cannabis

Will New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Licensing Repair Drug-War Harms?

New York State legalized adult-use cannabis through the legislature in early 2021, and is slowly moving forward with implementation. Currently,…

May 27, 2022

Rhode Island Becomes the 19th State to Legalize Marijuana

The governor of Rhode Island signed a bill on May 25 to legalize marijuana, making it the 19th state to…

May 26, 2022

Massachusetts Moves Toward a Fairer Marijuana Legalization Model

On May 18, the Massachusetts House finally answered the calls of cannabis advocates, passing a number of sweeping marijuana reforms…

May 24, 2022

“A Dire Public Safety Issue”: Cannabis Regulators Push Congress for Accessible Banking

As lawmakers work to advance marijuana banking reform, a coalition of cannabis regulators representing 40 states and United States territories…

May 18, 2022

South Dakota Voters Likely to Approve Cannabis Legalization—Again

On May 3, activists in South Dakota submitted petitions to put adult-use cannabis legalization on the ballot in November 2022.…

May 5, 2022

Voting Begins on Marijuana Decrim, No-Knock Warrants Ban in Austin

Early voting kicked off in Austin, Texas on April 25, giving voters a chance to decide on a local initiative…

April 25, 2022

Federal Legalization Still Wouldn’t Free All Cannabis Prisoners

"Tell everybody in this government that y’all need to let everybody out of jail for selling weed before y’all start…

April 7, 2022

Biden Still Won’t Back Marijuana Legalization After House Passes It

President Joe Biden agrees that “our current marijuana laws are not working,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters…

April 4, 2022

New Jersey Lawmakers, Regulators Clash Over Delayed Cannabis Sales

The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) voted on March 24 to approve "conditional" licenses for 68 different businesses—but chose…

April 1, 2022

Stage Set for US House to Vote on Cannabis Legalization This Week

With a vote on a bill to federally legalize marijuana set for House floor consideration this week, lawmakers released a report…

March 28, 2022