Michigan May Be The Next State To Clear Cannabis Convictions

Potentially hundreds of thousands of Michiganders could soon be in line to have previous marijuana offenses expunged, thanks to a sweeping legislative package that is on the verge of becoming law. A total of six bills are heading to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk after clearing the final round of…

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Acclaimed Writer Rick Steves Urges ‘Yes’ Vote On State Legalization Measures

Famed travel writer Rick Steves is urging voters to support marijuana legalization initiatives where they appear on the ballot and announced that he would virtually campaign for the measures in four states. In a video message released on Friday, Steves noted that he has supported cannabis reform measures since before…

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Nebraska Medical Marijuana Initiative Stripped From Ballot By State Supreme Court

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that an initiative that would have legalized the medicinal use of cannabis is unconstitutional and may not appear before voters in the November election. The court said in a split decision that the initiative violated constitutional requirements that initiatives be limited to a…

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Pennsylvania State Leaders Make Their Case For Legal Cannabis

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman called on the state General Assembly to legalize marijuana on Thursday, arguing that taxes levied on commercial cannabis sales could help the state recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wolf initially outlined his recreational marijuana legalization plan in…

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The Biggest Hurdle to Federal Marijuana Legalization? State Legalization Killed the Urgency to the Outside World

The Biggest Hurdle to Federal Marijuana Legalization? State Legalization Killed the Urgency to the Outside World Sometimes you have to watch what you wish for in life. The struggle to legalize cannabis at the Federal is a monumental push by tens of thousands of people in the USA, but the…

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COVID-19 May Not Cause Federal Cannabis Legalization but What About Shipping It Across a State Line?

COVID-19 May Not Get Cannabis Legalized Federally but What about Shipping It Across a State Line? Interesting developments in the cannabis world this week as dispensaries and cannabis providers in California were deemed “essential services and activities” by Governor Newsom and allowed to stay open during the coronavirus lockdown.  Granted, it is…

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State cannabis regulations remain complex, but growers steadily becoming compliant

Save for a few adjustments in state laws, a cannabis permitting workshop in Fortuna on Wednesday carried out in exactly the same way as another workshop 18 months prior — each serving as an effective how-to on becoming legally compliant with California’s pot regulations. But for state officials walking attendees…

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State confiscates nearly 1 million marijuana plants, arrests 148 in 2019 effort to combat illegal grows

LOS ANGELES — State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday the arrests of 148 people so far this year during the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting Program enforcement effort, the nation’s largest such multi-agency eradication program. During this year’s effort, CAMP personnel also eradicated 953,459 marijuana plants from 345 raided grow…

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