Colombia

With Exports, Colombia Aims to “Play Big” in the Global Cannabis Industry

President Iván Duque issued a decree to lift a ban on cannabis flower exports, five years after medical cannabis became legal, and the industry sees opportunity.

Georgia

Georgia Steps Toward Setting Up Medical Cannabis Industry

The first cultivation licenses were awarded on Saturday, laying the foundation for local access to medical cannabis more than five years after possession became legal.

Lobbying

Cannabis Lobbying Spend Bounces Back

Lobbying spending by cannabis-focused entities declined after a Q4 2019 peak that coincided with the passage of the SAFE Banking Act. But this quarter, spending has rebounded.

Newsletter

California, Virginia cannabis regulators named • Illinois puts $3.5M from cannabis revenue toward justice grants • & more…

An excerpt from recent editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Lobbying

Amazon Is Officially Lobbying on Cannabis

While the global online retail giant said in June that it would support the MORE Act, a bill to end the federal criminalization of cannabis, it formally registered early Wednesday morning.

Caribbean

Antigua Bets on a Public-Private Partnership for Cannabis Cultivation

The venture represents the first time a government in the Caribbean has entered the industry as an asset holder and investor.