Articles By Eric Tegethoff


Adult Use Cannabis Sales in Virginia Stymied, But Election Could be Turning Point

Gov. Youngkin and Republicans are standing in the way of cannabis for adults in Virginia. But with every seat up for election on Nov. 7, sales in the state could get back on track.


Florida’s Industry-Funded Cannabis Measure Faces Hurdles Despite Unprecedented Cash Contribution

Trulieve has contributed $39 million to a campaign to legalize adult use cannabis in Florida. But the ballot initiative needs approval from the state’s high court, which has shot down similar measures.


The Minnesota Way: Democrats Follow Through on Their Promise to Legalize

The adult-use legislation they championed, and sent to Gov. Tim Walz this week, creates a cannabis program unique to the state.


Maryland Legislature Sets Cannabis Rules Ahead of Summer Adult Use Launch

Sales start on July 1, eight months after voters approved a constitutional amendment at the ballot box.


Oklahoma to Vote on Adult Use Legalization Amid Chaotic Medical Program Rollout

Oklahoma’s medical cannabis program has faced criticism for its loose regulations. As the state tries to rein it in, voters will consider legalizing cannabis for adult use on March 7.

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Around the Great Lakes, Election Results Nudged the Cannabis Needle

Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin voters have improved the prospects for legalization in their states.

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In Many Red States, Cannabis Initiatives Face Rising Legal Hurdles

Attempts to legalize cannabis through ballot measures in states where the GOP holds power have increasingly been litigated in the courtroom.


Minnesota: How Legal Edibles Made the Cut in a Prohibition State

Some Republicans may not have fully realized what they passed, but sales began July 1 of THC products to anyone 21 or older. Now what?


Florida: Black Farmers Finally Get a Shot at a Medical Cannabis License, but Just One of Them Will Win It

The long and convoluted history behind Florida’s weak effort to include Black farmers.