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Texas Gov. Says Nobody Should Be Jailed For Weed Possession, Though Confuses Current Law

By Nicolas Jose RodriguezTexas Governor Greg Abbott (R) said on Monday that he doesn’t believe people should be incarcerated over low-level marijuana possession, effectively endorsing decriminalization on the same day that Austin...

Is Cannabis Legalization On The Horizon In Maryland? Top Lawmaker Unveils Marijuana Referendum Bill

By Jelena MartinovicAfter months of exploring the ins and outs of legalizing recreational cannabis, Maryland lawmaker Luke Clippinger (D) pre-filed a bill to put marijuana legalization on the state’s 2022 ballot, Forbes reported.The move came months...

BC Pushes For Legal Black Market Cannabis Amid Criticism From Craft Growers

By Nicolas Jose RodriguezThe British Columbia government has convinced many illegal cannabis growers to begin selling legally in an effort to squeeze out illicit marijuana from the marketplace, but the efforts...

GOP Congressman Says Democrats Are To Blame For Marijuana Legalization Delay

By Jelena MartinovicAs we approach the end of another year that failed to see marijuana legalized on the federal level, there’s a bit of blame-shifting going on between the leading parties.According...

What Can Cannabis Legalization Tell Us About Psychedelics?

This article originally appeared on Green Light Law Group and has been reposted with permission. In both the well-established cannabis industry and the emergent psychedelics space, federal law has fallen behind public sentiment. Marijuana,...

South Dakota’s Supreme Strikes Down Recreational Cannabis Vote, Overturning People’s Will

By Nina ZdinjakFinally, the decision on South Dakota’s voter-approved initiative legalizing recreational cannabis is here. Unfortunately, the state’s Supreme Court decided to kill it.One of five states to vote on a cannabis initiative in...

Panama’s Congress Legalizes Medical Cannabis By Unanimous Vote

By Franca Quarneti via El PlanteoPanama’s National Legislative Assembly approved a bill legalizing medical cannabis in a unanimous vote of 40 to 0.Thus, the country will become the first in Central...

Court Dismisses Petition Requiring DEA To Reschedule Cannabis, But One Judge Says It Could...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Monday against a petition to request that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reschedule cannabis in all of its forms under...

For Better Or Worse, Tourists Now Have To Deal With Marijuana

2020 was an atypical year. While it put a hard stop on most things, it was also an election year, opening the door to a lot of change. One of these...

New York Cannabis: Why It’s A Big Deal That The Town Of Riverhead Voted...

As we continue to wait for Governor Andrew Cuomo to nominate a Chairperson for the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), effectively kickstarting the rule making process, a surprising and welcome piece of...

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