Georgia

Look Who is Lobbying in Georgia

Trulieve pushed as the state expanded medical cannabis access last year. Now Curaleaf is a new entrant.

Research

DEA Proposes Increase to Research-Grade Cannabis Supply, Again

“This will meet the need created by the increase in the amount of approved research involving marijuana,” the DEA told Cannabis Wire.

Florida

MedMen-Backed Florida Legalization Campaign Is Raking in Cash

One effort is backed by industry giants, the other by grassroots advocates. Either would transform the state’s cannabis landscape.

California

It’s Crunch Time For California’s Cannabis Bills

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.

California

California’s Cannabis Bank Bill On Hold Until 2020

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.

Congress

When It Comes to Cannabis, Congress Is Thinking About More Than Just Banking or Legalization

There are close to sixty cannabis-related bills pending consideration in Congress, and some have serious support.

Lobbying

Scoop: A Global Food Processing Behemoth Is Lobbying on Hemp

Archer Daniels Midland is the first big agriculture company to openly lobby on hemp in the US since the crop became legal.

California

California Aims to Lift the Burden on Legal Cannabis Businesses

One effort would ease tax bills; another would help with banking. Together they send a national signal.

Canada

Indigenous Canadians Grapple With the Future of Cannabis

The Assembly of First Nations aired challenges and concerns at its first-ever National Cannabis Summit.