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Guam

Guam Legalized Cannabis. But What Happens If It’s Taboo to Tourists?

At a talk hosted by Guam’s Bar Association and District Courts, speakers talked about the potential for a looming problem with cannabis: East Asian tourists who don’t like it.

United States

CDC Issues First Health Advisory on Delta-8 THC, Citing Rise in Adverse Events

As individual states grapple with how to handle delta-8 THC, which has become widely available, federal agencies have been slow to respond.

California

California Cannabis Bills Await Gov. Newsom’s Signature

Here are the cannabis bills that passed by the end of the legislative session, including ones that aim to curb the existing illegal market, regulate the CBD industry, and guide cannabis advertising.

United States

White House Request for Comments on Equity and Drug Policy Spurs Slew of Cannabis Responses

In response to an Office of National Drug Control Policy request for information on the “application of equity in U.S. national drug control policy,” there was a significant focus on cannabis.

New York

New York Senate Approves Cannabis Regulators, Setting Industry Launch Into Motion

The legislature convened for a special session, in part to consider New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s cannabis regulator nominations, which were initially expected from former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

California, Research

California Lawmakers Clear Path for Federally-Licensed Cannabis Growers

As the US Drug Enforcement Administration hands out its first cultivation-for-research licenses in decades, a first-of-its-kind bill clarifies this activity is exempt from state cannabis law.

Ohio

In Ohio, Cannabis Legalization Efforts Progress on Parallel Tracks

Sponsors of a bill to legalize cannabis for adult use in the Buckeye State held a town hall event Thursday, just days after a campaign eyeing the ballot cleared a key step.

Virginia

As Virginia Prepares for Legal Cannabis Rollout, Who Is Lobbying?

While Gov. Ralph Northam signed adult use into law in April, sales won’t begin until 2024, and lawmakers have room to make tweaks. Here are the cannabis companies lobbying along the way.

California

A “Window” Into What’s Next for California’s Cannabis Appellations

The state will soon be the first jurisdiction in the world to recognize cannabis appellations, similar to those that exist for wine, like Champagne.

New Jersey

New Jersey Regulators Adopt Interim Rules For Legal Cannabis Industry

The initial rules, the first step toward launching the legal marketplace, come just days ahead of a deadline for municipalities to opt out of allowing cannabis businesses within their borders.

News Brief, United States

Gallup: New Poll Shows 1 in 2 Americans Have Tried Cannabis

The poll, conducted every year, shows a steady rise in cannabis consumption over time, though political divides and “generational patterns” still exist.

New York

Newly Lobbying on Cannabis in New York: Transportation, Tech, and Investment Companies

Cannabis-focused companies like Cookies, Metrc, and the Stanley Brothers are also among those registered to lobby on cannabis in New York.

Colorado

In Colorado, Regulators Tackle New Cannabis Limits

A new law that aims to curb cannabis consumption among those under the age of 21 focuses on purchase amounts and concentrated products.

New York

New York: Cannabis and the Cuomo Effect

While Cuomo’s scandals might have helped push legalization over the finish line in 2021, the latest fallout could cause delays in setting up the industry.

Colorado

Lessons from Colorado, the Country’s Oldest Cannabis Market

As the first state to launch adult-use cannabis sales, Colorado also has been collecting data longer than any other jurisdiction on the impacts of legalization.

Georgia

Georgia Steps Toward Setting Up Medical Cannabis Industry

The first cultivation licenses were awarded on Saturday, laying the foundation for local access to medical cannabis more than five years after possession became legal.