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?
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.
New Zealand: When It Comes to Cannabis, This Liberal Nation Is Not So Relaxed
Even though the government recently expanded medical access, its stance still seems far more conservative than the electorate’s.
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.
Illinois: An Effort to Derail the Cannabis Train
Smart Approaches to Marijuana is making the same kind of arguments that blocked cannabis legalization in New Jersey.
In Los Angeles, Labor and Social Justice Advocates Join Forces on Cannabis Equity Proposal
“When I worked in an illegal shop … I was pressured to do whatever the shop owner requested. At my current shop, where I'm covered by a union contract, I know I have rights.”
The Marijuana Policy Project Helped Bring the US to the Brink of Legalization. Now What?
MPP’s new executive director talks equity, federal legalization, and the organization’s role in the booming, multibillion dollar global cannabis industry.
The Murky Part of the STATES Act: Tribal Rights
“It makes tribal sovereignty contingent on state legalization. And that’s not the way tribal sovereignty works.”
Insurance Coverage Remains Sparse, Confusing for Cannabis Industry
“Money is still being transported around in buckets and being buried in backyards. And honestly, that’s where we felt there is more risk,” said the general counsel for Golden Bear Insurance Company.