As it stands: No adult use home grow, no cannabis sales in bars, but the door is left open to social consumption and delivery.
During her 2020 State of the State address, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham hailed legal cannabis as an economic opportunity for the state.
After a failed legalization push in 2019, Cuomo is trying again—and coordinating with other northeast states.
The governor previously vetoed a hemp bill. On Tuesday, she shared the conditions under which she would sign a hemp bill.
The campaign, backed by millions from Parallel and MedMen, will try again in 2022—if the legislature doesn’t legalize first.
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.
Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-21 budget proposes to simplify cannabis taxes and create a new consolidated cannabis regulatory body.
Vermont has had legal cannabis since 2018, but still doesn’t allow sales. Some lawmakers are optimistic that 2020 will be the year that changes.
At the annual State of the State address, Cuomo emphasized the need to legalize, and to do so with equity provisions for those hit hardest by disproportionate enforcement of cannabis laws.
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.
Voter initiatives seek to bypass an oppositional governor and an unreceptive legislature, but funding is scarce and proponents need 80,000 more signatures by July.
Norman Birenbaum steps into a newly created position as NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushes for a coordinated northeast approach to adult use legalization.
After a showdown between the mayor and Chicago’s black caucus, adult use sales will begin as scheduled.
Both chambers of the state legislature passed a bill to send the question of adult use legalization to voters.
House lawmakers heard experts warn of public health and safety dangers from legalization, while Democrats complained about a lack of balance in the presentation.