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
Regulation

House Lawmakers Push Top FDA Official on Hemp Products and Cannabis Rescheduling 

The conversation covered the proliferation of intoxicating hemp products, as well as the timeline for the federal review of whether to move cannabis from Schedule I to III.

New York

New York Cannabis Regulators Celebrate 100-Store Milestone, Forecast Market Changes Ahead

On Thursday, the state’s cannabis regulators talked about pitfalls to avoid as New York’s market matures.