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New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Heading to Final Vote by Lawmakers

Reading Time: 4 minutes New Jersey moved closer to becoming the 11th U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana use after legislative committees approved bills to end the prohibition and wipe out the criminal records of some drug offenders. The action puts the bills on track for all-but-certain passage by the Assembly and Senate on Dec. 17. While Governor Phil […]

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Marijuana will be legalized in Michigan in December

Reading Time: 1 minute Marijuana will be legal in Michigan in December. The state board of canvassaers has unanimously certified the Nov. 6 election results Monday afternoon, ending a four-year effort  for marijuana legalization. Marijuana will be legal in the state on Dec. 6, 2018. Residents 21 years of age and older will be allowed to buy, possess and […]

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How The Largest Marijuana Retail Space In The U.S. Plans To Revamp A District

Reading Time: 3 minutes For a while it looked like the best thing to bring to a neighborhood was a new Whole Foods grocery store. One study showed that homes in these neighborhoods would appreciate at a much faster rate than if they were near a Trader Joe’s (and both were better than a Starbucks). Another sign a neighborhood is on the cusp of […]

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Trying cannabis for the first time

Reading Time: 2 minutes As cannabis stigma dissipates into a cloud of fragrant vapor, young adults to seniors are coming out of the woodwork to finally try, or in some cases come back to, marijuana. There was even a Utah senator who filmed himself consuming an edible gummy in Nevada (where cannabis is legal) as a precursor to the midterms, so […]

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Look Inside Massachusetts’ First Two Recreational Marijuana Shops

Reading Time: 3 minutes Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Friday to begin selling to recreational customers next week, making them the first commercial pot shops in the eastern United States. Both stores, one located in Northampton and the other in Leicester, said they would open Tuesday morning after the Cannabis Control Commission, the state’s […]

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Recreational Marijuana Expected to be Legal in Michigan December 6

Reading Time: 1 minute One month after Michigan voters approved a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana, the law is expected to take effect Dec. 6. On Nov. 26, the Board of Canvassers is expected to meet and certify election results. Recreational marijuana is expected to be legal 10 days after, according to ballot language. Proposal 1 legalized the recreational […]

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With Jeff Sessions Out, The New AG Should Advance Marijuana Policy By Restoring The Cole Memorandum

Reading Time: 3 minutes When President Trump announced that then-U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) would head the U.S. Department of Justice, cannabis business leaders were rightfully concerned. After all, Sessions has been notoriously vocal about opposing cannabis in any form. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” the Senator said at an April 2016 hearing. “We need grown-ups in charge in Washington to […]

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Three States Vote in Favor of Marijuana

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three states voted in favor of marijuana legalization in yesterday’s midterm elections. Voters in Utah and Missouri approved the drug for medical use, while Michigan voters passed an amendment that legalized cannabis for recreational purposes. Though North Dakota voters rejected a push for recreational marijuana, the results are further evidence of growing support for easing marijuana […]

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Wisconsin Voters Say Yes

Reading Time: 3 minutes A Howard, Wis. woman with chronic pain wants the opportunity to see if medical marijuana can help her conditions. Sarah Kloepping, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Voters in a range of Wisconsin counties and two cities Tuesday said yes to non-binding questions about whether marijuana should be legal in the state. Voters in Dane, Milwaukee and Rock counties […]

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How The Cannabis Landscape Could Change Post Election

Reading Time: 4 minutes After the mid-term elections, the nation may look even more cannabis-friendly. Voters in seven states will weigh in on 36 different cannabis proposals Tuesday, everything from the legalization of medical and recreational use to the definition of hemp to the tax on cannabis sales. All of these initiatives have the potential to change how cannabis is […]

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