In a stunning first, the Northern Mariana Islands became the first U.S. location to legalize adult recreational cannabis through legislative action, not popular vote or referendum. Continue reading Northern Mariana Islands Legalize Cannabis Through Legislation
According to reports from the Associated Press, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be announcing his plans to repeal an Obama-era policy that has protected legalized marijuana on a state level from federal intervention. Continue reading Can Repeal of the Cole Memo Stop Legal Cannabis?
Legalized Weed Now Available in California
California’s Proposition 64 takes effect January 1st, allowing for recreational cannabis to be grown, sold, and consumed throughout the state. Continue reading California’s Legal Recreational Cannabis Laws Take Effect January 1st!
What went down in the legal marijuana space this past year? Here are our top headlines of 2017.
Although legalizing recreational cannabis was not on the ballot in any state this voting cycle, marijuana took a big step forward with new governors, cities and counties stepping up for cannabis. Here’s how it went down. Continue reading Our Top 5 Cannabis Stories of 2017
Although legalizing recreational cannabis was not on the ballot in any state this voting cycle, marijuana took a big step forward with new governors, cities and counties stepping up for cannabis. Here’s how it went down. Continue reading Marijuana Wins In The 2017 General Election
[The cannabis industry] is going to be massive; a major game changer.
Medical cannabis has been transforming people’s lives for longer than we can count; the history of marijuana use goes as far back as the Ancient Egyptians, possibly even earlier. We know you love hearing about the journeys of successful cannabis industry players, so read on for a look into the story of Joshua de Best Haupt, author of Three A Light, to learn why he got started in the world of weed, hear about his products and find out how it’s transformed his life so far. Continue reading Lighting the Cannabis Industry Afire – Spotlight on Joshua Haupt
As of today, marijuana becomes legal for recreational use in Maine!
Adults 21 years of age and older can now legally possess up to two and a half ounces of marijuana, grow up to six flowering marijuana plants and 12 non-flowering plants, and possess the marijuana harvested from those plants inside their residence. It will remain illegal to use marijuana in public and to drive while impaired by marijuana. The law will not affect employers’ drug-testing policies or their rights to prohibit marijuana use by employees.
The Legislature is also in the process of establishing a regulated system of marijuana cultivation and sales, which is currently scheduled to be up and running by February 1, 2018.
“The era of marijuana prohibition in Maine is finally coming to an end,” said David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Policy Project, who served as campaign manager for the Yes on 1 campaign. “Responsible adult marijuana consumers will no longer be harassed and treated like criminals. Police will be able to spend more time addressing serious crimes rather than punishing adults for using a substance that is safer than alcohol.”
Congrats to the citizens of Maine for this next step forward in legalization!
Cannabis enthusiasts were thrilled this past Election Day when four more states voted to legalize marijuana in some form, bringing the total states legalizing to eight (plus Washington D.C.). While some regarded this as the critical mass to legalization, others feared it would bring about an increase in teenage use. However, the results of an annual teen study show that marijuana use is static, and possibly even dropping. Continue reading Teen Marijuana Use Low, Despite Massive Cannabis Reform
The issue of marijuana in the polls is heating up; three states (Arizona, California and Maine) — have already started voting on initiatives aiming to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use; Massachusetts and Nevada voters are weighing in on similar proposals this week. Continue reading New Report: 57% of Americans Support MJ Legalization
Advocate, an event planned in Southern California for August 21st, was postponed due to opposition from the local LA police force. The cannabis industry fundraiser was meant to shed light on the legal implications that the cannabis industry faces. Ushering in a new era of marijuana advocacy, Advocate was intended to be an evening of fun, entertainment and activism as they honored the groups fighting for business owner and patient rights: California Growers Association, Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force and the California Cannabis Delivery Alliance. Continue reading SoCal Cannabis Fundraiser Shut Down by LAPD