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New Market Update: 6 States Looking to Implement Their Cannabis Programs

Check out the latest on these six markets that are hoping to debut their legal cannabis programs (both medical and recreational) soon.

Scotland Changes How It Handles Low-Level Cannabis Offenses: The Leafly Roundup

In Scotland, police are introducing a new system in January to handle low-level crimes such as cannabis possession, emphasizing warnings over prosecution.

Did False Concentrate Reports Lead to Harsher Penalties in Michigan? The Leafly Roundup

A frustrating situation for one medical patient in Michigan may set a new precedent for how law enforcement treats marijuana concentrates.

Montana Can’t Decide Whether to Embrace or Reject Cannabis Initiatives: The Leafly Legalization Roundup

With so many states looking towards legalization, Montana is on the fence about whether to amend their medical program, legalize recreationally, or ban cannabis in the state entirely.

New York Governor Signs Bill to Expedite Access to Medical Cannabis

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed two bills that will establish an “emergency medical marijuana” program two months before medical marijuana was to debut in New York.

Will New York Allow Early Patient Access to Medical Marijuana? The Leafly Roundup

Several major marijuana proposals didn’t quite make the cut in this year’s general election, but that’s no reason to stop now. Where will the next domino fall to end cannabis prohibition?

The Leafly Roundup: Which Companies Will Supply New York’s Medical Marijuana Program?

New York’s medical cannabis program made a major announcement, Wyoming is looking at legalization, and if you’re a Canadian patient, your wallet might be getting a break soon.

The Leafly Legalization Roundup: Guess Which Plant Drug Cartels Are Growing Instead of Cannabis?

In this week's roundup, we learn that the U.S.’s cannabis is so high-quality that drug cartels not only prefer our crops, they've also turned to subsidizing tomatoes to make ends meet.

How Many Cannabis Dispensaries Will Hawaii Say “Aloha” To? The Leafly Legalization Roundup

We’ve got landmark federal cannabis rulings happening all over the world, from the American Senate to Canada’s Supreme Court, and progress is even being made all the way in Australia!

Which State Has Cleared Over 80% of Its Prior Cannabis Convictions? The Leafly Legalization Roundup

This week brings surprising news from Louisiana, while California discusses legalization and New York gears up to select growers for their medical program.

New York Has Begun Accepting Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications

New York State has finally begun accepting applications for its coveted medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Applicants can submit licensing questions through May 5th.

New York Releases Official Regulations for the State’s Medical Cannabis Program

At last! The New York Heath Department has issued final regulations for a statewide medical marijuana program that should officially kick off in 2016.

Could Italy Be the Next Country to Legalize Marijuana? The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Update

The cannabis movement continues, not just in the U.S., but at an international level, with Italy signing a motion to legalize cannabis and Jamaica leading the way towards cannabis reform.

Which of These 5 States Will Be Next to Legalize Recreational Marijuana?

With Alaska, Oregon, and Washington D.C. legalizing cannabis recreationally in the last election cycle, everyone is waiting to see which state will be next to join the legalization club.

NYPD Commissioner and Washington D.C. Police Chief Have Starkly Different Views on Cannabis and Violence

Recently both the NYPD commissioner and the Washington, D.C. police chief spoke about cannabis and violence. Their messages couldn't be further apart from one another.

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