July 1 is a big day for the residents of Connecticut and Virginia, where adult-use cannabis legalization goes into effect. It also went into effect in New Mexico on June 29. Nineteen states have now legalized it.
There are now 19 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, 12 more with decriminalization laws and 47 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
In a special session, the Connecticut legislature reached an agreement to legalize marijuana. With Gov. Ned Lamont's signature, Connecticut is now the the 19th U.S. state to do so.
Courts in Mississippi and South Dakota have overturned cannabis legalization voter initiatives passed in November and a Florida court has blocked activists from getting an adult-use measure on the 2022 ballot.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will be headlining this year's NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally on May 1 in New York's Union Square Park.
Backed by Gov. Ralph Northam and supported by a Democratic majority in Richmond. Virginia has joined 17 other states that have legalized recreational or adult-use cannabis.
New Mexico has joined neighbors Arizona and Colorado as an adult-use cannabis state. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the legislation into law on April 12.
New York's passage of marijuana legalization is cause to reflect on who and what got us here.
After a day-long debate at the State Capitol in Albany, New York State lawmakers agreed to pass the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, making New York the 17th adult-use state.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State legislature have ironed out an agreement to legalize marijuana, including home grow and 50% equity, that will likely be voted on this week. Check out the deets.