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New York

New York Cannabis Regulators Intro New Interim Director, Approve Home Grow Rules

Tuesday’s meeting of regulators was the first since Chris Alexander resigned as executive director of the Office of Cannabis Management.

New York

New York Gov. Hochul Announces Cannabis Regulatory “Overhaul,” Says Top Cannabis Regulator Will Depart

A report released Friday following a Hochul-ordered review of the Office of Cannabis Management found a “lack of transparency” and “chaotic” processes.

New York

Coming to New York Shops and Bodegas that Sell Unregulated Cannabis: Padlocks

Gov. Kathy Hochul came out swinging on Friday against the state’s unregulated cannabis market. Meanwhile, a fund to lift up licensed growers didn’t make the budget.

New York

New York Cannabis Regulators Celebrate 100-Store Milestone, Forecast Market Changes Ahead

On Thursday, the state’s cannabis regulators talked about pitfalls to avoid as New York’s market matures.

Florida

Cannabis Legalization Lands on Florida’s November Ballot

Florida’s Supreme Court decided 5-2 on Monday that a ballot measure to legalize cannabis can appear on November’s ballot.

New York

New York Regulators Waive Fees for Struggling Cannabis Farmers, Issue More Licenses

Gov. Hochul celebrated the announcement for farmers, calling them the “backbone of our State.”

United States

Kamala Harris Hosts Cannabis Roundtable, Calls Current Federal Policy “Absurd” 

In a White House conversation focused on cannabis pardons, Harris also urged the DEA to move "as quickly as possible" on its review of how the federal government classifies cannabis.

California

California’s Cannabis Advisory Committee Talks Lab Improvements, Facilitating Events

The committee met for the first time this year, and focused on labs and events largely through the lens of reining in bad actors and unlicensed activity.

Virginia

Virginia Lawmakers Send Cannabis Sales Legislation to Gov. Youngkin. Will He Sign it?

While an adult use cannabis legalization bill was signed into law in Virginia in 2021, a change in political control has stalled efforts to launch sales.

New York

New York’s Cannabis Advisory Board Urges Regulators to Seek Its Input

The board held its first meeting on 2024 on Tuesday to discuss myriad priorities and concerns, including out-of-state-brands, relief for growers, and how to spend cannabis tax revenue.

New York

New York Cannabis Regulators Award More Than 100 Adult Use Business Licenses

Regulators also approved proposed regulations, including for adults to grow cannabis at home.

New York

New York Cannabis Regulator Reflects on Recent Challenges, From Lawsuits to Criticisms, and the Year Ahead

Cannabis Wire interviewed Cannabis Control Board Chair Tremaine Wright ahead of this week’s licensing push.

California

In California, These Cannabis Bills Are Moving Ahead This Year

Several cannabis efforts introduced last year will get another shot in 2024.

United States

U.S. Justice Department Aims to Dismiss Cannabis Companies’ Lawsuit

The suit argues that federal cannabis prohibition should not apply in states that have chosen to legalize. DOJ says the plaintiffs “lack standing” and finds their arguments “unpersuasive.”

New York

In 2024 New York Lawmakers’ Cannabis Priorities Include Enforcement, Potency Taxes, and Farmers

As New York’s fledgling adult use industry struggles to find its footing, lawmakers’ 2024 proposals are starting to roll in.