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May
Fifteen additional states, now including North Dakota, decriminalized cannabis on a state level. Half of all adults in the U.S. have used an illegal drug at some point. Ending criminal penalties for drug possession, often referred to as decriminalization, which means nobody gets arrested, goes to jail or prison, or faces criminal punishment for possessing a small amount of a drug for personal use. Gov. Doug Burgum of North...
The cannabis industry is composed of legal cultivators and producers, consumers, independent industrial standards bodies, ancillary products and services, regulators and researchers concerning cannabis and its industrial derivative, hemp. The cannabis industry has been inhibited by regulatory restrictions for most of recent history, but the legal market has emerged rapidly as more governments legalize medical and adult use.  Marijuana Business Factbook estimates the legal-marijuana industry's economic impact in the US was between $20...
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Mar
A bill signed last year by Gov. Doug Ducey directed the state Department of Agriculture to write rules allowing Arizona farmers tomorrow start growing the non-psychoactive form of marijuana. That was allowed after a 2014 federal law gave states some permission to license hemp growers for “research purposes.” Those rules are expected to be in place by August. But what Congress just approved is a...
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Mar
The new Florida Cannabis Law allows anyone 21 and over to posses, grow, and consume cannabis recreationally! Two Florida lawmakers have filed a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state for adults 21 and over.  New Recreational Marijuana Bill in FloridaHB 1117 was filed by Reps. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, and Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach, on Tuesday. The proposal allows people who are 21...
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Feb
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According to its official summary, the new bill legalizes growing for personal use and allows possession up to a certain amount, and it also regulates how cannabis can be sold by setting the requirements and licensing guidelines to operate a marijuana dispensary which is nothing but a store for specifically buying cannabis. It will allow anyone living in Hawaii to personally cultivate six marijuana plants, three...
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Jan
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  Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana In The U.S. Virgin Islands Legalizing Medical cannabis on the Caribbean Islands that are U.S. territories. “I have approved the Virgin Islands Medicinal Cannabis Care Act because it is a step in the right direction toward assisting Virgin Islanders suffering from autoimmune and other debilitating medical conditions,” newly sworn-in Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. (D) said in a press...
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Jan
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CBS Says no to Cannabis but welcomes alcohol commercials. CBS rejected a Super Bowl ad that wants to leagalize Cannabis which is already legal in more than 30 states, that have medical or recreational laws, while some have both. A CBS spokesperson said that it's broadcast standards does not currently accept cannabis-related advertising. The 60-second ad shows three people suffering from varying health issue who says cannabis has...