Articles By Alyson Martin

Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Suggest New Cannabis Agency, Likely Slowing Legalization Rollout

A subcommittee focused on cannabis legalization voted in favor of the amended bill, advancing it.

Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Hear Hours of Testimony on Cannabis Legalization Bill

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.

New York

Here Are the Details of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Cannabis Legalization Plan

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.

Hemp

The USDA Has Released Its Final Rule on Hemp Regulation

The revision includes some changes that hemp advocates, regulators, and other stakeholders have called for, but not all.

Virginia

Virginia Subcommittee on Marijuana Forms to Debate Legalization Bill

With two hearings next week, Virginia lawmakers are on a fast-track to legalize.

Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s State of the Commonwealth Address Puts Cannabis in the Spotlight

This week, top lawmakers introduced legislation that would implement Northam’s legalization proposal.

New York

New York Governor Cuomo Again Calls for Cannabis Legalization During State of the State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed to seeing cannabis legislation over the finish line this year, but details remain limited.

CBD

Amid Pressure to Publish CBD Rules, FDA Reiterates Need for “Better Data”

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.”

New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Reveals Cannabis Legalization Plans

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.