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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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December 22, 2020
FTC Cracks Down On Deceptively Marketed CBD Products

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced the first law enforcement crackdown on deceptive claims in the growing market for cannabidiol (CBD) products. The FTC is taking action against six sellers of CBD-containing products for allegedly making a wide range of scientifically unsupported claims about their ability to treat serious... more »

December 9, 2020
U.S. House Approves Medical Marijuana Research Act

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Medical Marijuana Research Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Andy Harris (R-MD) to address burdensome impediments to legitimate medical research. Although 99% of Americans now live in a state with some form of legalized marijuana, current federal law... more »

December 1, 2020
Montana To Accept Marijuana License Applications By October 2021

On Nov. 3, 2020, Montana voters approved initiatives regarding the sale, possession and taxation of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Per Initiative 190, the department will begin accepting applications for necessary licenses by Oct. 1, 2021. Under I-190, the Montana Department of Revenue will license and regulate the cultivation,... more »

November 10, 2020
Two Appointed To New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission

Governor Murphy has begun making appointments to the state's' Cannabis Regulatory Commission. Voters approved a measure legalizing the regulation of cannabis. Dianna Houenou has been appointed as chair of the Cannabis Regulatory Commission. "Dianna has been a critical voice for social justice and equity on my team for the past... more »

September 23, 2020
Coalition Launches Campaign For Interstate Cannabis Commerce

Cannabis industry groups have partnered to create the Alliance for Sensible Markets, a non-profit coalition of business and advocacy leaders committed to establishing a sustainable legal cannabis industry. The coalition aims to "right the economics of legal cannabis by legalizing commerce between participating legal markets under interstate agreement in 2021."... more »

September 17, 2020
California Cannabis Licensing Authorities Unveil License Search Tool

California’s three cannabis licensing authorities – Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Food and Agriculture, and Department of Public Health — have launched a unified licensing search platform, the culmination of a collaboration between the California Department of Technology, the California Health and Human Services Agency Office of Innovation, the... more »

September 11, 2020
Investigation Finds No Bias In Maryland’s Awarding Of Cannabis Licenses

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission (MMCC) has released the findings of an independent investigation into the 2019 license application review process performed by Morgan State University and MMCC staff. The investigation was launched in February 2020 and led by former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein... more »

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