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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, […]

Congress passes farm bill to legalize hemp

The U.S. Congress on Wednesday gave final approval to a provision of the Farm Bill that removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances, according to an Associated Press report. The Farm Bill, which was introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in 2018, allows hemp farmers to buy crop insurance, apply […]

Michigan’s new legal marijuana laws could boost home values, study finds

Photo by David Downs Certain Midwest property owners could benefit from Michigan’s new recreational marijuana laws, according to experts. A new study published by the CATO Institute foresees an improvement in Michigan’s real estate values following the state’s decision to legalize marijuana for adult use and possession, reports Forbes. “Potential explanations include, but are not […]

Massachusetts set to begin recreational marijuana sales

Two years after legalizing recreational marijuana, Massachusetts will finally begin selling cannabis to the public on Tuesday. The state’s first two retail marijuana shops will be open for business Tuesday at 8 a.m., MassLive.com reports. Customers 21 years and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis with a valid government-issued photo ID. Individuals are […]

Four states set to vote for marijuana legalization in 2018 midterm elections

As voters are preparing for possibly the most important midterm election in recent history, the future of cannabis legalization also hangs in the balance in a handful of states. While most states are concerning themselves with a referendum on the current presidential administration, Michigan and North Dakota will also have to decide on legalizing marijuana […]

Three states vote to pass marijuana ballot measures

(photo by David Downs) Three states have voted to legalize either recreational or medical marijuana in this year’s midterm elections. Michigan became the 10th state state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults, while voters in both Missouri and Utah approved measures to legalize medical marijuana. “I think it’s safe to say […]

Watch: Utah senator tries marijuana edibles for the first time

(via Jim Dabakis on Facebook) As the state of Utah considers a measure to legalize medical cannabis weeks before election day, one lawmaker is living up to the old adage, “don’t knock it ’til you try it.” The Democratic state senator Jim Dabakis recently took a trip to the legal marijuana state of Nevada to […]

South Korea warns traveling citizens not to smoke weed in Canada

Canada has turned into a vacation destination for anyone interested in trying legal cannabis, except for South Koreans. “The law for the legalization of cannabis use for leisure will be in effect throughout Canada starting tomorrow. Even in the legalized area of cannabis, please note that if the citizens of Korea smoke [including purchase, possession […]

Canada is reportedly running short on legal marijuana

(Photo via Flickr.com/cannabisculture) Canada is running dry on cannabis just days after the country historically legalized recreational marijuana for adult use, reports CBC News. Dubbed as “Weed Wednesday,” many dispensaries opened as soon as midnight struck on Oct. 17. However, many shops such as THC Distribution in Portugal Cove-St Philip’s ran out of product just […]

Legal marijuana in Canada: A day-one recap

(Thomas Cook, right, one of Canada’s first cannabis consumers. Photo by Vince Sharpe) Canada has celebrated its first day of cannabis legalization, which was quite remarkable. The country on Wednesday became the first country with a major world economy to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use, the New York Times reports. The country’s new weed […]