maine marijuana
Marijuana Business

Maine’s Adult-Use Cannabis Industry Is Facing Further Delays

Lawmakers have once again pushed back plans to establish licensing rules and regulations to govern the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana to adults. Voters initially approved the legalization of cannabis sales in November 2016, but lawmakers – led by former Republican Gov. Paul LePage – have repeatedly taken steps to delay the law’s implementation. [read more]

Oregon Legislature
Marijuana Legalization

Oregon: Cannabis Social Consumption Bill SB 639 Is About Civil Rights

Nearly 10 years after opening the first cannabis cafe in the United States, Oregon NORML (ornorml.org) executive director Madeline Martinez is appealing directly to legislators in Salem to pass a bill sponsored by Senator Lew Frederick (D-Portland) that would finally legalize her trademark business, The World Famous Cannabis Cafe. Martinez, the only Latina on [read more]

cannabis arrest
Marijuana Legalization

Baltimore State’s Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Tuesday her office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases, regardless of the amount or the individual’s criminal history. Statement from Olivia Naugle, legislative coordinator for the Marijuana Policy Project: “We applaud State’s Attorney Mosby for making the fair and just decision to no longer [read more]