Virginia Allows Adult-Use Pot, Although Retail Sales Are Years Away

When the clock struck midnight to mark the start of Thursday, history was made—marijuana legalization had finally arrived in the southern United States. As of July 1, adults 21 years and older in the Commonwealth of Virginia can legally use and possess marijuana. The new law stems from legislation that…

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Possession and Home Cultivation of Adult-Use Cannabis Now Legal in New Mexico

Possession and cultivation of cannabis at home are now legal for adults ages 21 and over in New Mexico—representing a momentous day for the “Land of Enchantment.” Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham celebrated by releasing four infographics of what changes take effect immediately. Under New Mexico’s legislation, The Cannabis Regulation Act,…

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Portugal Parliament Ignites Adult-Use Conversations All Over Europe

The timing of the consideration of full adult-use cannabis legislation on the “West Coast” of Europe is sparking a renewed conversation about reform elsewhere in the region—and standards just about everywhere, including Portugal. There will be, in retrospect, a great deal written about this period—generally and more specifically about cannabis…

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Montana Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill, HB 701, Officially Signed

Governor Greg Gianforte on Tuesday signed the Montana adult-use cannabis bill that will establish a newly formed recreational marijuana program in the state, months after voters in Big Sky country approved a measure to legalize pot. Gianforte, a Republican in his first term as governor of Montana, attached his name…

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Minnesota House Of Representatives To Vote On Complete Adult-Use Cannabis Bill HF 600

The Minnesota House of Representatives is planning a Thursday vote on a bill (HF 600) that would legalize adult-use cannabis in the state. The measure is expected to be passed by the House’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) majority in what will be the first cannabis legalization vote by the full legislative…

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Montana Lawmakers Pass HB 701 To Implement Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization

The Montana legislature passed a House bill on Tuesday to implement the recreational marijuana legalization initiative passed by voters in the November election. The measure, HB 701, was passed by the Montana House of Representatives with a vote of 67 to 32 after being approved previously by the state Senate.…

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New Mexico Lawmakers Pass Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill

New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, making the state the second in the nation to approve such legislation this week. Also on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York signed an adult-use cannabis law passed by the legislature late Tuesday, making the Empire State…

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