legalization

  1. Ron Strider

    California Unleashes A Massive Market For Legal Cannabis

    In the cold, breezy desert of California one minute after midnight, January 1, 2018, Cathedral City Care Collective had its first customer, and a promise made in 2016 got fulfilled. California's marijuana legalization initiative, Prop 64, originally passed by voters on the November 2016 ballot...
  2. Ron Strider

    California's New Legal Marijuana Market Marks Beginning Of The End For Prohibition

    If a single date marks the beginning of the end for the legal prohibition of marijuana, there’s a very good case for January 1, 2018. On this day, California began allowing the legal sales of marijuana for recreational use. According to state estimates, more than 400 businesses were licensed...
  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

    These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

    After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use). Now, a number of states...
  5. Ron Strider

    Does Legal Cannabis Slated For Summer 2018, Not July 1, Imply Further Delays

    Nationwide cannabis legalization will not be on Canada Day 2018, as many Canadians had originally thought. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the legalization date ?would not be July 1,? which was the hard deadline for legalization. Instead, Trudeau vaguely stated that legalization...
  6. Ron Strider

    Mexico To Sell Space Cakes, Cannabis Drinks And Marijuana Lipsticks

    Mexico is set to legalize the sale of marijuana-based products early next year, despite the country's struggles with the illicit drug trade. On Wednesday, Mexico's health regulator announced plans to permit the sale of cannabis-based foods, drinks, medicines and cosmetics in the market...
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    Greetings From Vermont!

    Hey Everyone! I’m a staffer at Heady Vermont, a cannabis news and advocacy group. Given that Vermont is going to take up legalization again this coming session, 2018 should prove very interesting! Feel free to shoot me any questions you might have about what’s going on in the very Green...
  8. Ron Strider

    CO: Marijuana Doomsday Didn't Come

    It's been a little more than five years since Colorado's voters approved Constitutional Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in the state. Sales commenced four years ago this January. Although the amendment passed by a comfortable 10-point margin, the debate in Colorado has...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Ron Strider

    What Voters Really Mean When They Say They Support Marijuana Legalization

    The proportion of Americans who express support for marijuana legalization in opinion polls has risen sharply over the past decade from the low 30s to as high as 60 percent. But a new poll shows that what Americans who support "marijuana legalization" actually want is more nuanced than it might...
  12. Ron Strider

    Economic Benefits Of Expected Marijuana Legalization In Georgia

    If the Parliament of Georgia legislates marijuana consumption, distribution and cultivation to be legal, the extent of the local market will be increased by over GEL 1.3 billion in 2018. At least 2 million tourists will visit Georgia in 2018, resulting in increased incomes of GEL 570 million...
  13. Ron Strider

    Canadian Politicians Are Delaying Marijuana Legalization Past July 2018

    Canadian politicians, specifically those form the Conservative Party, are explicitly saying they will delay marijuana legalization past the July 2018 deadline by delaying the passage of two important bills. Bill C-45 and C-46 are going to hit the Canadian senate floor in January. The bills...
  14. Ron Strider

    IL: Senator Barickman Supportive Of Marijuana Legalization

    Sen. Jason Barickman made some waves amongst constituents Wednesday, when he announced via a Facebook post that he would support legislation legalizing cannabis that he anticipated would be coming up for a vote next spring. When reached for comment Thursday, Barickman said that while some of...
  15. Ron Strider

    Aspen Live Founder Launches Cannabis Summit

    Aspen High will be a curated experience for visionaries in the marijuana and music industries Launched in 1996, the Aspen Live conference has become a must-attend event for a growing group of music industry insiders and up-and-comers who travel to the Colorado resort town every winter for...
  16. 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...
  17. Ron Strider

    Delaware Panel Continues Talks On Legalized Marijuana

    A state panel formed to consider issues surrounding the legalization of recreational marijuana is resuming its work this week. Wednesday's meeting of the task force meeting will focus on public safety and criminal justice issues involving legalization. Presentations are scheduled from...
  18. Ron Strider

    IL: Governor Rauner Not High On Legalizing Marijuana: 'That's A Mistake'

    Gov. Bruce Rauner is taking a blunt stance, telling a Downstate TV station that it would be a "mistake" to legalize marijuana in Illinois. The Republican governor has, in the past, said he wants more studies on the "ramifications" in states that have legalized the drug. On Wednesday, he took...
  19. Ron Strider

    Will Anti-Marijuana Democrats Hold Back Legalization In New Jersey And Pennsylvania

    Republicans like N.J. Governor Chris Christie and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions are the most hyperbolic opponents of cannabis on the national stage, but it's Democrats who are helping build final barricades to defend local marijuana prohibition. Although the national Democratic Party...
  20. Ron Strider

    The Marijuana Index Is Up 54% This Month

    Investors are getting high off marijuana stocks in anticipation of full legalization in Canada and several U.S. states. The marijuana investment universe lends itself well to cryptocurrency traders who have grown accustomed to volatility and surging market caps. Marijuana Index The...