Wisconsin Gov. Wants to Decriminalize Cannabis, Legalize Medical Use

Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin will propose decriminalizing cannabis to the state legislature, alongside a plan to create a medical cannabis program for qualifying conditions, when he issues his next state budget, The Wisconsin State Journal reports. The proposal would remove all state-level criminal penalties for possessing, manufacturing or distributing cannabis in amounts less than 25…

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New Jersey Lawmakers Reach Tax Consensus, Legalization Can Advance

Negotiations regarding cannabis legalization between New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D) have completed successfully, according to an App report. The political disagreements between the two have held up cannabis legalization in New Jersey since last year, despite the fact that a bill was already expected to have been signed into…

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The Roll-Up #73: Stoner Saves a Tiger

The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Leafly Podcast Episode 73: Stoner Saves a Tiger This week: This week we look at a Congressional hearing on cannabis banking, Sen. Kamala Harris’ changed position on legalization, and the Texas hero who saved…

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Utah’s Largest Healthcare Provider Authorizes Medical Marijuana Recommendations

Utah’s largest healthcare provider has authorized its doctors to recommend the use of medical marijuana for their patients, according to media reports. Intermountain Healthcare announced on Thursday that it has established a system to issue recommendation letters to patients with qualifying health conditions who could benefit from cannabis. Mark Briesacher, the Intermountain chief physician executive, said…

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YouTube’s ‘Pot Scientist’ Fired for Answering Burning Questions

Most cannabis-legal states don’t shield cannabis-consuming employees from anti-marijuana regulations at their office. But a recent case involving a substitute teacher in a Colorado charter school begs the question: How can some educational institutions fire employees for legally using cannabis, while still taking cannabis industry tax revenue from the state? The Pot Scientist’s Origin Story…

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Man Arrested After Offering Weed Wax in Exchange for Fast Food Delivery on Facebook

By any measure, a gram of wax is a solid deal for a double quarter-pounder, two fries, and two large sodas. For 22-year-old Brian Starliper of Idaho Falls, convenience—and the possibility of making a new friend—outweighed cost. “I’m too lazy to get up and go to McDonald’s myself tbh,” Starliper wrote on Facebook. But Facebook,…

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