Until now, in the US, only one entity has been federally approved to cultivate cannabis for research. The DEA will soon issue additional licenses. Here’s who wants in.
This week, top lawmakers introduced legislation that would implement Northam’s legalization proposal.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed to seeing cannabis legislation over the finish line this year, but details remain limited.
Governor Kristi Noem has signed an executive order declaring that she called for a lawsuit challenging Amendment A, a cannabis measure that voters approved on their November ballots.
Two groundbreaking programs—OCal and appellations—set to launch this year, were delayed by COVID-19. While the budget consolidates cannabis licensing under a new entity, OCal will remain under agriculture and appellations will remain with ag and health.
A Cannabis Legalization Bill Has Dropped in Virginia. But It’s Unlikely to Be the One to Cross the Finish Line.
When Governor Ralph Northam called for legalization last month, he said Virginia’s plan would “lead with social equity.” The bill introduced this week makes no mention of it.
A Republican-controlled Senate has proven to be a hurdle for cannabis legislation in Congress. Now that the Georgia runoff elections handed control to Democrats, the path has been cleared.
The announcement comes one day after NY lawmakers filed a legalization bill, and the same day that neighboring Connecticut’s Governor Ned Lamont reiterated his own plans.
Garland has said little about cannabis, but did side with the DEA in a case that kept cannabis in Schedule I, the strictest category of the Controlled Substances Act.
A similar effort failed at the eleventh hour of the last session. But the question of whether to allow CBD in foods (including pet food) is back on the table as the new legislative session ramps up.
Men of color were most often issued criminal summonses for cannabis possession in 2019, according to a new report from Data Collaborative for Justice.
Key lawmakers tell Cannabis Wire that equity remains a legalization priority, but that they don’t expect adult use cannabis sales to bridge New York’s budget gap.
From lobbying and the nuance of smokable hemp policies, to appellations and cannabis consumer data, here are Cannabis Wire's most-read stories of 2020.
The decision, months in the making, was prompted by a vaping-related illness that killed dozens and sickened thousands across the US.
Voters passed an initiative on Election Day to legalize cannabis for adult use, but lawmakers still needed to pass legislation to implement a framework for sales.
In November, just months after signing cannabis decriminalization legislation, Governor Ralph Northam said that 2021 is the “time to legalize marijuana in Virginia.”