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Detroit — The City Council on Tuesday approved a long-awaited law for the operation of recreational marijuana shops, with controversial provisions to give residents priority. Detroit Councilman James Tate led the effort that guarantees no less than half of all licenses awarded in Detroit will go to legacy residents. The plan,...
The president-elect’s moves toward federal marijuana liberalization don’t add up to legalization—and there will be tougher issues on the drug policy front ahead. Shortly after the election, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to members that outlined legislative priorities for the waning days of the 116th Congress. One of them...
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Cannabis activist, musician, and comedy actor Tommy Chong gives his thoughts on the emergence of America’s legal cannabis industry.Chong is an icon of cannabis – one half of the Cheech & Chong comedy duo from the cult classic ‘Up in Smoke’, synonymous with the cannabis movement. The pair sold out shows in the 70s, the decade following...
Governor Ralph Northam says legislation will be introduced in JanuaryVirginia Governor Ralph Northam said Monday that in January legislation will be introduced that would legalize cannabis in the commonwealth. “We are going to move forward with legalizing marijuana in Virginia,” Northam said, according to the Virginia Mercury. State Senator Dick Saslaw, the Senate Majority Leader, told the...
A big drop in revenue because of the coronavirus has some lawmakers reconsidering their opposition to recreational marijuanaPROVIDENCE — Momentum is building to legalize recreational marijuana in Rhode Island now that state budget deficits are looming and the marijuana business is booming in neighboring Massachusetts. Less than a year ago, state Senate leaders were...
As medical cannabis began being legalized in the late 1990s and early 2000s, a new industry was born. It changed the perception of cannabis and allowed for the legalization of recreational cannabis. While previously, the typical cannabis consumer would be categorized as a young 18 to 34 year old risk-taker looking to live life...
There are at least 13 marijuana related bills pre-filed for the session, though the odds on all of them passing are long. The most sweeping of them has been filed by Senator-elect Roland Gutierrez (D-Bexar), who won his bid to move up from the House. The bill he authored, SB 140, would fully legalize the use of...
Using cannabis to treat gynecological pain is a popular idea, a national survey has found. Of the 995 women who responded to the survey, it didn’t matter if the woman had smoked before or not; they said they’d give pot a try to rid themselves of pain from cramps, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and more.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A panel of doctors and other health care professionals on Monday recommended increasing the amount of marijuana that can be purchased by participants in New Mexico’s medical cannabis program. But the debate over whether the state has an adequate supply has yet to be settled. The state medical cannabis advisory board...

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