Minnesota lawmakers rejected an effort to bring a marijuana legalization bill to the Senate floor for consideration on Wednesday.
Dubbed the “LETT’s Grow” bill, which stands for Legalize, Expunge, Treat and Tax, it aims to legalize sales of marijuana, expunge past crimes, allow medicinal use and tax sales of cannabis for adults who use it recreationally.
With the Democrats controlling Congress this past year, cannabis investors were hopeful that federal reform could be on the horizon.
Malta’s new cannabis rules should serve as a model for other European states of how to end the unnecessary prosecution of low-level drug users and strike a blow against organised crime.
Mississippi is legalizing medical marijuana for people with debilitating conditions such as cancer, AIDS and sickle cell disease.
When liberal leaning states like California, Washington and Colorado sparked the movement towards marijuana legalization it hardly invoked much surprise.
Though cannabis is often associated with “the munchies” in popular culture, University of Toronto researcher Justin Matheson is asking whether cannabinoids—naturally occurring compounds in the plant—can actually be used to treat obesity.
Malta has become the first EU country to legalise the cultivation and personal use of cannabis.
With the global legal marijuana market projected to reach $70.6 billion by 2028, more and more entrepreneurs and investors are looking for opportunities to get a foothold in this emerging industry.
A big obstacle in marijuana legalization is that some lawmakers remain skeptical about the health benefits of cannabis. While there is plenty of anecdotal evidence out there, cold hard facts are hard to come by. And that’s why news of a recent bipartisan bill in Congress has me optimistic that it could lead to legalization down the road.