Minnesota Moves Closer to Cannabis Legalization

Minnesota is still pushing for legalization and planning to try again during this legislative session, although they are still facing some resistance from the state Senate. 

Cannabis Sales Surpass $1B In Illinois

Combined adult-use and medical cannabis sales topped $1 billion in Illinois, with recreational sales nearing $670 million and medical sales reaching $331 million. Adult-use sales launched in the state on Jan. 1, 2020.

New Jersey Gov. Delays Signing of Legalization Bill

The New Jersey legalization bill has hit a snag as Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy wants changes to a decriminalization bill over a technical issue that shields minors from cannabis-related penalties, according to a Patch report. Murphy, a proponent of the reforms, wants to sign both the decriminalization and legalization bills simultaneously but wants cannabis possession penalties for minors to be like those of alcohol: legal for adults 21-and-older to possess and consume but illegal for those who are underage.