New York governor Andrew Cuomo signs legalization bill for recreational marijuana

New York’s legalization of recreational marijuana could generate $5 billion in sales for the first year and raises pressure on other states to follow the 16 that have now approved the plant for everyday use, the head of one of the country’s biggest producers said on Wednesday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed… Read More New York governor Andrew Cuomo signs legalization bill for recreational marijuana

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signs law legalizing recreational marijuana

Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday making New Jersey the latest U.S. state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but it is expected to take up to a year before dispensaries will begin selling cannabis to the public. The Democratic governor signed a package of three bills after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question… Read More New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signs law legalizing recreational marijuana

Illinois becomes the eleventh U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana

Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that also provides for the removal of certain previous drug convictions and will generate new revenue for the financially troubled state. The Democratic governor hailed the measure, which was… Read More Illinois becomes the eleventh U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana