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With Feds Distracted, States Will Have Much to Ponder in 2020 | 11-22-2019

It’s the holiday season, and if most voters are thinking about politics at all they are probably pondering more about how to get through family festivities without a major blowup over differing political philosophies than they are about next year’s...

Governors in Brief - November 25 2019 | 11-22-2019

Raimondo Will Seek Legal RI Pot in 2020 Calling it “the next logical step” after legalizing medical use, RHODE ISLAND Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) said she will make another attempt to legalize adult recreational marijuana use in the Ocean State...

Health & Science - November 25 2019 | 11-22-2019

MASSACHUSETTS House and Senate Unanimously Approve HB 4210 The MASSACHUSETTS House and Senate unanimously approve HB 4210 , which would extend MassHealth coverage until age 26 for young adults formerly in Department of Children and Families custody...

Diggity Dank Diplomacy | 11-15-2019

In his effort to become an American citizen, Canadian-borne rocker Neil Young figured honesty was the best policy. That included answering truthfully about his marijuana usage. But as the Los Angeles Times reports , honesty may not actually have been...

Health & Science - October 21 2019 | 10-18-2019

Oregon Liquor Control Commission Imposes Six-Month Moratorium The OREGON Liquor Control Commission imposes a six-month moratorium on the sale of flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products. The ban comes in the wake of a national outbreak of vaping...

Governors in Brief - October 14 2019 | 10-11-2019

BAKER PUSHES MA IMPAIRED DRIVING BILL Responding to the state Cannabis Control Commission moving closer to allowing social consumption marijuana lounges, MASSACHUSETTS Gov. Charlie Baker (R) urged Bay State lawmakers to act on legislation ( HB 71 ...

More Govs Support Legal Recreational Weed | 10-04-2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, both Democrats, said they will work together to develop a consistent regulatory framework for recreational marijuana use in their respective states. The governors said they believed they could...

Health & Science - October 7 2019 | 10-04-2019

The Missouri Department Of Social Services Makes Announcement The MISSOURI Department of Social Services announces that people participating in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program who hold a doctor-issued medical cannabis card allowing...

Health & Science - January 28 2019 | 01-25-2019

WI Assembly Approves AB 1 The WISCONSIN Assembly approves AB 1 , which would require Badger State health insurers to cover pre-existing health conditions and ban them from dropping coverage for those who exceed caps on lifetime or annual coverage amounts...

Recreational Pot Sales Going Up in Smoke in CA | 01-11-2019

In 2016 California voters approved Proposition 64, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, on the promise that the measure would, among other things, generate billions of dollars in tax revenues for the state and curb sales on the black market....

Health & Science - July 16 2018 | 07-13-2018

OK Governor Signs Off On Emergency Rules OKLAHOMA Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signs off on emergency rules issued by the Board of Health which ban the sale of smokable marijuana products in the Sooner State. The Board also endorsed a requirement that medical...

More Than Half of States Allow Marijuana Use | 05-04-2018

Twenty-nine states have passed laws broadly legalizing the use of marijuana. Twenty of those states allow the use of the drug for medical purposes, such as pain relief or the control of nausea. Nine states have legalized recreational use of marijuana...

Will Sessions’ Action on Marijuana Enforcement Hurt or Help Pot Industry? | 01-12-2018

This month U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it easier for federal prosecutors to crack down on marijuana businesses in states that have legalized the drug. Marijuana was already illegal under federal law, but James Cole, U.S. attorney general...

Governors In Brief - December 04 2017 | 12-01-2017

BAKER WILL SEEK SECOND TERM As expected, MASSACHUSETTS Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has announced he will run for re-election next year. Baker made the announcement on his Twitter feed. (BOSTON HERALD) HOLCOMB ORDERS CBD OIL OFF SHELVES INDIANA Gov...

Environment - December 04 2017 | 12-01-2017

WI Gov Signs SB 119 Gov. Scott Walker (R) signs SB 119 , which makes the Badger State one of more than 30 which allow farmers to grow industrial hemp (WMTV [MADISON]).