Topic: Legislation

Naperville Officially Opts Out of Recreational Marijuana Sales…For Now

At a meeting on Tuesday night that spanned over three hours and was attended by hundreds of individuals wearing “opt out” t-shirts, the Naperville City Council officially voted (6-3) to opt out of recreational marijuana sales in Illinois’s fourth largest city. This is not the final resolution of the issue, however, despite some reporting to the contrary.

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Mexican Supreme Court Orders Medical Marijuana Regulations to be Issued By February 2020; Is Recreational Marijuana Next?

Like its neighbors to the north, cannabis advocates in Mexico have been lobbying for years for marijuana to be fully legalized (or at least decriminalized). Recent events suggest that those efforts have paid off and that legal marijuana—at least medicinal, and potentially recreational—is coming to Mexico and soon. 

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Recreational Marijuana Proposal May Reach Florida Voters in 2020

Florida legislators and Governor Ron DeSantis do not appear eager to legalize recreational marijuana. A bill to do so failed last year, and Governor DeSantis (who supports medical marijuana) has indicated he believes recreational marijuana has a “detrimental effect.” Nevertheless, advocates continue to work to move recreational marijuana forward via ballot initiative, and early returns appear promising.

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Back in Session: A Look at California’s Latest Cannabis Bills

Though it still feels like summer in balmy Los Angeles, school is back in session and so is the California legislature. From banking reform to labeling, state legislators are set to mull over at least five bills directly impacting the $2.5 billion legal cannabis industry in California, now ranked the fifth largest economy in the world.

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Illinois Roundup: An Expanded (and Permanent) Medical Program and Ongoing Tweaks to the Recreational Program

Illinois remains the epicenter of marijuana legalization in 2019. During August alone, Illinois has passed new legislation expanding and cementing its medical marijuana program, and shown necessary flexibility as it attempts to get its recreational market off the ground by January 1, 2020.

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