A second Virginia Senate committee has now advanced a bill to legalize retail marijuana sales in the commonwealth, moving the proposal one step closer to the chamber floor. The panel also approved a separate measure that would resentence people currently incarcerated for cannabis-related crimes. The Senate Courts of Justice Committee
The Republican attorney general of Texas is suing five cities over local laws decriminalizing marijuana that voters approved, vowing to overrule the “anarchy” of “pro-crime extremists” who advocated for the reform. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Wednesday filed lawsuits against the cities of Austin, San Marcos, Killeen, Elgin
Lawmakers in Kentucky have filed new marijuana legislation with a notable bill number: HB 420. If passed, it would legalize and regulate cannabis for adults 21 and older, though few expect the proposal to get through in the state’s Republican-controlled legislature this session. As introduced on Tuesday by Rep. Rachel
The governor of New York is again slamming the rollout of marijuana legalization in her state, calling the protracted process a “disaster” and “insane,” while acknowledging that it’s unlikely the legislature would be willing to “start over” with crafting a framework for the legal cannabis market as she’d prefer. Gov.
“Only through hemp and its derivatives such as delta-8, delta-9, CBD, its derivatives, and medicinal THC, I’ve been able to actually stand here before you today, prescription drug free.” By Mitch Perry, Florida Phoenix Kassie Stuart was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with idiopathic genetic epilepsy, which can
The California Assembly has unanimously approved a Republican-led bill to create a state workgroup that would be tasked with exploring a regulatory framework to provide therapeutic access to psychedelics like psilocybin and ibogaine. In a 58-0 vote on Tuesday, the chamber cleared the legislation from Assemblymember Marie Waldron (R), sending it to
“Patients have spent more than $1 billion in Arkansas since the first dispensary opened in May 2019.” By Hunter Field, Arkansas Advocate Arkansas’s medical marijuana industry continued to reach new heights in both sales and patients last year, and pending litigation has cannabis primed for even more explosive growth in
Hochul says Cannabis rollout was a ‘disaster’ but fixing it is unlikely Image Cannabis News January 31, 2024 Hochul says cannabis rollout was a ‘disaster’ but fixing it is unlikely. Gov. Kathy Hochul has made no secret of her unhappiness with New York State’s rollout of the legalization of cannabis.
Can you buy pot in Colorado with a credit card? It’s complicated Image Cannabis News January 31, 2024 New laws set the table for modernization in marijuana, but experts say widespread change will likely rely on the feds. Americans are accustomed to using a credit card when shopping, especially when
Cannabis Ballot Initiative Title Rejected by Arkansas Attorney General Image Cannabis News January 31, 2024 In a letter, the AG explained the various issues with ballot title wording and sent suggestions back to advocates. Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin recently rejected a medical cannabis ballot measure because of its title.