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420 with CNW — Incoming DNC Chair Could Be Pro-Cannabis Legalization

On Thursday, party leaders are expected to confirm former South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison as the lead for the Democratic National Committee. If confirmed, Harrison, who is President Joe Biden’s preferred pick, will be responsible for coordinating national political activities for Democrats. The DNC is a strong supporter of cannabis legalization. Harrison had made a run for Senate…

420 with CNW — NJ Cannabis Legalization Still in Legal Limbo After New Year Begins

On November 3 last year, voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly approved a ballot question asking whether the state should allow adults aged 21 and over to sell, possess and use cannabis. The Legislature and Cannabis Regulatory Commission was tasked with creating a regulatory framework for recreational cannabis, with a constitutional amendment that would officially legalize cannabis kicking in on Jan.…

420 with CNW — Republican Legislator Calls for Legalization of Recreational Cannabis in Missouri

A legislator from Missouri is calling for the legalization of recreational cannabis as a way to generate revenue for the state of Missouri while also eliminating the cannabis black market. This is the first time a Missouri Republican representative is calling for the legalization of recreational cannabis. If the proposed amendment is approved, it would also expunge the records of…

420 with CNW — Maryland State Legislator Pre-Files Cannabis Legalization Bill

A Maryland legislator who is a lead proponent for cannabis reform in the House of Delegates has pre-filed a legalization bill that could lay the groundwork for the state’s legal cannabis industry. If it is passed, the bill would legalize and regulate marijuana, allow state licensed businesses to sell cannabis products, expunge past cannabis-related convictions and re-invest in communities that…

420 with CNW — Mexican Legislators Request Another Deadline Extension for Cannabis Legalization

Despite the Mexican Senate having approved marijuana legislation in November, Chamber of Deputies legislators agreed to ask for the deadline to be extended from Mexico’s Supreme Court earlier this week. Earlier in 2018, the court had ruled that it was unconstitutional to prohibit the personal use of and the growing of cannabis. Legislators were ordered by the court to formally…

420 with CNW — Recreational Cannabis Legalization Advocates in Nebraska Aim for 2022

A group that was campaigning for the medical cannabis initiative on the November ballot in Nebraska is now planning to seek a vote on legalizing the use of recreational cannabis in the state. While their earlier initiative was unsuccessful, officials with Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana stated recently that in January 2021 they would be introducing the ballot language for the…