Cannabis Industrial Marketplace

Legistlation

Virginia Governor Officially Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Into Law

The end of May brought marijuana decriminalization to Virginia as the governor officially signed two bills into law. According to Marijuana Moment: “The governor of Virginia signed a pair of identical bills on [May 21st] to decriminalize marijuana possession in the state. “Following the lawmakers’ initial passage of the measures… Read more »

Mexico’s legalization of hemp, marijuana could be ‘quite significant’ for US markets

The legalization of hemp in Mexico could end up being “quite significant” for the United States hemp market. According to Ivan Moreno with Hemp Industry Daily: “Mexico is poised to become the world’s most-populous country with legal marijuana and hemp next month – and, unlike its northern neighbor, Mexico is… Read more »

Bill To Legalize Marijuana Sales Officially Passes Vermont House Of Representatives

Residents in the state of Vermont should start to see the retail sale of marijuana following the approval of a bill in the Vermont House of Representatives. According to Kyle Jaeger with Marijuana Moment: “The Vermont House of Representatives finalized its approval of a bill to legalize the retail sale… Read more »

New Law Brings Texas One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

A new law in Texas means residents of the Lone Star state are closer to legal cannabis. According to Will Maddox with D Magazine: “Texas is one step closer to joining the 34 states where medicinal marijuana is legal after state legislators passed a law written by North Texas Republican… Read more »

Leafly Presents: What You Need to Know about Medical Marijuana in Missouri

Navigating the maze of legal medical marijuana can be difficult. Residents of Missouri can find more information here. According to Mary Sauer with Leafly: “The passage of Amendment 2 in November of 2018 legalized medical marijuana in the state of Missouri. Since then, the state has been working to create… Read more »

Proposed regulatory and tax reforms in California could make life simpler for marijuana businesses

Proposed reforms to regulations and taxes could make things easier for some marijuana businesses in California. As reported by John Schroyer with Marijuana Business Daily: “A proposed overhaul of California’s marijuana regulatory and tax collection system could mean far less headaches for licensed cannabis companies in the state. “It could… Read more »

New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Legalization Bill

The move toward legal marijuana in New Hampshire gained momentum as a committee approved a bill for adult-use. According to Kyle Jaeger with Marijuana Moment: “A New Hampshire House committee approved a bill…that would legalize marijuana for adult use in the state. “While the legislation doesn’t provide for retail sales,… Read more »

US federal cannabis reform outlook: Progress expected in 2020, but distractions, high hurdles persist

With 2020 officially in full swing, some are looking ahead to progress for federal cannabis reform while others anticipate roadblocks. According to Jeff Smith with Marijuana Business Daily: “(This is the first in a series of stories from Marijuana Business Daily considering the current U.S. federal marijuana reform landscape.) “President… Read more »

Mississippi Voters Will Decide Whether To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Citizens in the state of Mississippi will be able to decide if they want medical marijuana as it is added to the 2020 ballot. According to Thomas Edward with High Times: “Mississippi became the latest state this week to add a medical marijuana question to its 2020 ballot. “Voters there… Read more »

Hawaii’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Is Officially In Effect

The state of Hawaii made strides as a cannabis decriminalization law officially took effect earlier this month. As reported by Kyle Jaeger with Marijuana Moment: “Low-level marijuana possession is no longer punishable by the threat of jail time in Hawaii. “[A] cannabis reform bill that Gov. David Ige (D) allowed… Read more »

New Hampshire House Approves Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Insomnia and Opioid Use Disorder have been added to New Hampshire’s list of medical conditions that qualify for medical cannabis in the state. As reported by A.J. Herrington with High Times: “The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed two bills to expand access to medical marijuana for patients. However, a broader bill… Read more »

Formerly Anti-Marijuana Congressman Cosponsors Comprehensive Legalization Bill

A piece of comprehensive cannabis legislation has garnered the support of Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), a former opponent of reform. As reported by Kyle Jaeger with Marijuana Moment: “A bill to federally legalize marijuana and implement restorative justice policies gained a notable cosponsor: Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), who… Read more »

Governor Of Virginia Wants To Decriminalize Simple Cannabis Possession

Politicians, like Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, are beginning to push harder for decriminalization measures for simple cannabis possession. As reported by Adam Drury with High Times: “Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is heading into the third year of his term in office. And during his annual State of the Commonwealth speech,… Read more »

Congress Will Debate Two Bills To Legalize Marijuana At Hearing With DEA Witness

The discussion around legal marijuana will again come before Congress during a hearing this week. As reported by Kyle Jaeger with Marijuana Moment: “A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing on various reform proposals on Wednesday, with witnesses from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Food and… Read more »

Leafly Presents – Illinois pardons 11,000 cannabis convictions on eve of legalization

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker pardoned over 11,000 people with misdemeanor cannabis convictions. According to the Associated Press and presented by Leafly: “Just one day before Illinois legalized cannabis for adult recreational use, Governor JB Pritzker granted pardons to more than 11,000 individuals with convictions for misdemeanor cannabis offenses. “’We are… Read more »