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North Dakota lawmakers sink recreational marijuana legalization bill

North Dakota’s Senate overwhelmingly defeated a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, ending reform efforts in that state for the year. The Senate defeated House Bill 1420 by a 37-10 vote after only 30 minutes of debate, according to the...

Advocacy group for Hispanic marijuana entrepreneurs launches

The marijuana advocacy world just got another player: The National Hispanic Cannabis Council. The organization launched Thursday. According to a news release, the Denver-based group will be run by “Hispanic business leaders, legal professionals...

New Jersey picks Black male for cannabis panel after NAACP pushback

New Jersey’s commission to regulate recreational marijuana received its first Black male member after the NAACP raised concerns about the panel’s makeup. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday appointed Charles Barker, who is...

New York lawmakers, governor agree on recreational cannabis legalization bill

New York is poised to legalize a nearly $2.5 billion-a-year recreational cannabis market after legislative leaders on Wednesday agreed on the program’s framework with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Retail sales could begin as soon as a year after the legislation...

US marijuana reform a ‘tall order’ for current Congress, new MJ coalition chief says

The executive director of a newly formed alliance of business interests dedicated to influencing marijuana regulations believes full federal legalization remains years away and that it will be a “tall order” for the current Congress to get a...

Maryland adult-use marijuana legalization effort fails for this year

Adult-use marijuana legalization in Maryland must wait at least a year after bills failed to meet Monday’s “crossover” deadline for passing one legislative chamber and being sent to the other. “Sponsors (now) are working on amendments to set the...

Cannabis banking reform reintroduced in US Senate

Less than a week after pro-cannabis banking legislation was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, a parallel bipartisan measure was revived in the Senate – a move that drew applause from marijuana industry advocates. Sens. Jeff Merkley, a...

Colorado enacts law to support minority marijuana entrepreneurs

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a measure with initial funding of $4 million that will provide loans, grants and technical assistance to social equity marijuana licensees. Lawmakers previously passed the bill, SB21-111, by a vote of 19-15 in the...

Recreational marijuana legalization bill stalls in New Mexico, but could head for special session

New Mexico lawmakers postponed a Senate floor vote on a recreational marijuana legalization bill as the regular legislative session ended Saturday, but the measure may be headed to a special session. Lawmakers had until noon Saturday to pass the...

Oklahoma federal judge tosses marijuana residency challenge, but issue unresolved

A federal judge in Oklahoma rejected a lawsuit challenging the state’s residency requirement for medical marijuana business owners, but the decision doesn’t resolve the issue. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot based his March 17 decision on the federal Constitution’s...

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Missouri’s medical marijuana ambitions begin today

The two-year wait to purchase medical marijuana flower ends today in Missouri.  After passing Amendment 2 back in 2018 by nearly a 2-1 margin,...

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