Newsletter

California, Virginia cannabis regulators named • Illinois puts $3.5M from cannabis revenue toward justice grants • & more…

An excerpt from recent editions of the Cannabis Wire Daily newsletter.

Caribbean

Antigua Bets on a Public-Private Partnership for Cannabis Cultivation

The venture represents the first time a government in the Caribbean has entered the industry as an asset holder and investor.

Illinois

Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Create Additional Cannabis Licenses for Equity Applicants

Equity was front and center in the push for legalization in Illinois. But the state’s industry has remained dominated by the largest cannabis companies in the country.

Lobbying

Advil-Maker GlaxoSmithKline Among Entities Newly Lobbying on Cannabis

From CBD and banking legislation in Congress to the right to advertise in legal states, here are the entities newly lobbying on cannabis-related issues at the national level.

Congress

Sen. Schumer on Legal Cannabis Plan: “I Will Use My Clout as Majority Leader To Make This a Priority in the Senate”

Schumer said the votes aren’t yet there for the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, which he and Sens. Cory Booker and Ron Wyden formally announced on Wednesday.

Congress

Sens. Schumer, Wyden, and Booker Release Most Comprehensive Cannabis Reform Proposal Yet. Here Are the Details.

The Senators are starting with a “discussion draft” ahead of a bill, which is an unprecedented approach for federal cannabis law reform. Public comment will be open until September.