Category Archives: Governor

New York governor plans to legalize recreational marijuana in 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is taking steps to make New York the next state to legalize recreational cannabis use for adults. Cuomo on Thursday announced plans to include marijuana legalization as part of his executive budget for 2019, reports the New York Post. “As we work to implement the report’s recommendations through legislation, […]

Illinois governor approves marijuana as an opioid alternative

(Photo via Drug Policy Alliance) Illinois lawmakers have expanded medical marijuana access to patients seeking a non-lethal alternative to prescription painkillers. The state’s Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill on Tuesday making cannabis an official replacement to opioids and easing the application process to qualify, reports the Chicago Tribune. “We’ve got to do everything we […]

Bill to Legalize Cannabis in Northern Mariana Islands Lands on Governor’s Desk

After its back-and-forth journey between the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ two legislative chambers, a bill to move the U.S. territory from total cannabis prohibition to full legalization is headed to the desk of Republican Gov. Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres. SB 20-62 passed the CNMI House earlier this month. Today, the Senate voted without […]