Articles By Alyson Martin
A hearing on Friday stretched more than 12 hours and often focused on social and racial justice, home cultivation, and the potential for increased youth use and impaired driving.
On Thursday, members of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture voted in favor of a major hemp policy position.
Gov. Tom Wolf supports cannabis legalization, but a stubborn GOP legislature could stall another attempt at passage.
Groups in favor of adult use legalization suggested amendments to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal and to lawmakers’ bill, which is preferred by reform advocates.
The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture will vote next week on whether the federal definition of hemp should be changed to be cannabis that contains ≤1% THC, up from ≤.3%.
Altria, maker of Marlboro, is “excited about the U.S. opportunity for our investment in Cronos,” a Canadian cannabis company, the company’s CFO said during a consumer conference Wednesday.
The governor has drawn sharp criticism from advocates and lawmakers over his budget bill’s approach to tax revenue allocation, criminal penalties, and equity provisions.
Last year, Gov. Lamont’s legalization bill was derailed by COVID-19. This year, he’s putting his plan to the legislature again, and, for the first time, including the revenue in his budget.
Altria, parent company of Philip Morris USA, recently registered to lobby on cannabis in Virginia, where a legalization bill backed by the governor is sailing through the legislature.