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New York Lawmakers Pass Bill to Give Hemp Farmers a Head Start on Adult Use

The bill aims to facilitate equity and “timely establishment” of adult-use cannabis sales. Cannabis regulators also released proposed medical cannabis rules.

New York
Missouri

Missouri’s Adult Use Cannabis Sales Kick Off Early 

About 200 of the state’s existing medical cannabis providers converted to adult use licenses on Friday.

United States

U.S. Sentencing Commission Proposes New Approach to Cannabis Offenses

Should federal courts consider cannabis possession when calculating someone’s criminal history? This and other questions are up for debate.

Regulation

Exclusive: Cannabis Wire Goes One-on-One with FDA’s Leading Advisor on Cannabis

Norm Birenbaum, the FDA’s senior public health advisor on cannabis, spoke with Cannabis Wire about his new role and his priorities for 2023.