Legal Victories For Cannabis In 2021


2021 has been a pretty good year for cannabis on both sides of the pond. Progress was made towards legalisation in both Europe and North America. So as the final bongs (ha) of the year chime out, there’s good reason for us all to enjoy a celebratory hit or two as we reflect on some of the most significant legal successes of the past 12 months. Related Post How Legalisation Can Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Cannabis Cannabis Legalisation In The US In 2021 Several states threw off the shackles of prohibition and legalised adult-use cannabis in 2021. Among these is New York, which passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act to regulate sales across the state while also allowing for cultivation at home. Commercial sales have yet to begin as lawmakers continue to finalise the fine print, although the first dispensaries are expected to open their doors next year. Neighbouring New Jersey also got in on the act by passing a bill of its own that legalised cannabis possession and retail in 2021 but falls short of allowing people to grow their own stash. Staying on the East Coast, Connecticut reformed its legal stance to permit any adult to possess up to 1.5 ounces of weed while out and about and up to five ounces at home. Down south, New Mexico also legalised cannabis in 2021, passing a bill that lets people grow up to six plants at their private residence, while Virginia pushed through a new law that enables those over the age of 21 to grow up to four plants. Retail sales are also part of the plan in Virginia, although this is not expected to begin until 2024. Cannabis Legalisation In Europe In 2021 Malta, Luxembourg and Germany have taken massive steps towards legalisation this year,…

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