New Mexico

Lawmakers Look to Next Year as New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Push Hits a Wall

Despite vocal support from the governor, a Senate committee has tabled the Cannabis Regulation Act.

Caribbean

Saint Vincent Targets Cannabis Industry Development in 2020 Economic Plan

While Saint Vincent expects a boost in cannabis revenue, US banking hurdles remain a major headache in the Caribbean.

Newsletter

Aurora CEO steps down, 500 jobs cut • Hemp giant GenCanna files for bankruptcy • Colorado has a cannabis banking plan • & more…

An excerpt from the February 4 and 7 editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Hemp

USDA Provides Updates on Hemp Regulations, Announces New Crop Insurance

“There are few topics that have generated as much interest or enthusiasm as the provisions allowing for the domestic production of hemp,” said Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Bruce Summers.

Connecticut

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Pledges Regional Approach to Cannabis Legalization in State of the State

Lamont praised “coordinated regional regulation,” while Pennsylvania’s governor left cannabis completely out of his speech.

Canada

Q&A: Can Cannabis Production Workers Unionize? An Answer Is Coming in Ontario

A major union takes on labor law in the province where most of Canada’s product is grown.

Washington

What’s That Smell? Washington State May Get a Cannabis Odor Task Force

One of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis reckons with the olfactory issue.

Newsletter

MedMen co-founder and CEO departs • New York State Bar Association recommends cannabis legalization • & more…

An excerpt from the January 31 and February 3 editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Caribbean

Next Up for Cannabis Reform in the Caribbean: The Bahamas

Cannabis Wire reviewed a summary of the report sent to the prime minister that recommends both medical and adult use legalization.