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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
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
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
Lidl offers locally grown Cannabis to Swiss shoppers
Since last month, Lidl stores across Switzerland have started selling two hemp flower products as an alternative to tobacco.
May 8, 2018 12:50 PM
Euronews
Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient
​With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law.
Apr 26, 2018 8:00 AM
The Cannabist
50 years on: Should marijuana be legalised?
The Greens have announced a plan to legalise cannabis for Australians over the age of 18. In 1968, the trial and acquittal of TV host Don Lane brought the law governing the drug under critical attention. The Herald summed up the debate
Apr 17, 2018 2:05 PM
Sidney Morning Herald
New Orleans Had a 1 Percent Arrest Rate for Cannabis Between 2016 and 2017
The city passed an ordinance that allowed police to give a summons instead making an arrest.
Apr 9, 2018 2:10 PM
The WeedBlog
Congress To Continue State MMJ Protections Through 2018
​A new Appropriations Bill must pass and be signed by Friday night in order to avoid a government shutdown.
Mar 26, 2018 12:20 PM
The Maven
How legal marijuana could change California's economy
States are legalizing the adult use of cannabis for various reasons, but there's no doubt that one of the primary ones is the potential impact on both the economy and government coffers.
Feb 22, 2018 2:29 PM
Business Insider
Marijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots?
As marijuana arrests disproportionately affect minorities, controversy grows over a term prohibitionists hoped would appeal to xenophobia
Jan 30, 2018 3:10 PM
The Guardian
Despite Trump’s new war on pot, Vermont just legalized marijuana
The state’s new law lets adults 21 and older possess and grow marijuana.
Jan 23, 2018 1:38 PM
Vox
Is New York About To Legalize Recreational Marijuana?
A public hearing on the topic of marijuana legalization has us all wondering: is New York about to make a historic move?
Jan 17, 2018 12:05 PM
High Times
California's New Marijuana Tracking System Kicks Off To A Slow Start
California’s legal pot economy was supposed to operate under the umbrella of a vast computerized system to track marijuana from seed to storefronts, ensuring that plants are followed throughout the supply chain and don’t drift into the black market.
Jan 3, 2018 3:50 PM
TIME
Will India Legalize Cannabis? Historic New Bill Considered This Winter
If passed by Parliament during their coming winter session, the bill will have a tremendous effect on Indian society.
Dec 26, 2017 12:00 PM
Dope Magazine