Albuquerque Mayor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Into Law

Mayor Tim Keller signed a bill Thursday decriminalizing the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana in the city. The legislation, passed by city councilors last week, replaces the criminal penalty of fines and jail time for such possession with a $25 civil fine. Authorities warned that marijuana possession […]

Oklahoma’s Bill To Legalize And Regulate Medical Marijuana Dies In The Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY — Concerns about preempting a vote of the people contributed Monday to the death of a bill that would have legalized and regulated medical marijuana. But Sen. Ervin Yen, R-Oklahoma City, could bring his bill back to life after he held it on a procedural motion to reconsider […]

New NJ Marijuana Legalization Bill Includes Home Grown and 400 Legal Dispensaries

TRENTON – New Jersey could become home to hundreds of legal marijuana dispensaries and users would be allowed to grow legal weed at home under new marijuana legalization legislation introduced Tuesday. The bill, proposed by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, D-Mercer, calls for a much more open market than first envisioned by proponents, with some 400 marijuana dispensaries and […]

Canada’s Marijuana Legalization Bill Headed To The Senate

MPs passed the Liberal government’s bill to legalize cannabis Monday evening, sending the legislation down the hall to the Senate for further study and debate. The legislation was largely supported along partisan lines, although it secured the support of the NDP and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. The final vote […]

Maine Governor Vetoes Recreational Marijuana Legalization Bill Despite Voter Approval

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) on Friday vetoed a bill that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, nearly a year after residents voted to set up a system to sell and regulate the drug. In a letter, LePage said the law would set up a bifurcated system of recreational […]

Cory Booker Talks About Why Cannabis Is One of His Cornerstone Issues

We’re at a pot precipice in America. Twenty-nine states (and Washington, DC) have given residents access to some form of medical marijuana, eight have legalized recreational use, and a contingent of politicians, policy experts, and advocacy groups continue to fight for further decriminalization. This push has helped many people like […]

Corey Booker to Introduce Marijuana Legalization Bill Today on the Federal Level

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is set to introduce a bill Tuesday to make marijuana legal at the federal level, marking the first time the New Jersey Democrat has come out in favor of full legalization and further stoking tensions with a Trump administration that has sought to roll back the […]

Marijuana Decriminalization Bill in Texas Runs out of Time – Cannabis Business Executive

Time ran out in the Texas House late Thursday on a proposed law that would have reduced the penalty for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state to below that of most traffic tickets. A midnight deadline passed without the full House taking up House Bill 81 for […]

Iowa Legislators Approve Expansion of Medical Marijuana Law – Cannabis Business Executive

Early this morning, legislators announced an agreement to expand Iowa’s soon-to-expire law that merely decriminalized possession of cannabis oil for treatment of chronic epilepsy. “There are sick Iowans out there who need relief,” Representative Jarad Klein, a Republican from Keota, told reporters during a news conference on the House floor at around […]

Vermont Senate Votes in Favor of Marijuana Legalization – Cannabis Business Executive

The Vermont Senate voted 21-9 on Friday to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, a permissive stance on pot senators acknowledged the House is unlikely to embrace. “We know that prohibition has not worked,” Sen. Jeanette White (D-Windham) said. “Let’s make it safer, less accessible to kids.” The vote came in […]