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|

New Mexico Judge Rules Incarcerated Patients Have A Right to Use Medical Marijuana

A New Mexico judge ruled a detention center in Albuquerque cannot penalize qualifying medical marijuana patients for accessing cannabis while incarcerated. District Court Judge Lucy Solimon’s ruling concerns the case of Joe Montaño, who recently served a 90-day sentence in home confinement. During his incarceration, correctional officers found him in [...]

2021-01-13T04:55:07-07:00January 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|