Category: Legalization

Illinois Makes History as it Legalizes Marijuana

Illinois on Friday, May 31 became the 11th state in the United States to legalize cannabis or marijuana after the state legislature made history and passed a bill legally permitting the regulated distribution and usage of the substance. Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign it in the state capital city of Springfield. The bill […]

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Yakima County is Lone Holdout in Vacating Washington Pot Convictions

Last August, Washington Governor Jay Inslee implemented his plan to erase nearly 70,000 misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions from their criminal records. But Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Brusic isn’t on board with the idea, and his office may oppose any applications to vacate convictions that were handed down in Yakima County. “Individuals in Yakima County […]

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New Hampshire’s Weed Legalization Hits Road Block

The road to legalization is closed for now, after a committee is holding off action on a bill to legalize recreational cannabis in New Hampshire. The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted unanimously to hold it in committee. The recommendation means it is unlikely a legalization effort will move forward in the Legislature this year. The […]

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Veterans Allowed to Use with New Cannabis Bill

Military veterans in legalized states would be shielded from losing their federal benefits for marijuana use under a bipartisan bill that was filed in Congress in April. The legislation would also allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend medical cannabis to their patients with this new cannabis bill. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) […]

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Washington, Colorado To Ease Marijuana Industry Rules

SEATTLE (AP) — When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering cannabis industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Businesses would need to track plants and products with bar codes. Regulators would have to approve money invested to ensure it was […]

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