Given a second chance to approve the state legislatures' decrim bill, this time Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner agreed to more restrictive language and signed the bill on July 29, making Illinois the 21st state to decriminalize marijuana..
Willie Nelson's long-awaited branded marijuana products, under the name Willie's Reserve, will debut this month and in August in Colorado and Washington legal-weed stores. To hype the roll-out, he's performing concerts in each state.
Another state has jumped on the medical marijuana bandwagon. With his signature on June 8, Gov. John Kasich made Ohio the 26th state to enact a relatively broad MMJ bill.
Like New York and Minnesota, Louisiana now has a medical marijuana law that bans smoking. It only allows for the use of cannabis oil for a number of conditions. Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the bill into law May 19.
As soon as American innovators saw the budding legitimacy of big-time cannabusiness, they got to work ushering in a new age of grow and intake technology to meet and even create demand.