Congress

The Racial Justice Case for Legalizing Cannabis Gets a Congressional Hearing

Lawmakers and witnesses argue that done properly, legalization could right some historic wrongs.

California

California Cannabis Charter Bank Bill Gains Traction

State Senator Bob Hertzberg, who worked alongside state Treasurer Fiona Ma, described the bill as “an interim bridge . . . not too complex,” and better than “a cockamamie public bank.”

California

California’s Cannabis Party Bus Bill Inches Forward

As cannabis tourism is on the rise across the US, lawmakers in the nation's most populous state aim to set some ground rules.

Hemp

At Colleges and Universities, Hemp Research is Booming

New York State campuses are among the leaders, as scientists work to refine cultivation and find additional uses for the long-suppressed plant.

Business

At LA Cannabis Conference, Investors Talk Canopy, Acreage, and the Double-Edged Sword of Prohibition

Since California legalized, the US has seen an “incredible explosion of interest in the sector—not just from Canadian investors, but from investors around the world,” the CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange said.

Ohio

Ohio’s Fractured, Disheartened Cannabis Movement

A push to get legalization on the 2019 ballot was bogged down by fallout from the state’s divisive 2015 effort.

Business, California

Report: Los Angeles Social Equity Program Misses Mark

Minority Cannabis Business Association says the city’s position as one of the largest cannabis markets means its “programs and market rollouts will likely be adopted by others in the industry.”

Luxembourg

Q&A: How Luxembourg Is Preparing for Legalization

Officials have conducted cannabis “study visits” to the Netherlands, Portugal and Canada.

Hemp

USDA Lays Out the Latest on Hemp

The “progress update” covers intellectual property protection, cross-country transport, and more.