In Arkansas The Drug Policy Education Center shortly will start a process with the intention to legalize recreational cannabis, according to the group’s executive director.
According to the decision of a state panel, Massachusetts will try to compensate those who have been disproportionately affected by war on drugs. This would be accomplished by granting them exclusive licenses for home delivery of cannabis for a five year period.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is eager to to make New York the 11th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but some of his critics think that he is moving way too fast with this delicate issue.
The Chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) in the state of Massachusetts, Steven Hoffman, says he thinks there are fundamental differences between alcoholic beverages and cannabis.
The European Parliament has voted for a resolution that would facilitate for medical cannabis in countries within the European Union.
Senator Kamala Harris of California has evolved from being opposed to cannabis legalization in 2010 to advocate medical marijuana some years later. Now she is also positive to recreational use.
The Democratic senator of Oregon, Ron Wyden, has introduced a bill that would legalize cannabis on a federal level. The bill is called S.420 and is one of three bills that is aiming to bridge the gap between federal laws and state laws.
In Illinois patients who have been prescribed opioids now can exchange these against medical cannabis.
As long as Republicans controlled the Congress most cannabis related changes were blocked. However the new Democratic majority in the House is now ready to make sweeping changes to federal cannabis laws.
According to a recent study fatal traffic accidents temporarily rose then fell in three of the states that have legalized recreational cannabis.