Ben Schumin

US House Passes Bill to Expand Medical Cannabis Research

The bill expands the federal cannabis research supply and allows researchers to use cannabis from state-legal entities. It is the second cannabis bill the House has passed this month.

Congress
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.

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.