United Nations Report Suggests COVID-19 Lockdowns Are “Increasing Demand for Cannabis”

A new report on global drug trends also notes that cannabis accounts for more than half of all global drug law offenses, and “remains the main drug that brings people into contact with the criminal justice system.”

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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.