at other nations that could be influenced by Canada's legalization
Nov 2, 2018 10:05 AM
CTV News
Will New Jersey have legal weed by Halloween? That could be tricky
On the first day of October, Gov. Murphy predicted on Facebook Live that recreational marijuana use could be legal in New Jersey by Halloween.
Oct 24, 2018 10:00 AM
The Inquirer
Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, and a National Experiment Begins
Canada on Wednesday became the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana, beginning a national experiment that will alter the country’s social, cultural and economic fabric, and present the nation with its biggest public policy challenge in decades.
Oct 17, 2018 2:04 PM
New York Times
UK doctors allowed to prescribe medical cannabis from November
From November 1 specialist clinicians in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products for the first time after a change in the law, the Home Office has confirmed.
Oct 12, 2018 1:27 PM
Pharmatimes
Man sentenced to 7½ years for indoor marijuana grow in Elburn
Maksim Gokhman, 36, of the 1500 block of Meadow View Court, pleaded guilty this week in Kane County to one count of possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis with intent to deliver, a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
Oct 3, 2018 1:22 PM
Daily Herald
Ohio Cannabis Cultivator Raises Thousands for Government Pot Auditor
The abysmal defeat of Ohio's 2015 legalization campaign, despite its $20 million dollar war chest, had less to with Ohioans' attitudes toward legal cannabis and far more to do with the approach of the bill’s backers – the now defunct ResponsibleOhio.
Sep 24, 2018 1:57 PM
The WeedBlog
Church protests halt Georgia cannabis law
Georgia's government has halted moves to legalise medical marijuana cultivation after protests led by the country's powerful Orthodox church.
Sep 23, 2018 11:00 AM
BBC
California Cannabis Laws In 2018-2019: What You Need To Know
California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996.
Sep 14, 2018 11:00 AM
Benzinga
Michigan Voters Will See Recreational Marijuana on November Ballot
Michigan voters will have the chance to pass a legalization initiative in their state this November.
Sep 4, 2018 2:33 PM
High Times
Could Florida’s Next Governor Make It the 10th Legal Cannabis State?
Gillum, a strong legalization advocate, shocked the political world on Tuesday night.
Aug 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Leafly
Hawaii Will Allow Out-of-State Visitors to Buy Medical Marijuana by Next Year
Out-of-state cardholders will have to have one of Hawaii’s qualifying conditions and pay a small fee for temporary dispensary access.
Aug 28, 2018 1:00 PM
High Times
Mother of epileptic teen calls for new law for medicinal cannabis
The mother of an epileptic teenager is calling for a new "Billy's Law" in the North.
Aug 12, 2018 1:00 PM
Irish Examiner
Manhattan’s DA Stops Pot Possession & Smoking Prosecutions, Effective Immediately
New York City has a history of disproportionately arresting black and brown individuals for cannabis crimes on the city’s streets.
Aug 3, 2018 12:00 PM
Cannabis Now
Researchers see positive policing changes after cannabis legalization
Marijuana arrest rates were already on the decline but plummeted after Colorado and Washington authorized retail sales late in 2012. Credit: David Makin, Washington State University
Jul 24, 2018 12:18 PM
PHYS
For the First Time, UK Poll Shows Majority Support for Cannabis Legalization
A young boy with epilepsy ignited a conversation in the UK about whether it’s time to legalize.
Jul 22, 2018 2:14 PM
Herb