Rhode Island's governor signed legislation Wednesday making the state the 19th in the nation to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana, an issue that some lawmakers have been working on for years. “Together we got this job done and we got it done right,” Democratic Gov. Dan McKee said at the bill signing ceremony on the State House steps. Rhode Island's General Assembly … [Read more...] about R.I. governor to sign bill to legalize recreational marijuana. The neighbor finally did it. I’m still in shock that CT did it before RI.
In most states legalization has been led by voter initiatives, not by elected politicians. Every two years, more states elect to legalize cannabis via statewide ballot measures. These measures are so overwhelmingly popular that they rarely fail when put before the voters. The challenge lies in getting them on the ballot, often in the face of intense opposition from local … [Read more...] about Election 2022: Marijuana legalization voting guide. Imagine what could be accomplished in CT if the people voted on the bills and not the reps with deep pockets or personal agendas.
By Paul Mulshine | Star-Ledger Columnist When the effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey passed the state Senate last week it did so without Republican votes. Aren’t Republicans supposed to believe in free markets? I fear the Grand Old Party is a bit confused on this issue. The confusion traces back to the Reagan administration. Back then, the government … [Read more...] about Instead of opposing marijuana legalization Republicans should have pushed for a free market in weed
I swear if this happens, I will lose my sh*t, Connecticut. Sorry, not sorry…. Hartford the time is now, if there ever was one.-Dabbin' Dad Voters said yes to legal weed in several states in elections last week. Could Texas be the next state to legalize marijuana? Plans to file a bill to legalize marijuana and medical marijuana have been announced by Texas Senator-elect … [Read more...] about Could Texas be the next state to legalize marijuana?
Meanwhile in Rhode Island... Rhode Island’s business community appears almost evenly divided on the legalization of marijuana. With their applause, however, the hundreds of business executives gathered Wednesday for a Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce luncheon let lawmakers know how strongly they feel about setting their own rules on how that might work in … [Read more...] about Providence Chamber members divide on legalized marijuana
This year, Virginia will not join the list of states that have legalized marijuana but the idea of decriminalizing possession is gaining momentum. This week, a committee voted to send the proposal to the House of Delegates. Friday, lawmakers will begin debating it. It’s become the topic of conversation in the Commonwealth. Will the General Assembly, made up of a … [Read more...] about Virginia will not legalize marijuana, talks of decriminalization underway
Meanwhile, in Connecticut, Senate Legislators have already announced a proposed 31.35% tax which would only keep state residents moving north into MA where taxes are far less already. An initial 25 percent tax on top of the regular 6.35 percent state tax on marijuana could bring in $70 million in tax revenue for Connecticut for the first full year of legalization.-Senator … [Read more...] about Meet the ‘Cannabis Czar’ Tasked With Ending New York’s Weed Prohibition
While Maryland lawmakers have signaled they likely won’t legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the 2020 legislative session as some had hoped, it’s only a matter of time before they eventually do. A dozen other states already have, roughly two dozen — including Maryland — have decriminalized small amounts of the drug, and three dozen states (again, including Maryland) … [Read more...] about Recreational marijuana is inevitable in Maryland
Trimmed marijuna buds at 253 Farmacy in Montague. The business plans to produce all of its own marijuana within a year. CONCORD — One of New Hampshire’s top champions of marijuana legalization in the Senate changed his tune Tuesday, announcing it was not the right time to pass a sweeping legalization bill. Is New Hampshire Ready? “I don’t think the state is ready for … [Read more...] about NH Senate committee rejects pot legalization bill
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WWJ) -- Sunday marked an historic day in Michigan, as legal sales of recreational marijuana began taking place 13 months after voters approved to legalize it. Three stores in Ann Arbor -- Exclusive Brands, Arbor Wellness and Greenstone Provisions -- were among the first in the state to make legal sales after Michigan became the 10th state to allow … [Read more...] about Legal Marijuana Sales Began In Michigan Sunday