Illinois Rep. Kelly Cassidy Wants State to Be Nation’s Cannabis Gold Standard

Adult-use legalization is expected in Illinois in 2019. The prospective bill’s primary House sponsor tells Cannabis Wire she’s aiming to pass model progressive legislation.

Illinois
New Jersey

New Jersey’s Medical Cannabis Program Set to Expand With New Cultivation Licenses

During its Friday meeting, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission more than doubled the number of cannabis cultivators in the state.

Virginia

Virginia’s Cannabis Regulation Is in a “Start-up Phase”

Virginia regulators are in the slow-and-steady early days of working to stand up the industry. A question on many minds: when, exactly, will adult use sales start?

Congress

House Subcommittee Takes Up Cannabis Research Bill Aimed at Veterans

During Wednesday’s hearing, a Veterans Affairs official described the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act as “too prescriptive.”