Canada Becomes First G7 Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Canada Becomes FIrst G7 Country to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Canada is well on its way to becoming the first G7 nation in the world to end marijuana prohibition. The House of Commons and Senate just approved the Cannabis Act, fulfilling Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s 2015 campaign promise. Legal adult-use sales…

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Colorado logs $106M in recreational cannabis sales in March

Colorado’s recreational marijuana sales set a new monthly high in March. The state’s cannabis retailers sold $ 106 million in flower, edibles and concentrate for adult-use purposes during March, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Revenue. In total, the shops tallied up $ 135.2 million in…

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Recreational marijuana bill clears Connecticut legislative committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would help Connecticut prepare for the possibility of legalized recreational marijuana has cleared a legislative hurdle. The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 27-24 in favor of the legislation, which now awaits further action by the House of Representatives. It’s unclear how…

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Recreational marijuana sales brisk, problems few in San Diego 3 months into legalization

SAN DIEGO — Three months after recreational marijuana went on sale in California, San Diego retailers say business has been brisk and the customer base diverse, including older people who use a private shuttle bus to reach one dispensary. “There’s been a change in the culture,” said Will Senn, who…

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New Jersey expanding its medical marijuana program, Gov. Phil Murphy pushing for recreational

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program and said residents would no longer have to “jump through hoops” to get access to the drug. Murphy unveiled the recommendations of a panel commissioned earlier this year at a news conference…

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Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds

WASHINGTON — A $ 1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won’t include protections for the recreational marijuana industry — a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill. The legislators wanted the measure to include a provision…

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Why Is The United Nations Warning Members States Against Recreational Cannabis?

Why Is The United Nations Warning Members States Against Recreational Cannabis? The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the organization’s drug enforcement body, warned international leaders of its member states to make sure cannabis stays illegal. Its 2017 annual report contains strict warnings to ensure that cannabis remains illegal.…

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New Jersey governor calls for recreational marijuana legalization, higher taxes for schools

Published: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm • Updated: Mar 13, 2018, 1:29 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy wants to raise the state sales tax and extend its reach, hike income taxes on the wealthy and legalize recreational marijuana. He also wants…

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Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales on pace to hit $60 million in first year

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 11:10 am • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 11:10 am By The Associated Press RENO, Nev. — Nevada’s recreational marijuana industry is on pace to reach $ 60 million in its first year, exceeding the state’s projection of $ 50 million. KTVN-TV reported Tuesday that if revenue…

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