marijuana legalization

VA Governor Signs Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana

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Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam has signed a bill that makes marijuana decriminalized in the state. The state’s attorney General Mark Herring says that the bill makes the Old Dominion “a more fair, just, and equal place.” Possession, which was once a criminal offense in Virginia, now only carries a $25 fine. “Decriminalization is an incredibly […]

San Francisco Announces the City Will Overturn Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

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As California enters its second full year of marijuana legalization, legal weed enterprises, farms, and dispensaries are booming. The state of California itself made brought in around $74.2 million in marijuana industry tax revenue during the second quarter of 2018 alone. Yet for some California residents, legalization came too late. Until this week, marijuana convictions […]

Travelers Now Allowed to Go Through LAX Airport with Marijuana

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Travelers can now pack their marijuana along with their vacation essentials as long as it stays within the legal limit in the state of California. Los Angeles International Airport will allow anyone 21 years of age or older to bring up to 28.5 grams of marijuana and 8 grams of concentrated marijuana, in accordance with […]

Two Women Busted Selling Marijuana Edibles at Church

Two women were busted Friday on drug charges after one allegedly sold weed edibles at a church in Savannah, Georgia, according to the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team. Ebony Cooper, 28, was allegedly selling various weed treats; cereal, brownies and puddings that contained marijuana at a church event for entrepreneurs, according to police. Officials said they […]

Former NJ Drug Dealer Slated To Open Marijuana Dispensary

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A Trenton man who once spent time behind bars for dealing drugs is now in the running to become a medical marijuana dealer in the Garden State. Trenton City Council introduced an ordinance last week that would designate a section of the city as a medical cannabis area. “Who’s in a better position to sell […]

Medicinal Marijuana Will Be Legalized In The UK

Medicinal cannabis is to be legalized in the UK following an announcement from Home Secretary Sajid Javid today (July 26). Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-dervived medical products by the autumn. Other forms of cannabis still remain illegal. The announcement follows a government review into the use of medicinal […]

Willie Nelson’s Marijuana Brand Soon To Be Available In Canada

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Canadians can enjoy Willie Nelson’s very own cannabis once it becomes legal. LivWell Enlightened Health LLC is making a deal to secure perpetual distribution rights in Canada to Nelson’s marijuana brand Willie’s Reserve, reports Bloomberg News. LivWell, one of Colorado’s largest cannabis companies, is also in the process of a reverse takeover of the Canadian […]

Canada To Allow Mail-Order Marijuana As Recreational Pot Becomes Legal

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Canadians will soon be able to order marijuana through the mail as part of the nation’s new legalization of recreational pot. Legislators in the country passed the Cannabis Act earlier this week, setting the country up to regulate the market in the coming months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that legislation will begin on October […]

Louisiana’s Southern University Will Be First HBCU To Research Medical Marijuana

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A historically Black university in Louisiana is trying to make its mark in the medical marijuana industry. Southern University and Agricultural and Medicinal College in Baton Rouge will launch a medical marijuana program after a contract with Advanced Biomedics, a Louisiana-based company specializing in pharmaceutical-grade marijuana products, was approved on Friday (May 25). The move […]

Mayor De Blasio Tells NYPD To Stop Arrests For Smoking Weed In Public

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Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants the New York Police Department to stop arresting people for smoking pot in public and instead hand out summonses. In a statement released Sunday, the Democratic mayor says the city must plan for the eventual reality of marijuana legalization and the “public safety, health and financial consequences involved.” […]

Cynthia Nixon: Marijuana is “Effectively Legal” For White People

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Cynthia Nixon’s campaign for governor continues with her latest video about why she supports legalizing the use of recreational marijuana in New York. “There are a lot of good reasons for legalizing marijuana, but for me, it comes down to this: We have to stop putting people of color in jail for something that white […]

Vermont Becomes Ninth State To Legalize Marijuana

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Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month. The law legalizes possession of up to 1 ounce of the drug, two mature plants and up to four immature plants by […]

Coachella Bans Use of Marijuana In Spite Of California’s Legalization

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Welp. If you had plans on blazing your life away during Beyoncé‘s performance, you are certainly ill-fated. The city of California where Coachella is being held, Indio, tends to have very stern marijuana laws. Under the festival’s rules and info section, it specifically states: NO Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia, Marijuana, Marijuana products. In the city of […]

California Starts Legal Sale Of Marijuana For Recreational Use

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California will launch the world’s largest regulated commercial market for recreational marijuana today, as dozens of newly licensed stores catering to adults who enjoy the drug for its psychoactive effects open for business up and down the state. It becomes the sixth U.S. state, and by far the most populous, venturing beyond legalized medical marijuana […]