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Virginia Lawmakers Send Cannabis Legalization Bill, With 2024 Start, to Governor’s Desk

After last-minute debate over differences between the House and Senate versions, lawmakers came to an agreement. Advocates promise to push for legal home grow and possession to take effect ahead of sales, set to start in 2024.

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Regulation

Cannabis Regulators Work to Forge a Path on Interstate Commerce 

States along the west coast have already passed laws to allow for “controlled” interstate commerce – when federal law changes.

New York

New York’s Cannabis Advisory Board Urges Regulators to Seek Its Input

The board held its first meeting on 2024 on Tuesday to discuss myriad priorities and concerns, including out-of-state-brands, relief for growers, and how to spend cannabis tax revenue.

Germany

Germany’s Parliament Passes Bill to Legalize Cannabis for Adults

If the bill clears its remaining steps without delay, including consideration by one more legislative body, it is on track to take effect in April.