Marijuana Legalization

Florida Lawmakers Pushing for Changes to Marijuana Laws

Florida Lawmakers Pushing for Changes to Marijuana Laws It’s official that gutsy lawmakers in the Sunny State of Florida are trying to make the future brighter for those who like to light up and smoke cannabis for whatsoever purpose. With many Florida lawmakers pushing for changes to marijuana laws, we are hoping to see recreational marijuana sooner than later. Orlando lawmaker Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith recently filed a bill in the state Legislature to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida. His bill was joined with Sen. Jeff Brandes’ bill to introduce two respective laws. This article looks at Florida marijuana laws and […]

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Recreational Marijuana Sales In Arizona Debut

Recreational Marijuana Sales In Arizona Arizona sold its first legal recreational marijuana products in January, only just two months after the Arizonian voters approved cannabis legalization in the November votes. Arizona’s health services department notified the public on January 22, 2021, that it had collected 79 requests to trade adult-use cannabis. As per that day, the department had licensed 73 of the total 79 businesses to trade recreational marijuana, while the remaining 6 were under review. While awarding the licenses, Arizona’s health services department prioritized medical cannabis businesses already running in the State. Marijuana Laws In Arizona As per Proposition […]

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What Countries are Next to Legalize Cannabis in 2021?

Cannabis Field With 33 states legalized in North America, we are prompted to wonder what countries are next to legalize cannabis in 2021? The legalization of Cannabis is a hot topic worldwide. With the U.S. leading the way, most of the world’s stronger countries are among the nations that are now looking forward to legalizing this (formerly) controversial herb. In October 2018, Canada became the second country to legalize Cannabis for its recreational purposes, and others are soon to follow. We gathered all the most relevant and latest information to secure our contentions regarding the following five countries that are likely to […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Pushing for Marijuana Legalization

Pennsylvania Governor Pushing for Marijuana Legalization Gov. Tom Wolf recently argued and publicly stated that Pennsylvania should legalize recreational cannabis to raise funds for pandemic-related relief programs – among other things. Among the many arguments made for legalizing cannabis, raising state revenues as one of these cannot be denied. Even with the Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf pushing for marijuana legalization, accurate projections in terms of legalization are delicate, and often rely on uncertain expectations. A lot depends on how neighboring states and the federal government will react. COVID and Legalization – What’s the Relevance? The adverse effect of COVID-19 on businesses and […]

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GW Pharma to sell for $7.2 Billion, $GWPH jumps for $JAZZ

Jazz Pharmaceuticals finalized a deal with GW Pharmaceuticals, one of the first and largest producers of legal cannabis-based medicines. GW Pharma ($GWPH) stock jumped nearly 50% after they agreed to sell to Jazz for a landslide of $7.2 billion. Photo courtesy of CNN The deal The sale will be made in both cash and stocks. Jazz is set to acquire GW Pharma for $220.00 per American Depository Share. This will be paid in the form of $200.00 in cash and $20.00 in Jazz ordinary shares. The sale considers a total of $7.2 billion or 6.7 billion USD net of GW […]

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What You Should Know Acquiring Marijuana Seeds

Planting and harvesting are difficult, even leisure gardening can be confusing for first-timers. So it is not surprising if you are having a hard time growing marijuana. Growing marijuana is difficult because the first step, getting the seeds, is already daunting.  Marijuana is already a tough topic all over the world so it is not surprising the marijuana seeds are complex. There are so many things to know about the seeds themselves aside from the growing process. Admittedly, it can be overwhelming for someone who is just starting growing their own cannabis. Do not worry, though. You can easily learn […]

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Cannabis Expected to Finally be Legalized in New York in 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to legalize cannabis in the Empire State might finally come to fruition in 2021. Although lawmakers have pushed back on Cuomo’s plans for legalization for the past two years in the major US market, at a recent briefing the governor says he believes 2021 is the year it all changes.  “This is a year where we need the funding, and a lot of New Yorkers are struggling, and I think this year will give us momentum to get us over the goal line,” Cuomo said at a recent briefing. “This should have been passed […]

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MORE Act, Federal Cannabis Decriminalization Or Corporatization?

Democrats and a few Republicans have given in and admitted their views on cannabis must change. A bill passed through the House of Representatives on December 4, 2020. This new act proposes to decriminalize pot which was classified as a schedule one narcotic fifty years ago. A war on drugs failed but was allegedly not lost given this new plan will simply lead to corporatization, disguising their tragic wolf in greener skin. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, sponsored by Representative Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), passed with a vote of 224 to 164. Legalization talks come and go, but […]

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Cannabis Policy – How Biden’s Cabinet Will Affect It

White House Now that President-elect Joe Biden is set to step into the Oval Office, many in the industry are wondering how Biden’s cabinet will affect cannabis policy. Currently, the Democratic party controls both chambers of Congress with a narrow majority. Hopefully, complete control in Congress could be the catalyst for legalizing cannabis. What’s on the Docket? Last year, the Democrat-controlled House made history by approving the SAFE Banking and MORE Acts. Both measures would have made huge strides in the legal industry. The STATES Act was also considered, which would give states the right to handle cannabis policy without […]

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Last Prisoner Project Is Fighting Criminal Injustice and Reforming Drug Policy

In a country where over 15 million people have been arrested for cannabis offenses in the last decade, the Last Prisoner Project is fighting criminal injustice and reforming drug policy.  An alliance of business leaders, lawmakers, and artists is actively petitioning for the release of cannabis inmates with an emphasis on re-entry resources. Here’s an overview of their work and how you can help. A Team of Advocates Long-time cannabis activists and co-founders of Harborside dispensary in Oakland, California, Steve and Andrew DeAngelo, are the founders of the nonprofit organization, Last Prisoner Project (LPP). Over the past few years, the […]

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