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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.

Virginia
Regulation

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf Says He is “Committed” to Finding a “Path” for CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been working for years on rules for products containing cannabis-derived compounds like CBD. But nothing has yet materialized.

New York

New York Awards Another 58 Adult Use Cannabis Cultivation Licenses, Bringing Total to 146

At Thursday’s Cannabis Control Board meeting, the Dormitory Authority also gave an overview of its current RFPs on cannabis.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s Adult Use Cannabis Compromise Moves Forward

A revised bill released this week is the product of negotiations among lawmakers and the governor, who released his own adult use proposal in his budget.