Recreational Marijuana News

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City in Kansas considers reducing first- and second-time marijuana possession fines to $1

The city of Lawrence, Kansas, is looking to make it so that a marijuana possession fine costs less than

Thu
21
Mar

Pennsylvania town decriminalizes marijuana, sees future in legal pot

Civic leaders in the borough of Steelton, Pennsylvania unanimously passed an ordinance to decriminalize possession of small quantities of marijuana on Tuesday evening. At a special meeting called to considerer the proposal, members of the borough council voted 5-0 to remove criminal penalties for first-time offenders possessing less than 30 grams of cannabis. Simple possession will instead be charged as a summary offense and be subject to a fine of $25 to $100.

Brian Proctor, the president of the borough council, said in a press release that the town was actively pursuing cannabis reform.

Thu
21
Mar

Denver proves rducation, not prohibition, keeps kids away from cannabis

Denver's youth marijuana education campaign has shown some promising results in its first year, writes Calvin Hughes.

A recent survey of over 500 teens from the Denver area showed that the city's 'High Costs' educational campaign helped steer minors away from underage cannabis consumption. Of the respondents, 75 percent said the 'High Costs' campaign made them either not want to consume marijuana, less likely to consume marijuana or, at the very least, more likely to "think twice" about using marijuana.

Thu
21
Mar

P.E.I. gears up for tourism season with government-sponsored info sessions for cannabis in hospitality industry

Prince Edward Island’s government is sponsoring cannabis information seminars as the province’s first tourism season since cannabis legalization approaches.  Tourism P.E.I. has asked a lawyer in the province to figure out what hotels and other hospitality-industry businesses should be considered moving forward.

Thu
21
Mar

As Mass. weighs social marijuana consumption, chefs test out the budding business

Tara Sue Sharp dotes over a skillet of mushrooms. She sips a cannabis oil-infused mocktail as she readies a meal for a small group of guests. Even though Sharpe has cooked these farm-to-table mushroom tostadas dozens of times before, she’s extra careful now as she adds the key ingredient: a tablespoon of homemade cannabis oil slowly drizzled over over the already-simmering vegetables.

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21
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Thu
21
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Gov. Cuomo now hopeful for legal marijuana by June

Legalizing recreational marijuana in New York will not be done in concert with the state budget for 2020, an aide to Governor Cuomo said Wednesday.

This comes after the Democratic governor said Tuesday that legislators in Albany are signaling that the legalization will be done separate from the budget. Since the budget is due by April 1, the agreement will not be in place in time to meet that deadline.

The governor had originally said he was optimistic that marijuana would be made legal in this year's budget.

The plan was to use the revenue from taxing marijuana to fund improvements to the MTA.

Thu
21
Mar

Ottawa estimates up to 10,000 Canadians could be pardoned by proposed cannabis amnesty bill

Approximately 10,000 individuals are expected to apply for free pardons for convictions of cannabis possession incurred during prohibition if the federal government approves a bill to compensate those with criminal records, Ottawa is estimating.

Before legalization came into force last autumn, the possession of 30 g of cannabis or less was punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. The federal government is proposing to waive the $631 fee, as well as the five-year wait, necessary to apply for a pardon.

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