legislation

April 19, 2019

Chronic Chronology: Great Moments in 4/20 History

Fire one up and hop on the bus for a detour-laden timeline of 4/20 throughout cannabis history. The post Chronic Chronology: Great Moments in 4/20 History appeared first on Leafly.
May 6, 2019

Illinois’ New Legalization Bill Looks Pretty Rad

Gov. JB Pritzker’s Senate Bill 7 would grant broad personal freedoms and learns the lessons of past legalization. The post Illinois’ New Legalization Bill Looks Pretty Rad appeared first on Leafly.
May 16, 2019

Oregon Wants to Become America’s Source for Cannabis

Facing a cannabis surplus that has fueled illegal sales and caused prices to crater, Oregon lawmakers are moving forward with a first-of-its-kind bill that just cleared a crucial vote. The post Oregon Wants to Become America’s Source for Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.
May 23, 2019

Federal Lawmakers Join Industry Advocates in Call for Equity

Advocates and legislators increasingly agree: Full cannabis legalization is right around the corner. For many, the next big issue is equality. The post Federal Lawmakers Join Industry Advocates in Call for Equity appeared first on Leafly.
June 21, 2019

Will New York’s New Decriminalization Measure Do Any Good?

After failing to pass a progressive adult-use cannabis bill, the Legislature instead closed out the year’s session with a decriminalization measure. The bill includes language that will clear some past criminal convictions, but critics are already warning that the measure may not do much at […]
July 23, 2019

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

As California cannabis farmers prepare for the arrival of peak wildfire season, echoes of last summer’s devastation are fresh in their minds. Nearly two million acres of the state went up in flames in 2018, killing more than a hundred people and destroying about 18,000 […]
August 21, 2019

North Carolina House OKs Ban on Smokable Hemp

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that prohibits North Carolina production and possession of smokable hemp next year while laying regulatory groundwork to expand the state’s industrial and medicinal hemp industry has cleared a second legislative chamber. The House voted 63-48 on Wednesday for the General […]
August 23, 2019

South Dakota Lawmakers Push Forward on Hemp Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers heard from officials in neighboring North Dakota and Montana about how the legalization of industrial hemp has affected their states, despite Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s opposition to allowing the crop. During the meeting Monday in Pierre, the North […]
September 10, 2019

Advocates Push Back on Changes to Utah Medical Cannabis Law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates and conservative groups sparred Monday over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis program during a tense, two-hour public hearing. Utah legislators sought feedback on changes to the law ahead of a special session next week to approve […]