Illinois Ushers in Legal Cannabis, With a Focus on Social Justice

Calling its new law the nation’s “gold standard,” lawmakers vow to support the communities hardest hit by the drug war. Critics worry that the bill was rushed and won’t be able to deliver it promised social justice reforms.

Illinois
Illinois

Chicago Mayor’s Office Talks Adult Use Sales, Public Consumption Licenses

Chicago aldermen want to delay adult use sales over social equity concerns, but the mayor’s office is confident they’ll begin on Jan. 1 as planned.

Vermont

Vermont: As State Eyes Adult Use Sales, Attorney General Hosts Panel on Northeast Cannabis Lessons

Vermont legalized cannabis last year, but only home grown. The panel focused on neighboring Maine and Massachusetts, which fully legalized and allowed sales, albeit very differently.

Brazil

New Medical Cannabis Regulations in Brazil Face Criticism

Regulators approved new rules for cannabis-based products, but patient advocates are disappointed and one lawmaker says the changes still don’t democratize access.