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The Netherlands: in Cannabis Coffee Shops, a Change is Coming

For decades, cannabis has been sold in coffee shops, but illegal to grow. A government experiment, approved by the Senate this week, aims to resolve that tension.

Netherlands
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.