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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
Canada

Canadian Government Launches Review of Cannabis Legalization

The country has allowed legal adult use sales since 2018. A mandated review, which kicked off Thursday, will assess outcomes, from youth use to social and environmental impacts.

Research

NIDA Welcomes Proposals From New Cannabis Suppliers

Today, seven entities meet the basic criteria to compete for a contract to supply the National Institute on Drug Abuse with research-grade cannabis, and it could be worth up to $25 million.

New York

New York Regulators Approve Home Grow Rules for Cannabis Patients

During its first in-person meeting since its formation, the Cannabis Control Board voted to allow for home cultivation to begin for patients next month.