Gov. Daniel McKee proposed legalization in his budget, again, just as lawmakers prepare to introduce a bill that reflects months of negotiations on last year’s competing budget and bill proposals.
The Senate will hold a floor vote on medical cannabis next week, and the bill has strong support from groups like Americans for Prosperity. But the GOP majority is likely to pose an obstacle.
Gov. Kathy Hochul released budget details on Tuesday that showed New York’s cannabis tax revenue topping $1.25 billion over the next six years. In the meantime, companies from TerrAscend to Kiva are registering to lobby.
In just 14 months, Mississippi’s medical cannabis legalization push has seen success at the ballot box, defeat in the state Supreme Court, and, this week, passage in the Senate.
The budget also allocates money to help mitigate the environmental harms of illegal cannabis cultivation. And, crucially, it notes that Newsom's administration "supports cannabis tax reform."
Equity became a linchpin of the legalization debate between lawmakers and former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Now comes the follow through.
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A clear definition for “craft” cannabis is among the proposed changes to New York’s cannabis regulations, aimed at lifting up small farmers.
The state’s top cannabis regulator signaled that illegal and gray market cannabis activity will be top of mind next year.
Since October, ahead of the opening of the adult use license application window on December 15, New Jersey regulators have awarded 44 new medical cannabis licenses.
A cannabis regulation panel brought together federal lawmakers and regulators, who focused on impairment, science, and efforts at the federal level to change cannabis policy.
Cannabis Wire had an exclusive interview with Kevin Bright, the executive producer of Friends, who plans to turn an upstate family maple farm into a cannabis venture.
In anticipation of this decision over the past year, both advocates and lawmakers have been working on new paths forward for adult use.
In South Dakota, among the most complex states when it comes to cannabis, localities are moving ahead on medical as broader reforms loom.
Sales aren’t expected until 2024, but lawmakers are considering whether an early start can maintain equity goals.
Rules to allow for delta-8 THC could come in the “future,” but in the meantime, those for CBD in food and beverages have been finalized.