recreational marijuana

Could Pennsylvania Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol?

Could Pennsylvania Regulate Cannabis Like Alcohol?

Legalizing recreational and even medical cannabis is a process that seems to strain the capabilities of state governments. For one reason or another, most states have struggled to create and implement a working regulatory framework and rollout both medical and recreational cannabis legalization. Even in states that have managed to hit their own deadlines, many […]

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

You Could Buy Legal Weed in Illinois As Soon as January 1, 2020

Illinois lawmakers helped the state make history on Friday, May 31st, 2019. The state of Illinois became the first to legalize adult recreational cannabis via legislature when lawmakers finally passed a legalization bill. Although the bill has not taken effect yet, pending the promised signature of Illinois governor, there is no reason to believe at […]

Is  Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Is Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Mexico effectively changed its cannabis policy through its Supreme Court late last year. On October 31, 2018, the Mexican Supreme Court reached its fifth ruling regarding recreational cannabis use by adults. The Mexican court system is carefully structured to prevent unusual cases from setting powerful precedent. It was that fifth case where the Mexican Supreme […]

Michigan Legalizes Cannabis, Missouri and Utah Pass Medical Cannabis Laws

Michigan Legalizes Cannabis, Missouri and Utah Pass Medical Cannabis Laws

With an impressive voter turnout that may challenge previous midterm records, Michigan has officially passed its legalization ballot initiative. Proposition 1 will allow adults ages 21 or older who live in the state of Michigan to grow up to 12 cannabis plants in their own home. By December 6th, Michigan law enforcement will have to […]

New York Cannabis Law Summit Features Amazing Women Speakers

New York Cannabis Law Summit Features Amazing Women Speakers

On Thursday, May 17 and Friday May 18, the offices of Duane Morris LLP will host the NYC Cannabis Law Summit. On Thursday, the content and presentations will focus on legalization through legislation. They will discuss both medical cannabis and adult recreational use programs. On Friday the 18th, the presentations will focus on providing a […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

To say that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has been less than enthusiastic about presiding over the legalization of recreational cannabis in his state would be quite an understatement. During campaign season last fall, he called legalization “reckless.” Of course, that opinion hadn’t stopped him from courtingĀ  funding from NORML for his re-election. His inability to […]

Get Your Votes In! Oregon Set to Become Third Free State in the Nation

Get Your Votes In! Oregon Set to Become Third Free State in the Nation

OnĀ November 4th, the citizens of the state of Oregon are set to vote on the proposed legalization of marijuana. If approved, Measure 91 would legalize marijuana for adults ages 21 and older, allowing them to possess eight ounces of marijuana and a maximum of four plants. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is tasked with regulating […]

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

Maryland Decriminalization Law in Effect, World Not Over

On October 1st, 2014, the state of Maryland officially enacted its law decriminalizing the possession of limited amounts of marijuana. Now, citizens caught in possession of ten grams or less of dried cannabis flower will be subject to a ticket instead of arrest. First offense tickets will cost $100, while second offenses run $250 and […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Legalized Marijuana and Its Impact on Colorado and Washington

INFOGRAPHIC: Legalized Marijuana and Its Impact on Colorado and Washington

Did you know that recreational cannabis consumers in the state of Colorado consume about 784 pounds of marijuana a day? Or that estimates indicate as much as 90% of retail sales of recreational marijuana in the rural parts of the state of Colorado involve someone from out of state? That means that 90% of retail […]

Washington City Dispensary Ban Lawsuit Threatens to Derail State Legalization

Washington City Dispensary Ban Lawsuit Threatens to Derail State Legalization

Today on the West Coast, a judge will hear the opening arguments in a case that could undo the progress made in Washington state regarding cannabis policy. Fife, located in Pierce County, Washington, is one of many municipalities which is trying to prohibit the development of legal cannabis-related businesses (particularly retail dispensaries). Tedd Wetherbee has […]