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New Mexico legalizes • Biden’s DEA pick • Mississippi’s top court to decide on medical cannabis • & more…

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

Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill To Legalize Cannabis for Adult Use

Lawmakers approved Gov. Ralph Northam’s amendments to move the date for legal possession and home grow from 2024 to this summer, making the state the 17th to legalize for adult use.

Texas

Texas Lawmakers Again Tackle Medical Cannabis Expansion

In the country’s second most populous state, only three entities are licensed to provide medical cannabis — and only products low in THC.

Congress

Yet Another National Cannabis Group Has Formed

Just over three months into 2021, at least three powerful groups have formed to push Congress on cannabis legalization.

New York

New York Just Legalized Cannabis. Who Lobbied on the Issue This Year?

A wide range of entities, including those that represent unions, police organizations, agriculture, and business, lobbied on cannabis in New York.

China

China: The Hemp Industry Here Sees New Possibilities, but a Lack of National Regulations Could Limit Them

Hemp-derived CBD products are hitting the market and local provinces are drawing up rules, but many say a national framework is needed.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Lawmakers Hold First Hearing on Competing Cannabis Legalization Proposals

Gov. Dan McKee has proposed legalization by budget, while Senators have their own bill. McKee’s plan does not include home cultivation, and proposes a phased rollout of business licenses.