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Marijuana Policy News and Legalization Process

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
Israel Moving to Decriminalize Marijuana Use This Week
This week, the Knesset will vote upon the issue of marijuana decriminalization.
Jul 9, 2018 12:30 PM
High Times
6 Cannabis Heroes to Celebrate This Independence Day
The movement for legal cannabis in the U.S. has come a long way since the 1960s, and it’s largely due to the tireless efforts of America’s many cannabis heroes like Margaret Mead, Jack Herer, and NORML founder Keith Stroup.
Jul 3, 2018 2:00 PM
Leafly
Chicago police dog sniffs out US$10 million in marijuana
Jayda, a police dog with the Chicago Police Department, sniffed out more than 680 kilograms of marijuana on June 24.
Jun 26, 2018 2:53 PM
CTV News
Chalice Festival Founder Sues Bureau of Cannabis Control After Permit Denial
The Chalice Festival was denied a permit to fully operate in San Bernardino. Now, they’re fighting back.
Jun 20, 2018 2:14 PM
High Times
Hard To Prosecute High Driving Cases In Legal Marijuana States
Legal experts encourage maintaining innocence.
Jun 13, 2018 2:24 PM
Cannabis Now
Everything you wanted to know about cannabis legalization … but forgot to ask
Where can you buy it? Can you grow your own? Can you smoke and drive? And will Canada legalize other drugs now, too?
Jun 6, 2018 2:47 PM
The Guardian
Americans support federal bill to shield legal cannabis states: new poll
The federal bill query was one of 11 marijuana-related questions on the survey, the largest number of cannabis questions posed to-date on a single Quinnipiac poll.
May 24, 2018 2:46 PM
The Cannabist
Rethinking Federal Marijuana Policy
Discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws is one reason that black and Latino Americans make up two-thirds of the U.S. prison population despite only comprising 12 percent and 17 percent of the U.S. population, respectively.6
May 18, 2018 2:21 PM
Center of American Progress