February 24, 2021

Marijuana legalization proposed in Maryland Legislature

A bill essentially legalizing recreational use of cannabis in Maryland would be an important step toward addressing social equity and racial injustices, advocates said.
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February 24, 2021

New Jersey weed legalization timeline: Details on when the bill rolls out

Recreational weed is finally legal in New Jersey after years of failed legislative attempts. While the historic law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy Monday allows for the possession of up to six ounces of marijuana, it will take time for Garden State residents 21 and older to be able to legally purchase weed.
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February 24, 2021

Marijuana Is Legal in New Jersey, but Sales Are Months Away

After years of false starts and failed attempts, Gov. Philip D. Murphy on Monday signed into law three bills that effectively permit and regulate the use of recreational marijuana in New Jersey, making it the most populous state in the Northeast to fully legalize the drug
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February 22, 2021

Republicans plan to throw out Evers' efforts to legalize marijuana and raise minimum wage

The Republican leaders of the Legislature's budget committee said Thursday they would throw out central parts of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' budget, including his plan to legalize marijuana, raise the minimum wage and overhaul the state's juvenile correctional system. .
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February 22, 2021

NJ legal weed could come within days — or months. Here's what could happen.

It's been 107 days since New Jerseyans — more than two-thirds of them — voted to legalize marijuana. But due to protracted, sometimes heated negotiations and disagreements among legislators, legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy, weed remains just as illegal in New Jersey as it was before Election Day.
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February 22, 2021

NY Lawmaker Wants to Hash Out Marijuana Legalization Differences With Governor Cuomo

New York State Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes believes 2021 is the year that the Empire State will get marijuana legalization done. "It is my hope and desire that New York will legalize adult-use of cannabis this current session in 2021," the assemblywoman told Cheddar.
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February 22, 2021

Top US lawmakers want to make cannabis federally decriminalized: What to know

Unraveling marijuana laws could be a long, tedious process, but some lawmakers have said they're ready to try.
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February 19, 2021

It's coming': Minnesota recreational marijuana bill passes first-ever legislative committee

The battle to legalize recreational marijuana gained new life at the Minnesota Capitol on Wednesday after a measure to permit adult cannabis use survived its first committee test.
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February 19, 2021

Cannabis bill clears first committee in Minn. House

Minnesota lawmakers have given their first-ever endorsement to a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana. Members of the House Commerce Finance and Policy Committee voted 10-7 Wednesday to advance the measure. DFL members supported the measure while Republicans did not.
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February 15, 2021

Marijuana legalization advocate: 'This could be a priority for Congress'

Cornbread Hemp co-founder Jim Higdon said Thursday that while there are steps President Biden can take to advance cannabis legalization unilaterally, there appears to be substantial support in Congress, as well.
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