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New York weed legalization attempts to end chronic racial disparities

The legalization of weed in New York is a big deal, but so are the social equity goals of the legislation the state put in place.
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New York’s New Cannabis Laws Look a Lot Like Colorado’s

Hundreds of retail shops will be spread across New York under plan. The marijuana industry in New York will be similar to Colorado’s, where nine years after it was legalized there are nearly 1,000 retail stores and small medical marijuana dispensaries …

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Cannabis Regulatory Update: Hawaii, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Carolina

Hawaii House Approves Proposal For Cannabis Exemption From DEA Hawaii lawmakers approved Wednesday a proposal that seeks an exemption from Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, asking that the state is allowed to manage its medical cannabi…

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After a Bright Start, Zimbabwe’s Legal Cannabis Market Hits the Skids

CANNABIS CULTURE – Zimbabwe’s cannabis legalization initiative once held great promise, but now government overreach and excess taxation have ground progress down to a halt — and sent many  back to the black market. Zimbabwe has just found out how mar…

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Cuomo Signs N.Y. Pot Bill, With Sales Due as Soon as 2022

New York is set to become the nation’s second-largest legal marijuana market after Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation allowing the licensing of dispensaries. Cannabis storefronts will be allowed to open as soon as next year under the mea…

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Travellers Who Don’t Declare Cannabis At The Border Will Soon Face Fines

Scofflaws could be hit with penalties ranging from $200 to $2,000. Starting Monday, travellers who lie about carrying marijuana over the Canadian border could face fines. Recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada since the fall of 2018, but it’s i…

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New York Officials Reach Agreement To Legalize Marijuana

The reform measures will be included in the laws to be proposed as part of the state budget on April 1. New York State officials have reached a deal to legalize marijuana, legislative sources told The New York Post on Wednesday — just hours after Gov. …