Articles By Alyson Martin
A subcommittee focused on cannabis legalization voted in favor of the amended bill, advancing it.
Lawmakers formed a Marijuana subcommittee last week to fast-track debate on a legalization bill backed by the governor. The group held the first of two meetings this week.
The governor’s FY 2022 budget legislation, unveiled on Tuesday, includes a potency-based tax on cannabis, and, in a departure from his past proposals, earmarks tax revenue for equity.
The revision includes some changes that hemp advocates, regulators, and other stakeholders have called for, but not all.
With two hearings next week, Virginia lawmakers are on a fast-track to legalize.
This week, top lawmakers introduced legislation that would implement Northam’s legalization proposal.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed to seeing cannabis legislation over the finish line this year, but details remain limited.
The FDA, which has been crafting rules for CBD products since 2019, says it is seeking partnerships, from academia to government and the cannabis industry, to “develop the foundation for more robust CBD data collection.”
The announcement comes one day after NY lawmakers filed a legalization bill, and the same day that neighboring Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont reiterated his own plans.