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Growing Marijuana in Ohio – State Laws 2021

At present, recreational weed is still prohibited in Ohio and it looks like the state is in no rush to legalize it. Efforts to get an adult-use marijuana legalization initiative to last year’s ballot failed since advocates were not able to gather enough signatures due to the coronavirus pandemic.  It was also reported that only …
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Growing Marijuana in Utah – State Laws 2021

Despite having a reputation as being ultra conservative, medical cannabis has been legal in Utah since 2018. However, marijuana reform is still moving at a glacial pace in the state. Even after receiving a number of changes since its inception, the state’s medical marijuana laws remain painfully backward. For example, around 2019 when doctors were …
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Growing Marijuana in South Carolina – State Laws (2021)

Even Republican lawmakers in South Carolina recently acknowledged that the marijuana laws in their state are extremely outdated and unnecessarily burdensome for their constituents. Last year, Rep. Bill Herbkersman was quoted saying, “It is unacceptable that South Carolinians with serious illnesses have to break the law to alleviate their suffering.”  Up to now, the Palmetto …
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Growing Marijuana in Pennsylvania – State Laws (2021)

After seeing record medical marijuana sales in the last few years, it seems like an easy choice for Pennsylvania to finally legalize recreational use this year. Last February, a bipartisan bill seeking to decriminalize and legalize adult-use cannabis was filed by senators Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Dan Laughlin (R-Erie) who said that the legislation could …
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Growing Marijuana in West Virginia – State Laws 2021

Recent sentiments from West Virginia’s leadership seems to show that the state may be ready to legalize recreational marijuana, albeit reluctantly, with officials like Gov. Jim Justice sounding like they’ve conceded to the fact that federal legalization is coming within the next few years. Nevertheless, Mountain State Republicans are nevertheless determined to make lemonade out …
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Growing Marijuana in Tennessee – State Laws 2021

Tennessee is one of the more conservative states that’s seemingly having a change of heart recently regarding marijuana.  Just this month, two Republican lawmakers filed bills that aim to create a medical cannabis commission that will study the descheduling of marijuana. The bills, SB118/HB490, sponsored by Sen. Ferrell Haile and Rep. Bryan Terry calls for …
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Growing Marijuana in Virginia – State Laws 2021

Virginia is one of the three states that legalized recreational marijuana within the last two months. However, the Old Dominion decision is particularly significant since it is expected to send a strong message to other states in the Old South, a region has always been notoriously anti-cannabis. Last April, Gov. Ralph Northam finally signed legislation …
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Growing Marijuana in North Dakota – State Laws 2021

North Dakota is one of most recent states to have accepted the inevitability of marijuana legalization. Just this week, its House voted to approve HB 1420 which allows recreational use and sales in the state.  However, the bill seems like a pre-emptive strike on marijuana legislation that advocates and North Dakotans would really want. HB …
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Growing Marijuana in Texas – State Laws 2021

Texas is considered to be one of the most conservative states in the US and hardly a place where you’d expect marijuana reform to move forward. But this year, there might be a good chance.  While medical marijuana is sort of legal, the state’s program is very restrictive. SB 339 or the Texas Compassionate Use …
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Growing Marijuana in Wisconsin – State Laws 2021

Despite having the pedigree for raising hemp, cannabis is still technically illegal in Wisconsin. While there are select counties like Madison where small amounts are legal, the state still doesn’t have a full-fledged marijuana industry catering to medical and recreational users.  It took a pandemic to make most states consider legalization as a way to …
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