National cannabis companies are lobbying in Florida in the midst of legalization pushes from both industry and advocacy groups.
A Department of Public Health report found that illicit storefronts are concentrated in areas with higher percentages of Latino and African American residents.
Trulieve pushed as the state expanded medical cannabis access last year. Now Curaleaf is a new entrant.
One effort is backed by industry giants, the other by grassroots advocates. Either would transform the state’s cannabis landscape.
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.
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.
One effort would ease tax bills; another would help with banking. Together they send a national signal.
A bill that would allow them to recommend cannabis has taken a big step forward, with a compromise requiring research.
The Commission also contemplated expanding eligibility for its social equity program.
A bill is moving forward that would outlaw smoking and vaping in commercial vehicles, unless the driver has separate ventilation.
The City Council continues to put pressure on landlords to be vigilant about illegal shops.
Think place-of-origin branding, like “Champagne” or “Roquefort.” An industry group fears indoor cultivators will be left out.
Governor's working group dives into the possibility of state-run stores, and public safety.
Curaleaf lobbied on more state bills than any other cannabis company as the session came to a close.
Four years after the law opened the gates, the first tinctures will hit pharmacies Tuesday. It’s been a long journey.
NY’s Southern Tier is “well on its way to becoming the Silicon Valley of industrial hemp,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday.