Cannabis News Round-Up

Massachusetts recreational pot sales draw crowd on first day. How much will Massachusetts earn from taxes on retail marijuana sales? Rep. Joe Kennedy III says he supports weed legalization so the feds can regulate it. Boston Globe seeks a contact high from the spread of marijuana legalization. Legalizing marijuana is one of new Connecticut
governor’s priorities. Where things stand on the push to legalize marijuana in Rhode Island.

Michigan recreational marijuana expected to be legal by December 6th. Forgive Michigan pot offenders—but don’t stop there. Michigan pot becoming legal, but employers and traffic cops still pay attention. How to make legal pot work for MichiganMichigan legal marijuana has communities already opting out and here’s why.

With Pritzker and Madigan on board, Illinois Democrats push again for pot legalization. Issues to iron out before legal recreational marijuana available in IllinoisIllinois marijuana legalization push gets huge boost with Pritzker win. Illinois Republicans split on legalizing marijuana.
Concerns in Iowa over possible marijuana legalization in Illinois.

Wisconsin state rep. will re-introduce bill to legalize marijuana in 2019.

Vote on legalizing marijuana in New Jersey likely this month. Key New Jersey state senator, once opposed to legalizing marijuana, is ‘leaning yes’. New Jersey finally back on track to legalize marijuana. Hearings scheduled for next week. New Jersey marijuana legalization: Legal weed set for hearing, possible vote on Monday. Tompkins County supports marijuana legalization in New York. Debates about New York marijuana legalization continue with talk about jobsNew York marijuana legalization hearing includes … broccoli, bar fights and Bills games. New York State Senate Democrat says any bill legalizing recreational pot should protect medical marijuana.

New report claims marijuana legalization hurting Colorado more than helping.

Three states passed marijuana legalization measures. Congress might finally be next. Racial justice and legal pot are colliding in Congress. Legal pot, reproductive rights on the docket for new-look Senate. Former Rep. Bob Barr: Marijuana and the 2018 election—did we miss something? Federal marijuana action is an “inevitability,” FDA chief says. Three more states vote to legalize marijuana.

For a buck and sometimes a buzz, brewers are putting cannabis into cans. It’s a really good time to be a weed smuggler.

Canada‘s grand cannabis experiment has set scientists free. One-third of Canada‘s cannabis buyers still using illicit dealers. Canada‘s message to teenagers: Marijuana is legal now. Please don’t smoke it.

Here’s what’s behind Mexico‘s radical move toward legalizing marijuana during its war on drugs. Mexico looks to be next to legalize marijuana.