The White House granted clemency for 78 individuals on April 26. All but one have been imprisoned on drug offenses. These are President Biden's first pardons and commutations since he took office in 2021.
April 20 is the biggest day of the year in cannabis. Sales at legal shops topped $111 million in 2021. There are hundreds of events scheduled around the country. It all started in the early '70s in California.
In a disappointing move, New Jersey's Cannabis Regulatory Commission has decided to allow the state's current medical retailers to begin selling to the broader recreational market. The buy-in price is $1,000,000.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 220-204 in favor of the MORE Act that legalizes cannabis on the federal level. This is the second time a vote has been taken on the MORE Act. In 2020, it passed the House, 228-164.
According to American for Safe Access, 2021 was not a great year for medical marijuana. The organization's 2021 "State of the States Report" analyzes medical-cannabis access in the U.S. No state scores an "A" and only two states (Maine and Illinois) receive "B" marks.