Newsletter

A new national cannabis research center at Ole Miss • A VA effort in Oregon • CDC on fleet safety • & more…

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

Rhode Island

Déjà Vu in Rhode Island: Will Cannabis Become Legal by Budget or Bill?

Gov. Daniel McKee proposed legalization in his budget, again, just as lawmakers prepare to introduce a bill that reflects months of negotiations on last year’s competing budget and bill proposals.

South Carolina

In South Carolina, Momentum Brews for Medical Cannabis

The Senate will hold a floor vote on medical cannabis next week, and the bill has strong support from groups like Americans for Prosperity. But the GOP majority is likely to pose an obstacle.

Mississippi

Medical Cannabis in Mississippi? It’s Back on Track

In just 14 months, Mississippi’s medical cannabis legalization push has seen success at the ballot box, defeat in the state Supreme Court, and, this week, passage in the Senate.

Newsletter

Here Are the 2022 Federal Research Priorities to Watch

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

California

California Governor Gavin Newsom Aims for Cannabis Compliance, Education in Budget Plan

The budget also allocates money to help mitigate the environmental harms of illegal cannabis cultivation. And, crucially, it notes that Newsom's administration "supports cannabis tax reform."

New York

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul: $200 Million Cannabis Equity Fund Will “Create Opportunities”

Equity became a linchpin of the legalization debate between lawmakers and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Now comes the follow through.

Global, United States

Cannabis Wire’s Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2021

From Amazon lobbying on cannabis to the first federal definition of a THC dose, here are Cannabis Wire's most-read stories of 2021.

Mexico

Mexico: Cannabis Legalization Stumbles—Again

Three years after the Supreme Court ruled out prohibition, lawmakers still haven’t reached consensus on regulation.