Topic: Recreational Marijuana

Well That Was Fast: Virginia Legislature Approves Adult Use Cannabis

The Commonwealth of Virginia is very close to becoming the 16th state (plus Washington D.C.) to legalize recreational “adult use” cannabis. It would also become the first “Southern” state to do so. Neighbors such as Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia have extremely limited medical programs, while West Virginia and Florida have full medical cannabis programs. But none have adult use programs, and so Virginia is on the verge of becoming the reform leader in the region. Virginia is also the third state to have passed legalization through legislation.

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Adult Use Legislation Filed in Connecticut

Yesterday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont filed legislation that would establish an recreational (“adult use”) cannabis market in the State. The Governor’s proposal would create a licensing process for cultivators, retailers, micro-cultivators, product manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers, product packagers, and delivery services.

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Illinois Voters Look to Bring Cannabis to Town

As we wrote about here, cannabis had a banner night across the country on Tuesday as five states passed ballot initiatives legalizing cannabis in some fashion. Additionally in Illinois, a state that legalized recreational cannabis through legislation, voters signaled their approval of legalized cannabis in a different way. While the election results are not yet final, voters in Batavia, Elk Grove, Glen Ellyn, Mount Prospect, Park Ridge, and Wilmette appear poised to approve the sale of recreational marijuana within those cities.

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Election 2020: Cannabis Wins Big Again

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the only consistent thing in the past few American elections has been support for cannabis legalization. Democrats, Republicans, and independents in red, blue, and purple states all seem ready to decriminalize and legalize cannabis. 2020 was no different; voters approved cannabis legalization measures in every state offering them on the ballot.

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Pennsylvania Governor Pushes State-Run Cannabis Dispensaries

Several states are advancing adult-use cannabis legalization efforts, but Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is again promoting a unique approach to a recreational marijuana market: state-run marijuana distribution. A recent article in PoliticoPro (subscription required) dives into the issue and provides great context and analysis on whether this proposal is feasible and its chances to succeed.

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