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synonyms for legalize

  • approve
  • authorize
  • codify
  • constitute
  • decriminalize
  • enact
  • permit
  • regulate
  • decree
  • formulate
  • launder
  • legislate
  • legitimate
  • legitimatize
  • license
  • ordain
  • sanction
  • clean up
See also synonyms for: legalization / legalized

antonyms for legalize

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  • deny
  • disallow
  • disorganize
  • refuse
  • reject
  • prohibit
  • veto
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While many other states have slowly taken steps toward legalized marijuana, Amendment A would make it the first state in the country to simultaneously legalize marijuana for medical and recreational uses.
SOUTH DAKOTA VOTERS SAID YES TO LEGALIZING MARIJUANA. BUT A JUDGE RULED IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL.TEO ARMUSFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The recent spread of sports betting is not surprising, as state governments have long turned to legalized gambling to address financial problems during economic crises.
SPORTS GAMBLING COULD BE THE PANDEMIC’S BIGGEST WINNERJONATHAN D. COHENFEBRUARY 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The law would apply to adults 21 and older, just as in the 15 other states and District of Columbia that have already legalized the drug.
VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY POISED FOR HISTORIC VOTES TO LEGALIZE MARIJUANA AND END DEATH PENALTYGREGORY S. SCHNEIDER, LAURA VOZZELLAFEBRUARY 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In New York, the recently legalized battery-powered two wheelers were most often used by delivery workers.
E-BIKES ARE TAKING OFF—BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SPACE FOR THEMPATRICK LUCAS AUSTINJANUARY 22, 2021TIME
The industry is lobbying to have it legalized nationwide, but for now, the extract is considered a controlled substance if it comes from cannabis plants.
CAN CBD HELP YOU CHILL? HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR.PURBITA SAHAJANUARY 4, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
If legalizing marijuana has the unintended consequence of increasing cigarette usage or cracking down on e-cigarettes pushes those consumers to smoke cigarettes more, that’s a big problem.
STUDY: SMOKING BANS SAVED COUNTLESS LIVES — COULD THEY HAVE INCREASED DRUNK DRIVING?JERUSALEM DEMSASDECEMBER 24, 2020VOX
In November, five more states passed ballot measures legalizing cannabis for medical and adult use.
MEDICAL CANNABIS MASTER’S PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SEES GROWTH SINCE LAUNCHTRACY MITCHELL GRIGGSDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Most dealt with cannabis, which has now been de-penalized, decriminalized, or legalized by all but 15 states.
THE WAR ON DRUGS DIDN’T WORK. OREGON’S PLAN MIGHT.KAT ESCHNERDECEMBER 17, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Northam also seeks to set aside money for a years-long effort to legalize recreational marijuana that he has said he will support in the next legislative session.
GOV. NORTHAM UNVEILS VIRGINIA BUDGET PLAN WITH BIG SPENDING ON CORONAVIRUS AS ECONOMY IMPROVESGREGORY S. SCHNEIDERDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
States across the country will legalize mobile sports betting, e-sports betting and, casino and gaming expansions across the board.
HOW WILL TECH’S BIGGEST POLICY FIGHTS PLAY OUT IN 2021? THIS VC HAS SOME PREDICTIONSLUCINDA SHENDECEMBER 11, 2020FORTUNE
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