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Maine: Lawmakers Override Governor’s Veto, Amend Voter-Initiated Adult Use Measure

Maine lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to override Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of LD 1719; the enactment of the legislation establishes a framework for the retail sale of marijuana to adults, but also amends numerous provisions of the 2016 voter-approved measure — including those specific to home grow limits and taxation. Specifically, LD 1719 limits … Continue reading »

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Michigan: Adult Use Legalization Measure Certified For November’s Ballot

Election officials today confirmed that proponents of a statewide ballot measure, The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, have gathered a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to place it on the electoral ballot this November. Proponents of the voter-initiated measure, The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, submitted more than 360,000 signatures … Continue reading »

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Michigan: Voter Support Grows For Proposed Adult Use Initiative

More than six in ten Michigan voters endorse a proposed statewide ballot initiative legalizing the adult use and sale of cannabis. According to polling data compiled by the EPIC-MRA polling research firm and commissioned by Michigan NORML, 61 percent of voters say that they would vote yes on the measure “if the election were held … Continue reading »

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Status Report: The Impact Of Adult Use Regulatory Schemes

The legalization and regulation of marijuana for adults is associated with a drastic reduction in overall arrests, increased tax revenue, and is not adversely impacting public health or safety, according to a comprehensive report issued by the Drug Policy Alliance. Among the report’s highlights: • Marijuana arrests are down. Arrests for marijuana in all legal … Continue reading »

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Vermont Becomes the Ninth State to Legalize Adult Marijuana Possession and Personal Cultivation

Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signed legislation (H. 511) into law legalizing the use and cultivation of marijuana by adults. Vermont is the ninth state to statutorily permit adults to possess marijuana for personal use, and it is the first state to enact these reforms via legislative action rather than by the passage of a … Continue reading »

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Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California

Select retailers will begin engaging in adult use marijuana sales on the morning of Monday, January 1. California joins Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in permitting cannabis sales to those over the age of 21. Two additional states – Maine and Massachusetts – permit adults to legally possess and grow cannabis, but have yet … Continue reading »

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Canada: House Members Overwhelmingly Pass Adult Use Regulation Bill

Members of the Canadian House of Commons voted 200 to 82 to approve legislation that seeks to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market. Liberal Party members, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back the measure, which now faces debate in the Senate. The Cannabis Act, Bill C-45, amends the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances … Continue reading »

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Study: Colorado’s Adult Use Cannabis Access Law Associated With Reductions In Opioid Deaths

Retail cannabis distribution in Colorado is associated with a reduction in opioid-related mortality, according to data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Public Health. A team of investigators from the University of North Texas School of Public Health, the University of Florida, and Emory University compared changed in the prevalence of … Continue reading »

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Nevada: Licensed Adult Use Marijuana Sales Set To Begin Saturday

Starting on Saturday, July 1, specially licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in Nevada will have the opportunity to engage in the retail sale of marijuana to adults. State tax regulators finalized temporary rules on Monday governing adult use sales. Regulators so far have issued over 80 licenses to business establishments seeking to engage in activities specific … Continue reading »

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Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Do Not Adversely Impact Traffic Fatality Rates

The enactment of statewide laws regulating the adult use and sale of cannabis is not associated with subsequent changes in traffic fatality rates, according to an analysis of traffic safety data (“Crash fatality rates after recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado”) published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Investigators from the University … Continue reading »

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