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  • DE
  • WV
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  • Cannabis is legal
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  • 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
Los Angeles Is Set To Become The Largest U.S. City With Legal Marijuana
The Los Angeles City Council approved regulations for the recreational marijuana industry on Wednesday, setting the stage for LA to become the largest city in the U.S. with legal cannabis when California’s adult-use marijuana laws go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
Dec 7, 2017 1:20 PM
HuffPost
How tax reform could push more states to legalize marijuana
Over the past few decades, the two statements most associated with the Republican Party are probably "No new taxes" and "Just say no." Most Republican lawmakers believe that more money should remain in people's pockets and less in government coffers (lower taxes).
Dec 1, 2017 2:46 PM
CNBC
The Swiss cannabis farm aiming to supply 'legal weed' across Europe
With its low-THC and high-CBD products already on sale in Switzerland and France – and soon the UK – Swiss business CBD420 are keen to see clearer regulation around the supply of cannabis
Nov 25, 2017 6:23 AM
The Guardian
‘A great stocking-stuffer’: Deals on recreational marijuana enter Black Friday frenzy
American shoppers will take to malls, warehouses and brick-and-mortar outlets Friday for what has long been one of the most lucrative days for retail companies across the country.
Nov 22, 2017 3:16 PM
Las Vegas Sun
Pot initiatives: Predicting the next 15 states to legalize marijuana
​In the states where it has been legalized, the new industry is contributing to the various states' economies. Marijuana Business Daily puts the number of jobs created by cannabis-related companies at between 100,000 and 150,000. New Frontier Data estimated employment within the industry may reach 300,000 by 2020.
Nov 15, 2017 1:46 PM
USA Today
70 percent of CBD products sold online are improperly labeled
Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis that can treat pain and anxiety. But CBD supplements you find online may be unsafe and ineffective.
Nov 10, 2017 2:22 PM
Metro
No one is going to put marijuana edibles in your kid’s halloween bag
Every year since 1966, families have been tuning into Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang celebrate Halloween on “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” TV special. Spoiler Alert: Linus waits for The Great Pumpkin to materialize in the pumpkin patch but he nearly freezes to death. Drats.
Oct 31, 2017 9:56 AM
New York Daily News
Danish companies queue to grow cannabis
Companies have begun applying to Denmark's medicines regulator to grow cannabis plants ahead of the drug becoming legalised for medicinal purposes next year, it's reported.
Oct 27, 2017 3:30 PM
BBC
Peru Congress passes bill to legalize medical marijuana
Peru’s conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana late on Thursday with a 68-5 vote in favor of allowing cannabis oil to be produced, imported and commercialized.​
Oct 20, 2017 1:48 PM
Reuters
Legalise Cannabis Campaigners Spark Up Outside Britain Parliament
​Cannabis was smoked just yards from MPs today as campaigners called for the drug to be legalised for medicinal use. Activists from the United Patients Alliance held a ‘cannabis tea party’ outside Parliament to highlight how the drug acts as pain relief for those with chronic and fatal illnesses.
Oct 10, 2017 12:48 PM
Huffington Post
Discretion Is Key When Traveling with Weed
​When traveling with weed, discretion is key. States have different levels of tolerance for flying with cannabis, so consider your options heavily.
Oct 5, 2017 2:05 PM
Non-Weed Smoking Canadians Are Ready To Try Edibles When It Becomes Legal
It is estimated that about 10 milligrams is a "dose," but the Cannabist also recommends starting slow by eating half if you've never tried an edible before, making sure not to have an empty stomach, and waiting 45 minutes before determining if the weed has affected you.
Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM
Huffpost
California Officially Calls On Feds To Reclassify Marijuana
Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state's lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify cannabis.
Sep 18, 2017 3:24 PM
Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States?
​In addition to the barrage of questions that customers ask regarding the effects of indicas, sativas and hybrids that I get as a budtender, there is another question that comes up a great deal when people come visit me at the bud bar. Yes, we have the damn gummies alright. I kid, but not really.
Sep 14, 2017 2:36 PM
The Weedblog
Cards Against Humanity Supports Cannabis Legalization
Cards Against Humanity has decided to cooperate with the Marijuana Policy Project in advocating for cannabis legalization in Illinois.
Aug 14, 2017 12:05 PM
New Jersey to Allow 43 New Conditions to Be Treated With Cannabis
The Medicinal Marijuana Review Panel of New Jersey has recently proposed that the state’s health department should add 43 conditions to the list of ailments that allow patients to receive medical marijuana cards.
Aug 8, 2017 12:25 PM
Dos and Don'ts for Medical Marijuana Patients in U.S. and Canada
Canada and the United States regulate the medical use of marijuana in two different ways, so if you are going to become a resident of the neighboring country, there are some legal aspects you should take into account.
Jul 31, 2017 12:25 PM
Uruguay Starts Recreational Pot Sales
Thousands of weed users lined up at pharmacies across the country on Wednesday to buy cannabis legally, as new rules for cannabis sales took full effect.
Jul 27, 2017 12:25 PM