State Law Developments

We have long suspected that North Carolina may be the next great cannabis market. In describing North Carolina as “the sleeping giant of the South,” we wrote recently:

From Murphy to Manteo, North Carolina is a state that will have a lot to offer the medical marijuana industry at some point in the future. The

Yesterday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Regulatory Services Division (RSD) announced it would begin accepting new applications for medical cannabis dispensaries in Texas, under the Lone Star State’s Compassionate Use Program. The application window will run until 5:00 p.m. CT on April 28, 2023, and the application form can be submitted through the

Like many sports fans, we’re suckers for next-season predictions immediately following the prior season (even when Notre Dame is inexplicably ranked in the Top 10). At the time of this writing, applications have just been submitted for the initial round of medical cannabis licenses in Alabama – and the licenses will not be awarded until

In the gift-giving spirit of the season, the Mississippi Department of Health has dropped proposed additions and revisions to the agency’s regulations for medical cannabis cultivators, processors, testing facilities, transportation entities, disposal entities, and regarding work permits, advertising and marketing, and registry/ID cards. The public can address the proposed changes via the department’s public comment

Lost for many in the avalanche of news about the midterms, voters in five states went to the polls last month to vote on proposals allowing adult-use (often referred to as “recreational”) cannabis.

Let’s not bury the lede: two states (Maryland and Missouri) voted to allow adult-use cannabis, and three others (Arkansas and the Dakotas)

On November 15, 2022, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear issued Executive Order 2022-798 authorizing the use of medical cannabis in the state because “Kentuckians throughout the Commonwealth suffer from a multitude of medical conditions from which they deserve relief.”  The Executive Order serves as a “full, complete, and conditional pardon” for certain individuals accused of possession

Applications for the Alabama medical cannabis licenses were issued on October 24 and are due December 30. We are at DEFCON 2. Many of my phone calls each day involve screaming (rarely by me).

For many, the opening of this window has been a year coming and has involved countless hours of thought and preparation.

Last week, Mississippi’s highest court ruled that a South Korean company, LG Chem, which manufactured the battery that powered a “vaping device,” could be sued in Mississippi, despite that company having no physical presence in Mississippi and not being registered to do business in Mississippi.

The case – Dilworth v. LG Chem, Ltd. – is

Yesterday, President Joe Biden made two historic announcements which he described as steps to “end” the federal government’s “failed approach” to marijuana. First, he is issuing mass pardons for federal convictions of simple marijuana possession and has encouraged governors to do the same for state-level marijuana offenses. Second, President Biden ordered Secretary of Health and