Laughlin is believed to be the first Republican state lawmaker to co-author a recreational marijuana legalization bill. “People are being arrested for it, for something that is arguably no more harmful than liquor,” he said. The measure would legalize marijuana use for people who are at least 21 years old. It would also set up… Continue reading First GOP sponsor for bill to legalize recreational marijuana in PA
Arizona 15th State With Legal Recreational Weed Sales
PHOENIX — Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona started on Friday, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold that joins 14 other states that have broadly legalized pot. The state Health Services Department on Friday announced it had approved 86 licenses in nine of the state’s 15 counties under provisions of the marijuana… Continue reading Arizona 15th State With Legal Recreational Weed Sales
Recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona but you can’t buy it legally, yet.
Arizona officials, including Republican Governor Doug Ducey, have certified the election in Arizona, and now recreational marijuana is officially legal. However, if you’re 21 years or older and want to purchase or grow the drug, there’s no legal way to do so for now. Read the full story here…
Virginia Governor Northam Plans on Legalizing Marijuana
Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday he plans to introduce legislation legalizing marijuana when the General Assembly convenes in January, setting the state on a path to become the first in the South to allow recreational use of the drug. “We are going to move forward with legalizing marijuana in Virginia,” Northam said. “I support that… Continue reading Virginia Governor Northam Plans on Legalizing Marijuana
What states are voting on marijuana legalization this November?
As of right now, there are 33 states that have legalized medical marijuana, 11 of which have legalized cannabis for adult recreational use. This year, voters in five states have the opportunity to decide whether their state should adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws, or perhaps, both in the case of one state.… Continue reading What states are voting on marijuana legalization this November?
Biden-Sanders Policy Statement No Longer Supports Federal Pot Legalization
The effort the legalize marijuana nationwide got short shrift from the Biden campaign. In an effort to unite the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party, presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden and rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, released policy recommendations from their joint “Unity Task Force” earlier this month. Read more here… The… Continue reading Biden-Sanders Policy Statement No Longer Supports Federal Pot Legalization
Bernie Explains What Should Be Obvious, but Sadly Isn’t
You would think that this is obvious, or common knowledge, but sadly you’d be wrong. Or maybe lawmakers are wilfully ignorant to the facts (big surprise there, right?). Either way, please share this with whoever you may know who’s looking for a way to affect real change in our country.
Iowa Prosecutor Unintentionally Making the Case for Marijuana Legalization
“It stands to reason that officers will patrol, stop and frisk and make arrests in the areas where violent crime is reported and the complaints are made. It’s not like the police are meandering about the city looking to arrest a certain segment of the population for marijuana charges. When they find marijuana, an arrest… Continue reading Iowa Prosecutor Unintentionally Making the Case for Marijuana Legalization
Virginia Decriminalizes Marijuana
On Sunday, Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced he signed a bill that will eliminate jail time for simple marijuana possession, leaving only a civil penalty with a fine in place for the first offense. Northam previously said decriminalization was a priority for him, and the newly elected Democratic-controlled legislature soon followed his lead. This is not full marijuana legalization. Under decriminalization, penalties carrying jail… Continue reading Virginia Decriminalizes Marijuana
Where is Florida in the fight for marijuana legalization?
In November of 2016 Floridians voted on a constitutional amendment to introduce medical cannabis to the state. The amendment passed with 71.3% of voters in favor of the initiative. The first major obstacle for patient access was the way the Florida legislature implemented the newly passed constitutional rights…read the full article here.