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ACLU, Drug Policy Alliance sue California city over home cultivation requirements

ACLU, Drug Policy Alliance sue California city over home cultivation requirements

June 7, 2017

The ACLU of California and the Drug Policy Alliance have filed suit against the California city of Fontana over the city's restrictive requirements regarding cultivation cannabis plants at home. Under Proposition 64, California residents are allowed to grow six cannabis plants for personal use. The...

Nevada lawmakers finalize cannabis tax

Nevada lawmakers finalize cannabis tax

June 6, 2017

Nevada lawmakers passed a measure Sunday night that would set cannabis tax rates at 10 percent for retail sales and 15 percent for wholesale. Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval is expected to approve the measure in the state's budget package. During the next two years, cannabis tax revenue is expected...

Nationwide legalized medical cannabis could poach more than $4B from pharmaceutical companies annually

Nationwide legalized medical cannabis could poach more than $4B from pharmaceutical companies annually

May 31, 2017

If the United States legalize cannabis for medical conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and seizures, cannabis could siphon more than $4 billion annually from the country's pharmaceutical industry, according to New Frontier Data. “Any opportunity for alternatives that could result in reduced...

Proposed federal cannabis tax could squeeze legal sales

Proposed federal cannabis tax could squeeze legal sales

May 30, 2017

A federal bill proposed in March has the potential to push legal cannabis consumers into the black market. The H.R. 1823 - Marijuana Revenue and Regulation act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and in the Senate by Sen. Ron...

Vermont governor vetoes legalization bill

Vermont governor vetoes legalization bill

May 24, 2017

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday he will veto a legalization bill that would have made Vermont the first state to pass legalization through the legislature without a public vote. The bill would have legalized possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and over, and it would...

VIDEO: The legal cannabis industry is making it impossible for cartels to compete

VIDEO: The legal cannabis industry is making it impossible for cartels to compete

May 24, 2017

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Legalization bill in California reduces cannabis convictions

Legalization bill in California reduces cannabis convictions

May 23, 2017

Since California legalized cannabis for social use in November, thousands of people convicted of cannabis crimes are requesting to get their records reduced. The provisions of Proposition 64, which 57  percent – or 8 million – California residents supported, allows some felonies to be reduced...

Nevada to allow early sale of social cannabis

Nevada to allow early sale of social cannabis

May 23, 2017

Licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Nevada will allowed to sell cannabis to adults for social use as early as July 1, 2017, as long as they are in good standing with the state. Earlier this month, The Nevada Tax Commission voted 6-1 to approve temporary licenses for qualifying dispensaries...

New Jersey Senator introduces bill to end cannabis prohibition

New Jersey Senator introduces bill to end cannabis prohibition

May 17, 2017

State Senator Nick Scutari introduced a bill to end cannabis prohibition in New Jersey on Monday in Trenton.  Scutari (D-Trenton) was also the sponsor for the state's medical cannabis law. “New Jersey was at the forefront of this debate years ago, and now we lag behind,” Scutari told a reporters....

Vermont legislature makes cannabis history

Vermont legislature makes cannabis history

May 4, 2017

Vermont made cannabis reform history yesterday by being the first state to pass legalization measures through both the House and Senate chambers without the need for a public vote. The two chambers need to pass identical measures within one week to send a legalization bill to Gov. Phil Scott. Ballot initiative...

Uruguayans to be the first to sign up for state-vetted cannabis

Uruguayans to be the first to sign up for state-vetted cannabis

May 3, 2017

Citizens of Uruguay were able to register to buy cannabis for social use through a government-regulated system on Tuesday. The state Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute said nearly 600 people have signed up for the program already. Those who have signed up will be able to buy a maximum of 10 grams o...

Could cannabis social clubs be coming to Nevada?

Could cannabis social clubs be coming to Nevada?

April 29, 2017

The Nevada Senate passed a bill which would let local governments permit marijuana social clubs and other forms of public use by 12-9 on Tuesday. The bill will need to head to the Assembly for a final vote. Social clubs and public use has previously been against the law in Nevada and generally al...

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