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Jul
05

New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program

The state of New Jersey announced on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 that Governor Phil Murphy will sign a bill that will significantly expand the state’s medical marijuana program. This is a sort of “make-up” bill that falls short of the state government’s push to introduce legal recreational marijuana to New Jersey. Even still, the measure […]

By Patrick OBrien | Cannabis News
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Jul
03

How the 2020 Election Could Affect US Cannabis Law

The 2020 election may be more than a year away, but people in the US and around the world are already talking about it. We’ve just watched the first round of Democratic primary debates, which may leave cannabis enthusiasts wondering – how will this election affect cannabis law in the US? Here’s the relevant cannabis […]

By Patrick OBrien | Cannabis News
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Jul
02

Is Illinois’ Recent Decision a Sign that Federal Marijuana Legalization is Inevitable?

Illinois is on a progressive roll lately, and as part of that trajectory, the state became the 11th since 2012 to legalize recreational marijuana. The bill, passed May 31st, means that beginning January 1st of 2020 Illinois residents of legal age can possess and partake in marijuana for personal use, establishing the state amongst the […]

By Patrick OBrien | Cannabis News
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Jun
28

New York lawmakers fail to pass bill on pot legalization

In recent cannabis news, recreational pot legalization efforts have failed in New York as lawmakers reject the bill. Pro-legalization advocates in the Empire State hoped New York would fully end its prohibition on cannabis to join Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in offering full legalization. According to a Sienna College […]

By Patrick OBrien | Cannabis News
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Jun
26

Legalization News from Around the Globe

Cannabis news followers know that New York’s recent failed legalization bill is a setback for the cannabis cause, but don’t lose heart. There’s good marijuana news coming from every corner of the globe. Take a look at these legalization efforts from the United States and beyond!   United States – Senator and Presidential candidate Kirsten […]

By Patrick OBrien | Cannabis News
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