United States

South Dakota

South Dakota Adult-Use Cannabis Committee Hosts First Meeting As Supreme Court Decision Looms

The decision will determine whether an adult use legalization measure passed by voters in November becomes law. Gov. Kristi Noem led the legal challenge against it.

Louisiana

Louisiana Governor Signs Smokable Medical Cannabis, Reduced Penalty Bills

Lawmakers, though, voted down legislation that would have legalized and regulated cannabis for adult use.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Lawmakers Resume Cannabis Legalization Push

After weeks of quiet, Senators voted on Tuesday in an historic vote to pass one of three adult use legalization proposals.

United States

Trucking Industry Mulls Implications of Cannabis Legalization

As state laws and public opinion change, national trucking organizations are taking note, with one newly pledging to study the impact of cannabis on roadways.

Connecticut

Connecticut Lawmakers Send Cannabis Legalization Bill to Governor Ned Lamont

Lamont, who has for years urged lawmakers to legalize cannabis, said he will sign the bill.

Texas

Cannabis Reform Push in Texas Ends With a Thud

Lawmakers began with dozens of cannabis-related bills, ranging from decriminalization to full legalization. While medical cannabis expansion was signed into law, it was “watered-down.”

Delaware

Delaware House Vote on Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Delayed

The House was set to vote on an adult use bill Thursday, but its sponsor cancelled the vote to “consider the implications” of “various amendments.”

Connecticut

Connecticut Special Session is Cannabis Legalization’s Last Chance in 2021

Gov. Ned Lamont has for years called for a regional approach to legal adult use cannabis, alongside states like New York, where cannabis also became legal this year.

New York

New York, America’s Finance Capital Legalized Cannabis. Would a Public Bank Help the Industry?

Public bank legislation, which one sponsor said could have provided a clearer path to banking for New York’s cannabis industry, failed to gain traction.

Nevada

Nevada Governor Signs Bill To Allow Cannabis Consumption Lounges

After years of trying, lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Steve Sisolak that will allow spaces for tourists and residents to consume cannabis outside of homes and hotel rooms.

New York

New York Regulators Prepare for Cannabis Public Education Push

While cannabis will soon be sold in New York shops to consumers who are over the age of 21 years old, regulators want to educate adults about responsible use and curb underage use.

Colorado

Colorado Bill to Create New Cannabis Restrictions Nears Governor’s Desk. Who Lobbied?

Dozens of entities registered to lobby on the bill, including national names like American Academy of Pediatrics, MADD, and PAX.

New Jersey

New Jersey Cannabis Regulators Take On Quality Control, Local Control, and Edibles

On Tuesday, the Cannabis Regulatory Commission held its fourth meeting in preparation for the rollout of the state’s adult use cannabis industry.

Florida

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Vertically Integrated Cannabis Industry

Despite lower courts’ view that the current medical cannabis law is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court disagreed, ending a legal battle that began in 2017.

Colorado

A Handful of States Just Legalized Cannabis. What Sustainability Lessons Can They Learn From Colorado?

During a Cannabis Sustainability Symposium hosted in partnership with the City of Denver, regulators and industry members talked about innovative approaches to reducing agricultural and packaging waste.

California

California Cannabis Advisory Committee Tackles New License Types, Enforcement, and CEQA

Today, 82% of all licenses in the state remain provisional. The California Environmental Quality Act is in the spotlight as regulators and lawmakers grapple with how to balance environmental concerns with removing hurdles for licensees.