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Uruguay Marijuana Market Still Struggles After Legalization, Two Years Later

Uruguay Marijuana Market Still Struggles After Legalization, Two Years Later

It has been over two years since the legalization of marijuana in Uruguay, making it the first country to legalize sales of recreational marijuana on a nationwide level. The recreational cannabis legalization in Uruguay allows residents to use cannabis in three ways: by growing it at home, or buying it from pharmacies or collective “grow […]

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Vermont Senate Passes Historical Marijuana Legislation Bill

Vermont Senate Passes Historical Marijuana Legislation Bill

Vermont might soon make history by being the first state in the country to legalize marijuana through legislature. Vermont would join the other four states who have legalized marijuana. Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska have all legalized pot but did so through general election votes, not through legislature. Yesterday, Thursday February 26th, the Vermont Senate […]

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Medical Marijuana Bill In Utah Receives Preliminary Approval By State Senate

Medical Marijuana Bill In Utah Receives Preliminary Approval By State Senate

Salt Lake City, UTAH – After a narrow vote, Utah State Senators approved a bill that would legalize edible, vapor and topical cannabis products. The Senate Bill 73, advanced after a 15 – 13 vote, which will allow qualifying medical patients to use marijuana for debilitating conditions who have not found relief from other treatments […]

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Macedonian Parliament Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Macedonian Parliament Legalizes Medical Marijuana

The Macedonian Parliament Health Committee gave its approval on Tuesday to amend the law on controled drugs and psychotropic substances, that would allow the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes. “The need to change this law comes from the requests of patients who want to have the option to use naturally derived cannabis products, under […]

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California Lawmakers Pursue a 15% Medical Marijuana Sales Tax

California Lawmakers Pursue a 15% Medical Marijuana Sales Tax

SACRAMENTO, California – Under a new bill introduced this week, California could obtain a 15 percent sales tax on medical marijuana sales for state programs, rehabilitation programs and state parks. Called The Marijuana Value Tax Act, this bill could bring the state more than $100 million in new revenue. The act is the first step in […]

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Australia Is Aiming To Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

Australia Is Aiming To Legalize Medical Marijuana Nationwide

CANBERRA, Australia – A new bill was introduced to the Australian Parliament that would amend the Narcotics Drugs Act of 1967 to legalize the growing and licensing of marijuana for medical use. Marijuana is currently illegal in the country of Australia, but the bill looks like it is guaranteed to become law. Opposing parties have […]

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New Bill Made In Rhode Island For The Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

New Bill Made In Rhode Island For The Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island – Lawmakers have proposed legalizing marijuana again after previous bills have failed to pass. A bill to tax and legalize recreational marijuana is returning to Rhode Island’s General Assembly. Democratic politicians in the area have plans to introduce the bill in the R.I. House and Senate this month. Supporters are hopeful that […]

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Alaska Signs Off On New Recreational Marijuana Rules

Alaska Signs Off On New Recreational Marijuana Rules

Alaska is about to be the fourth recreational state in the U.S. according to the Alaskan Marijuana Control Board who formally signed off on new industry rules last week. The rules include detailed procedures for marijuana businesses to obtain permits. Businesses looking to apply will be able to start submitting applications beginning February 24th and […]

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Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana Continues In Ohio

Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana Continues In Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Many supporters for Medical Marijuana in the state of Ohio gathered at a recent town hall meeting to continue discussions on whether or not Cannabis should be made medically available. There are currently no plans to propose a bill to legalize medical marijuana since issue 3 failed last year. Issue three would […]

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Vermont Senate Committee Approves Proposal to Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

Vermont Senate Committee Approves Proposal to Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

MONTPELIER, Vermont – Proposed Bill 4 – 1 was just approved last week that could potentially end marijuana prohibition in the sate of Vermont and allows the regulation of marijuana for adult use. S. 241 makes marijuana legal for adults aged 21 or older to posses up to one ounce of the substance. It also […]

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Cannabis Licensing Regulations Are Being Drafted In Jamaica

Cannabis Licensing Regulations Are Being Drafted In Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Ministry of Industry in Jamaica recently stated that The Cannabis Licensing Authority has begun drafting regulations to oversee the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal, research or religious purposes. Although the plant is not legal for recreational sale inside the country, recent changes to the laws have made recreational and […]

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Puerto Rico Legalizes Marijuana For Medical Use

Puerto Rico Legalizes Marijuana For Medical Use

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, signed an executive order recently authorizing the use of medical marijuana. This signature was unexpected and comes after last year’s executive order to legalize medical cannabis. Puerto Rico is still a U.S. island territory and like other U.S. states, will require a seed-to-sale inventory […]

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