Articles By Shawn Mulcahy
Make It Legal Florida shattered previous fundraising efforts last month. But the odds the adult use proposal will make it onto November’s ballot remain slim.
The two US companies were awarded licenses in Utah, where medical cannabis sales are set to go live in March.
Two courts have ruled a law regulating medical cannabis is unconstitutional, and the state Supreme Court will decide. The result could open up the industry.
After a showdown between the mayor and Chicago’s black caucus, adult use sales will begin as scheduled.
House lawmakers heard experts warn of public health and safety dangers from legalization, while Democrats complained about a lack of balance in the presentation.
An industry-backed effort posted another strong month of fundraising, while a grassroots campaign continued to fall short. Both campaigns remain far from their signature goals.
Chicago aldermen want to delay adult use sales over social equity concerns, but the mayor’s office is confident they’ll begin on Jan. 1 as planned.
Parallel, formerly Surterra, the state’s second largest cannabis company, led the lobbying pack at nearly $95,000.
Florida “is the definition of legislative shitshow,” LivWell’s chief legal strategist said.