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Presidential Candidate Says He Used Marijuana and Wants it Legalized

By Michelle Price, Associated Press (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said that he’s used marijuana “a handful of times a long time ago,” and that it’s time for the U.S. to legalize marijuana. Buttigieg, speaking to reporters after touring a legal cannabis dispensary in suburban Las Vegas, was asked about whether he’d ever used marijuana. “I have. A handful of times a long ti...

Snoop Dogg Signs Deal to Promote Cannabis Growing Machine

By Associated Press (AP) — An Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador. Snoop, an outspoken advocate of marijuana use, will promote Seedo’s small refrigerator-like machine that grows plants with the help of artificial intelligence. The self-contained “grow box” regulates temperature, light, carbon dioxide and mineral...

Panama Is Attempting to Legalize Medical Marijuana

By Associated Press (AP) — Lawmakers in Panama have taken up an initiative that seeks to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Debate over the issue began two years ago. The previous legislature gave it initial approval but decided to subject it to broader study. Marijuana is the second most commonly consumed narcotic in Panama, after cocaine. Its sale and possession are both illegal. The congr...

Bernie Sanders Vows to Legalize Marijuana (If Elected President)

  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just released his plan to legalize marijuana within his first 100 days in office (should he be elected president). He’s vowed to use executive powers to make it happen. Sanders would limit the industry’s size and scope, Vox reported. In the plan, Sanders notes that the attorney general would be instructed to declassify marijuana, completely removing it ...

Netherlands to Give Full Marijuana Legalization a Trial Run

The Netherlands is preparing to introduce a “weed test” in cities other than Amsterdam. The test would allow smaller-sized municipalities to have marijuana sales in coffeeshops (aka cannabis cafes). All products offered to coffeeshop patrons would be tested and display the THC percentages, City Lab reported. Locals may not see the coffeeshops offering marijuana for another year and a half, but off...

Cannabis Industry Job Postings Increases 1,242% in This Western State

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Maine to Begin Recreational Marijuana Sales by March 2020

  By Patrick Whittle, Associated Press (AP) — Maine marijuana enthusiasts will probably be able to purchase their preferred products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting. Voters approved legal adult-use marijuana at the polls in November 2016, and the road to legal sales has been long and bumpy. But a key act passed by the Legislature is now in effect, and that means the Main...

Mexico to Vote On Marijuana Legalization by End of October

Mexico’s lawmakers are expected to vote this week on a bill to legalize marijuana. In 2018, the Mexico Supreme Court told lawmakers they had until Oct. 24 to legalize marijuana, VOANews reported. The Supreme Court ruled in multiple cases that the country’s prohibition of the recreational use of marijuana violated the constitution. Mexican law says that if the Supreme Court issues the same ruling f...

National Support for Marijuana Legalization Is at 66%

For the last year, support for legalizing marijuana in the U.S. has remained at 66%. That stability comes from a 30% increase between 2005 and 2018. Factors like gender, income, region, residency type or education don’t seem to make any kind of meaningful difference in support for marijuana legalization, Gallup said. Where things do start to vary is age, generation, race, religion and politics. “A...

Cannabis in America: $128.8 Billion in Taxes and 1.6 Million Jobs

New Frontier Data, a leader in analytics and business intelligence for the global cannabis industry, released its new study, Cannabis In the U.S. Economy: Jobs, Growth and Tax Revenue, 2019 Edition. The report looks at the current state of legal cannabis jobs and tax revenues and projects the impact that full federal legalization would have on the U.S. economy, especially tax revenue generation an...

4 States’ Governors Have Teamed Up on Marijuana Legalization and Vaping

Governors from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania have teamed up in support of marijuana legalization as well as new vaping regulations. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted the Governor’s Regional Cannabis & Vaping Summit. Governors Phil Murphy, Tim Wolf and Ted Lamont were all in attendance. The governors are attempting to work together on a seamless marijuana legalization p...

Michael J. Fox’s Foundation Supports Rescheduling Cannabis

Actor Michael J. Fox’s Parkinson’s disease foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), is supporting the rescheduling of cannabis to lift the barriers for medical professionals to research the health benefits of cannabis. “The MJFF supports increased access to cannabis for medical research,” says the MJFF website. “Congress has begun to recognize this need, and there...

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