New York Lawmakers Prefile Eight Marijuana Reform Bills for 2021

New York lawmakers prefiled eight medical marijuana-related bills for consideration in the upcoming legislative session. Seven of those were filed in the Assembly with the other prefiled bill introduced in the Senate. The proposed bills cover a range of issues facing qualifying medical marijuana patients in New York, including tenants’ [...]

2021-01-13T05:08:02-07:00January 13, 2021|

After Legalization, Why Is Cannabis Still Illegal in New Jersey?

When New Jersey voters resoundingly approved an Election Day ballot proposal to legalize adult-use marijuana, they did so on the understanding the constitutional amendment would take effect on January 1, 2021. That hasn’t happened. In the two months since the vote to legalize, New Jersey lawmakers have been unable to [...]

2021-01-11T05:33:48-07:00January 11, 2021|

Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Maryland Ahead of 2021 Session

A Maryland House of Delegates lawmaker prefiled a marijuana legalization bill for consideration in the 2021 legislation beginning January 13. Del. Jazz Lewis (D) submitted the draft legislation – HB0032 – which would legalize and regulate marijuana sales through state-licensed businesses, expunge prior cannabis-related convictions and set up a social [...]

2021-01-05T09:13:40-07:00January 5, 2021|

The 7 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2021

One of the few bright spots in an otherwise difficult year was marijuana legalization’s progress in the US. Four states voted to legalize recreational cannabis on Election Day while Vermont and Illinois had already begun legal sales of adult-use marijuana earlier in the year. Though there won’t be any marijuana [...]

2020-12-29T07:26:59-07:00December 29, 2020|

South Dakota Cops Using Public Funds in Attempt to Halt Legalization

Top South Dakota law enforcement officials have filed a lawsuit using state funds to void the result of a voter-approved ballot initiative to legalize adult-use marijuana. The marijuana legalization measure – Constitutional Amendment A – received 54 percent of the vote and was one of two cannabis-related proposals approved by [...]

2020-12-29T04:34:51-07:00December 29, 2020|

Wyoming Wants to Legalize Marijuana, New Poll Finds

A majority of Wyoming residents support adult-use marijuana legalization while supermajorities approved of incremental reforms such as legalizing medical cannabis and decriminalizing possession, according to a new poll. The survey comes courtesy of the University of Wyoming and the results mark the first time it has found majority support for [...]

2020-12-17T06:36:49-07:00December 17, 2020|