Before the state’s adult use effort was derailed this week by coronavirus, significant lobbying on cannabis was underway in the early months of 2020.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said, during a Tuesday press conference about COVID-19, there was "too much, too little time" for adult use cannabis legalization.
Lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are reshaping the industry, and the industry would like to be heard. But will the economy hold?
Several states were tackling medical or adult use legalization bills before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Cannabis Wire reached out to key lawmakers to learn the latest.
The legislature adjourned without a single hearing on a bill to legalize adult use cannabis. Its sponsor remains unfazed.
Three years plus after a successful legalization referendum, Maine is issuing its first conditional licenses and working out the final details.
With more than 63,000 acres to oversee, a key agency lacks inspectors. An unexpected end to the legislative session puts efforts to increase oversight in doubt.
Connecticut is surrounded by states that have legalized cannabis, or plan to. “We can't stick our heads in the sand,” said Governor Ned Lamont’s senior adviser.
As soon as lawmakers reconcile their versions, the bill heads to the governor’s desk.
One of the largest and oldest CBD companies hopes to shape the state’s hemp industry, expected to be among the top in the nation.
Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari says all “controversial” bills take time, but with strong polling, the moment to legalize is now.
After a failed push last year, a study commission was instead formed, which voted in December to recommend medical cannabis legalization.
Despite vocal support from the governor, a Senate committee has tabled the Cannabis Regulation Act.
A proposed rule requiring labor peace agreements has drawn pushback from the legislature but support from some workers.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Pledges Regional Approach to Cannabis Legalization in State of the State
Lamont praised “coordinated regional regulation,” while Pennsylvania’s governor left cannabis completely out of his speech.
One of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis reckons with the olfactory issue.