Category Archives: recreational cannabis

Michigan Considers Dropping Pre-Employment Cannabis Tests

Policymakers in Michigan are considering major changes to the state’s drug testing policy, particularly as it pertains to cannabis use.  The potential changes come more than four years after voters there approved a ballot measure that legalized recreational pot use for adults aged 21 and older.  In a letter sent earlier this month to human […]

Weed Legalization Has Contributed to a Decrease in Tobacco Use

A study published in the Journal of Health Economics addresses the topic of tobacco use in the wake of cannabis legalization. Entitled “Have recreational marijuana laws undermined public health progress on adult tobacco use?” researchers found that cannabis reform in individual states has led to decreased tobacco use. The study was conducted by Bentley University, […]

Supreme Court Review for Florida Rec Cannabis Bill Set in Motion, AG to Challenge

The political committee Smart & Safe Florida is sponsoring the “Adult Personal Use of Marijuana” proposal, which obtained well over the required 222,881 petition signatures to trigger an imperative Supreme Court review.  On Monday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) formally submitted the proposal to the court, along with her opinion that it does not […]

New Hampshire Senate Votes Down Cannabis Legalization Bill

The New Hampshire state Senate on Thursday voted down a bill to legalize recreational marijuana, with senators on both sides of the aisle citing concerns for children’s safety. The measure, which was passed by the New Hampshire House of Representatives last month, was rejected in the Senate by a vote of 14-10 on May 11. […]

Ohio Group Starts Push To Get Legalization Measure On Ballot

Local news station WCMH reports that “the Ohio Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol got the greenlight to gather the remaining 124,046 signatures needed to get the cannabis question on the ballot in November,” after lawmakers in the Buckeye State “missed their Wednesday deadline to pass a citizen-authored initiative to legalize the drug.” “We’re building […]

Maine Officials Report ‘Mass Exodus’ of Caregivers Amid Rec Sales

According to officials in Maine, the number of caregivers applying to supply medical cannabis in the state is plummeting. The Sun Journal reports that over a quarter of Maine businesses in the state’s medical cannabis industry have closed down in the last two years. Maine regulators pointed out another glaring problem, the loss of caretakers, […]

Littered Joint Roaches Wreak Havoc for Dog Parents in New York City

A growing chorus of dog parents are complaining about the scourge of joint roaches littered on New York City streets, less than six months into adult-use cannabis sales. KTLA 5 reports that dog parents and veterinarians are concerned about dogs eating littered roaches throughout New York City, which they say is a public nuisance. Dr. […]

Minnesota House Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill

The Minnesota House of Representatives this week passed a bill to legalize cannabis for adults and establish a regulatory system for recreational marijuana production and sales. The bill, House File 100, passed by a vote of 71-59 on Tuesday and will now head to the state Senate for consideration. All but one of the representatives […]

Recreational Weed Now Legal in Delaware

Recreational marijuana became legal in Delaware on Sunday as Democratic Governor John Carney allowed two bills to legalize adult-use cannabis to become law without his signature. The measures, House Bill 1 and House Bill 2, legalize the possession of marijuana for adults and establish a legal framework for regulated recreational cannabis production and sales. Carney, […]

Louisiana Legislators Say They Unknowingly Legalized Hemp Products With THC

Louisiana state Sen. Stewart Cathey and Sen. Jay Morris stated in a recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on April 18 that legalizing hemp products with THC was unintended. “Last session we unknowingly created a recreational THC market in Louisiana,” Cathey said at the meeting, according to The Daily Advertiser. “It was not the intent of […]