Illinois Governor Signs Cannabis Legalization Bill

The cannabis movement picked up major steam last week. Illinois this week became the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana, and the second to do it (following Vermont) via the legislative process. Setting precedent, Illinois becomes the first state...

Cannabis Losing Steam in Canada?

When Canada legalized recreational cannabis last year, it set precedent by becoming the first first-world country to do so. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got to keep his campaign promise of passing pro-pot legislation as the country made global news. In Canada’s much-publicized celebrations, more than one...

Connecticut Gears Up For Cannabis

When it comes to cannabis, the east coast is in catch-up mode compared with the west. While every state along the Pacific Ocean (and next-door Nevada) currently operates retail pot shots, where the Atlantic touches America, marijuana is not so easily procured....

Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Reintroduced with Bipartisan Support

U.S. Congress will again consider better banking laws for the country's legal cannabis industry. Banking remains a major issue for any business in this category. Because the U.S. government keeps cannabis as a Schedule I drug, and most banks...

Regulating Legal Cannabis in 2019

(Editor's note: This story will also appear in the March/April edition of StateWays magazine.) Seven years have passed since Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize recreational cannabis. In that time, the industry has expanded immensely, adding eight more states and Washington...

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