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420 with CNW – Congressional Committee to Debate Two Marijuana Legalization Bills This Week

On Friday, a memo briefing to the effect that when the legislative session starts this week, a Congressional committee would be debating two legislations seeking to legalize marijuana at the federal level as well as other marijuana research legislations. On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing on several reform proposals, with testimonies from the Drug…

420 with CNW – South Dakota Marijuana Legalization Measure Cleared for 2020 Ballot

On Monday, the secretary of state’s office in South Dakota announced that a measure seeking to legalize recreational marijuana has qualified for the state’s November ballot. In September, the former federal prosecutor, Brenda Johnson, submitted the legislation which would permit people who are 21 years and above to possess and distribute a maximum of one ounce of cannabis. The measure…

Cautious Optimism Warranted for Next Phase of Canadian Cannabis Legalization

You’re reading a copy of this week’s edition of the free New Cannabis Ventures weekly newsletter, which we have been publishing since October 2015. Sign up to receive a copy in your inbox each Sunday morning. Friends, After a disappointing beginning to federally legal adult-use in Canada, the cannabis market there is about to get better. […] READ MORE: https://www.newcannabisventures.com/cautious-optimism-warranted-for-next-phase-of-canadian-cannabis-legalization/

CannabisNewsBreaks – Marijuana Legalization in Illinois, Michigan Brings Patchwork of Legal and Cultural Snares

A recent article on Fox News by Frank Miles highlighted a patchwork of legal and cultural snares as the marijuana recreational market expands to Midwestern states. According to the article, the December 1 start of legal sales in Michigan and the January 1 start in Illinois brings to the Midwest a climate where some neighboring states allow limited marijuana use…

420 with CNW – New Jersey Lawmakers Approve 2020 Marijuana Legalization Referendum

On Monday, the majority of New Jersey lawmakers approved the 2020 ballot question seeking to legalize recreational marijuana, meaning that the voters are the ones to decide on marijuana legalization during the 2020 elections. The ballot question was passed by 49-24 votes in the Democrat-led Assembly, while in the Senate, the measure was approved by 24-16 votes. Although Governor Phil…

Canadians bought nearly 100 tonnes of pot in first year of legalization: Health Canada

Canadians bought nearly 100 tonnes of legal recreational cannabis in its first year of availability, while inventory levels continued to rise, new figures from Health Canada show. Health Canada said 88,676 kilograms of dried flower cannabis was sold in Canada in the first year of legalization, according to its monthly Cannabis Tracking System. Overall sales of legal dried cannabis by…

420 with CNW – Top Vermont Health Official Endorses Recreational Cannabis Legalization in the State

During a radio interview on Monday, Cynthia Seivwright, the director of the Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program in Vermont, said that compared to the current policy, public health would be better protected by regulating marijuana commerce in the state. She made the remarks on WDEV’s Dave Gram Show while discussing the relationship between cannabis-related health issues and…