Delaware: Lawmakers Decline to Overturn Cannabis Legalization Veto

A motion to overturn Democratic Governor John Carney’s veto of a key cannabis legalization bill, House Bill 371, was declined by members of the Delaware House late last night. The vote was 20 yes, 20 no, and 1 not voting.  “We commend Representative Osienski’s dedication to this crucial criminal justice reform and trying every avenue […]

Laura Ingraham blames marijuana for mass shootings

This is worth talking about because it shows that believing marijuana is only a road to madness and violence is still very prevalent in the mainstream. Laura Ingraham, in her show last week, brought weed into the conversation of mass shootings in the US. Now, the first thought is that she’s trying to evade the […]

Virginia: Approved Budget Recriminalizes Public Marijuana Possession Over Four Ounces of Marijuana

Today, the Virginia General Assembly voted to approve the budget bill which contains language to recriminalize personal possession of over four ounces of marijuana in public. The language, which creates two new misdemeanors, will take effect immediately upon Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin’s signature on the budget. Currently, the personal possession in public of more than […]

FBI Statistics in Marijuana Arrests Are Flawed

There is a confusion as to whether citations given in states with decriminalized marijuana laws should be counted as “arrests” in those areas. Therefore, counties are reporting different sets of numbers and everything we’ve been told is all up in the air. The statistics are so uncertain that the Justice Department has launched an investigation […]

Study: Licensed Cannabis Retailers Not Providing Access to Underage Patrons

Licensed cannabis retailers in California are highly compliant with the enforcement of rules prohibiting young people from entering into their facilities absent showing proof of age, according to data previously compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and most recently published in the Journal of Safety Research. Researchers assessed whether retail cannabis facilities would […]

State Policy Weekly Update 5/27/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, California, Louisiana, and North Carolina!  California  SB 1186 requires all local governments to permit access to medicinal cannabis via either the establishment of licensed dispensaries or via delivery. Update: This bill has passed in the state Senate and heads to the Assembly. Send a message […]

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