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
Mississippi

Mississippi: After a Stumble, Medical Cannabis Looks Close to the Finish Line

Lawmakers have delivered a detailed draft to Governor Tate Reeves for a program that would replace a voter-approved initiative struck down by the state Supreme Court in May.

United States

CANNRA Director on Delta-8 THC: “We Have Legally Created a Parallel Marketplace”

Gillian Schauer, who recently took the helm as executive director of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), gave a presentation hosted by Colorado State University Pueblo.

Hemp

Hemp Funding, Delta-8 in Spotlight at National Ag Regulator Meeting

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted to support expanded funding for hemp, and heard from Greenwich Biosciences on delta-8 THC.