Articles By Jeremy Borden
A Senate Committee voted in favor, but not before union members blasted Colorado’s cannabis industry.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana is making the same kind of arguments that blocked cannabis legalization in New Jersey.
Legislation that diversifies the cannabis industry so it benefits disadvantaged communities is an early flash point in this year’s Congressional legalization debate.
Questions abound as to whether the Act’s centrist appeal will be enough for both Republicans and Democrats alike.
Proponents hope a measured and deliberative debate, particularly about equity issues, will carry the bill to passage.
A committee endorses the SAFE Banking Act, which would provide a “ harbor” for financial institutions.
With three working days before the April 1 budget deadline, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was criticized for putting the brakes on the state’s fast-moving adult-use legalization bill in the Democrat-controlled statehouse.
As support wanes, New Jersey Democrats cancel a planned vote—a blow for the governor and a victory for anti-cannabis groups in the state and, perhaps, beyond.
State Senator Diane Savino tells Cannabis Wire that legalization could be stalled for three years, and that “unless something changes within the next 36-48 hours, we will miss the opportunity to make New York the next state to adopt an adult use program.”