Category: cannabis legalization

Delaware is On Track to Legalize Cannabis

The state of Delaware is one step closer to becoming the second state to legalize cannabis through legislature. House Bill 110, also known as The Delaware Marijuana Control Act, would regulate and tax the sale of cannabis similarly to alcohol, allowing adults 21 and older to possess and consume up to one ounce of marijuana. Months after the Adult Use Cannabis Task Force provided their report on how to go about regulation, amendments to the bill have been made before it goes on to a vote. “The Adult Use Cannabis Task force brought together a variety of stakeholders and...

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Fueling the German Recreational Cannabis Lifestyle

Germany has the largest population in Europe. They also have one of the most established medicinal cannabis markets. As we’ve seen in the U.S. and Canada, recreational legislation often follows not far behind medicinal. I went to Mary Jane Berlin to find out what’s going in the the German recreational cannabis market and where the opportunities lie. Image Courtesy of Bill Griffin Growing cannabis in Germany is illegal without a permit. Currently, you can only get a permit to grow for the medical market. The German medical cannabis market is not like the U.S. model. Dried flowers are treated...

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Former House Speaker Says Feds Should Back Off of Marijuana

About 2 months ago we covered the news that former U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) was jumping into the cannabis community after being quite vocal about his opposition to cannabis during his time in office. These days he is still being vocal, but at least now he is putting what influence he has left to good use. Boehner recently did an interview with a television station in Cincinnati, Ohio, near his old stomping grounds of Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. He was very open about his newfound perspective on cannabis – a perspective many wish he had...

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New Jersey Senators Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis

New Jersey is quickly looking more like it will be the second state to legalize cannabis through legislature. Since Phil Murphy was elected Governor of New Jersey, he has been asking the legislature to bring him a bill to legalize cannabis – and a couple of senators have taken the initiative to finally deliver exactly that. Introduced last Thursday by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Nicholas Scutari, the bill would legalize cannabis and allow adults 21 and older to buy, consume and possess up to an ounce of cannabis. “The legislation to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use...

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Most People Find Marijuana Use Morally Acceptable – Should That Matter?

A new survey from Gallup asked respondents how they felt about a whole host of what could be considered “vices” by many in this day and age, and whether or not they found each individual “vice” morally acceptable. Some 65% of poll respondents said they found marijuana use morally acceptable, which is a higher rating than things like the death penalty, abortion and pornography got. In fact, the 65% for marijuana is similar to the numbers support for legalization often gets, suggesting that many link moral acceptability and whether or not something should be legal. On the surface, this...

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Questions of Access Behind Legalization: Here and Abroad

In March of 2017, Germany’s parliament voted to legalize medical marijuana. In more than a year since, the country’s medical program has yet to issue its first of only ten grow licenses, decide whether cannabis constitutes a raw material or pharmaceutical, or allow import of irradiated cannabis. In lieu of legal cannabis sales, patients have applied to have their cannabis reimbursed by insurance companies. In Canada, president Justin Trudeau promised legal sales would begin by the summer of 2018. However, the Canadian government won’t hold a final vote on Canada’s proposed legalization bills – C-45 and C-46 – until...

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