Phil Murphy sworn in as N.J. governor, vows to legalize marijuana

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 1:52 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 1:52 pm By Elise Young, Bloomberg Philip Dunton Murphy was sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor, vowing to make good on economic promises unfulfilled by his Republican predecessor and counteract what he called catastrophic social and fiscal policy…

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Canada May Legalize Recreational Cannabis Before July 1 Now.

Legalization Will Be Sooner Than We Think, Says JT Canadians may have the best Christmas gift of all time: news that legalization will be happening before the expected July 1st deadline, says the Prime Minister. According to Trudeau, cannabis will be legal nationwide by “next summer”. He discussed legalization during…

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States consider best ways to legalize recreational marijuana

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 11:27 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 11:27 am By Jennifer McDermott, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A special legislative commission is looking into the potential effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island as the state’s northern neighbor readies to allow recreational marijuana sales.…

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Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization working to ensure that hemp’s fledgling federal protections gain permanence.…

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Will Canada be able to fully legalize and regulate marijuana by July?

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:40 pm • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 1:41 pm By Alan Freeman, The Washington Post OTTAWA – Canada is set to become the first industrialized nation to legalize and regulate marijuana from production to consumption by next July, but increasingly, Canadians are wondering: What’s the hurry?…

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