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April 13, 2021
Adult-Use Cannabis Legalized In New Mexico

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on April 12 formally enacted adult-use cannabis legalization in the state of New Mexico, signing into law a historic measure approved by the state Legislature after the governor called them into a special session for that purpose late last month. "The legalization of adult-use cannabis paves... more »
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April 2, 2021
New York Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on March 31 legalizing adult-use cannabis. The bill components regarding medical cannabis, smokable hemp, municipal opt-out, and criminal justice and record expungement. The bill establishes the Office of Cannabis Management to implement a comprehensive regulatory framework that covers medical, adult-use and cannabinoid hemp. The... more »

March 25, 2021
SAFE Banking Act Reintroduced In Congress

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced the bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would ensure that legal cannabis businesses have access to critical banking services, in the Senate on March 23. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act first passed... more »

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February 23, 2021
New Jersey Governor Signs Adult-Use Cannabis Bill Into Law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bill A21 into law on Feb. 22 legalizing and regulating cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older. Back in November 2020, the voters of New Jersey approved a constitutional amendment legalizing cannabis. "Our current marijuana prohibition laws have failed every test... more »

February 16, 2021
Amendments Added To Proposed Cannabis Legislation In New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced 30-day amendments to his proposal to establish a comprehensive adult-use cannabis program in New York. Specifically, these amendments will detail how the $100 Million in Social Equity funding will be allocated, enable the use of delivery services, and refine which criminal charges will be... more »

January 22, 2021
Washington State Introduces Cannabis Compliance Consultant Team

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has introduced the Cannabis Compliance Consultant Team, dedicated to assisting and supporting the cannabis industry. The goal of the compliance consultants is to help licensees understand and comply with state cannabis requirements, laws and rules (RCWs and WACs) and to help licensees achieve... more »

January 19, 2021
Indiana State Senator Introduces Cannabis Legalization Bills

Indiana State Senator Karen Tallian has introduced two bills that would legalize and regulate cannabis in the state. Sen. Tallian announced the authoring of the bills, SB 87 and SB 223, on social media. "Arrests for marijuana possession made up 45% of all drug arrests from 2010-2018 in Indiana," a... more »
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January 8, 2021
Gov. Cuomo Proposes Legalizing Adult-Use Cannabis

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis in New York as part of the 2021 State of the State. Under the Governor's proposal, a new Office of Cannabis Management would be created to oversee the new adult-use program,... more »

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