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The momentum behind cannabis continues to snowball, this time in the City of Madison in Wisonsin, who are allowing for the possession and use of the plant on properties where users have received permission to do so.

The ongoing wave of cannabis legalization in the United States continues, this time in the City of Madison in Wisconsin, whose Common Council just passed ordinances that allow for cannabis use and possession among those aged 18 and above.

The new laws allow for the possession of up to 28 grams of cannabis, in addition to cannabis paraphernalia, on both public and private property, on the requirement that users have gained permission from the owner of the property.

Moreover, the fines for possessing over 28 grams of cannabis will be reduced to $1, effectively decriminalizing the possession of over one ounce of cannabis. …


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The North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice has urged the state to legalize cannabis in order to achieve racial justice.

Marijuana legalization has been occurring at a lightspeed rate in this past month, during which Madison in Wisconsin, Argentina, and five states in the U.S. have legalized cannabis in some form, with Israel and Mexico preparing to do the same in the near future.

This is hugely beneficial from several perspectives, beginning with the libertarian perspective, which is that marijuana users will no longer be criminalized for what they choose to consume. …


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Amid the cannabis legalization “Green Wave” that’s taking place across the globe, a second wave of legalization is also occurring, featuring psychedelics.

Following news at the beginning of November that Psilocybin therapy would be made legal in Oregon, it looks as though California may be about to follow suit.

This is because Scott Wiener, the State Senator of San Francisco, recently announced that he would be introducing a bill that seeks to decriminalize the possession of psychedelic mushrooms, LSD and other psychedelics.

As medical cannabis has proliferated and become legitimized, with a growing body of benefits to support its use for epilepsy, chronic pain, cancer pain and inflammation, a smaller body of evidence is also emerging to highlight the benefits of psychedelic use. …


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A cannabis legalization bill may arrive on Israel’s Knesset Floor within the year, which could result in cannabis being legalized in Israel within 9 months.

“It’s time to make progress and legalize cannabis in Israel,” said Justice Minister Avi Nissenkorn regarding a new bill that has been introduced in Israel that seeks to legalize recreational-use cannabis for adults aged 21 and over.

The bill was formulated by the inter-ministerial committee for the regulation of Israel’s cannabis market and is expected to be drafted and arrive on the Knesset floor, which is Israel’s legislative body. Should the bill be passed within the year, it’s believed that cannabis could be legalized within 9 months.

Nissenkorn went on to say that “this is a significant, holistic and responsible reform, which shows the State of Israel isn’t ignoring reality and is going in the footsteps of developed countries.” …


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After a long series of delays, it looks like Mexico could join Canada, parts of the U.S., and other countries in legalizing recreational-use cannabis.

In 2018, Mexico’s supreme court ruled that the illegality of cannabis cultivation and possession in the country was unconstitutional. Since then, legislators within the country have been in a battle to decide on the legal status of the plant, and what a legal cannabis market may look like.

Mexico was due to come to a conclusion on April 30th regarding cannabis legalization, but missed the deadline and had it pushed back until October, and more recently, to December 15th this year.

Mexico’s proposed legalization effort seeks to create a regulated cannabis market that would enable adults aged 18 and above to buy and possess up to 28 grams of marijuana, as well as cultivating up to four plants for personal use. …


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Amid ongoing legal disputes, it looks like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have secured the Presidency and Vice Presidency respectively. But what does this mean for cannabis legalization?

Yesterday, the media tentatively declared Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States, following his electoral win against the incumbent President Donald Trump. Admittedly, legal battles have been launched from the Trump campaign in several battleground states, seeking to address alleged misconduct throughout the voting process.

As such, the election isn’t technically “over,” however, let’s explore what a Biden/Harris administration means for cannabis legalization moving forward.

While we’ve covered both Joe Biden’s and Kamala Harris’s respective stances on cannabis, as well as the slight fluctuations in their shared policy views, recent events may have changed the need for both candidates to focus on cannabis. …


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Following the apparent victory of Joe Biden against Donald Trump for the U.S. Presidency, the cannabis stock market skyrocketed.

It appears that cannabis investors are bullish on the industry’s prospects following the November 3rd Presidential election that has placed Joe Biden as the victor against the current President Donald J. Trump.

As we’ve discussed previously, both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have vowed to decriminalize cannabis federally upon legalization, which certainly explains part of the bump in the cannabis stock market.

Moreover, not only has Biden been tentatively declared the 46th President of the United States (amid ongoing legal disputes and allegations of illegitimate voting by the Trump Campaign), but there was also a huge wave of cannabis legalization on Election day, which saw five states, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, Arizona, and Mississipi legalizing either recreational or medicinal marijuana. …


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A recent Gallup poll shows support for marijuana legalization in the U.S. has reached 68%, a new high for the country.

The United States has enjoyed a resurgence of enthusiasm surrounding marijuana legalization, typified by the recent green wave of legalization that occurred on Election day, which saw five states, Montana, New Jersey, South Dakota, Arizona, and Mississipi legalizing either recreational or medicinal marijuana.

Additionally, as the media has tentatively declared Joe Biden the President of the United States, it looks like cannabis is finally poised to be de-scheduled and decriminalized, prompting a surge in cannabis stocks throughout North America.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the underlying reason for this has just been confirmed by a recent Gallup poll, which shows that an all-time-high percentage of Americans now favour cannabis legalization. …


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The Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer released groundbreaking news that its potential COVID-19 vaccine could be over 90 percent effective in preventing people from contracting the novel coronavirus.

The company’s recent results show no serious health or safety concerns, which could be revolutionary in bringing about a post-COVID-19 world.

Currently, over 51 million people have contracted COVID-19, and over 1.2 million people have died as a result of the virus.

Pfizer’s vaccine is currently one of eleven that are in phase 3 clinical trials, though Pfizer states that its vaccine is showing an effectiveness rate above 90%, as was demonstrated via the 44,000 volunteers that participated in the study. …


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Six days after the U.S. Election was supposed to conclude, the Trump Campaign remains vigilant in its pursuance of legal battles in order to dispute the current results.

While the media has resoundingly declared the election a victory for both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, as have several world leaders, there have been a few leaders that remain reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden until the official decision comes down.

Those two leaders are Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Spain’s Jair Bolsonaro, both of whom have yet to congratulate Joe Biden on his apparent victory.

On his reluctance to take sides, Mexico’s President Obrador…

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Louis O’Neill

Hello! My name is Louis. I write about the growing cannabis industry, politics, religion, and philosophy. Co-founder of Australians.news

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