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Cannabis Legalization

Adult-Use Legalization in Maryland

Adult-Use Legalization Campaign Support Launches in Maryland

The Yes on 4 campaign launched with a promotional video and website.The campaign is advocating for the legalization of cannabis for adults in the state. They argue that the legalization would help to reduce crime, raise revenue, and improve access to medicine.   Former National Football League player-turned-cannabis businessman Eugene Monroe is chairing a new […]

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Signatures for FL Legalization

$1M+ Paid to Gather Signatures for Florida Cannabis Legalization Campaign

The Smart and Safe Florida cannabis advocacy group has hired a signature gathering firm for more than $1 million in its effort to put a cannabis legalization constitutional amendment on the state’s 2024 election ballots.  The group plans to use the funds to hire professional signature gatherers to collect the required number of signatures to

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Hemp Licenses Will Be Free in Costa Rica

Hemp Licenses Will Be Free in Costa Rica

Costa Rica will make its hemp licenses free for businesses and individuals interested in importing and/or exporting hemp derivatives as health, food, and industrial products.  This move is an attempt to attract more businesses to the country and to stimulate its economy. Hemp is a crop that has a wide range of uses, including in

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UK Blocks Cannabis Legalization in Bermuda

The United Kingdom Blocks Cannabis Legalization in Bermuda

The United Kingdom has blocked a cannabis legalization package in Bermuda from becoming law, possibly throwing the Caribbean island territory into a constitutional crisis, according to Ganjapenur. The move comes after the UK government made it clear that it did not support the measure, which would have allowed Bermudians to grow and consume marijuana. The

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Non-Violent Cannabis Conviction in PA

Large-Scale Pardoning for Non-Violent Cannabis Conviction in PA

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman announced on Thursday a one-time, large-scale pardoning project for people with select minor, non-violent cannabis criminal convictions. The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons is accepting applications for the PA Marijuana Pardon Project through the end of the month. Eligible convictions under the program include possession of cannabis

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Decriminalization of Low-Level Cannabis Possession

Decriminalization of Low-Level Cannabis Possession in Stonecrest, Georgia

Currently in the state of Georgia, misdemeanor possession of cannabis represents one ounce or less of the drug. The punishment for this crime is currently a $1000 fine and up to 12 months in jail. However, there is a movement to decriminalize low-level possession of cannabis, meaning that the punishment would be a fine and

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Cannabis Use In CA

Law Moves Forward to Protect Workers from Punishment for Off-the-Clock Cannabis Use In CA

The California state legislature has passed a bill that would protect employees from being penalized for failing a drug test for cannabis. The bill still allows employers to penalize employees for failing other types of drug tests, such as saliva tests, that are meant to determine whether someone is currently under the influence of drugs.

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Cannabis Retail Social Equity Licenses

First Round for Cannabis Retail Social Equity Licenses Completed in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has completed its first round of social equity licenses. 182 social equity licenses were granted in July and early August, in addition to the three conditional adult-use dispensing organization licenses issued for the 2021 license lottery winners. A total of 185 conditional adult-use cannabis retail licenses

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Cannabis Legalization Question

Cannabis Legalization Question Approved for Ballots in Missouri

The campaign seeking to legalize cannabis for adult use in Missouri gathered enough signatures to put the question to voters in November. Missouri voters approved medical marijuana use in 2018. If passed, the measure would allow people 21 and older to possess up to four ounces of marijuana and grow up to six plants at

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Cannabis advocates in Florida

Florida Cannabis Advocates Back Adult-Use Legalization Campaign

Despite the fact that medical marijuana was legalized in Florida in 2016, cannabis advocates have not come close to achieving the same with respect to recreational marijuana. Adult-use cannabis advocates have launched a new campaign in Florida to legalize cannabis use for adults. The effort is backed by the state’s largest medical cannabis company, Trulieve.

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