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  1. Ron Strider

    How Delaware Is Lining Up To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    Delaware appears to be on the verge of becoming the first state in the Mid-Atlantic to legalize retail sales of marijuana for recreational use by adults. In Dover on Wednesday, a governor's task force reviewed changes to a proposed bill that also could make the state the first to legalize...
  2. Ron Strider

    On Opening Day, Vermont Legislature Advances Marijuana Legalization

    Vermont lawmakers took quick action toward legalizing marijuana Wednesday, mere hours after the opening gavel of the 2018 legislative session. Members of the House Judiciary Committee approved a minor change to a bill that would legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for those 21...
  3. Ron Strider

    Vermont Lawmakers Expected To Resume Marijuana Debate

    Vermont lawmakers are expecting to resume the debate about whether the state should become the first in the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana through an act of a legislative body in the opening days of the 2018 legislative session, which begins Wednesday. A revised...
  4. Ron Strider

    Maine's Regulated Marijuana Market Could Still Be Saved

    "Question 1 is not just bad for Maine, it can be deadly," said state Governor Paul LePage in a warning to voters against approving a marijuana legalization measure. "We do not need to legalize another drug that could lead to more deaths." With the governor's anti-cannabis rhetoric, it was no...
  5. Ron Strider

    NH: Marijuana Policy To Be Debated At Statehouse

    A handful of lawmakers are proposing changes to some of the state's policies on marijuana in 2018. In September, possessing three-fourths of an ounce of marijuana became a violation rather than a crime. Those caught get a $100 fine and no jail time. But before the law changed, people were...
  6. Ron Strider

    Maine Lawmakers Optimistic That Disagreements On Marijuana Bill Can Be Resolved

    Key lawmakers will meet with Gov. Paul LePage on Friday to try to reach agreement on how to change an adult-use marijuana bill so it would gain his support. Members of a special committee that drafted the bill after state voters approved legalization in 2016 said they were optimistic that...
  7. Ron Strider

    South Jersey Municipal Officials Ponder Implications Of Legalized Marijuana

    Legal recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey could be months away, and municipal leaders across the state are beginning to wonder what effects the legalization of pot might have on their municipality. Democratic Governor-elect Phil Murphy pledged during his campaign that he would sign...
  8. Ron Strider

    Guam: Committee On Health Working On Medical Marijuana Bill Markup

    Medical marijuana advocate, August Fest, testified saying that the bill should include a provision to allow home cultivation. Another private citizen named Jess Savares testified saying that the monthly limit that the bill places on the amount of medical marijuana that can be prescribed to...
  9. Ron Strider

    KY: Let's Get Medical Marijuana Bill On Gov. Matt Bevin's Desk

    Secretary of State Alison Grimes' New Year's resolution is a bit blunt: Medical marijuana must be legalized in Kentucky to help veterans suffering from PTSD and others who are painfully ill. "This is an issue of which I hoped the commonwealth would have already addressed," Grimes told Courier...
  10. Ron Strider

    Maine Lawmakers Working To Finalize Pot Legalization

    The committee in charge of creating the framework for legalizing recreational marijuana in the state will enter the upcoming legislative session with renewed vigor, hoping to forge a document that passes gubernatorial muster and reflects the will of the people. The House last month upheld...
  11. Ron Strider

    New Zealand: Step Forward For Medicinal Cannabis

    A step forward for medicinal cannabis today. The Government is to reveal the contents of the Bill it's tabling at Parliament this afternoon, which is expected to include provisions to allow some terminally ill patients to legally use it. Health Minister David Clark said they have the support...
  12. Ron Strider

    New Zealand - Government To Put Forward Medicinal Cannabis Bill

    One way or another New Zealand looks to be making a move on medicinal cannabis. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has revealed the Government will introduce a Bill to Parliament on Tuesday around cannabis but is keeping quiet on its contents. It's expected that the legislation would make it...
  13. Ron Strider

    The 3 States Best Positioned To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

    Election Day 2016 was a big day for marijuana. Voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada all supported successful legalization initiatives, doubling the number of states to have done so since 2012 and more than quadrupling the percentage of the national population that now lives in...
  14. Ron Strider

    TN: Medical Marijuana Task Force Drafting Bill To Legalize Cannabis Oil

    Some lawmakers are backing a bill to legalize cannabis oil for medicinal purposes in the state of Tennessee. A medical marijuana task force was formed earlier this year to study the topic of medical marijuana and then make a recommendation to be presented to the general assembly. The co-chair...
  15. Ron Strider

    Vermont Will Legalize Marijuana Within Weeks, Officials Indicate

    Vermont appears poised to become the next state to legalize marijuana. And, according to top elected officials, it is likely to do so within a matter of weeks. Last week, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, a Democrat, said she expects "it likely will pass in early January." Days earlier, Gov...
  16. Ron Strider

    ME: Legislative Committee Dives Into Another Go At Recreational Marijuana Bill

    State lawmakers are launching a new effort to overhaul Maine's recreational pot law in January, hoping to find a political compromise to avoid another gubernatorial veto. The committee charged with launching the state's commercial adult-use market already has reintroduced the bill that Gov...
  17. Ron Strider

    MO: Marijuana Legalization Proposal Gets Grilled By St. Louis Aldermen

    An ambitious bill in St. Louis would essentially legalize weed within city limits by barring enforcement of state laws prohibiting marijuana possession – but at a legislative hearing Wednesday, the bill's sponsor, 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Green, found herself fielding pointed questions about...
  18. Ron Strider

    Canadian MPs Vote For Legal Marijuana

    This is huge! Like 3,854,082 square miles huge. The Canadian House of Commons last week passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana throughout the world's second geographically largest country. The bill had been introduced by Canada's ruling Liberal government last April, and had the...
  19. Ron Strider

    Walker Signs Bill Legalizing Hemp Farming In Wisconsin

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that allows Wisconsin farmers to grow industrial hemp. Walker signed the bill Thursday. The bill passed the Legislature unanimously. The measure's sponsor, Republican Rep. Jesse Kremer, tweeted Thursday that the bill will make Wisconsin a...
  20. Ron Strider

    Town Worried About Legalizing Weed Launches Group To Study Marijuana's Effects

    Governor-elect Phil Murphy has vowed to legalize marijuana in New Jersey during his first 100 days in office, but members of Linden's city council are concerned about how the bill is going to impact them and surrounding municipalities. "There are a lot of questions that need to be asked...