Canada’s Legislature Votes To Legalize Marijuana; Sales Will Begin In Weeks

Recreational marijuana may soon be legal in Canada, after both the House of Commons and the Senate approved the Cannabis Act. Legal sales are likely to begin before the end of summer after the Senate voted 52-29 Tuesday night to approve the bill, the CBC reports. “We’ve just witnessed a historic […]

In Michigan, Some Marijuana Convictions Could Disappear If Voters Recreational Use

Untold thousands of Michiganders could be in line for a second chance if voters decide to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the Nov. 6 election. In some other states where recreational use of marijuana has been legalized, voters or lawmakers have decided to make it easier for people […]

Recreational Marijuana Shops In Massachusetts Might Not Be Able To Open By July 1

Prospects for retail pot shops opening for business in Massachusetts by a July 1 target date appear to be dimming. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission met Thursday without issuing the first commercial business licenses under the state’s voter-approved recreational marijuana law. Steven Hoffman, the commission chairman, told reporters that regulators […]

Lawmakers In Illinois Embrace Medical Marijuana As An Opioid Alternative

A painkiller prescription could become a ticket for medical marijuana in Illinois. Lawmakers there passed a bill making anyone with a prescription for opioids eligible for its medical cannabis program. With this move, Illinois joins a growing number of states turning to legal cannabis in the fight against painkiller addiction. […]

Legal Marijuana Won’t Arrive In Canada By July 1 As Planned

The federal government’s much-debated legislation to legalize marijuana is being punted back to the Senate, it was confirmed on Wednesday, with a few key changes in its wording and a stern warning from the prime minister that Conservative senators should quit playing “games.” What this means, in practical terms, is that the […]

In Record-Setting Veto, Hickenlooper Rejects Bill Adding Autism To Conditions Eligible For Medical Marijuana

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday set a new benchmark for vetoes in a year as he rejected a measure that would have provided medical marijuana access for people with autism spectrum disorder, saying he could not ignore “overwhelming concerns from the medical community.” “If we sign that bill we end […]

North Carolina Bills Would Legalize Possession Of Up To Four Ounces Of Cannabis

A Forsyth County legislator is sponsoring a Senate bill that would make it legal to possess up to four ounces of marijuana for personal use. Senate Bill 791, and companion House Bill 994, would allow for an increase from the current limit of one-half of an ounce to four ounces […]

As Marijuana Dispensaries Open Their Doors, Florida Registers 5,400 New Users Per Week

Call it the New Marijuana Math: 91,000 Floridians are buying 56 pounds of pot a week under the orders of 1,400 doctors. A year and a half after an amendment to the state constitution legalized medical marijuana, the fledgling industry is finally starting to show some muscle. “On the one […]

Marijuana Prices Crashing In Oregon After State Stoked Weed Glut

When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for entering the industry that also targeted long-standing medical marijuana growers, whose product is not taxed. As a […]

Australian Brand Launches First Japanese Medicinal Cannabis Campaign

Australian medicinal cannabis company Elixinol has launched Japan’s first campaign advertising their products following a long-fought battle with regulators. The ASX listed company has become the first to gain approval for a billboard advertising cannabidiol hemp oil – commonly known as CBD – in the country where medical marijuana has faced […]