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Marijuana Legalization Laws to Look for in 2021

Cannabis reform in the US has been steadily gaining momentum for the past few years especially after getting a boost from the 2018 Farm Bill. It took a major step forward in 2020 when four states; Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota legalized cannabis in some form. Now there are 37 states and 4 …
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Growing Marijuana in Wyoming – State Laws 2021

For the longest time, Wyoming has made it clear that it doesn’t like marijuana. It was one of the first to ban cannabis and is now one of the two Mountain states adamantly holding out against legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana. This is despite being direct neighbors with Colorado. However, last year’s “green …
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Growing Marijuana in South Dakota – State Laws (2021)

November 3, 2020 has undoubtedly been a historic day for marijuana reform. On this election day, 4 states chose to legalize cannabis. One of those states, South Dakota, took the biggest stride forward when it legalized both medical and recreational marijuana at the same time.  Residents of the Sunshine State came out strong, voting in …
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Growing Marijuana in Minnesota – State Laws (2021)

Despite having what was once one of the most restrictive medical cannabis programs in the US, Minnesotans may actually get a chance to legalize recreational marijuana this year. Perhaps spurred by the recent marijuana reforms in neighboring South Dakota, an adult-use bill just cleared a second House Committee just this week. HF 600, filed by House …
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Growing Marijuana in Mississippi – State Laws (2021)

Marijuana opponents are still trying to throw a “Hail Mary” against the legalization of medical marijuana in Mississippi. It was recently reported that The American Medical Association (AMA) and its state affiliate, the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) are throwing their support behind an ongoing lawsuit that seeks to invalidate the medical marijuana initiative that …
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Growing Marijuana in Nebraska – State Laws (2021)

Nebraska is one of the last states where both medical and recreational marijuana are still illegal and the fight for legalization remains an uphill battle even up to this day. In September 2020, the state’s supreme court shot down a chance for residents to vote for medical marijuana when it ruled that a legalization initiative …
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Growing Marijuana in New Hampshire – State Laws (2021)

Although advocates are still zealously pushing for legalization this year, it seems unlikely to happen under a Republican-controlled legislature and governorship. Democratic lawmakers have already filed for this year two bills that aim to legalize recreational use. HB 237 would also establish a regulated and taxed cannabis market while HB 629 will legalize simple possession …
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Growing Marijuana in New Jersey – State Laws (2021)

On November 3, 2020, another nail was hammered into the coffin of federal marijuana prohibition when New Jersey voters chose to legalize recreational cannabis in their state by way of Question 1. Question 1 is the first legalization measure that a state legislature has referred to voters. Introduced by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Sen. …
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Growing Marijuana in New York – State Laws (2021)

The COVID outbreak has definitely turned things on its head and this includes the cannabis sector. It may have dealt a blow to a lot of business but when one door closes, another one opens. With the nation grappling with the economic impact of the coronavirus, the government is trying to tap into any revenue …
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