Regulatory Update: Madison Passes New Cannabis Rules; NJ Amends Licensing Bill; Mexico Awaits Action

Madison Passes New Rules That Largely Decriminalize Cannabis

Marijuana legalization trend seems to be spreading like wildfire across the nation, or even further.

This week has brought several news on this front, beginning with the capital of Wisconsin, Madison, whose lawmakers have passed a batch of new rules that mostly decriminalize cannabis positions in limited amounts, according to Channel3000.

Prior to passing these ordinances on Tuesday, cannabis across the entire Badger State was illegal and only was allowed non-psychoactive CBD oil and industrial hemp.

Now, the new set of rules has enabled adult Madison citizens to possess or use up to 28 grams of cannabis on both public and private territories, subject to the authorization of the landlord, tenant, or property owner.

Cannabis consumption is still now allowed in the places where smoking tobacco is also forbidden, and owning marijuana close to a school or on a school bus is still illegal.

Furthermore, owning more than 28 grams of cannabis or consuming it without a property owner’s authorization will be fined $1. Cannabis delivery, however, will demand more serious penalties.

“The reality is we shouldn’t even be talking about this tonight," Alder Mike Verveer, who sponsored the changes, said. “It’s preposterous and outrageous that the Wisconsin State Legislature has not moved toward legal and …

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