California

California: Judge Dismisses Cannabis Delivery Lawsuit

Since 2019, 24 cities and one county have fought a decision by the state’s top cannabis regulator to allow cannabis delivery statewide.

Rhode Island

The New Jersey Effect? Rhode Island Committee Hears Cannabis Legalization

The Ocean State is the latest in the northeast to revisit its legalization plans, but theirs involves a government-run cannabis framework.

North Carolina

North Carolina Task Force Recommends Cannabis Decriminalization, Study of Legalization

The Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice, convened by Governor Roy Cooper, will release its full recommendations on December 15.

California

California Pumps the Brakes on Banning Flavored Cannabis

A regulatory advisory committee says no to a crackdown at this time, but yes to a study of high-potency cannabis.

Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Calls for Cannabis Legalization in 2021

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.

New Jersey

New Jersey: Cannabis Decrim Bill Passes in Senate, Assembly Stalls to Consider Psilocybin Amendment

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.

California, Research

California Universities Receive $30 Million to Study Cannabis

The grants, awarded by the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, come from cannabis tax revenue.

Mexico

In Mexico, Lawmakers Renew Push to Legalize Cannabis

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.

Hemp

USDA Issues Grant to National Industrial Hemp Council to Study International Hemp Market

NIHC told Cannabis Wire that they plan to use the $200,000 in funds to focus on Europe and China’s hemp markets.