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As Virginia Prepares for Legal Cannabis Rollout, Who Is Lobbying?

While Gov. Ralph Northam signed adult use into law in April, sales won’t begin until 2024, and lawmakers have room to make tweaks. Here are the cannabis companies lobbying along the way.

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Mississippi

Mississippi: After a Stumble, Medical Cannabis Looks Close to the Finish Line

Lawmakers have delivered a detailed draft to Governor Tate Reeves for a program that would replace a voter-approved initiative struck down by the state Supreme Court in May.

United States

CANNRA Director on Delta-8 THC: “We Have Legally Created a Parallel Marketplace”

Gillian Schauer, who recently took the helm as executive director of the Cannabis Regulators Association (CANNRA), gave a presentation hosted by Colorado State University Pueblo.

Hemp

Hemp Funding, Delta-8 in Spotlight at National Ag Regulator Meeting

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted to support expanded funding for hemp, and heard from Greenwich Biosciences on delta-8 THC.