Happy New Year blunts!’ 2018 brings marijuana legalization to California

Californians woke up on Monday to a stimulating New Year’s gift: legal recreational cannabis. The state is set to become the world’s largest regulated, commercial market of recreational marijuana. Over two decades after California legalized the medical use of marijuana, America’s most populous state joins Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Nevada to grant stores licenses…

Apopka reconsiders ban on medical marijuana shops

Apopka City Council members, who banned medical marijuana dispensaries in September, have had a change of heart and now plan to allow them. City commissioners last week discussed the prohibition and then voted unanimously to revisit the city ban on state-approved shops that dispense physician-prescribed, medical cannabis to qualified patients. The second thoughts were driven…

Eight Pennsylvania cultivators approved to begin growing medical cannabis

Pennsylvania regulators have given the go-ahead to eight cultivators to begin growing medical marijuana, putting sales on track to begin in 2018. Once the product is ready, dispensaries should have plenty of customers to buy it, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The governor’s office said that more than 10,000 patients have signed up for the program,…

Bermuda joins few Caribbean islands to decriminalize marijuana

Bermuda joins few Caribbean islands to decriminalize marijuana Bermuda has passed a bill decriminalizing the possession of cannabis after years of lobbying by advocates of the psychoactive drug which is used for both medicinal and recreational purposes. The island nation’s Misuse of Drugs [Decriminalization of Cannabis] Amendment Act 2017 removes criminal prosecution for the possession of not more…