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Pennsylvania Senators Urge Cannabis Legalization To Raise State’s Revenue

The pandemic has created unprecedented budget challenges in Pennsylvania. Senator Sharif Street sent the following letter to Governor Tom Wolf and Senate leadership urging them to consider legalizing cannabis to raise revenue in the fall.... more »

Adult-Use Cannabis Retailers Now Open In Massachusetts

As of May 25, 2020, adult-use cannabis retailers in Massachusetts can reopen with precautionary procedures in accordance with Governor Baker’s Order Implementing a Phased Reopening of Workplaces and Imposing Workplace Safety Measures to Address COVID-19.... more »

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation, Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 972, decriminalizing "simple cannabis possession." The new legislation goes into effect July 1, 2020. Current law imposes a maximum fine of $500... more »

Minority Business Owners Applaud Cannabis Banking Reform In Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation

On May 13, the minority cannabis business community applauded House leadership for working to end cash-only transactions and provide access to resources for essential businesses excluded from state and federal coronavirus relief. House leadership introduced... more »

Attorneys General Urge Giving Marijuana-Related Business Access To Banking System

A bipartisan coalition of 34 state and territorial Attorneys General is urging Congress to pass as part of upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation the federal Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595) or similar... more »

Poll: States With Recreational Marijuana View Legalization As A Success

States that have legalized recreational marijuana don’t seem likely to regret it, according to a poll conducted by YouGov, an international research data and analytics group headquartered in London. YouGov asked more than 32,000 Americans... more »

House Adds Cannabis Banking Reform In Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi unveiled the newest bill to provide the next stage of coronavirus relief funding and included language that would improve access to banking services and loans for the regulated cannabis... more »

California Cannabis Certification To Be ‘Comparable’ To Organic

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released the proposed regulations on April 30 for the OCal Program, a statewide certification program that will establish and enforce comparable-to-organic cannabis standards. The release of these... more »

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