Medical Marijuana News

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January 28, 2022

Former Adult Pastor Launches ‘Christian Cannabis’

Craig Gross, an entrepreneur, adult pastor and founder of XXXChurch.com, recently announced that his brand, Christian Cannabis, launched a line of CBD-rich cannabis products on January 27. The brand will offer high CBD, low THC strains developed for Christian cannabis consumers while educating them about the plant and its medicinal […]
January 28, 2022

Tennessee Lawmakers want Statewide Marijuana Legalization Vote

Two Tennessee state lawmakers this week proposed legislation that would put ballot questions regarding the legalization of marijuana before voters in this year’s general election. The legislation was introduced by a bipartisan duo of state legislators, Democratic Senator Sara Kyle and Representative Bruce Griffey, a conservative Republican. Attempts to legalize […]
January 28, 2022

Weed Sales Outpace Alcohol for First Time in Massachusetts

Cannabis tax revenue in Massachusetts is performing better than projected, over four years into the state’s adult-use market. According to the most recently available data, Massachusetts reported collecting $74.2 million in marijuana excise taxes—much more than the $51.3 million in alcohol excise taxes that were collected.  Alcohol sales continue the […]
January 28, 2022

State Policy Weekly Update (1/28/22)

Here is NORML’s weekly update on pending state legislation in Washington, Virginia, Utah, Tennessee, South Dakota, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kansas, Illinois, Hawaii, and Delaware. The post State Policy Weekly Update (1/28/22) appeared first on NORML. This article originally appears: State Policy Weekly Update (1/28/22)
January 27, 2022

California Bill Filed To Accelerate Cannabis Conviction Expungements

California courts would face a deadline to implement expungements for past cannabis-related convictions under a bill introduced in the State Assembly on Wednesday.  The legislation sponsored by State Assemblymember Mia Bonta would require courts to update case files for marijuana-related convictions and transmit them to the California Department of Justice […]
January 27, 2022

Decriminalize Nature and Students For Sensible Drug Policy Create a Community Healing Alliance

Two advocacy organizations are coming together to decriminalize entheogens and continue fighting against the War on Drugs. Decriminalize Nature (DN) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) announced in a press release on January 27 that they are partnering up to target entheogen decriminalization and put an end to the […]
January 27, 2022

Mississippi Lawmakers Finally Agree on Medical Cannabis Bill

After more than a year of disagreement, back-and-forth and false dawns, Mississippi lawmakers may have finally produced a medical cannabis bill that will become law. The Clarion Ledger reported that “members of the Mississippi House and Senate on Tuesday announced a final agreement on a bill to create a medical […]
January 27, 2022

New York Expands Medical Marijuana Eligibility

This week, New York expanded eligibility for the state’s medical cannabis program to include more patients, according to an announcement from state regulators. New York’s Office of Cannabis Management said on Monday that the state had launched a new medical marijuana certification and registration system that is “easier to use […]
January 27, 2022

Colorado Springs Group Launches Bid to Legalize Recreational Pot Sales

A group of business and community leaders in Colorado Springs, Colorado has launched a bid to legalize sales of recreational cannabis in the city, arguing that tax revenue generated by purchases of legal cannabis by local residents should stay in the community. Colorado voters legalized sales of recreational cannabis with […]
January 26, 2022

Mississippi: Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Access Bill to Governor’s Desk

The bill now goes to the desk of Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has repeatedly threatened to veto the measure. However, the Act has ample support from lawmakers to override a veto. The post Mississippi: Lawmakers Advance Medical Cannabis Access Bill to Governor’s Desk appeared first on NORML. […]
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