Category Archives: legalization

How The Wider Political Agenda Risks Skewing New Zealand’s Cannabis Referendum

One of the curiosities of the 2020 election campaign is Jacinda Ardern’s refusal to reveal her personal position on the cannabis referendum. Next Saturday, New Zealanders can vote in two referendums: the end of life choice on euthanasia, and cannabis legalisation and control referendums; the latter a vote on whether the recreational use of cannabis […]

New Jersey Cannabis Legalization Efforts Get A Celebrity Boost From Kevin Smith And Rick Steves

“Only you can make the Garden State truly green!” New Jersey-based filmmaker Kevin Smith, perhaps most famously known as stoner Silent Bob, is encouraging residents of his home state to get out and vote in November, and not just for the president. Smith wants to ensure that New Jersey joins the growing list of U.S. […]

New Zealanders Eye Opportunities as Vote on Cannabis Legalization Nears

CANNABIS CULTURE – New Zealand is set to vote next week on the legislation of a new adult use cannabis program. Activists, people and politicians have argued the legal framework will create opportunity where once there was only despair. “I hope to see our people thriving on their land not behind bars for the use […]

As N.J. Considers Marijuana Legalization, Here’s How To Invest In Cannabis Ahead Of Nov. 3 Vote

As New Jersey closes in on what could be a watershed vote to legalize recreational marijuana use, investors are taking a renewed interest in the profit potential of growers, sellers and so-called cannabis-adjacent companies. New Jersey is one of four states whose voters will decide next month on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use; […]

House Democrats Postpone Cannabis Legalization Bill Until Post-Election

“At a time when people are really struggling just to pay the bills and to get through this health crisis, [COVID relief] should be our priority.” Don’t expect any bills that would legalize cannabis to receive floor votes until after the November election. TheMarijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act,which would have effectively legalized cannabis […]

These States Are Voting On Cannabis Legalization This November

In 2016, the US election resulted in a green wave as cannabis legalization measures passed in eight out of nine states. Now, the industry and its supporters are hoping for another big win in November.This year, voters in five states will decide whether to adopt either new medical or recreational cannabis laws — or, perhaps, […]

More Seniors Turning to Cannabis and Backing Its Legalization

Seniors’ use of cannabis and their support for its legalization is on the upswing. According to nationwide polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center, nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of “Boomers” (those born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964) now say that marijuana ought to be legal for adults. That percentage […]

Cannabis Industry Gearing Up for Wave of Mergers and Acquisitions Amid Prospect of U.S. Legalization

A surge in pot demand in lockdowns has helped stock prices recover and raised prospects of funding for deals. After nearly a year of next-to-no deal-making, cannabis companies are gearing up for mergers and acquisitions as realistic stock valuations and the prospect of U.S. legalization attract buyers to a sector that has been decimated by […]

3 Years Into Medical Cannabis, Colombia Looks To Legalize Adult-Use

It’s been three years since Colombia issued Decree 613, regulating cannabis for medical and scientific use across the country. The program has been generally considered successful, and has helped establish a cannabis industry that is leading the region in terms of regulatory development, production capacity and attraction of foreign capital. Now, a group of lawmakers […]

Cannabis Industry Looking to Expand as Election Brings Prospect of Us Legalization

After nearly a year of next-to-no deal-making, cannabis companies are gearing up for mergers and acquisitions as realistic stock valuations and the prospect of U.S. legalization attract buyers to a sector that has been decimated by oversupply and other issues, executives and investors say. Profitable cannabis companies want to buy their way into niche segments […]