Articles Tagged 'marijuana'

New York Senate is hashing out bill to legalize weed

New York Senate is hashing out bill to legalize weed

by Bernadette Hogan and Nolan Hicks, NY Post
Published on June 17, 2019
New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be… READ MORE

Texas Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Texas would become the 25th state in the U.S. to remove the threat of being jailed as a punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives on Monday. The legislation, which would punish people caught with an ounce or less of cannabis with a $500 fine instead of arrest and incarceration,… READ MORE
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Texas Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Texas would become the 25th state in the U.S. to remove the threat of being jailed as a punishment for possessing small amounts of marijuana… READ MORE

Medical marijuana oil sales signed into Georgia law

Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday signed into law a bill to grow and sell medical marijuana in Georgia, a milestone for patients who are allowed to use the drug but had no way to buy it. The new law creates a new but limited marijuana industry in Georgia, with up to 9 acres of indoor growing space for cultivation of… READ MORE

Here’s what’s holding up the legalizing of marijuana in New York State

When state leaders moved ahead on the state budget without reaching agreement on legalizing recreational marijuana use, Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated it wasn’t because he and legislators were on opposite ends of the debate. “In concept, we have agreement,” Cuomo said. “But that is all about the devil is in the details. And that is going to take more time… READ MORE

New Yorkers are flocking to Massachusetts for their legal weed fix

They’re one toke over … the state line. Legal pot peddlers just a stone’s throw from the Empire State are cashing in on New Yorkers who can’t wait for Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature to get their act together. While Albany lawmakers took a pass on legalizing pot in the just-passed state budget, New Yorkers from the Big Apple… READ MORE

Gov. Lujan Grisham signs marijuana decriminalization bill

A bill reducing penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana will soon become law. This comes after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation that decreases the penalties for those who are caught with marijuana in their possession. Now if an individual is caught with less than a half-ounce of marijuana they will face a $50 fine. The act would… READ MORE

Legalizing marijuana in New York: Why supporters hope it happens this week

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature are in crunch time over whether they can strike a deal to legalize recreational marijuana as part of the state budget due Sunday. And advocates are pressing state leaders to reach an agreement after Cuomo and legislative leaders had pledged support for making pot sales and use legal in New York. “A failure… READ MORE

Legal weed won’t happen right now in N.J. Lawmakers call off big vote.

Top state lawmakers have canceled a planned vote Monday on a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older in New Jersey, saying they simply haven’t gathered enough support in the state Senate.
But they vowed to take up the measure — one of Gov. Phil Murphy’s signature proposals — at a future date. “Anybody who thinks… READ MORE
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Wisconsin Gov. Evers’ budget proposes decriminalizing marijuana, legalizing medical

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Monday that his budget will include proposals to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and legalize… READ MORE

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