Hawaiian MMJ About to Start Growing

Let’s check in on the medical cannabis program in Hawaii. The state Department of Health said Tuesday it’s ready to connect its seed-to-sale tracking software with the programs used by the eight companies that received licenses to grow and sell medial marijuana. It plans to do so Feb. 1. It’s a milestone that will allow Read more…

2016 Election & Maine Is Re-Legalized !!

East of the Mississippi River the walls of cannabis prohibition are falling.  Massachusetts and Maine have been liberated ! Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning on Monday, January 30, 2017. Republican Governor Paul LePage on Saturday certified the results of Question 1: Read more…

Massachusetts — Who’s the Boss?

Evidently some elected officials in Massachusetts don’t realize another election is coming up.  Time for the voters to demonstrate where the power resides.  Here’s more:   With little debate and without taking public testimony, House and Senate lawmakers voted today to significantly amend Massachusetts’ voter-initiated marijuana law. The vote sets the stage to delay the Read more…

Tax Revenue Up, Arrests Down in Legal States

Every day that goes by brings more evidence that legal cannabis is a good thing, and not just for cannabis consumers.  Let’s consider tax revenue, youth consumption, traffic safety and arrest rates. Tax revenue collection from retail marijuana sales in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington is exceeding initial projections, according to a report published by the Read more…

NORML Comments on Nevada Re-Legalization

Is the fact that Nevada became the seventh state to re-legalize lucky?  Lucky 7?  Here’s more:   On Sunday, January 1, Nevada will become the seventh US state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. “What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas,” NORML Executive Director Erik Read more…

Maine’s Re-Legalization Survives Recount Challenge

The voters in Maine decided to re-legalize cannabis.  The opposition called for a recount of the vote — then gave up.  Maine and Massachusetts, both east of the Mississippi, have re-legalized!  Here’s more: The group opposing Maine’s marijuana legalization initiative has withdrawn its recount effort. Last month, representatives from ‘No on 1’ requested a recount Read more…

Adjusting the Rules in Denver

In that most re-legalized of states, Colorado, the rules around legal cannabis are changing in specific locations.  In Denver:   Denver voters approved a municipal measure on Election Day to permit licensed establishments to allow for the consumption of cannabis on site. Voters decided 53 percent to 47 percent in favor of I-300. The local Read more…

The Fight Goes On — Re-Legalizing Texas

Concerns about the President-elect and his nomination for Attorney General be damned.  The fight to re-legalize cannabis goes on!  Here’s what’s happening in Texas. A bill to reduce penalties for simple marijuana possession was introduced in the Texas House of Representatives today. HB 81, which was introduced by Rep. Joe Moody of El Paso, would Read more…

North Dakota Embraces Medical Cannabis

Deep in the heartland of America the once solid walls of cannabis prohibition have failed, yet again.  The voters in North Dakota  — a long way from the left coast — have made access to medical cannabis legal in their state.  Here’s more:   Voters have approved a ballot initiative to establish a comprehensive medical Read more…

A Closer Look at Proposition 64 in Re-Legal California

Proposition 64 has re-legalized Cali.  Let’s take a closer look at the details. CHANGES TO STATE LAW: Proposition 64 allow(s) adults aged 21 years or older to possess and use marijuana for recreational purposes. The measure create(s) two new taxes, one levied on cultivation and the other on retail price. Revenue from the taxes will Read more…

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