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420 with CNW — Ailing MTA Employee Mulls $5 Million Suit Against New York for Denying Him Medical Cannabis

April 16, 2021 4:20pm

Although more than 30 states have legalized some form of cannabis, the drug still remains illegal at the federal level. So while people in states with legal cannabis markets can consume cannabis legally, they are still liable to federal repercussions in certain situations. This is especially true for individuals who are employed by federal organizations, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Ailing MTA Employee Mulls $5 Million Suit Against New York for Denying Him Medical Cannabis”

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420 with CNW — States Eyeing Marijuana Legalization in 2021

April 16, 2021 4:20am

The past decade has been great for both recreational and medical cannabis, with more than 30 states legalizing some form of cannabis. The 2020 ballot saw five more states pass cannabis reform legislation, and 2021 is poised to be a good year for cannabis as well. Quite recently New York, New Mexico and Virginia passed … Continue reading “420 with CNW — States Eyeing Marijuana Legalization in 2021”

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420 with CNW — New Poll Finds Nearly Half of All Texans Empathize with Pandemic Marijuana Users

April 15, 2021 4:20pm

A survey conducted recently in the state of Texas has found that one in every five residents in the state have a more relaxed attitute toward the use of recreational cannabis. This comes at a time when several marijuana reform bills have been introduced during this legislative session in the state. The body that carried … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Poll Finds Nearly Half of All Texans Empathize with Pandemic Marijuana Users”

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420 with CNW — Nevada Legislative Committee Approves Bill Allowing Marijuana Consumption Lounges

April 15, 2021 4:20am

Last week, a legislation to permit on-site cannabis consumption lounges was approved in an Assembly committee in Nevada. Backed by Speaker Pro Tempore Steve Yeager, the bill would establish two new categories for marijuana business licenses in Nevada. One of the categories would cater for independent marijuana consumption lounges and the other for retail marijuana … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Nevada Legislative Committee Approves Bill Allowing Marijuana Consumption Lounges”

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420 with CNW — Why Cannabis Legalization in Virginia Could Trigger Federal Marijuana Policy Reform

April 14, 2021 4:20pm

At the moment, 36 states have legalized medical cannabis while 16 states allow recreational cannabis, showing that a majority of Americans support cannabis decriminalization. Although both New York and Virginia had legalized recreational cannabis by the end of March, it was the news that the Southern state had finally allowed adult-use marijuana that illustrated just … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Why Cannabis Legalization in Virginia Could Trigger Federal Marijuana Policy Reform”

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420 with CNW — Legislators in Washington Hear Drug Decriminalization Bill After Supreme Court Ruling

April 14, 2021 4:20am

Legislators in Washington state are weighing their options after a Supreme Court ruling annulled the state’s law that criminalizes drug possession. Of the many initiatives that have been introduced in response to the court’s February decision, it appears that Senate Bill 5476 will most likely be advanced before the end of the legislative session on … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Legislators in Washington Hear Drug Decriminalization Bill After Supreme Court Ruling”

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420 with CNW — Texas Legislative Committee Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

April 13, 2021 4:20pm

Last week, a Texas House committee voted in favor of a bill to expand the state’s medical cannabis program. One of a number of cannabis reform bills discussed by the legislature last week, the legislation was sponsored by House Public Health committee chair Stephanie Klick. The bill is designed to significantly expand Texas’ already-limited medical … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Texas Legislative Committee Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill”

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420 with CNW — West Virginia Medical Cannabis Edibles Bill Appears Stalled

April 13, 2021 4:20am

Although West Virginia passed a bill to legalize medical cannabis back in 2017, the state still hasn’t launched a medical marijuana industry. Now it seems like a bill that would have expanded the space to include cannabis edibles has stalled in a state health committee. Bill SB 590, which was introduced by Senators Mike Woelfel, … Continue reading “420 with CNW — West Virginia Medical Cannabis Edibles Bill Appears Stalled”

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420 with CNW — Activist Sues Governor Over Delay in Seeking Medical Cannabis Exemption

April 12, 2021 4:20pm

A cannabis activist from Iowa is suing the state’s governor based on the argument that the state’s Department of Health has taken too long to request for the federal exemption of the state’s medical marijuana program from the DEA as stipulated in a legislation that was signed in 2020. Carl Olsen claimed that Gov. Kim … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Activist Sues Governor Over Delay in Seeking Medical Cannabis Exemption”

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420 with CNW — Recreational Cannabis Bill Passes First Test in Connecticut

April 12, 2021 4:20am

With more than 16 states already allowing the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis within their borders, Connecticut has now taken the first tentative steps towards establishing a legal recreational cannabis market. Last week, the state’s Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis with a 22 to 16 vote. Backed by Governor … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Recreational Cannabis Bill Passes First Test in Connecticut”

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420 with CNW — Colorado to Raise Money for Disability Fund Through Auction of Cannabis-Themed License Plates

April 09, 2021 4:20pm

The state of Colorado seems to be embracing its reputation as a cannabis state, with officials of the state working on an auction that will sell marijuana-themed license plates in an attempt to raise money for a disability fund. Between April 1—20, residents in the state will have the chance to place their bids on … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Colorado to Raise Money for Disability Fund Through Auction of Cannabis-Themed License Plates”

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420 with CNW — How New Cannabis Law in New York Could Impact Medical Marijuana

April 09, 2021 4:20am

As March drew to a close, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New York, making it the 15th state alongside the District of Columbia to allow adult-use cannabis. The legislation will allow adults over age 21 to possess up to 24 grams of cannabis concentrate and 3 ounces … Continue reading “420 with CNW — How New Cannabis Law in New York Could Impact Medical Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — New Poll Finds That 75% of Americans Support Legalization of Marijuana

April 08, 2021 4:20pm

A survey conducted recently by The Hill and HarrisX found that three in four voters in America support either letting individual states decide on policies governing cannabis or legalizing cannabis nationally. The survey interviewed 1,882 voters between March 24 and 26, and shows just how much public opinion has shifted; the majority of Americans now … Continue reading “420 with CNW — New Poll Finds That 75% of Americans Support Legalization of Marijuana”

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420 with CNW — Mexico Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Key Senate Committee, Floor Vote Expected This Month

April 08, 2021 4:20am

The Justice Committee of the Senate in Mexico has voted to approve the amended cannabis legalization bill as referred to the upper House by the Chamber of Deputies. This approval means that the bill now has to be cleared by two more Senate committees before it is sent to the floor for a final vote. … Continue reading “420 with CNW — Mexico Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Key Senate Committee, Floor Vote Expected This Month”

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