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Arkansas: A Legalization Effort Faces an Uphill Climb

Voter initiatives seek to bypass an oppositional governor and an unreceptive legislature, but funding is scarce and proponents need 80,000 more signatures by July.

Arkansas
Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Suggest New Cannabis Agency, Likely Slowing Legalization Rollout

A subcommittee focused on cannabis legalization voted in favor of the amended bill, advancing it.

Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Hear Hours of Testimony on Cannabis Legalization Bill

Lawmakers formed a Marijuana subcommittee last week to fast-track debate on a legalization bill backed by the governor. The group held the first of two meetings this week.

New York

Here Are the Details of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Cannabis Legalization Plan

The governor’s FY 2022 budget legislation, unveiled on Tuesday, includes a potency-based tax on cannabis, and, in a departure from his past proposals, earmarks tax revenue for equity.