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Things MMJ Activists Should Watch for in Florida

After a long battle, Florida finally passed a real medical cannabis bill in November, 2016. The historic amendment requires the […]

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Maine Gov. Calls for Moratorium of Question 1 Rollout

Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed the proclamation confirming November’s voter-approved ballot question to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state, […]

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Florida’s Amendment 2 Effective Today

The tenets of Florida’s voter-backed expansion of the state’s medical cannabis program are effective today, however the full implementation of […]

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New Mexico State Senators to Push for Legalization Next Session

A pair of New Mexico state senators plan on introducing legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in the coming legislative session, […]

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City Council of Belfast, Maine Considers Cannabis Business Moratorium

The Belfast, Maine City Council has introduced a measure that would impose a six-month moratorium on adult-use cannabis establishments – […]

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Analysts Predict Mass. Legal Cannabis Market Worth $1B by 2020

According to ArcView Market Research and New Frontier Data, Massachusetts’ legal cannabis industry could be worth over $1 billion by […]

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California Bill Would Amend Advertising, Co-op, and Trademark Rules Under Prop. 64

California lawmakers have introduced legislation to amend Proposition 64 — the voter-enacted initiative to legalize adult-use cannabis in the state — […]

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States With Medical Marijuana Experience Lower Traffic Fatality Rates, Study Shows

Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health released information this week that could negate one of the most common […]

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Teen Cannabis Use Down 12 Percent in Colorado Since Legalization

According to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use among Coloradans aged 12 to 17 […]

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Cannabis Industry Could Drive Warehouse Sector in California

Legal cannabis growers in California will likely drive up warehouse rates and be a boon for some publicly traded industrial […]

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Florida Nursey Granted MMJ License After Almost a Year in Court

After nearly a year of litigation against state Department of Health, a Central Florida nursery has been issued a medical […]

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Copenhagen Lawmakers Propose Cannabis Legalization Trial Program

Copenhagen, Denmark is making its fourth attempt to legalize cannabis under a trial program backed by Mayor Frank Jensen, the […]

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Hemp and MMJ Bill Introduced in Costa Rica

Note: This piece was updated on 12/20/16. The previous version of the article did not mention prohibitionist stall tactics in […]

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Maine Gov. Wants to Shutter MMJ Program if Adult-Use Bill Survives Recount

In an interview with news radio WGAN, Maine Gov. Paul LePage called for ending the state’s medical cannabis program if […]

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Provisions of Mass. Legalization Initiative Take Effect Today

Massachusetts is officially the sixth state to eliminate criminal penalties for adult possession and personal use of cannabis, as some […]

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Missouri County Prosecutor Files Injunction to Prevent Certification of Cannabis Ballot Initiatives

Cole County, Missouri Prosecuting Attorney Mark Richardson has filed an injunction seeking to prohibit Secretary of State Jason Kander from […]

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Canadian Cannabis Legalization Task Force Issues Recommendations; Cannabis Stocks Jump

Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, appointed by the federal government to research legalization, has issued their report, […]

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Mexican Senate Passes Medical Cannabis Bill

Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill legalizing medicinal cannabis use 98-7, according to a Deutsche Welle report. The legislation will […]

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German City Takes Next Step in Cannabis Legalization Plans

The City Council of the western German city of Düsseldorf met with psychology, economics, and crime experts yesterday as part […]

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Comprehensive MMJ Bill Introduced in Texas Legislature

Democratic Texas State Senator José Menéndez has filed a medical cannabis bill that would allow Texans with debilitating medical conditions […]

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Boston Lawmaker Pushing for Racial Diversity in Cannabis Industry Regulations

A Boston city councilor is urging the Office of the State Treasurer to consider racial equality when making potential changes […]

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Ireland’s Lower Parliament Passes MMJ Bill, Legalization Expected by Easter

Ireland’s lower house of Parliament has passed the medical cannabis bill and advocates expect it will pass the upper house […]

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How to Petition an Old Cannabis Charge Under California’s Prop. 64

When voters in California passed Proposition 64 they not only created a legal and regulated cannabis market, but also paved […]

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Ireland’s Lower House Expected to Pass MMJ Law

The lower house of Ireland’s legislature is expected to pass a medical cannabis bill, which would regulate the sale, labeling, […]

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South African Parliament Announces First MMJ Program Details

South Africa’s Parliament has announced that the Department of Health will begin regulating medicinal cannabis for a variety of chronic […]

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Questions Abound in North Dakota About Enacting New MMJ Law

Officials in North Dakota are working toward implementing the medical marijuana referendum approved by voters on Election Day, which requires […]

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Cayman Islands Gov. Signs Medical Cannabis Bill

Medicinal use of cannabis oil is now legal in the Cayman Islands for the treatment of conditions such as epilepsy […]

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Home-Growing Provisions of Massachusetts Legalization Law to Take Effect as Scheduled

In 28 days the portions of Massachusetts’ adult-use cannabis law take effect that allow individuals to grow their own cannabis, […]

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Opponents of Maine’s Question 1 Petitioning for a Recount

Opponents of Maine’s ballot initiative to legalize cannabis for adult use intend to request vote recount, which will involve more […]

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Nevada Tax Department Begins Legalization Implementation Process

Nevada’s Department of Taxation is already developing regulations for the implementation of Question 2, more than a year before the […]

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U.S. Cannabis Expansion Could be Good News for Canadian MMJ Companies

Canadian cannabis companies could benefit from the record number of states that passed cannabis initiatives on Green Tuesday by investing […]

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Questions Abound for Implementing Amendment 2

Officials in Florida have a tricky task in front of them — how to implement the new tenets of the medical […]

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New Legalization Means New Opportunities: DispensaryPermits.com Can Help

Following a general election that swept in an era of new legalization and marijuana reforms, DispensaryPermits.com is announcing cannabis consulting […]

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Part of Massachusetts’ Question 4 Takes Effect Dec. 15

The most immediate effect the passage of Question 4 will have in Massachusetts is that, as of Dec. 15, adults […]

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Green Tuesday: Eight of Nine Cannabis Initiatives Pass

Voters in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts have legalized adult cannabis use. Ballots are still being counted in Maine, and it […]

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Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative 182 Results: Live Updates

Montana’s “Medical Marijuana Act” is not much of a medical cannabis legalization vote, it’s more of a re-legalization vote. Specifically, […]

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Arizona Marijuana Legalization Prop. 205 Results: Live Updates

Arizona is making its first attempt at cannabis legalization this year in hopes of catching up with other western states. […]

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Arkansas Medical Marijuana Issue 6 Results: Live Updates

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment — a.k.a. Issue 6 — would create a five-member Medical Marijuana Commission that would oversee […]

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California Legalization Prop. 64 Results: Live Updates

California this year may be experiencing the most-watched cannabis legalization campaign in history. Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act […]

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North Dakota Medical Marijuana Measure 5 Results: Live Updates

North Dakota’s Measure 5 would create a medical cannabis program for patients suffering from “debilitating medical conditions” — including in this […]

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