United States

New York

Who Lobbied on Cannabis in New York During the Latest Legalization Push?

Before the state’s adult use effort was derailed this week by coronavirus, significant lobbying on cannabis was underway in the early months of 2020.

New York

New York Governor Confirms Cannabis Legalization By Budget “Not Likely”

Governor Andrew Cuomo said, during a Tuesday press conference about COVID-19, there was "too much, too little time" for adult use cannabis legalization.

Florida

Florida: Cannabis Companies Spent Big to Lobby in 2019. What About 2020?

Lawmakers, regulators, and the courts are reshaping the industry, and the industry would like to be heard. But will the economy hold?

Coronavirus, United States

Coronavirus Delays: Where Do Cannabis Bills Stand Across the US?

Several states were tackling medical or adult use legalization bills before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Cannabis Wire reached out to key lawmakers to learn the latest.

Florida

Florida: Adult Use Hopes Are Dead For 2020. But It’s Not the End

The legislature adjourned without a single hearing on a bill to legalize adult use cannabis. Its sponsor remains unfazed.

Maine

Maine: Adult Use Cannabis Sales Are Finally In Sight

Three years plus after a successful legalization referendum, Maine is issuing its first conditional licenses and working out the final details.

Oregon

Oregon: As Hemp Takes Off, Regulators Lag Behind

With more than 63,000 acres to oversee, a key agency lacks inspectors. An unexpected end to the legislative session puts efforts to increase oversight in doubt.

Connecticut

As Governor Pushes Legalization, Connecticut Lawmakers Debate Adult Use Cannabis

Connecticut is surrounded by states that have legalized cannabis, or plan to. “We can't stick our heads in the sand,” said Governor Ned Lamont’s senior adviser.

Vermont

Vermont Bill To Legalize Adult Use Cannabis Sales Sent From House To Senate

As soon as lawmakers reconcile their versions, the bill heads to the governor’s desk.

Florida, Lobbying

Charlotte’s Web to Lobby on Florida’s Hemp Rollout

One of the largest and oldest CBD companies hopes to shape the state’s hemp industry, expected to be among the top in the nation.

Tennessee

Is Cannabis Legalization Coming to Tennessee? A Senator Pushes the Discussion

Tennessee State Senator Raumesh Akbari says all “controversial” bills take time, but with strong polling, the moment to legalize is now.

Alabama

Alabama Medical Cannabis Bill Advances to Full Senate

After a failed push last year, a study commission was instead formed, which voted in December to recommend medical cannabis legalization.

New Mexico

Lawmakers Look to Next Year as New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Push Hits a Wall

Despite vocal support from the governor, a Senate committee has tabled the Cannabis Regulation Act.

Michigan

Can a State Demand that Cannabis Bosses Work With Unions? A Big Debate in Michigan

A proposed rule requiring labor peace agreements has drawn pushback from the legislature but support from some workers.

Connecticut

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Pledges Regional Approach to Cannabis Legalization in State of the State

Lamont praised “coordinated regional regulation,” while Pennsylvania’s governor left cannabis completely out of his speech.

Washington

What’s That Smell? Washington State May Get a Cannabis Odor Task Force

One of the first states to legalize adult-use cannabis reckons with the olfactory issue.