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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
PTSD & Pot: Veterans making Memorial Day push for legal marijuana
​Veterans from across the country will be gathering in our nation's capital on Memorial Day this year to not only honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, but to advocate for a cause that isn't typically associated with our nation's heroes -- the legalization of marijuana.
May 29, 2018 3:12 PM
Fox News