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Kentucky medical cannabis bill passes House • New Hampshire adult use bill passes House • & more…

An excerpt from the February 21 edition of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Alabama

Alabama Medical Cannabis Bill Advances to Full Senate

After a failed push last year, a study commission was instead formed, which voted in December to recommend medical cannabis legalization.

Caribbean

Bahamas Cannabis Legalization Plan May Depend, in Part, on a Survey

The National Commission on Marijuana, split on adult use legalization, puts the question to the public.

Lobbying

Another Big Ag Company Sets Its Sights on Hemp

Syngenta, which rejected an acquisition by Monsanto in 2015, is the latest major agriculture company monitoring the newly-legal market.

Caribbean

Saint Kitts Lawmakers Approve Cannabis Reforms, Open Door for Industry

Lawmakers approved legislation to establish a Medicinal Cannabis Authority that would create licenses for everything from cultivation to consumption spaces.

New Mexico

Lawmakers Look to Next Year as New Mexico Cannabis Legalization Push Hits a Wall

Despite vocal support from the governor, a Senate committee has tabled the Cannabis Regulation Act.

Michigan

Can a State Demand that Cannabis Bosses Work With Unions? A Big Debate in Michigan

A proposed rule requiring labor peace agreements has drawn pushback from the legislature but support from some workers.

Caribbean

Saint Vincent Targets Cannabis Industry Development in 2020 Economic Plan

While Saint Vincent expects a boost in cannabis revenue, US banking hurdles remain a major headache in the Caribbean.

Business, CBD

Q&A: The Food Giants Push For “Smart Regulation” of CBD

Consumer Brands Association—think Kellogg's, Pepsi, etc.—has created a high-voltage advisory board to frame its advocacy approach.