“This anti-immigrant agenda from the Trump administration stands in contrast to the policies of dozens of states that have legalized or decriminalized marijuana.”
A roundup of the latest major industry moves across the globe.
The production of cannabis products in Paraguay has the potential to help patients avoid the need to import costly products from abroad.
National cannabis companies are lobbying in Florida in the midst of legalization pushes from both industry and advocacy groups.
A Department of Public Health report found that illicit storefronts are concentrated in areas with higher percentages of Latino and African American residents.
Trulieve pushed as the state expanded medical cannabis access last year. Now Curaleaf is a new entrant.
“This will meet the need created by the increase in the amount of approved research involving marijuana,” the DEA told Cannabis Wire.
One effort is backed by industry giants, the other by grassroots advocates. Either would transform the state’s cannabis landscape.
Cannabis bills that address everything from funding for after-school programs to tax deductions must pass in the state’s Assembly or Senate by Friday to have a shot at passage this session.
Just last week, the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee approved a bill to create banks for the industry, which was crafted in collaboration with State Treasurer Fiona Ma.