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California: Governor Gavin Newsom’s Budget Allocates Half a Billion in Cannabis Tax Revenue

Two groundbreaking programs—OCal and appellations—set to launch this year, were delayed by COVID-19. While the budget consolidates cannabis licensing under a new entity, OCal will remain under agriculture and appellations will remain with ag and health.

California
New York

New York Lawmakers Just Introduced a Bunch of Cannabis Bills

The legislation targets include cultivation, cannabinoid hemp products, an audit of the Office of Cannabis Management, and underage cannabis use.

Regulation, Research

FDA Researchers Publish First Study on Medical Cannabis Testing Patchwork

The research comes amid a broader agency effort to collect data on cannabinoids, which will help shape forthcoming rules on approved products.