GOP Texas Governor Says People Shouldnt Be Jailed Over Marijuana Possession, But Misstates Current Law
The governor of Texas said on Monday that he doesnt believe people should be incarcerated over low-level marijuana possession, effectively endorsing decriminalization on the same day that Austin officials certified a ballot initiative to enact the reform on the local level. But he also went on to incorrectly suggest that lawmakers have already adopted the policy statewide.
Its not the first time that Gov. Greg Abbott R has expressed support for moderate cannabis reform, but its a notable remark from a Republican governor nonetheless. Pressed about broader cannabis legaliza.... View more in new window
marijuanamoment.net | January 12, 2022
New Mississippi Medical Marijuana Bill Defies Governor On Purchase Limits, Setting Up Showdown
A new bill to legalize medical marijuana was introduced in Mississippi on Tuesday and is set to be considered by a Senate committee as soon as Wednesday afternoon. A medical cannabis program could be up and running by later this year if the long-awaited legislation becomes law this session.
The bills route to passage, however, is precarious. Gov. Tate Reeves R has already threatened to veto the measure over its proposed purchase limits, which he says are too high, and some other state officials remain wary. But supportive lawmakers have said theyre confident theyll have th.... View more in new window
StoptheDrugWar.org | January 07, 2022
NH House Approves Marijuana Legalization Again, WA Therapeutic Psilocybin Bill Filed, More...
Psilocbyin mushrooms could be legalized for therapeutic purposes under a Washington state bill (image:Creative Commons)
Kansas Democrats propose constitutional amendments to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, an Indiana lawmaker files a medical marijuana bill, and more.
Kansas Democrats Announce Plan for Marijuana Legalization, Medical Marijuana Constitutional Amendments. House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer D and Assistant Minority Leader Jason Probst D announced on Thursday they will introduce a pair of constitutional amendments to put the issues of marijuana legalization and access to medical marijuana directly to the voters. Democratic lawmakers next door in Iowa announced a sim.... View more in new window
NORML | January 3, 2022
Montana: Era of Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Begins
Legislation permitting licensed retailers to sell marijuana products to those ages 21 or older took effect on Saturday, January 1.
Under the new law, customers may purchase up to one ounce of marijuana per transaction, or the THC equivalent in other forms: 800 milligrams of edibles or eight grams of concentrate. Cannabis products are subject to a 20 percent tax rate. The use of cannabis in public is punishable by a civil fine. Marijuana possession or use on federal parklands is subject to criminal penalties.
Adults in Montana voted to regulate the retail marijuana marketp.... View more in new window
marijuanamoment.net | January 4, 2022
Federal Marijuana Monopoly Finally Ends As Two Companies Harvest Cannabis Approved By DEA
The federal monopoly on cannabis manufacturing for research has finally been broken, with two companies telling Marijuana Moment this week that theyve harvested cannabis with the blessing of the Drug Enforcement Administration DEA.
For more than 50 years, only a single facility at the University of Mississippi has been permitted under a federal agreement to grow marijuana for study purposes. In recent years, DEA said it would be taking steps to end that monopoly and authorize additional manufacturers. Several companies received conditional approvals for their applications .... View more in new window
marijuanamoment.net | January 5, 2022
Connecticut Marijuana Business License Applications Will Be Accepted Starting Next Month, Officials Announce
Connecticut regulators announced on Tuesday that they will start accepting certain marijuana business license applications at the beginning of next month.
The news follows a meeting of the states Social Equity Council SEC, where members approved a technical assistance plan for the cannabis industry that will involve outreach and providing resources to people interested in participating in the market. That plans finalization was a necessary condition to trigger the start of the licensing process under the legalization law signed by Gov. Ned Lamont D last year..... View more in new window
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