Effort to Legalize Cannabis in United Kingdom Struck Down in Parliament

Members of the UK Parliament shouted down a proposed bill to legalize, regulate and tax adult-use cannabis. Liberal Democratic Member of Parliament and former health minister Norman Lamb introduced the bill under the House of Commons’ Ten Minute Rule. The Ten Minute Rule allows MPs who don’t traditionally have the opportunity to present legislation, to

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Kansas Supreme Court Rules Smell of Pot Enough to Justify Police Searching a Home

The seven justices on the Kansas Supreme Court ruled today that marijuana odor constitutes probable cause for police to search a private residence without a warrant, the AP is reporting. The 4-3 ruling says that an officer’s detection of a marijuana smell is enough cause to conduct a warrantless search. The case wound up in

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New Zealand Passes Law to Allow More Inclusive Access to Medical Cannabis

New Zealand just passed a new law that has the potential to dramatically change medical marijuana in the country. While it will still take time for all the new rules to go into effect, the changes promise to make medical marijuana much more accessible to thousands of patients. Additionally, they could pave the way toward

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There Are Now 50 New Jersey Towns Who Banned Weed Ahead of Impending Legalization

Late last month, New Jersey lawmakers in both the Assembly and Senate voted to advance a bill legalizing adult use cannabis and establishing a retail industry in the state. The vote to advance S2703 out of committee represents the first official legislative action on adult-use cannabis since pro-legalization Gov. Phil Murphy assumed office in January.

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Expert Joints Premieres on High Times TV Today!

Craig Ex, founder and host of Expert Joints, says he’s humbled to hold the torch for B.C.’s legendary weed industry on High Times TV. Season four of Ex’s Vancouver-based webcast, plus his on-the-ground event coverage and numerous tutorials, are the newest additions to the publication’s video offerings. “Expert Joints is a multi-platform media outlet offering a voice

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Brooklyn Offers Expedited Expungement Sessions This Week

New York’s efforts to legalize cannabis are moving about as slowly as its deteriorating subway system that’s been in a state of emergency since 2017. The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is making strides with decriminalization, however, offering two free expedited community-based sessions this week to expunge previous convictions for low-level cannabis offenses. As part of

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Surgeon General Blames Lack of Marijuana Research on Schedule 1 Status

At a national summit on police efforts to address the United States’ opioid epidemic, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke about the need for further scientific and medical research on cannabis. In response to a question about the U.S. Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Adams called for a review of the way the government schedules different

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Legalization In Rhode Island May Be On The Horizon

Could Rhode Island be the next New England state to legalize marijuana? It’s a possibility that seems more likely than ever, given the latest moves toward legalization that have happened in the region. Massachusetts, Rhode Island’s next door neighbor, just opened its first two recreational dispensaries last month, and Vermont became the ninth state to

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Utah Group Challenging Medical Marijuana Compromise in State Supreme Court

Despite a fierce, well-organized and well-funded opposition campaign by a powerful coalition of religious organizations and conservative health professionals, 53 percent of Utah voters said yes to Proposition 2 in November, legalizing access to medical cannabis treatments. But in a special legislative session last week, Utah lawmakers, including many who oppose Prop 2., passed what they

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Effort to Clear Low-Level Cannabis Convictions in Illinois Gains Traction

State legislatures across the U.S. are wrapping up their work for the season. But lawmakers in Illinois are working to get a bill in under the wire that would allow folks to expunge prior misdemeanor cannabis convictions from their records. Illinois decriminalized cannabis possession up to 10 grams in 2016, and the law went into

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