New Hampshire House Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill
A bill to legalize the personal use, cultivation and gifting of marijuana in New Hampshire is one step closer to becoming law. The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved the legislation on a 236-112 vote, advancing the measure to the Senate.
The proposal would not legalize commercial production or sales of cannabis. Instead, adults 21 and older would be allowed to grow a limited number of plants at home and legally give up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana to other adults. The measure resembles neighboring Vermonts 2018 cannabis law, which legalized l.... View more in new window
The Joint Blog | 2/20/2020
Colorado Marijuana Outlets Sold $1.74 Billion in Marijuana Products in 2019
February 20, 2020
Marijuana stores in Colorado sold over $1.74 billion in marijuana and marijuana products in 2019. This marks a new state record: Marijuana has been legal in the state since 2012. This is all according to data released by the Colorado Department of Revenue, and first reported by Westword.
According to High Times, the $1.74 billion figure represents a significant jump for the marijuana industry in the state after back-to-back years of stagnant revenue. In 2017, marijuana dispensaries in the state sold a little more than $1.5 billion in cannabis productsat the time, a high-wa.... View more in new window
StoptheDrugWar.org | February 19, 2020
Medical Marijuana Update
A Pennsylvania patient fights for access to public housing, and state legislatures are back in session with medical marijuana on the agenda--for better and for worse.
Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced. Sen. Tim Melson R-Florence has filed Senate Bill 154 to legalize the use of medical marijuana in the state. The bill is based on a study done by a commission of doctors, lawyers, and legislators. Melson was chair of that commission. Smokable and vaping marijuana products would not be authorized under the bill, only tablets, certain types of edibles and crea.... View more in new window
The Weed Blog | Feb 19, 2020
Mike Bloomberg Pressed to Talk Cannabis
Bloombergs statement calling for decriminalization as part of a broader criminal justice platform, essentially ignores the issue of federal legalization if the billionaire makes it into the White House.
Clearly Bloombergs advisors have pointed out the fact that two-thirds of the country supports marijuana legalization and up to 85 percent are behind medical marijuana. So it is no surprise that the former Republican would be pressed to deal with the issue.
The announcement to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis comes after years of enforcing a corrosive policy known as.... View more in new window
NORML | February 18, 2020
Tell Congress Not To Allow Trump To Roll Back Medical Marijuana Protections
Its been three years and counting but President Trump is once again threatening to derail the progress weve made in reforming marijuana laws across this country. The latest offense is his recently released 2021 federal budget proposes slashing all legal protection for state medical marijuana programs and potentially jeopardizing the patients that rely on them.
Because cannabis is still illegal under federal law, the DEA and other federal law enforcement would be able to use federal funds to shut down medical marijuana programs. Weve largely been able to include an amendmen.... View more in new window
Marijuana Moment | February 18, 2020
Days Before Legal Marijuana Sales Vote, Poll Shows Three-Fourths Of Vermont Residents Support Move
Vermont lawmakers on the fence about a bill to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana sales in the state might want to consult a poll on the issue that was released on Tuesday.
Days before an expected House vote on legal cannabis commerce legislation, a new survey commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project MPP shows that 76 percent of Vermont residents are in favor of allowing adults to purchase marijuana from regulated, taxpaying small businesses.
Currently, cannabis is legal to possess and cultivate for personal use in the state, but adults lack a means to legally purch.... View more in new window
Marijuana Moment | February 19, 2020
Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill
An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
The legislation would allow patients with qualifying conditions to purchase cannabis products from licensed dispensaries. It would be a limited system, however, prohibiting patients from smoking or vaping marijuana.
The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the bill in a 8-1 vote, with one abstention. The next stop for the legislation will be the Senate floor.
The proposal would establish the Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission, which would be responsible for oversee.... View more in new window
The Denver Post | Feb 14, 2020
Why cannabis sponsors the cleanup of more Colorado highway miles than any other industry
Cannabis companies are the leading sponsors of Colorado highways, accounting for cleanup on two-thirds of the roads maintained by Clean Colorado a program the industry has leveraged as a loophole in the states strict limits on marijuana advertising.
Currently, 51 cannabis dispensaries, cultivators, manufacturers and edible producers sponsor roadways throughout the state, according to data from the Adopt a Highway Maintenance Corporation.
Though they represent less than half of all organizations that participate in the Clean Colorado program, those cannabis firms reach sp.... View more in new window
Marijuana Moment | February 13, 2020
Twelve GOP Lawmakers Thank Senate Chairman For Delaying Marijuana Banking Bill
Twelve Republican lawmakers sent a letter to the chair of the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday, thanking him for proposing a series of restrictive changes to a House-passed bill to provide marijuana businesses with greater access to financial services. Meanwhile, a coalition of more than 1,300 cannabis industry professionals sent a separate letter urging the chairman to advance the bill as written.
