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UN’s International Narcotics Control Board Calls for Decriminalization of Simple Possession, Abolition of Capital Punishment

“There is no obligation stemming from the conventions to incarcerate drug users who commit minor offences.”

Global
Hemp, New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs Bill Further Regulating Hemp and CBD, Announces Hemp Summit

The state has decided to defer a decision on whether hemp extracts like CBD should be allowed in foods and beverages.

California

At Heated Meeting, Los Angeles Cannabis Regulators Express Frustration at Social Equity Rollout

“I didn’t think that it would take us this long to get to this point and I am disappointed with where we are at,” said Cat Packer of the Department of Cannabis Regulation.

United States

As Northeast Governors Coordinate on Cannabis Legalization, Advocates Call for Equity

At Tri-State Cannabis Equity Summit, issues of incarceration, licensure, and capital set the stage for an equitable legalization push in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.