marijuana legalization

DC Bill Would Pay Out Cannabis Reparations—If Feds Lift Ban

Washington, DC lawmakers have filed a revised bill to create a regulated adult-use cannabis market, despite an ongoing congressional ban…

January 25, 2023

Most US Voters Back Cannabis Equity Measures, as Well as Legalization

A strong majority of American voters—including most Republicans, Democrats and independents—support legalizing marijuana and the federal level, according to a…

January 18, 2023

As CT Erases Cannabis Convictions, Will People Fall Through the Cracks?

On January 1, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont (D) announced on Twitter that his administration “has marked 42,964 cannabis convictions erased.”…

January 10, 2023

Minnesota Lawmakers Launch 2023 Cannabis Legalization Bill

Minnesota lawmakers have unveiled a marijuana legalization bill and announced next steps to advance the reform in the 2023 legislative…

January 6, 2023

Minnesota Will Legalize Cannabis “By May,” Predicts Governor

The governor of Minnesota says he expects the state to legalize marijuana “by May.” But the House speaker is tempering…

December 19, 2022

Legalization to Worker Protections: Cannabis Reform’s Progress in 2022

Marijuana reform in 2022 ran the gamut, with three new states legalizing cannabis for adult use and an ideologically diverse…

December 13, 2022

Advocates Fear Chilling Effect of Lawsuits on Cannabis Equity Programs

A Los Angeles federal judge has chosen not to allow a lawsuit to stop the city issuing further cannabis equity…

December 12, 2022

CT to Clear Tens of Thousands of Marijuana Records on January 1

The governor of Connecticut announced on December 6 that the state will be automatically clearing records of low-level marijuana convictions…

December 7, 2022

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Expunge Cannabis, “Paraphernalia” Records

The Ohio Senate approved a large-scale criminal justice reform bill on November 30 that contains provisions to protect people from…

December 1, 2022

People Harmed by Drug War Get NY’s First Cannabis Retail Licenses

New York regulators have approved the state’s first-ever licenses for recreational marijuana retailers. Most of the businesses are owned by…

November 21, 2022