Category: Legalization

Mexico Legal Cannabis Is Coming

A recent Supreme Court ruling and newly-elected government suggest Mexico could soon follow Canada down the road of cannabis legalization. Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Oct. 31 – for the fifth time since November 2015 – that a total prohibition of recreational marijuana consumption is unconstitutional. By reaching five similar rulings, the Supreme Court crossed the […]

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Medical Cannabis Legalized in Utah

 On Election Day in Utah, voters were asked if they supported Proposition 2, allowing Utahns access to medical cannabis. They answered with a yes. Unofficial election night totals put the initiative ahead, 53 percent to 47 percent, and showed the measure with a commanding lead in Salt Lake County. Although a number of ballots remain […]

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Michigan Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Marijuana legalization has passed in Michigan, with Proposal 1 garnering 57.7 percent of the vote, and 53 percent of the precincts responding as of Wednesday morning. At 11:30 p.m. on Election night, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol campaign declared victory. Supporters gathered at the Radisson hotel in downtown Lansing Tuesday night to celebrate […]

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No Increase of Problematic Cannabis Use After Legalization

A new study concludes that state marijuana legalization laws are not associated with increases in “problematic” cannabis consumption or with more impulsive behaviors. “The results indicated that participants’ problematic cannabis use and impulsivity was not different whether they resided in states where cannabis is legal for medical and/or recreational use or prohibited,” the researchers, who are […]

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FDA Receives 20,000 Comments From Public on Classification of Cannabis

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested public input on the international classification of marijuana and other drugs. Well, ask and you shall receive. More than 20,000 people submitted comments ahead of the Wednesday deadline. And about half of those were gathered and hand-delivered to FDA headquarters by NORML, which created an online tool to streamline […]

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3,000 Cannabis Cases Dropped in Manhattan

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday dropped more than 3,000 open marijuana smoking and possession cases dating back to 1978, saying the action would serve justice and address racial disparities in the prosecution of marijuana offenses. Vance moved to vacate 3,042 outstanding warrants and dismiss the underlying charges before New […]

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