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Marijuana Laws by State

  • VT
  • 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
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
New Cannabis Education Program CARE to Be Launched in Los Angeles
Cannabis, Accreditation, Regulation, and Education (CARE) is a new program created to properly educate all specialists that work with weed. It includes three-day workshops and online courses designed specifically for people working in dispensaries, medical marijuana doctors, and other industry professionals.
Jun 21, 2017 12:25 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
Will France Abolish Prison Sentences for Marijuana Use?
The French government has recently announced its plan to introduce a new measure ending prison sentences for using weed. Although cannabis consumption remains a criminal offense, the new law falls in line with the campaign promise made by the newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron.
Jun 12, 2017 12:40 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
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
Disputed Cannabis Tax Revenue Used to Fund Scholarships
The cannabis industry is one of the most promising spheres nationwide. Since it attracts millions of dollars and provides significant profits, the industry is becoming an important source of taxes. However, current marijuana-related laws still contain plenty of disputable issues concerning the collection and use of pot taxes.
Jun 6, 2017 12:30 PM
3 Cannabis Events to Attend in June
Marijuana-focused conferences, summits, and expos create the ultimate atmosphere for discussion, networking, sharing knowledge and experience. The events of this kind are beneficial to everyone: from policy makers to activists to cannabis entrepreneurs to people who want to start their career in the booming weed industry. WeedLex will tell you about the three biggest and most important cannabis business events that will be held this month.
Jun 2, 2017 12:30 PM
Second-Hand Clothing Store Receives Surprise Donation of Weed
As the number of states that have legalized cannabis is growing, the substance is becoming more and more popular among the citizens of such places. Moreover, since the herb has psychoactive properties, some people may start demonstrating uncommon or odd behavior, which is exactly what happened in Maplewood, a small town in Minnesota.
May 31, 2017 12:45 PM
Oregon Cannabis Startups Receive $80 Million Investments
The cannabis industry is flourishing in all states where the substance has become legal. Big corporations are not the only ones that expand their presence in the legal marijuana market; small entrepreneurs and startups also benefit from this developing segment. For instance, weed companies in Oregon can now boast of attracting millions of dollars for the manufacture and distribution of marijuana products and services.
May 29, 2017 12:45 PM
Canadians Admitting Smoking Weed Get Banned Form the U.S. for Life
Cannabis in Canada will become legal for adult users on July 1, 2018. The plant is also currently legal for medical and/or recreational purposes in 29 states in the U.S. Keeping this in mind, it may seem strange to some that admitting weed use at the Canada/USA border can get a Canadian citizen banned from the United States for life.
May 26, 2017 12:25 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
Israel Allows Public Use and Possession of Medical Marijuana
The Health Ministry of Israel has recently released new regulations on marijuana possession and use in public. According to new directives, prescribed medical marijuana can be used by patients in public as oil or vapor. The regulations came into effect immediately after their release. Though the most common method of consuming marijuana is smoking, the ministry still bans it in public.
May 23, 2017 12:45 PM
Do You Know Where Your Child Hides Drugs?
Of all the issues of drug use, people are most concerned about the involvement of teenagers. The Drug Enforcement Administration warns parents to be on the look-out and pay attention to the signs of substance use in their children. The organization mentions a few places where teens are most likely to hide drugs.
May 22, 2017 12:45 PM
Canadian Cannabis Leaders Support Startups With Streaming Deals
Leading cannabis companies in Canada invest money and expertise in startups in exchange for an equity stake and a share of future production. Is it good for the cannabis industry?
May 19, 2017 12:30 PM
Nevada May Create New Restrictions on Weed Edibles
Cannabis edibles are a great option for numerous weed lovers. Cannabis-infused chocolate, ice-cream, lollipops, and candies remain extremely popular among the citizens of marijuana-friendly states. However, authorities in Nevada are going to ban almost all kinds of pot-infused sugary edibles.
May 15, 2017 12:05 PM
Arizona to Allow Cultivating Industrial Hemp
In case the Arizona Department of Agriculture approves Senate Bill 1337, state farmers will be allowed to receive licenses for legally growing, distributing, and selling industrial hemp. The bill was passed by the Arizona House on May 10.
May 12, 2017 12:30 PM