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California Lawmakers Clear Path for Federally-Licensed Cannabis Growers

As the US Drug Enforcement Administration hands out its first cultivation-for-research licenses in decades, a first-of-its-kind bill clarifies this activity is exempt from state cannabis law.

California
Rhode Island

Déjà Vu in Rhode Island: Will Cannabis Become Legal by Budget or Bill?

Gov. Daniel McKee proposed legalization in his budget, again, just as lawmakers prepare to introduce a bill that reflects months of negotiations on last year’s competing budget and bill proposals.

South Carolina

In South Carolina, Momentum Brews for Medical Cannabis

The Senate will hold a floor vote on medical cannabis next week, and the bill has strong support from groups like Americans for Prosperity. But the GOP majority is likely to pose an obstacle.

New York

Newly Lobbying on Cannabis in New York: Real Estate Companies, MSOs, and More

Gov. Kathy Hochul released budget details on Tuesday that showed New York’s cannabis tax revenue topping $1.25 billion over the next six years. In the meantime, companies from TerrAscend to Kiva are registering to lobby.