Articles By Alyson Martin
A proposed rule requiring labor peace agreements has drawn pushback from the legislature but support from some workers.
“There are few topics that have generated as much interest or enthusiasm as the provisions allowing for the domestic production of hemp,” said Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Bruce Summers.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Pledges Regional Approach to Cannabis Legalization in State of the State
Lamont praised “coordinated regional regulation,” while Pennsylvania’s governor left cannabis completely out of his speech.
Cannabis Wire interviewed Bryan Hurlburt, head of Connecticut’s ag department and vice chair of a National Association of State Departments of Agriculture committee looking at hemp.
With 30 states needing to revise their hemp rules, NASDA urges flexibility from federal regulators, as the window for comment on USDA’s interim final rule on hemp closes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for legalization through the budget, but Krueger has a bill ready if negotiations and compromise come to a dead end.
After a failed legalization push in 2019, and with an opposed governor, sponsors propose a compromise: legalized possession and home grow.
As it stands: No adult use home grow, no cannabis sales in bars, but the door is left open to social consumption and delivery.
During her 2020 State of the State address, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham hailed legal cannabis as an economic opportunity for the state.