State Law Developments

Thoroughbreds shouldn’t be the only ones racing towards a finish line in Kentucky in the near future. Those vying for a precious medical cannabis business license in Kentucky’s new medical cannabis program will also need to hustle. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, via HB 829, has expedited the business license application timeline, originally to commence in

The Commonwealth cannot find common ground on cannabis. In the latest in another volley in the back and forth between the Virginia Legislature and governor’s office, Gov. Glenn Youngkin recently vetoed a bill that would have permitted, taxed, and regulated the sale of adult-use cannabis. Gov. Youngkin defended the decision by arguing that marijuana sales

It’s been, like, a whole year since our last 420 blog post, man. And the past year made way for even more of the choicest blog posts about cannabis industry topics ranging from the business of THC, CBD, the Deltas, Medical Marijuana, hemp, and more. Our second annual “Weed Roundup” — featuring our top

Having spent nearly every day of the last three years thinking about Alabama’s medical cannabis licensing, and the past year closely following the seemingly endless litigation that continues to this day, I took special note of a recent decision of the Missouri Supreme Court affirming the denial of a cannabis license to an applicant that

It’s not a joke. On April 1, 2024, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that voters will decide in November whether Florida will become the 24th state to legalize adult-use marijuana. In the face of significant opposition that succeeded in keeping a similar initiative off the 2022 ballots, the Florida Supreme Court this time agreed

During a hearing today on SB276, a proposal released only yesterday that would fundamentally change the landscape of Alabama’s nascent medical cannabis program, would have probably been less one-sided if the proposal called for all Alabamians to sing the University of Georgia fight song every morning.

I wrote about this unfortunate proposal yesterday, and while

Well, it’s here. Late yesterday afternoon Sens. Tim Melson and David Sessions introduced the long-awaited “legislative fix” to help get Alabama’s long-stalled Alabama medical cannabis licensing program off the ground. The proposal has not been, to be charitable, met with unanimous approval.

Here are the key points of the proposal:

  • Expanded Licenses in Most Categories

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, on behalf of the Texas Department of State Health Services, recently announced that it was accepting public comments to the current rules governing consumer hemp products in the state. 

By rule, “consumable hemp products” are defined as “[a]ny product processed or manufactured for consumption that contains hemp

Novel psychiatric cannabinoids legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill remain under attack by state regulators. Most recently, the Arizona attorney general opined that “Arizona law does not permit the sale of delta-8 and other hemp-synthesized intoxicants [including delta-10] by entities that have not been licensed by Health Services.”

The determination was based on Arizona law

Following the lead of President Joe Biden’s pardon of simple marijuana possession, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healy recently announced plans to issue a series of pardons for those convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions. In doing so, the governor stated that “[n]obody should face barriers to getting a job, housing or an education because of an