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420 with CNW — Recreational Cannabis Bill Passes First Test in Connecticut

With more than 16 states already allowing the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis within their borders, Connecticut has now taken the first tentative steps towards establishing a legal recreational cannabis market. Last week, the state’s Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis with a 22 to 16 vote. Backed by Governor Ned Lamont, the legislation would…

420 with CNW — Governor Cuomo Signs New York Recreational Cannabis Legalization Bill Hours After Legislators Forward It

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York State, signed a bill legalizing recreational marijuana last week. This was a few hours after legislators had sent the draft law to his office after both chambers passed it the day before. Speaking after enacting the law, Gov. Cuomo said that the signing was a historic event, a day on which harsh sentences…

420 with CNW — Michigan Rolls Back Key Recreational Cannabis Business License Restriction

After months of restricting access to its recreational cannabis industry, Michigan has loosened a key restriction that kept many from acquiring a recreational cannabis license. Beginning on March 1, 2021, applicants for five types of recreational cannabis licenses will not be required to have an active medical marijuana license to qualify. The state initially put this policy in place to…

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 — 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…

420 with CNW — Activists Resume Push to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in Florida

In January of this year, activists behind the Make It Legal Florida campaign announced that they would postpone their pursuit of cannabis legalization in the state until 2022. The campaign had raised and spent more than $8 million, ultimately collecting 555,000 valid signatures. However, this was more than 200,000 signatures shy of the required 766,000 signatures, and the marijuana legalization…

Auditor General: Ontario not properly monitoring movement of recreational cannabis in retail stores

Ontario’s Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk says there is a lack of transparency and oversight with the operations of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), the agency responsible for regulating the alcohol, gaming, horse-racing and private cannabis retail sectors throughout the province. With nearly 80,000 licensees across four industries in its purview, Lysyk’s report states that “the AGCO does not have…