United States

Illinois

Illinois Senate Schedules Hearing for “Hot Button” Cannabis Legalization Bill

A state measure to legalize cannabis for adult-use is expected to face scrutiny at a hearing on Wednesday.

California

At the California Senate, Four Cannabis Bills Move Forward

Lawmakers advanced legislation relating to banking, pets, transparency, and statewide delivery.

New York

NYC Bar Panel: It’s Springtime for Cannabis in New York

“I think we have to be careful on taxes, because this is an incredibly economical, or cheap, product to make,” said the assistant counsel of Governor Cuomo for Health.

Texas

Medical Cannabis: Once Again, Texas Teeters on the Edge of Reform

Two bills headed out of the Texas House have advocates hopeful, but the Senate has sent mixed messages. The state has edged up to cannabis reform before, only to retreat.

Illinois

Illinois Legalization Bill Lands with Promised Focus on Social Equity

A long anticipated adult use bill was unveiled over the weekend. This spring, no other effort to legalize by legislature has succeeded. Will Illinois’ plan be comprehensive enough to overcome opposition?

D.C.

Are Legal Cannabis Sales Finally Coming to D.C.?

Years after voters approved cannabis possession and home cultivation for adults, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city must prepare to fully end cannabis prohibition in anticipation of Congressional action that would clear a path.

New York

Legalization Soon in New York? “No Shot”

Senator Diane Savino, an influential voice in the cannabis debate, explains how adult use lost steam, why home grow is unlikely, and for which far-ranging medical reforms she’ll push.

Nevada

Las Vegas Approves Ordinance Allowing Cannabis Consumption Lounges

“If anybody on the resort side thinks people aren’t vaping in their casino, they’re completely oblivious to what’s going on.”

Connecticut

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Key Cannabis Legalization Bill

While the bill is focused on how to spend cannabis-generated tax dollars, Smart Approaches to Marijuana and others turned a Senate committee hearing into a broader legalization debate.

California

LA Mayor’s Proposed Budget Doubles Down Against Unlicensed Cannabis Shops

Mayor Eric Garcetti's budget puts millions toward law enforcement and cannabis regulators, and promises to establish an equity program.

Colorado

Colorado Lawmakers Advance Bill to Allow Out-of-State Cannabis Investors

A Senate Committee voted in favor, but not before union members blasted Colorado’s cannabis industry.