Tag: Legalization

Hawaii Attorney General Releases Weed Legalization Plan

Hawaii Attorney General Anne Lopez last week released a new plan to legalize adult-use cannabis that one lawmaker characterized as the state’s best effort so far. Under the plan, the state would allow for the production and sale of recreational cannabis while protecting the state’s existing industry for medical marijuana.  Hawaii legalized medical marijuana in […]

Diversity In Illinois Cannabis Industry Soars Since Recreational Legalization, New Report Reveals

The Illinois cannabis industry has undergone significant changes in recent years regarding diversity and social equity, as evidenced by data provided by the Cannabis Regulation Oversight Officer (CROO). As first reported by Illinois News Joint, since the launch of adult-use marijuana sales in January 2020, the state’s legal cannabis landscape has become notably more diverse. See […]

Study Finds Ohio Pot Legalization Would Generate $260M in Net Economic Benefits

A cost-benefit analysis of the impact of a proposed cannabis legalization measure in Ohio has determined that legalization would generate a net economic benefit of $260 million per year. Ohio voters go to the polls next week to decide on Issue 2, which would legalize marijuana for adults 21 and over and set the stage […]

Ohio Pot Legalization Backers Outraise Opponents Three to One

The organization behind the state issue to legalize adult-use cannabis in Ohio stomped its counterpart opposition group, outraising them in funds ahead of the general election—by a 3-1 margin. Cannabis advocates are currently assembling to rally round before Ohio voters head to the ballot box next week to decide on adult-use cannabis and several other […]

New Hampshire Panel Discusses Cannabis Legalization Recommendations

A New Hampshire cannabis panel, officially called the “Commission to Study With the Purpose of Proposing Legalization, State Controlled Sales of Cannabis and Cannabis Products,” held its most recent meeting after it was created this summer with the intention of presenting draft bill recommendations by Dec. 1, 2023. Legislators will discuss the recommendations next year […]

Rough Riders: 6 Positive Takeaways from Legalization

I’d like to start with the acknowledgement of everything good that’s happened during this decade-long royal ball sideshow. Whether we want to acknowledge the degree of foolishness and the feeling of lost years due to spinning, what we can’t forget is what went right.  Number 1: We can mostly talk about weed anywhere now.  The […]

Ohio Senate President Plans To Repeal Cannabis Legalization if Passed by Voters in November

The official voting day for Ohioans is Nov. 7, but early voting has already begun on Oct. 11. This is a significant year for cannabis because a cannabis legalization measure, which is labeled as Issue 2, is appearing on the ballot. However, some legislators are not thrilled with the idea that cannabis legalization could be […]

Colorado Has Sold Over $15B in Cannabis Since Legalization

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) released a monthly cannabis sales report for August, the latest month available, showing that adult-use and medical cannabis sales surpassed $15 billion. While the overall picture looks good, sales are actually down during the past few years since peaking during the pandemic, and the downward trend worries some analysts. […]

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