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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Lays Out Hemp Plan in 2020 State of the State

The governor previously vetoed a hemp bill. On Tuesday, she shared the conditions under which she would sign a hemp bill.

South Dakota
Caribbean

Barbados Medical Cannabis Industry Launches, Aims to Boost Small Farmers

Barbados will also implement a system to track and trace cannabis from seed to sale, the Caribbean island nation’s cannabis regulator said last week.

Arizona

Arizona Swiftly Launches Adult Use Cannabis Sales

Voters approved legalization in November. On Friday, regulators awarded 86 licenses to businesses, and adult use cannabis sales commenced. No state has moved so quickly.

New York

Newly Lobbying on Cannabis in New York: Consumer Healthcare and Alcohol Groups

As lawmakers and Governor Andrew Cuomo push to legalize cannabis, new groups have registered to lobby on cannabis and hemp.