United States

Florida

Acreage, Harvest Health Join Cannabis Companies Lobbying in Florida

National cannabis companies are lobbying in Florida in the midst of legalization pushes from both industry and advocacy groups.

California

LA’s Number of Unlicensed Cannabis Shops Is Actually Dropping

A Department of Public Health report found that illicit storefronts are concentrated in areas with higher percentages of Latino and African American residents.

Georgia

Look Who is Lobbying in Georgia

Trulieve pushed as the state expanded medical cannabis access last year. Now Curaleaf is a new entrant.

Florida

MedMen-Backed Florida Legalization Campaign Is Raking in Cash

One effort is backed by industry giants, the other by grassroots advocates. Either would transform the state’s cannabis landscape.

California

It’s Crunch Time For California’s Cannabis Bills

Cannabis bills that address everything from funding for after-school programs to tax deductions must pass in the state’s Assembly or Senate by Friday to have a shot at passage this session.

California

California’s Cannabis Bank Bill On Hold Until 2020

Just last week, the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee approved a bill to create banks for the industry, which was crafted in collaboration with State Treasurer Fiona Ma.

California

California Aims to Lift the Burden on Legal Cannabis Businesses

One effort would ease tax bills; another would help with banking. Together they send a national signal.

California

Cannabis for Animals? California Might Allow Veterinarians to Do More Than Talk About It

A bill that would allow them to recommend cannabis has taken a big step forward, with a compromise requiring research.

California

LA Cannabis Commission Approves Plan to Barricade Unlicensed Shops

The Commission also contemplated expanding eligibility for its social equity program.

California

California May Slow the Rolling Cannabis Party

A bill is moving forward that would outlaw smoking and vaping in commercial vehicles, unless the driver has separate ventilation.

California

Los Angeles Moves to Padlock, Barricade Properties Involved in Unlicensed Cannabis Sales

The City Council continues to put pressure on landlords to be vigilant about illegal shops.

California

If They’re Doling Out Cannabis “Appellations,” L.A.’s Growers Want In

Think place-of-origin branding, like “Champagne” or “Roquefort.” An industry group fears indoor cultivators will be left out.

New Mexico

New Mexico Takes Major Step Toward Legal Cannabis

Governor's working group dives into the possibility of state-run stores, and public safety.

New York

Here’s How New York’s Cannabis Companies Lobbied in the Legislature’s Final Days

Curaleaf lobbied on more state bills than any other cannabis company as the session came to a close.

Louisiana

Louisiana’s Medical Cannabis Program Finally Goes Live

Four years after the law opened the gates, the first tinctures will hit pharmacies Tuesday. It’s been a long journey.

Hemp, New York

Canopy Growth Unveils New York Hemp Industrial Park

NY’s Southern Tier is “well on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of industrial hemp,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday.