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New Year – New Marijuana Policies

Posted on January 4, 2016

As marijuana legalization continues to gain momentum, policy analysts predict that 2016 will be the biggest and strongest year for our favorite green plant.   Rob Kampia, the co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project does an excellent job at outlining the changes in marijuana law can expect to see at the Federal and State Level in 2016.   Kampia predicts that we will continue to see spending bills which include amendments prohibiting the DOJ from interfering with state marijuana and hemp laws.   However, don’t expect President Obama to make some grand declaration ending marijuana prohibition during his last year in office.  At the state level – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada are the most buzzed about states to pass marijuana legalization through the ballot initiative process and Vermont, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania are well posed to legalize marijuana via the legislative process.   Perhaps most exciting for many cannabis consumers is the possibility that some states might allow for  the on-site consumption of marijuana in business establishments.  The three locations that are most likely to allow some kind of on-site consumption are Alaska, Denver, and the District of Columbia.  Cheers to a wonderful 2016!

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