New Jersey Assembly Holds Recreational Marijuana Hearing Today

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey’s path to potentially legal recreational marijuana could take a turn soon with a legislative hearing scheduled, though legislators are expressing caution over the legalization, a key campaign promise of Gov. Phil Murphy. The Assembly Oversight Committee is set to hear from experts Monday on cannabis legalization, […]

This Rural County In California Legalized Marijuana Farms Then Banned Them After Taking Their Tax Money

Dennis Mills peered over his shoulder at the green hills below, where marijuana farms dotted the Calaveras County landscape. “There’s another one!” he told the pilot with a laugh. The Cessna doubled back so Mills, a county supervisor, could steal a second look at a slope where trees had recently […]

Survey Of New Jersey Senate Shows Legal Cannabis Could Be In Trouble

If the state Senate were to vote today on whether New Jersey should legalize marijuana for recreational use, the bill would fail, according to a survey by NJ Cannabis Insider, a new NJ Advance Media publication. Only five members of the 40-member Senate said they would vote yes when reached by telephone, […]

New York Judge Tosses Lawsuit To Legalize Marijuana Nationally

A federal judge in New York tossed out a sweeping lawsuit Monday that sought to make marijuana legal under federal law, ruling that the plaintiffs had failed to take the necessary first step of asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove cannabis from its list of dangerous substances. The ruling by […]

Democratic Senator Calls Out Big Pharma For Marijuana Opposition

A prominent Democratic U.S. senator is slamming pharmaceutical companies for opposing marijuana legalization. “To them it’s competition for chronic pain, and that’s outrageous because we don’t have the crisis in people who take marijuana for chronic pain having overdose issues,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York said. “It’s not the […]

Who Stands To Cash In On Canada’s Legal Marijuana?

Smith Falls, Ontario – The cannabis growing operation in Smith Falls, a small town southwest of the Canadian capital, Ottawa, is unlike most others in the world. Occupying 15,600sq metres in a facility that was previously Canada’s first Hershey’s chocolate factory, thousands of cannabis plants sit across the street from a […]

New Hampshire’s Marijuana Legalization Bill Has House Hearing Today

When it comes to marijuana policy, New Hampshire legislators continue to comb through a slew of what-if scenarios. The review, and debate, comes on a couple of fronts: The House Ways and Means Committee holds a public hearing today on a bill to legalize recreational pot – which the full House endorsed […]

Michigan Takes Another Step Towards Legalizing Marijuana

The push to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use got a boost Friday when a deadline for opposition groups to challenge petition signatures passed and no one stepped up. Now it will be up to the Secretary of State’s election office to review a 500-signature sample of the 362,102 signatures that were […]

Georgia Lawmaker Introduces Recreational Marijuana Bill

ATLANTA – The move to legalize recreational marijuana is gaining some traction in the state capitol, but the lawmaker behind it admits it won’t be easy. Given the fact that Georgia has a GOP-controlled legislature and it’s an election year, Channel 2 political reporter Richard Elliot learned the chances the state will legalize […]

Breaking News: US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That’s according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement […]