Without the signature of Governor Augustus Jaspert, medical cannabis legislation can’t be formally adopted.
Since 2019, 24 cities and one county have fought a decision by the state’s top cannabis regulator to allow cannabis delivery statewide.
The Ocean State is the latest in the northeast to revisit its legalization plans, but theirs involves a government-run cannabis framework.
The Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, convened by Governor Roy Cooper, will release its full recommendations on December 15.
A regulatory advisory committee says no to a crackdown at this time, but yes to a study of high-potency cannabis.
Virginia has been on a path toward legalization for the past year, but the governor’s call could put the state on a fast track.
On Monday, the Assembly punted on a vote due to the inclusion of psilocybin language, while over in the Senate, debate turned to whether psilocybin belonged in a cannabis bill.
The grants, awarded by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, come from cannabis tax revenue.
Three Senate commissions approved a draft legalization bill, and a formal vote is expected on Wednesday to send the bill to the Senate floor. Lawmakers have until December 15 to meet the Supreme Court deadline to legalize.
NIHC told Cannabis Wire that they plan to use the $200,000 in funds to focus on Europe and China’s hemp markets.