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Mexico looks to US on cannabis taxes • Epidiolex sales boom • NJ Gov talks cannabis in State of the State • & more…

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

Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s State of the Commonwealth Address Puts Cannabis in the Spotlight

This week, top lawmakers introduced legislation that would implement Northam’s legalization proposal.

Mexico

Mexico Publishes Long-Awaited Medical Cannabis Regulations

Medical cannabis has been legal since 2017, albeit in vague and limited terms. A regulatory framework took more than three years to follow.

CBD

Amid Pressure to Publish CBD Rules, FDA Reiterates Need for “Better Data”

The FDA, which has been crafting rules for CBD products since 2019, says it is seeking partnerships, from academia to government and the cannabis industry, to “develop the foundation for more robust CBD data collection.”

South Dakota

Will South Dakota Be the First State to Overturn a Cannabis Legalization Vote?

Governor Kristi Noem has signed an executive order declaring that she called for a lawsuit challenging Amendment A, a cannabis measure that voters approved on their November ballots.

California

California: Governor Gavin Newsom’s Budget Allocates Half a Billion in Cannabis Tax Revenue

Two groundbreaking programs—OCal and appellations—set to launch this year, were delayed by COVID-19. While the budget consolidates cannabis licensing under a new entity, OCal will remain under agriculture and appellations will remain with ag and health.

Virginia

A Cannabis Legalization Bill Has Dropped in Virginia. But It’s Unlikely to Be the One to Cross the Finish Line.

When Governor Ralph Northam called for legalization last month, he said Virginia’s plan would “lead with social equity.” The bill introduced this week makes no mention of it.

Congress, United States

Democrat-Controlled Senate a Win for Cannabis in Congress

A Republican-controlled Senate has proven to be a hurdle for cannabis legislation in Congress. Now that the Georgia runoff elections handed control to Democrats, the path has been cleared.