Category: recreational cannabis

Maryland Might Vote on Legalizing Cannabis This Year

Getty Lawmakers in Maryland may give voters the opportunity to legalize cannabis in this year’s fall election. In Maryland, ballot referendum can only be introduced by lawmakers, and this wouldn’t be their first attempt at putting a referendum for a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis on the ballot. Last year, a similar attempt was made but failed to pass. Voters and activists hope that now that more states have legalized – including Vermont where lawmakers made the call themselves – there may be a better chance that voters will get to be heard this year. “The public is actually...

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The New Year Brings Newly Legal Cannabis Sales to California

For many, 2018 was greeted with a New Year’s toke instead of a drink thanks to the newly legal status of cannabis in many states. For some in California, it also meant the first chance to purchase cannabis legally through a licensed retail dispensary. However, because many cities haven’t gotten their local regulations put in place, there are very few places with their doors open to recreational consumers. This includes two of major cities: Los Angeles and San Francisco, which are expected to see very high numbers of sales once they are up and running. On the other hand,...

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