Last week, the global cannabis giant gave input on everything from THC testing, to interstate transportation, to seed certification.
Trulieve pushed as the state expanded medical cannabis access last year. Now Curaleaf is a new entrant.
“This will meet the need created by the increase in the amount of approved research involving marijuana,” the DEA told Cannabis Wire.
One effort is backed by industry giants, the other by grassroots advocates. Either would transform the state’s cannabis landscape.
Cannabis bills that address everything from funding for after-school programs to tax deductions must pass in the state’s Assembly or Senate by Friday to have a shot at passage this session.
Just last week, the Assembly’s Appropriations Committee approved a bill to create banks for the industry, which was crafted in collaboration with State Treasurer Fiona Ma.
There are close to sixty cannabis-related bills pending consideration in Congress, and some have serious support.
Archer Daniels Midland is the first big agriculture company to openly lobby on hemp in the US since the crop became legal.
One effort would ease tax bills; another would help with banking. Together they send a national signal.
The Assembly of First Nations aired challenges and concerns at its first-ever National Cannabis Summit.