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The Canadian Cannabis Sector Has Had Plenty Of Highs and Lows Two Years Into Federal Legalization

Over the weekend, Canada celebrated the two-year anniversary of recreational cannabis being legalized. A lot has changed since the opening of the recreational market and our readers need to be aware of this. Many companies that were once considered to be leaders are on the verge of bankruptcy and this is a trend that has raised eyebrows Today, we have…

Canadian government gets ‘C’ average in the legalization report card

A new report from the Cannabis Council of Canada, which represents some of the country’s largest licensed producers, including Canopy Growth, Tilray, and Cronos Group, has graded the government’s performance over the first two years of legalization with a ‘C’ average. Led by president and CEO George Smitherman, the former Minister of Health, the council seeks to be a national voice for…

420 with CNW – Activists to Halt Legal Challenge to Utah’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Back in 2018, Utah’s legislature passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state and the move was met with quite the resistance from legalization advocates. Although voters in the state had voted to legalize medical marijuana via Proposition 2, state legislators supplanted it with the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, a more tightly controlled plan for providing marijuana-based treatment.…

420 with CNW – New Jersey Residents to Vote on Marijuana Legalization During November Poll

The coronavirus pandemic and the coming presidential election have eclipsed New Jersey’s ballot for this year, its highest profile one in 2020. Despite this though, New Jersey may be the latest state to legalize recreational cannabis, that is, if the constitutional amendment gets a yes majority from the voters. In the first-ever vote-by-mail election in New Jersey, ballots are set…

420 with CNW – Survey Finds 81% Support for Marijuana Legalization in Mississippi

As the November 3 ballot approaches, drug reform advocates in Mississippi will be happy to know that a majority of the state’s potential voters support the legalization of medical marijuana. After conducting telephone surveys with 600 Mississippians likely to vote in the November 2020 general election, California-based research company FM3 Research found out that 81% of them supported medical marijuana.…

420 with CNW – House Leadership Confirms Upcoming Vote on Marijuana Legalization

Congressional leadership announced formally on Friday that the House would vote on a cannabis legalization bill in September. James Enos Clyburn, the Majority Whip (D-SC) confirmed in a mass email to members that the chamber is expected to debate the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement) in the September period. This is despite the floor vote having not yet…

420 with CNW – Cannabis Legalization Linked to Fewer Vaping Injuries

A study found that states that had legalized cannabis were less likely to experience growth in vaping related lung injuries in the past year in comparison to states that prohibited marijuana use. The study strengthened the arguments of advocates that called for marijuana reform, stating that its legalization and regulation reduced the potential risk of consumers using possibly dangerous and…

420 with CNW – Federal Report Shows Legalization Hasn’t Increased Youth Marijuana Use

A report from the CDC shows that cannabis consumption among teens has decreased during the years after states legalized recreational marijuana use. According to the biannual Youth Risk Behavior Survey that was released on Friday, cannabis consumption increased between 2009 and 2013 then declined between 2013 and 2019. The data thus supports the case from backers that asserted that the…

420 with CNW – Pennsylvania Governor Seeks Recreational Marijuana Legalization Amid Pandemic

The governor of Pennsylvania, Thomas Westerman Wolf, has urged the legislature to legalize recreational cannabis in order to assist individuals and businesses who have been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a press conference that addressed the coronavirus recovery, he requested for the legalization of recreational cannabis and for the profits to be directed into grants funding small businesses.…