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Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization (and Many Other Things)

Canada's impending Cannabis Act leaves specifics of distribution, possession, and purchase up to individual provinces. This week, Ontario took up the challenge with “Cannabis Legalization and Regulation,” a dossier of recommendations from the Ontario division of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Fort Collins Eyes Eliminating Voter Approval for Cannabis Changes

Fort Collins is considering placing a measure on the ballot asking voters to give up their right to weigh in on changes to local cannabis regulations.

Vermont Governor Creating Commission for Cannabis Legalization

Meanwhile, at least two applicants have filed for a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation license in Bennington, Vermont.

Maine Lawmakers Leave Key Cannabis Questions Unanswered

Maine lawmakers adjourned Aug. 2, leaving important questions about the state’s new adult-use cannabis program unresolved.

Florida Medical Board to Vote on Cannabis Rules for Doctors

Florida health regulators will weigh in on several key cannabis issues this week, with the state Board of Medicine scheduled to vote on regulations.

Booker Debuts ‘Marijuana Justice Act’ to Legalize Cannabis

The New Jersey senator wants to fully deschedule cannabis, effectively ending 80 years of federal prohibition.

North Dakota Begins Study of Citizen Initiative Process

State lawmakers are examining the initiative process after being caught off-guard by voters who approved the use of medical marijuana in November.

A Brief Guide to Massachusetts’ New Cannabis Law

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a sweeping cannabis bill into law, marking a milestone in a battle that began when voters approved adult-use legalization in November.

‘Dear Justin’: A Loving Correspondence With the Prime Minister

To the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau: It feels like just yesterday you were campaigning with the promise to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana” —and now, here we are! However...

LA Proposals Would Ban Most Dabs, Create Cannabis Bank

Council President Herb Wesson wants to outlaw extraction using volatile chemicals. Bright side: He also wants to start a cannabis bank.

House Committee Blocks Move to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana

The House Rules Committee blocked Rep. Earl Blumenauer’s (D-OR) budget amendment yesterday to allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans.

Cannabis Charges Decline in Canada, But Montreal Bucks Trend

Cannabis-related charges across Canada continue to drop since peaking in 2011. But not in Quebec, police data show.

Maine Cannabis Law Could Change Employers’ Drug-Testing Practices

The Maine Department of Labor says the majority of businesses won't be able to fire an employee for a marijuana-positive drug test.

Maine Panel Mulls Doubling 10% Tax on Cannabis

As the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in Maine nears, a legislative panel has spent months pondering the best way to tax cannabis.

Massachusetts Cannabis Overhaul Could Prompt Legal Challenge

A top Senate Republican and some outside lawyers worry a key provision in the measure could be unconstitutional.

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