Articles By Alyson Martin

New Jersey

New Jersey lawmakers take another major step toward launching legal cannabis

Equity is an early focal point as the Senate and Assembly committees heard hours of testimony on amendments related to bills to implement adult use legalization, which each advanced.

Rhode Island

The New Jersey Effect? Rhode Island Committee Hears Cannabis Legalization

The Ocean State is the latest in the northeast to revisit its legalization plans, but theirs involves a government-run cannabis framework.

Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Calls for Cannabis Legalization in 2021

Virginia has been on a path toward legalization for the past year, but the governor’s call could put the state on a fast track.

New Jersey

New Jersey: Cannabis Decrim Bill Passes in Senate, Assembly Stalls to Consider Psilocybin Amendment

On Monday, the Assembly punted on a vote due to the inclusion of psilocybin language, while over in the Senate, debate turned to whether psilocybin belonged in a cannabis bill.

Hemp

USDA Issues Grant to National Industrial Hemp Council to Study International Hemp Market

NIHC told Cannabis Wire that they plan to use the $200,000 in funds to focus on Europe and China’s hemp markets.

Argentina

Argentina’s President Expands Medical Cannabis, Allows Home Grow

President Alberto Fernández issued a decree that also allows for access to medical cannabis products, if patients have a doctor’s prescription.

New Jersey

New Jersey Lawmakers Pull Cannabis Regulation Bill from Hearings at Last Minute

“We are still working out the details of the bill,” sponsor Sen. Nicholas Scutari told Cannabis Wire, after legalization implementation hearings were postponed.

United States

Cannabis Regulators Formalize National Group

On Thursday, the Cannabis Regulators Association announced the formation of their group, “to better share institutional knowledge and regulatory best practices.”

New Jersey

Key New Jersey Committees Hear and Advance Cannabis Bills

Senate and Assembly committees heard cannabis implementation bills, focusing debate on everything from equity and expungement of cannabis-related offenses to how tax revenue will be spent.