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Biden Expected to Pick Merrick Garland as Attorney General. What Does It Mean for Cannabis?

Garland has said little about cannabis, but did side with the DEA in a case that kept cannabis in Schedule I, the strictest category of the Controlled Substances Act.

United States
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.