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As Comments Close on the Most Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Plan in Congress, Themes Emerge

From the need to respect existing state programs to a call for less “onerous” taxes and regulations, here’s what people had to say about the CAO Act from Senators Schumer, Booker, and Wyden.

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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.

Australia

Australian Lawmakers Host Daylong Cannabis Legalization Hearing

The Greens’ Legalising Cannabis Bill 2023 got its first hearing this week, following the submission of more than 200 written public comments.