Category: Politics

Rhode Island Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization

Both chambers of the Rhode Island legislature voted today to legalize and regulate the adult use cannabis market.  “By passing this legislation, Rhode Island’s lawmakers have acted in a manner that reflects the...

Should Marijuana be Allowed in Professional Sports?

With marijuana legalization occurring in many states, many are starting to wonder if this will translate to professional sports. According to Leafly, only 22 out of the 124 teams in the four...

Delaware: Governor Vetoes Marijuana Depenalization Measure

Democrat Gov. John Carney has vetoed legislation, House Bill 371, that sought to eliminate penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of cannabis by adults.  His decision was not altogether unexpected, as...

Ohio: Regulators Approve Dozens More Applicants to Operate Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Qualified patients will have significantly greater access to medical cannabis products in the coming months following regulators decision to approve 70 new medical cannabis dispensary operators. Regulators reviewed over 1,500 applications. A list...

Delta-8 THC ruled to be federally legal by court

When the Farm Bill was enacted in 2018, it seems that not all of the information on the complex cannabis plant was known, and a loophole has formed in the shape of...

State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights of cannabis consumers, heads to the assembly floor. The bill bans employers from...

Delaware: House Members Pause Action on Marijuana Retail Bill Until After Legislative Break

For the second time this legislative session, members of the House addressed legislation to establish a regulated, adult-use cannabis market. House Bill 372, the Delaware Marijuana Control Act, provides for commercial production and...

Cannabis Legalization Doesn’t Increase Alcohol, Nicotine, Pain Reliever Usage, Study Shows

Some new studies published by the University of Washington show that after marijuana legalization, consumption of other substances like alcohol and cigarettes fall significantly. This new study tested trends in alcohol, cigarettes,...