United States

Colorado

Denver’s Cannabis Industry To See Most Major Transformation Since Its Launch

Following a City Council vote, the epicenter of Colorado’s cannabis industry is expected to see a boom in delivery and hospitality businesses, and licensing opportunities for equity applicants.

New York

Leading New York City Hospitality Group Eyes Cannabis

During a NYC Hospitality Alliance webinar this week, conversation focused on ownership and investment limits, on-site consumption spaces, and community relationships.

Wisconsin

At Virtual Forum, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Calls on Lawmakers to Legalize Cannabis

In his budget, Evers called for cannabis legalization. On Wednesday, Evers urged participants to call their representatives, as the legislature remains a hurdle.

New York

New York State Bar Association Hosts Cannabis Conversation

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who co-sponsored the adult use legislation, said she’s “met most every wealthy, influential person” interested in New York's cannabis industry, but equity comes first.

New Jersey

New Jersey Cannabis Regulators Get to Work on Launching Legal Cannabis Market

New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the body that will oversee the launch of legal cannabis sales for adult use, held its first meeting on Monday.

United States

Northeast Regulators Talk Cannabis, Real Estate, and Regional Collaboration

During an event on how changing cannabis laws affect real estate, regulators from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut emphasized the importance of working in tandem.

Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Pass Bill To Legalize Cannabis for Adult Use

Lawmakers approved Gov. Ralph Northam’s amendments to move the date for legal possession and home grow from 2024 to this summer, making the state the 17th to legalize for adult use.

Texas

Texas Lawmakers Again Tackle Medical Cannabis Expansion

In the country’s second most populous state, only three entities are licensed to provide medical cannabis — and only products low in THC.

New York

New York Just Legalized Cannabis. Who Lobbied on the Issue This Year?

A wide range of entities, including those that represent unions, police organizations, agriculture, and business, lobbied on cannabis in New York.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Lawmakers Hold First Hearing on Competing Cannabis Legalization Proposals

Gov. Dan McKee has proposed legalization by budget, while Senators have their own bill. McKee’s plan does not include home cultivation, and proposes a phased rollout of business licenses.

New Mexico

New Mexico Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Legalization in Special Session

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called a special session to “get it done” after a cannabis legalization bill, which passed in the House, stalled in the Senate.

New York

New York Gov. Cuomo Signs Cannabis Legalization Bill

New York has become the 16th state to legalize adult use cannabis. Lawmakers took one of the most equitable approaches to legalization yet.

New York

New York Lawmakers Release Cannabis Legalization Deal, Vote Planned In Coming Days

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger announced Saturday that “a three-way agreement has been reached” on their Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.

New York

No Deal Yet on New York’s Cannabis Legalization Negotiations

Despite media reports on Wednesday that a legalization deal was done, two key lawmakers told Cannabis Wire that it wasn’t quite over the finish line.

New York

Cuomo Reiterates Legal Cannabis Deal Is “Close,” Acknowledges Opponents

A deal between lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a bill to legalize cannabis for adult use is expected to be unveiled any day now.

Maryland

Maryland’s Cannabis Legalization Push Is Dead for This Year

Monday was the deadline for legislation to clear the chamber in which it was introduced, and neither adult use bill did so.