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Marijuana Policy News and Legalization Process

Why are so many countries now saying cannabis is OK?
Around the world attitudes towards the use of cannabis are shifting.
Dec 11, 2018 2:02 PM
BBC
Maryland panel approves ban on most cannabis advertising
This Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 photo shows a marijuana plant at SLOgrown Genetics in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, California. The company provides wholesale medicine to licensed dispensaries and delivery services. They specialize in the farm-to-table cultivation and production of high quality, organic, medical grade cannabis. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Dec 8, 2018 6:12 AM
WJLA
New Jersey Lawmakers Taking First Steps Towards Legalization
The controversial “New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act” would establish a regulated market, expunge criminal records, and promote small businesses.
Nov 27, 2018 12:21 PM
Hightimes
What to Expect When Your State or Nation Legalizes Cannabis
No, legalization isn't already failing in Canada. This is how it works in new markets, every time.
Nov 22, 2018 1:10 PM
Leafly
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