State Policy Weekly Update 1/24/2023

Lawmakers in many states have started pre-filing marijuana law reform legislation and some sessions have already begun holding hearings. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Connecticut, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah.  CONNECTICUT The sales of legal marijuana flower and marijuana […]

State Policy Weekly Update 1/17/2023

Lawmakers in many states have started to pre-file marijuana law reform legislation and some sessions have already begun holding hearings. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  ALASKA House Bill 28 seeks “to reduce barriers to employment for […]

State Policy Weekly Update (1/10/23)

Lawmakers in many states have started to pre-file marijuana law reform legislation and some sessions have already begun holding hearings. This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington. Kentucky  House Bill 48 and House Bill 22 seek to provide […]

Users Ask ChatGPT’s Feelings On Marijuana, Here Are The Results

With the newly released ChatGPT, many users are asking the AI’s stance on marijuana reform. Surprisingly, the AI heavily favors cannabis reform in many aspects. With users all around the globe asking the important questions such as, “why should marijuana be legal?” and, “why is marijuana considered a bad drug?” etc. Using multiple different prompts, […]

First New York Dispensaries Begin To Open

New York’s first legal marijuana dispensary opened their doors in Greenwich Village at 4:20 pm Last Thursday. The line for the state’s first legal cannabis shop stretched all the way around the lot with customers waiting hours just to get some of the product. The first official sale of the drug took place at 11:45 […]

No Further Movement Expected on SAFE Banking, Other Marijuana Reforms in 117th Congress

Members of the 117th Congress are unlikely to advance the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act and other marijuana-related reform language before the session’s end. Congressional leaders are set to debate an omnibus spending package in the session’s final days and that package does not include provisions specific to either SAFE, the HOPE Act, […]

District of Columbia: Council Members Advance Legislation Further Expanding Medical Cannabis Access

The District of Columbia’s city council has recently approved legislation to significantly expand medical cannabis operations in Washington, DC. The Medical Cannabis Amendment Act, led by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D), will:  Increase the number of licensed dispensaries that can operate in the District; Enact tax relief for operators; Codify into law the ability for […]

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