Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Politics

When will cannabis ads be allowed on sites like Facebook and Google?

Advertising cannabis on tech giant sites like Google or Facebook is causing problems in today’s day and age. With many states legalizing medicinal and recreational marijuana, people are wondering why they cannot advertise their marijuana products on these sites....

California Celebrates 25 Years of Medical Cannabis Access

Twenty-five years ago today, California enacted first-in-the-nation legislation legalizing the use and cultivation of medical cannabis. Fifty-six percent of California voters decided on November 4, 1996 in favor of the ballot measure Proposition 215: The California Compassionate Use Act....

Michigan: Governor Signs Measure Expanding Eligibility for Participation in Medical Marijuana Industry

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed a bill into law Thursday that would expand the pool of individuals who are eligible to receive medical marijuana business licenses. House Bill 4295 removes the ban on those with previous felony and misdemeanor...

Mississippi: Governor No Longer Expected to Call a Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana Access

Republican Gov. Tate Reeves appears to have backed off a pledge to hold a special legislative session this fall to enact medical cannabis legalization. Earlier this week, Gov. Reeves reiterated his opposition to lawmakers’ plans to legalize patients’ access...

Virginia: Election Outcomes Likely to Influence Marijuana Legalization Launch

GOP gains in the state legislature on Election Day will likely influence the timeline and manner with which lawmakers enact adult-use marijuana sales in Virginia. Outgoing Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam signed legislation in April permitting adults to possess and grow...

Gallup Poll: Americans’ Support for Marijuana Legalization Holds at Record High

The percentage of Americans who believe that “the use of marijuana should be legal,” remains at a record high, according to nationwide polling data reported today by Gallup. Sixty-eight percent of respondents endorse legalization — the same level of support...

New Congressional Report Provides Pathway for How the Biden Administration Can Deschedule Marijuana and Issue Blanket Pardons to Past Offenders

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a nonpartisan shared staff to congressional committees and members of Congress, released a new report outlining pathways available for the Biden Administration to unilaterally end federal marijuana prohibition and to issue general amnesty for...

Voters Weigh In on a Variety of Marijuana Ballot Questions

Voters yesterday decided on a number of state and local ballot initiatives specific to marijuana policies. On the nation’s only statewide marijuana-centric ballot proposal, Colorado voters rejected Prop. 119, which sought to increase state sales taxes on retail cannabis...

Marijuana Election News: What Changed Across the Country

It was an off-year election yesterday, but that doesn’t mean big referendums on the topic of marijuana and psychedelics didn’t occur. One of the biggest results, of course, is the election of a Republican Governor in Virginia. While that doesn’t...

Big Tobacco could be gunning for Marijuana as we speak

With the increasing excitement over legal marijuana comes a nagging concern in the back of our minds about a big business takeover of the plant. We’ve all seen the homogenization of the alcohol and tobacco industries, and to see...
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