Articles By Alyson Martin

Michigan

Can a State Demand that Cannabis Bosses Work With Unions? A Big Debate in Michigan

A proposed rule requiring labor peace agreements has drawn pushback from the legislature but support from some workers.

Hemp

USDA Provides Updates on Hemp Regulations, Announces New Crop Insurance

“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

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.

Hemp

Q&A: What Do Us Agriculture Regulators Want for the Future of Hemp?

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.

Hemp

State Agriculture Regulators Ask USDA for Flexibility on 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.

New York

New York Sen. Liz Krueger is Picking Up Support for Her Own Cannabis Legalization Bill

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.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Is an “Island of Prohibition,” Cannabis Legalization Sponsor Says

After a failed legalization push in 2019, and with an opposed governor, sponsors propose a compromise: legalized possession and home grow.

New York

Analysis: Here’s the Nitty Gritty on New York’s Cannabis Legalization Plan

As it stands: No adult use home grow, no cannabis sales in bars, but the door is left open to social consumption and delivery.

New Mexico

New Mexico Governor Says the State Is “Ready” for Cannabis Legalization

During her 2020 State of the State address, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham hailed legal cannabis as an economic opportunity for the state.