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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.

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Hemp

The USDA Has Released Its Final Rule on Hemp Regulation

The revision includes some changes that hemp advocates, regulators, and other stakeholders have called for, but not all.

Virginia

Virginia Subcommittee on Marijuana Forms to Debate Legalization Bill

With two hearings next week, Virginia lawmakers are on a fast-track to legalize.