VICTORY: New Mexico Passes Cannabis Legalization & Expungement Package in Special Session

Cannabis Regulation Act (HB2/SB2) Provides Long Overdue Justice and Social Equity to New Mexico Communities Most Harmed by Prohibition Santa Fe, NM – With the New Mexico Legislature approving social justice-centered cannabis legalization during the special session today, Emily Kaltenbach, Senior Director for Resident States and New Mexico for the Drug Policy Alliance, released the […]

Schumer hints that federal legalization is coming soon

New York may have been the straw that broke the federal camel’s back. During a press conference, Senator Chuck Schumer was asked about a bill that would legalize marijuana, and he claimed “we’ll be introducing legislation with a few of my colleagues shortly.” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on decriminalizing marijuana: “I support decriminalization at […]

New York: Governor Cuomo Signs Marijuana Legalization Legislation into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed The Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, which legalizes and regulates an adult-use commercial marijuana market in New York State, and also permits those over the age of 21 to cultivate personal-use quantities of cannabis in their own homes. The provisions specific to the personal possession […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: Governor Signs New York Marijuana Legalization into Law

Albany, NY – In response to Governor Cuomo signing marijuana legalization into law, following the New York State Legislature’s overwhelmingly approval of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.854-A/A.1248-A) last night, Melissa Moore, New York State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, released the following statement:    “A new era for marijuana justice is here. After […]

Holding and pre-treating hemp and marijuana young plants before transplanting

(This is the fourth in a series focused on cultivation planning for marijuana and hemp growers. The latest installment is available here.) Conditions aren’t always ideal for hemp and marijuana growers to transplant young plants. Inclement weather, delayed labor or transplanting equipment and a host of other delays can leave cultivators facing a harrowing wait to get […]

Virginia: Governor Approves Expedited July 1 Enactment Date for Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam announced amendments today to legislation (Senate Bill 1406 | House Bill 2312) establishing a statutory timeline for the legalization of marijuana possession, use, cultivation, and retail sales. Governor Northam recommended that provisions in the legislation legalizing the personal possession and personal cultivation of cannabis by adults take effect on July 1, […]

VICTORY: DPA Hails Historic Passage of Marijuana Legalization in New York

Marijuana Prohibition is Ending in New York as the State Becomes a National Leader for Reform Albany, NY – After years of organizing, the New York State Legislature overwhelmingly approved the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (S.854-A/A.1248-A), a bill to legalize marijuana for adult use, in a historic vote.  Melissa Moore, New York State Director of […]

UK deadline for CBD approvals nears

CBD edibles in the United Kingdom could be ripped from shelves unless manufacturers submit product-safety applications by Wednesday. Starting April 1, no CBD product on the U.K. market will be allowed to stay there without validation by food-safety authorities. The Food Standards Agency in London moved to stop the sale of unauthorized CBD foods in […]

BREAKING: New York Legislature Approves Marijuana Legalization

New York State lawmakers today advanced The Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA), which legalizes and regulates the adult-use, commercial marijuana market in New York State, while also permitting those over the age of 21 to cultivate personal-use quantities of cannabis in their own homes. Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill imminently. “These […]

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