Marijuana will be legal in Michigan on Dec. 6, 2018 – What you need to know
Nov27

Marijuana will be legal in Michigan on Dec. 6, 2018 – What you need to know

The official certification of the 2018 election results Monday begins a 10-day clock for legal weed in Michigan. But even though the law doesn’t take effect until Dec. 6, prosecutors in Michigan, including in Macomb and Oakland counties, are beginning to quietly dismiss low-level marijuana criminal charges that will no longer be a crime after marijuana becomes legal in the state. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith sent a memo...

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Bud Briefing: The State Of Marijuana Legalization In North America
Oct30

Bud Briefing: The State Of Marijuana Legalization In North America

When Canada began discussing the possibility of ending marijuana prohibition nationwide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the move would be less about the economic benefits of legalization and more about bringing down organized crime. “Criminal organizations make billions of dollars a year in profits on the sale of marijuana,” Trudeau told the Canadian Press earlier this year. “We need to move forward on a system that controls...

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With marijuana legal, California flooded with dubious health claims about the drug
Jul09

With marijuana legal, California flooded with dubious health claims about the drug

Spend a few minutes surfing Twitter and you’re likely to encounter a startling claim that comes without proof:Cannabis cures cancer. The online world is awash with such posts, startling scientists and physicians who are urging weed’s proselytizers to tap the brakes. “We know that a component in cannabis — CBD — might be useful in treating cancer,” said Dr. Joseph A. Califano III, director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center at UC San...

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New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement
Jun18

New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday. The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, signals a broad turnaround for the administration of Mr. Cuomo, a second-term Democrat who said as recently as last year that...

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Florida judge lifts stay on smokable medical marijuana
Jun05

Florida judge lifts stay on smokable medical marijuana

Floridians allowed to use medical marijuana are one step closer to being able to smoke it. Leon County circuit court Judge Karen Gievers on Tuesday lifted a stay on her May 25 ruling that the Florida Legislature’s provision banning smokable medical marijuana is unconstitutional. The state’s Department of Health had filed an appeal of Gievers’ ruling, which automatically put it on hold. Attorney John Morgan and two...

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Michigan: Marijuana legalization heads to ballot after legislature declines to take it up
Jun05

Michigan: Marijuana legalization heads to ballot after legislature declines to take it up

LANSING, MI – Lansing lawmakers did not approve the marijuana legalization ballot initiative by a Tuesday deadline, instead sending the issue to the ballot for voters to decide on. “There’s simply not support in the chamber to pass this right now,” said House Speaker Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, as the House concluded its session Tuesday without taking the matter up. “The voters are going to have to...

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