Items tagged with legalization

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Marijuana producers enter retail race as legalization looms [11.02.2018] As the race to produce enough cannabis for the soon-to-be-legal market gets increasingly crowded, licensed producers are setting their sights on the ...
Tensions flare in Senate over marijuana-legalization bill [08.02.2018] Independent Senator Tony Dean, who is shepherding the federal bill to legalize cannabis through the Senate, is growing impatient with the slow pace o...
Marijuana legalization could be delayed beyond July 1, government officials say [06.02.2018] Federal officials are predicting the legalization of cannabis will only occur two to three months after Bill C-45 is adopted by Parliament, in order ...
Trump Treasury Secretary wants marijuana money in banks [06.02.2018] The Trump administration's top fiscal official appeared to voice support for letting marijuana businesses store their profits in banks. "I assure you...
Want teens to smoke less pot? Legalize it [05.02.2018] Those favoring strict drug laws believe that, as marijuana becomes more available and less stigmatized, teen drug use will go up. It's a straightforw...
German police association calls for complete legalization of cannabis [05.02.2018] The Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK) is in favour of ending the ban on cannabis and has called for the decriminalization of all use. "Th...
Big Sur’s legendary weed growers being left behind in legal era [05.02.2018] For decades, hidden in creases of the wild and rugged Santa Lucia Mountains, farmers have eked out a living growing some of the nation’s most esteeme...
In Mexico, is legalized pot just a pipe dream? [05.02.2018] At a conference in late January, Mexico's top tourism official told reporters legalizing marijuana would help combat an epidemic of violence that has...
One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed [05.02.2018] It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of feder...
How the U.S. Government is profiting from keeping pot illegal [01.02.2018] Because of the discrepancy between state and federal law, legal marijuana businesses are stuck paying twice as much as normal businesses – effective ...
Cannabis legalization can yield NIS 2.3b tax bonanza, report says [24.01.2018] The legalization of the cannabis industry can lead to a boon of NIS 2.3 billion ($675 million) in tax revenues a year for Israel, according to a new ...
Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018? [24.01.2018] Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the s...
Vermont becomes first state to legalize marijuana through legislature [23.01.2018] Vermont, the "Green Mountain State," has become the first state to legalize marijuana by passing a law in the legislature rather than by use of a bal...
Canada’s weed stocks are out of control [22.01.2018] Stocks in Canada’s biggest cannabis companies skyrocketed the past year – with the three largest rising more than 200 percent each. Analysts are warn...
Youngsters try to weed out taboo [22.01.2018] Should marijuana be legalised ? Medical experts may be divided in their opinion on the subject, but many youngsters are citing examples from abroad t...
Caricom: The people say 'legalise it' [21.01.2018] Across the Caribbean the strongest view expressed about cannabis is that it ought to be decriminalised or legalised, says head of Caricom's Regional ...
Thailand eyes moves to allow medical marijuana plantations [21.01.2018] Is Thailand now ready to legalise marijuana plantations for medical use ? In recent days both legislators and state officials have been in the news a...
New York to look at legalizing recreational marijuana [18.01.2018] New York will study whether it's plausible to legalize marijuana for recreational use as neighboring states move ahead with it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ann...
The public really, really, really opposes current federal marijuana law [18.01.2018] The overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to current federal marijuana law. That’s the big takeaway from a new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon...
Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk [15.01.2018] Cases of substance-use disorders are exactly what the federal government is hoping to avoid in its push to legalize recreational marijuana, and they ...
Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall [14.01.2018] The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research. ...
U.S. city mayors stand up for cannabis against Trump crackdown [12.01.2018] City mayors in the two U.S. states with the oldest legal cannabis industries are leading the pushback against the Trump administration’s announcement...
Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking [11.01.2018] U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve mariju...
Elio Di Rupo en faveur des cultures communales de cannabis [11.01.2018] Produire du cannabis et le distribuer aux consommateurs sous contrôle des communes. La mesure a été adoptée aux Pays-Bas suite à l’accord du gouverne...
Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament [11.01.2018] Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalisation of marijuana-based medicines, the same day parliament started to debate a dra...
If the U.S. legalizes marijuana, what happens to its international drug treaties? [10.01.2018] When Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Barack Obama-era federal policy that allowed recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, he di...
Study: legal marijuana could generate more than 132 billion in federal tax revenue and 1 million jobs [10.01.2018] Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the ne...
Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use [10.01.2018] Vermont’s senate passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, which would make the state the first in the nation to do so through the legisl...
New Hampshire lawmakers approve marijuana legalization [09.01.2018] The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana, five days after the Trump administration moved to rescind federal guidelines ...
How legalization is already hurting California's small pot farmers [08.01.2018] Legality is more nuanced than it may seem in a state that legalized weed. And California's mom-and-pop growers are up against a confluence of factors...
New Pew poll: Support for marijuana legalization inches up among Americans [08.01.2018] Marijuana legalization continues to be viewed more favorably by Americans, buoyed by substantial support from younger adults, according to the latest...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions . Twen...
Jeff Sessions’s endless war on marijuana [07.01.2018] The key to understanding the Trump administration’s approach to policy, it seems, is to look at what most Americans want and then imagine the opposit...
California’s cannabis crowd isn’t afraid of the Big Bad Attorney General [06.01.2018] Lots of people, obviously, are unhappy with Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reversal of Obama-era guidelines de-prioritizing federal enforcement of m...
Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana [04.01.2018] The Vermont House passed a bill to legalize recreational possession of marijuana just hours after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Departme...
California defiant in face of federal move to get tough on marijuana [04.01.2018] The sale of recreational cannabis became legal in California on New Year’s Day. Just four days later, the Trump administration acted in effect to und...
Marijuana stock analysts not too worried about Sessions's order just yet [04.01.2018] Cannabis analysts weren't too worried for the most part about the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy that effe...
Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of Obama-era rules that set a federal policy of noninterference with state-legal marijuana busine...
Sessions to rescind Cole Memo that kept feds out of legal marijuana states [04.01.2018] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country...
More banks are welcoming marijuana businesses, federal data shows [03.01.2018] A growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses. The number of depository institutions that are actively banking the ...
California's marijuana legalization aims to repair damage from the war on drugs [02.01.2018] California is now the largest state in the nation to have legal and regulated recreational marijuana. And while that alone is a blow to the prohibiti...
Marijuana legalization 2018: Which states might consider cannabis laws this year? [02.01.2018] The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, ...
California rings in new year with broad legalization of marijuana [01.01.2018] The arrival of the new year in California brought with it broad legalization of marijuana, a much-anticipated change that comes two decades after the...
Steve DeAngelo digs in [01.01.2018] "We are looking in 2018 and 2019 at an extinction event for 75 percent of the existing cannabis industry in California," says cannabis activist/entre...
Hippy dream now a billion-dollar industry with California set to legalise cannabis [30.12.2017] On Monday, California, the US’s most populous state, and the world’s sixth biggest economy, will officially legalising cannabis. Overnight a shadow i...
How Congress unwittingly turned the nation's capital into the Wild West of marijuana [29.12.2017] It’s not the promise of prompt delivery that has residents of Washington, D.C., spending fifty bucks for nondescript glass jars, nor is it the small ...
I grow pot in California for a living. I’m worried about legalization [29.12.2017] As the daughter of a back-to-the-land homesteader and pot farmer, I learned never to speak of what my father did. We lived a simple life in times whe...
Legal weed isn’t the boon small businesses thought it would be [29.12.2017] The business of selling legal weed is big and getting bigger. North Americans spent $6.7 billion on legal cannabis last year, and some analysts think...
Californian growers and retailers brace for cannabis competition [27.12.2017] California has long been a cannabis pioneer. The state became a hub for the drug-induced counterculture of “turn on, tune in, drop out” of the 1960s,...
Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...

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