State Senator Diane Savino tells Cannabis Wire that legalization could be stalled for three years, and that “unless something changes within the next 36-48 hours, we will miss the opportunity to make New York the next state to adopt an adult use program.”
In parts of Appalachia, government officials are spending serious money to root out cannabis grows, but they’re up against geography, culture, and history—including the history of moonshine.
The Florida House voted to lift the smokable cannabis ban, sending it to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to sign the measure.
“If the FDA regulates too hard against CBD, it would really harm small Kentucky family farmers,” Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Ag Commissioner told the department.
Gov. Phil Murphy and lawmakers announced the bones of a deal, but the vote is expected to be close, and advocates are still pushing for stronger criminal justice and diversity provisions.
Still, Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes tells Cannabis Wire she hopes to overcome an impasse with Gov. Andrew Cuomo this month.
Licenses for cannabis shops on the California side of Lake Tahoe are often tied up in local disputes. But in nearby Reno, on the Nevada side, business is booming.
Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's resignation this week spurred uncertainty, concerns over delays in the rollout of regulations for the hemp-derived CBD industry.
A presidential candidate says ending prohibition is the heart of the matter, and that other reforms, like criminal justice, would follow. She hopes for bipartisan support.