Category Archives: Legal

Medical Cannabis Ambulance Hits The Road In Maine

Joseph Sorbello is a physician assistant who helps local residents in Maine access the state’s medical marijuana program. His “mobile certification unit,” a revamped ambulance that makes house calls to help enroll people in the state’s medical cannabis program, has been making the rounds for a few years, but caught the attention of Reddit earlier […]

Travellers Who Don’t Declare Cannabis At The Border Will Soon Face Fines

Scofflaws could be hit with penalties ranging from $200 to $2,000. Starting Monday, travellers who lie about carrying marijuana over the Canadian border could face fines. Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since the fall of 2018, but it’s illegal to bring it across the border without a permit or exemption. – Read the […]

Florida Teacher Fired For Medical Cannabis Use

Medical cannabis has been legal in the state since 2016. A Florida high school teacher has been fired for using medical cannabis, reports the Associated Press.Despite the state legalizing medical cannabis five years ago, the Brevard County School Board voted 3-2 to terminate Allison Enright from her position at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School. In […]

What Can, Can’t You Do With Cannabis in New Jersey Now?

New Jersey’s recreational marijuana market is now voter approved and in effect under legislation signed last week by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. New Jersey residents voted by a 2-to-1 margin in November to join 14 other states and the District of Columbia with legal marijuana for recreational use. Only those 21 and older can legally […]

New Jersey finally legalizes | Cannabis Culture

This week was dominated by the news that New Jersey finally legalized cannabis, months after over two-thirds of New Jerseyans voted to legalize. The state’s difficulty in passing overwhelmingly popular legislation offers a cautionary tale to other states that are hoping to legalize to pave over budget deficits and spur criminal justice reform. It’s a […]

Mexico Set to Become World’s Largest Legal Cannabis Market

Mexico is home to the world’s most powerful drug cartels, who have terrorized the country for years. But the country is poised to try something different in tackling the gangs by legalizing at least one of their products: marijuana. Mexico is set to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market as its Congress wraps up […]

So Your State Legalized Cannabis. What’s Next?

When my government career pivoted to the legal medical cannabis industry over 10 years ago, I recognized that public acceptance and consumer demand were trending upwards. But I could not have predicted the widespread acceptance we see today. In fact, I vividly remember discussing with my Colorado colleagues in 2010 how we might see the […]

Arizonans Can Now Use Recreational Pot But Can’t Buy It Legally Yet

When Gov. Doug Ducey certified elections results Monday, parts of Proposition 207 — the voter-approved initiative that legalized recreational marijuana — went into effect. There’s somewhat of a Catch-22, though. “Consumers right now can’t actually purchase marijuana legally. While you can possess it, you’re in this kind of gray area where you can’t acquire it, […]

Israel Announces Plan To Legalize Recreational Cannabis Within 9 Months

According to recommendations of interministerial team, marijuana will be sold to users aged 21 and up, but not for consumption in public. Israel is planning to legalize cannabis for recreational use within nine months while balancing “liberalism and responsibility,” Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn said Thursday. Nissenkorn presented the recommendations of an interministerial team that has […]

New Zealand Votes Against Legalizing Cannabis, Preliminary Results Show

New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, but preliminary results released Friday showed they likely would not legalize marijuana. With about 83 per cent of votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed the euthanasia measure with 65 per cent voting in favour and 34 per cent voting against. The “No” vote on marijuana […]