The first letter, led by Rep. Ted Budd R-NC, thanked Sen. Mike Crapo R-ID for introducing a public health perspective to the question of banking for marijuana enterprises, i.... View more in new window
StoptheDrugWar.org | February 13, 2020
Chronicle AM: NM Legal Pot Bill Shot Down; AL, OH Synthetic Urine Criminalization Bills Advance, More... 2/13/20
Today, New Mexico is the Land of Disenchantment, a Kentucky medical marijuana bill advances, synthetic urine prohibition bills advance in Alabama and Ohio, and more.
Some states are moving to criminalize using synthetic urine to thwart drug tests. Creative Commons
New Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Defeated in Committee. A bill backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham D to legalize marijuana was defeated in the Senate Judiciary Committee on a 6-4 vote after committee Chairman Joseph Cervantes D-Las Cruces harshly criticized it. That means the effort to.... View more in new window
Marijuana Business Daily | February 11, 2020
Arizonas medical marijuana market marches forward in 2019 with more patients, higher sales
Continual, steady growth has characterized Arizonas medical marijuana market for the past few years, and 2019 was no exception.
Arizonas MMJ program added nearly 34,000 patients to its rolls over the course of the year an 18 percent increase over 2018.
The percentage of medical marijuana patients as a portion of the states population now stands at 3 percent, one of the highest in the nation.
Medical cannabis sales grew right alongside patient counts, with dispensaries moving a record 166,000 pounds of MMJ throughout 2019. That represents a 34 percent increase from the 1.... View more in new window
The Oregonian | 1/12/2020
Opinion: Its time for Oregons cannabis industry rules to evolve
Mountain View Naturals, a retail marijuana shop in Hood River that caters to both recreational and medical consumers of marijuana. Recreational marijuana sales have declined at Margie`s Pot Shop in Bingen, Washington, near the border of Oregon, since recreational marijuana began selling in Oregon. March 14, 2016 (image:Beth Nakamura/Staff LC)
William Hill, Andreas Met and Hunter Neubauer
Nearly six years ago, Oregon voters took an ambitious step to legalize recreational marijuana.
It took a few years to get the ball rolling, but by 2017, a robust and healthy new industry had been established. Today, that industry is thriving with hundreds of small businesses that employ close to 7,000 people meeting the needs of Oregonians all over the state. In 2019, cannabis sales generated more than $102 million for the state money that goes to schools, police, health care, cities and counties. For the 2021-2023 biennium, that number is expected to rise to more than $3.... View more in new window
NORML | February 12, 2020
Virginia: Both Chambers Pass Decriminalization Legislation
House and Senate lawmakers have passed legislation decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.
House Bill 972, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 64 to 34, reduces penalties for offenses involving the possession of up to a half ounce of marijuana to a civil violation punishable by a maximum $25 fine, no arrest, and no criminal record. Senate Bill 2, which passed the Senate by a vote of 27 to 13, reduces penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a $50 fine. It is anticipated that the two competing bills will be reconciled .... View more in new window
StoptheDrugWar.org | February 11, 2020
Chronicle AM: Trump Anti-Drug Budget Released, MT and ND Legal Pot Inits See Changes, More...
President Trump has a soft spot for authoritarian countries that execute drug dealers. (image:Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)
The president praises authoritarian governments that quickly execute drug dealers, the White House releases the annual anti-drug budget, a North Dakota pot legalization initiative extends its signature gathering drive, and more.
President Trump has a soft spot for authoritarian countries that execute drug dealers. Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons
Montana Initiative Committee Removes Medical Marijuana Changes from Marijuana Legalization Initiative. New Approach Montana, which is proposing a pair of marijuana legalization initiatives, has revised one of them.... View more in new window
NPR | 2/11/2020
The State of Cannabis
We look at why medical cannabis dispensaries are hiring pharmacists, the challenges dispensaries face in banking and why medical marijuana patients cant legally own guns. We also look ahead to what some say is the inevitable legalization of recreational weed in Pennsylvania, checking the math on potential tax revenues and considering the public health implications..... View more in new window
We make every effort to provide timely and accurate information, however we cannot guaranty the accuracy of these listings.
To correct a listing, please use the corrections link or contact the web master, Mark.
This web site contains no advertising. Listings in this directory are licensed business. Reviews and editorials are the opinion of the author, not those of the National Cannabis Review.