Cannabis In Politics

New Hampshire Lawmakers Pave the Way for Comprehensive Marijuana Reform in 2024

New Hampshire Lawmakers Pave the Way for Comprehensive Marijuana Reform in 2024

As New Hampshire lawmakers gear up for the 2024 legislative session, a dozen marijuana-related bills have been pre-filed, unveiling a diverse range of proposals that could significantly alter the state’s approach to cannabis. The measures include initiatives to legalize adult use, expunge past convictions, broaden the eligibility criteria for the medical program, and introduce increased […]

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New York Cannabis Regulators Seize 812 Pounds of Cannabis in Crackdown on Unlicensed Shops

New York Cannabis Regulators Seize 812 Pounds of Cannabis in Crackdown on Unlicensed Shops

In a decisive series of inspections throughout November, New York cannabis regulators, comprising investigators from the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF), seized a substantial 812 pounds of flower, 701 pounds of edibles, and 61 pounds of concentrates. The targeted crackdown involved the examination of 71 shops suspected

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Wisconsin Governor Pardons 82, Including Many with Marijuana Convictions

Wisconsin Governor Pardons 82, Including Many with Marijuana Convictions

Governor Tony Evers of Wisconsin announced that he has granted an additional 82 pardons, bringing the total number of pardons during his administration to 1,111. Notably, a significant portion of these pardons were issued for individuals with prior marijuana convictions, reflecting Governor Evers’ ongoing commitment to criminal justice reform. Approximately one-third of the latest round

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Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Settles Disputes with License Applicants, Paving the Way for License Awards

Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission Settles Disputes with License Applicants, Paving the Way for License Awards

The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission (AMCC) has taken significant strides toward resolving disputes with license applicants, reaching a settlement that addresses key issues that led to lawsuits against the agency, as reported by WBRC. The settlement, pending ratification during the AMCC’s November 27 meeting, is expected to pave the way for the commission’s efforts to

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Missouri Expunges Nearly 100,000 Cannabis Convictions Under Adult-Use Amendment

Missouri Expunges Nearly 100,000 Cannabis Convictions Under Adult-Use Amendment

Missouri has expunged nearly 100,000 cannabis-related convictions, according to a report by KMBC 9. The amendment, designed to rectify the consequences of marijuana prohibition, outlined specific deadlines for expunging convictions, with nearly every misdemeanor cannabis conviction expunged by June 8, and felony convictions slated for expungement by December 8. While the state officials have not

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Federal Judge Upholds Virginia's Stricter Hemp Regulations Despite Lawsuit

Federal Judge Upholds Virginia’s Stricter Hemp Regulations Despite Lawsuit

A federal judge in Northern Virginia has rejected an attempt to block a newly enacted Virginia state law that imposed tighter restrictions on intoxicating hemp products. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema denied the plaintiff’s request for an injunction against the law, asserting that the state had demonstrated a credible threat posed by delta-8 THC.

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Wisconsin GOP Lawmaker Claims Broad Cannabis Legalization Could Hamper Medical Marijuana Efforts

Wisconsin GOP Lawmaker Claims Broad Cannabis Legalization Could Hamper Medical Marijuana Efforts

Republican Senator Mary Felzkowski, who sponsors a medical marijuana legalization bill in Wisconsin, expressed that her Democratic colleague’s push for broader cannabis legalization for recreational use is hampering efforts to garner Republican support for her medical-focused reform. Sen. Felzkowski, a cancer survivor and proponent of a more limited medical marijuana system in the state, mentioned

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U.S. Cannabis Operators Challenge Federal Authority in Landmark Lawsuit

U.S. Cannabis Operators Challenge Federal Authority in Landmark Lawsuit

A coalition of cannabis operators and investors, including some of the nation’s largest multistate operators, has taken legal action against U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. They argue that the federal government has no legitimate basis for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) within state-regulated, intrastate cannabis operations. The lawsuit’s central aim is to prevent the

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Texas Appeals Court Upholds Temporary Injunction Against Delta-8 THC Ban

Texas Appeals Court Upholds Temporary Injunction Against Delta-8 THC Ban

A Texas appeals court has upheld a temporary injunction against the state’s ban on delta-8 THC. This decision marks a win for a coalition of businesses and consumers who have been challenging the ban’s legitimacy. The temporary injunction was initially issued in response to enforcement actions taken by the Texas Department of State Health Services

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Mississippi Medical Cannabis Regulations Get Major Update

Mississippi Medical Cannabis Regulations Get Major Update

Mississippi’s cannabis industry regulations are undergoing significant revisions, with the state’s Department of Health releasing a 202-page document outlining proposed changes to the existing rules. These modifications have been made available for industry comments and public feedback until October 2, as reported by The National Law Review. These changes come after months of discussions and

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