Iowa NORML activists have been at it for years, trying to turn Hawkeyes into hempsters. Now, the Des Moines Register says it's time to legalize it. One of those pot pioneers, Iowa native Doug McVay, weighs in.
With the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the release of a damning investigation into "allegations of sexual harassment," Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over as of August 24, becoming the state's first female governor She's in full support of the legalization legislation that passed in March.
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.