Legislation

New York Governor Cuomo Signs Hemp Legislation

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation establishing a regulatory framework for the production and sale of hemp and hemp extract in New York State. The measure also requires the hemp industry to test and label... more »

USDA Releases Interim Hemp Rule

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill, creates a consistent regulatory framework around hemp production throughout the United States.... more »
Justice Department cannabis research

Justice Department Taking Steps to Expand Cannabis Research

The Justice Department announced it will move forward to expand the number of marijuana growers for federally authorized cannabis research. The long-awaited move comes after researchers filed court papers asking a judge to compel the... more »

Bill Introduced to Increase Federal Research into Marijuana

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) has introduced legislation that would lift federal barriers and increase research into cannabis. The Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act would remove restrictions on federal research into cannabis and expand... more »
New York recreational marijuana

New York Decriminalizes Up to 2 Ounces of Marijuana

The state of New York in now one step closer to making recreational marijuana legal. On Monday, July 29, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that decriminalized recreational marijuana use — making possession of small... more »

New Jersey Expands Medical Marijuana Program

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law today that significantly expands the state's medical cannabis program, including a regulatory framework that could accommodate broader legalization in the future. The new law creates a Cannabis... more »

Florida Creates State Hemp Program

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Tuesday authorizing a state hemp program. SB 1020, which creates an industrial hemp program, cleared the Senate and House by unanimous votes. The bill allows the Department of... more »
Illinois recreational marijuana

Illinois Becomes 11th State to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday that permits residents to purchase and possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis at a time and non-residents up to 15 grams. The move also means that... more »

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