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NY Senator: “There’s Absolutely Not the Votes” for Legalization if Excluded from State Budget

State Senator Diane Savino tells Cannabis Wire that legalization could be stalled for three years, and that “unless something changes within the next 36-48 hours, we will miss the opportunity to make New York the next state to adopt an adult use program.”

New York
Newsletter

New Mexico: adult use bill introduced • Rhode Island: governor’s budget includes legal cannabis • & more…

An excerpt from the January 16 and 17 editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Caribbean

Barbados Tiptoes Ahead With Cannabis Plans—Carefully

The island will soon accept applications for medical cannabis cultivation licenses, but decriminalization will have to wait.

Congress

First Congressional Hearing on Cannabis in 2020 Focuses on Research Hurdles

DEA says legislation pending White House approval would pave the way for new, federally-approved research-grade cannabis farms.