Articles By Jeremy Borden
A push to get legalization on the 2019 ballot was bogged down by fallout from the state’s divisive 2015 effort.
Calling its new law the nation’s “gold standard,” lawmakers vow to support the communities hardest hit by the drug war. Critics worry that the bill was rushed and won’t be able to deliver it promised social justice reforms.
Should cannabidiol be regulated as a supplement, or a drug? Is it effective? Safe? Big business waits impatiently in the wings as the agency thinks through decisions to shape a multi-billion-dollar industry.
The National Cannabis Industry Association discussed its social justice goals with some Congress members, and said businesses should take a more active role in equity efforts.
At an industry event, lobbyists and politicians laid out a three-pronged strategy.
Transparency advocates say language in the working draft, which is steaming toward a vote, allows the state to withhold vital information.
A deputy governor and other proponents of an adult use measure say they will consider changes to the bill in the coming days.
Charlie Bachtell talks to Cannabis Wire about his role on the governor's transition team, and how the cannabis community in Illinois is ready to help the state succeed where others have struggled on equity.
A state measure to legalize cannabis for adult-use is expected to face scrutiny at a hearing on Wednesday.