Articles By Alyson Martin
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.
The Ocean State is the latest in the northeast to revisit its legalization plans, but theirs involves a government-run cannabis framework.
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.
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.
NIHC told Cannabis Wire that they plan to use the $200,000 in funds to focus on Europe and China’s hemp markets.
President Alberto Fernández issued a decree that also allows for access to medical cannabis products, if patients have a doctor’s prescription.
“We are still working out the details of the bill,” sponsor Sen. Nicholas Scutari told Cannabis Wire, after legalization implementation hearings were postponed.
On Thursday, the Cannabis Regulators Association announced the formation of their group, “to better share institutional knowledge and regulatory best practices.”
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.