Topic: Recreational Marijuana

Setbacks for Recreational Marijuana Abound in the Northeast

The news for legalization proponents has been consistently good for the past several years, but recent developments in the Northeast should perhaps take the optimism down a notch. Recreational legalization proposals in the deep-blue states of New York, New Jersey, and Vermont all appear destined to fail in 2019, raising new questions regarding the path forward for recreational use.

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Illinois introduces bill for legalized adult-use recreational marijuana, but will it pass?

After months of speculation, Governor J.B. Pritzker and allies in the General Assembly introduced a bill over the weekend to legalize adult-use recreational marijuana. The bill, if passed, would represent the first time a state has created a recreational marijuana marketplace through legislation rather than ballot initiative.

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The 2018 Midterms Continue A Positive Trend For The Marijuana Industry

Legalization of marijuana was a consistent and bipartisan winner in the past several elections and that trend continued in the 2018 midterms. Three more states—Utah, Michigan and Missouri—passed landmark legalization initiatives, with Utah and Missouri passing medical use laws, and Michigan passing a recreational use law.

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