United States

Arizona

Arizona: A Cannabis Legalization Initiative Qualifies for the November Ballot

An adult use ballot initiative failed to get enough votes in 2016, while voters in four other states legalized cannabis.

Texas

Texas: A Thin Line Between Over the Counter and Licensed Medical CBD Products

Under new rules, a limited “low-THC” medical program must coexist with retail products in a somewhat blurry regulatory framework.

California

In California, a Decision on Cannabis Delivery Remains up in the Air

Last year, 24 cities and one county challenged the state’s top cannabis regulator for approving cannabis delivery in jurisdictions that banned cannabis businesses.

Business, California

Q&A: California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Talks Cannabis, Safe Banking, and Social Equity

The coronavirus slowed the push for cannabis industry access to banking, but the conversation might be more relevant now than ever.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts: More Than 600,000 Cannabis Vaping Products Released From Quarantine

The state held these products after a mysterious vaping-related lung illness, known as EVALI, led to thousands of hospitalizations and dozens of deaths across the US.

Colorado

Colorado: New State Work Group Holds First Meeting on Cannabis Equity

Two meetings this summer will focus on recently-passed legislation that aims to expand equity in the cannabis industry.

Lobbying, Texas

Today, Texas’ Cannabis Industry Is Tiny. Cannabis Giants See Potential.

Cannabis Wire has found that major cannabis companies, like Canopy Growth, are registered to lobby.

Colorado

Colorado Forms New Cannabis Equity Workgroup

The group, made up of government and industry stakeholders, will hammer out the implementation of a bill signed into law in June to expand social equity in the state’s cannabis industry.

Colorado

Colorado: Big Cannabis Companies Are Swallowing the Smaller Ones

A new law has opened the spigots to new money from outside the state—catalyzing consolidation.

Colorado

Who Lobbied on Cannabis Delivery and Hospitality in Colorado?

Two bills passed last year will reshape the future of the state’s cannabis industry. Who was for, or against, the changes?

Arkansas

Arkansas’ 2020 Cannabis Legalization Push Is Over

COVID-19 stopped the petitioning process in its tracks, and the campaign was only able to collect half of the required signatures by this week’s deadline.

Nebraska

Nebraska Medical Cannabis Campaign Submits Signatures for November Ballot

If it qualifies, Nebraska will join two other states, South Dakota and Mississippi, where voters will decide on medical cannabis this year.

Arizona

Arizona: An Adult-Use Cannabis Ballot Measure Nears the Finish Line

The state tried and failed in 2016. But with favorable polling and little opposition, the measure—which includes a high excise tax on cannabis that would, in part, fund law enforcement—seems to have a clear path.

California

Los Angeles City Council Votes for Sweeping Cannabis Reforms

If approved by the mayor, the proposals will reshape the city’s cannabis industry, with a focus on its equity program.

Colorado

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Signs Bill Expanding Cannabis Equity and Pardons

The biggest cannabis companies in the state lobbied in support of the bill.

New York

NY Majority Leader Describes Cannabis Legalization Talks as “Active”

Crystal Peoples-Stokes makes the case for legalization, but not for tax revenue to help balance the budget, in a Q&A with Cannabis Wire.